Stay or Dine at
the Boars Head

Disabled Facilities

The Castle terrace is surfaced with gravel: not ideal for wheelchairs, but it is reasonably manageable. The gardens and grounds are reasonably level and a good network of stone paths ensure that you can get to most places. The majority of the hothouses in the Gardens are not currently accessible, but you can pass through the Palm House to get to the grounds. The Park walk is not recommended for wheelchair users.

Facilities for the Hard of Hearing:

The Castle Guides operate a state-of-the art neck loop system for the hard of hearing, and have four neck loops that they can hand out. You can reserve these in advance: contact us to let us know when you are coming.

Facilities for the blind and partially sighted:

The guided tour system works very well at Ripley Castle, and because virtually all of the items here are on open display anyway, blind people are encouraged to handle some of the items as they are being discussed. We have always worked on the basis that the civil war armour was made for fighting battles in: anything that our visitors manage to do to it while handling it can't be much worse!

If you need any further information, please do not hesitate to contact us.