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Access at Guildford Castle

Read our access information for deaf and disabled visitors to Guildford Castle.

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Guildford Borough Council aims to welcome deaf and disabled visitors to heritage sites in its care and to ensure best possible access to its collections and services. Where this is not possible due to constraints of the heritage environment, we aim to offer a reasonable alternative.

The following are available at our sites:

  • An induction loop at reception or shop desks and in meeting rooms.

  • Large print and simple/clear text guides for our temporary exhibitions at Guildford Museum and Guildford House Gallery.

Additional information is available for individual buildings and also a large print version of the brochure about our sites and activities. We can also provide a variety of alternatives with advanced notice such as:

  • Sighted guiding and a descriptive tour.

  • Talks or activities using loans collection objects for handling can be arranged in advance at your venue or at our more accessible sites.

Guildford Castle access information

  • The approach is on a steep upwards slope, this is the castle mound.

  • The ground floor entrance is level.

  • Head height is low.

  • The first floor entrance is via external steps.

  • The upper levels are reached by a metal spiral staircase.