I personally know the struggle of finding accommodation that is suitable if you need disabled access. My mother is wheelchair-bound and I would never have thought that there were castles that would be able to accommodate her and all her needs.
I have been lucky enough to stay in a couple of castles' disabled access rooms, one with my mum and one actually on my own.
The first castle I visited with my mum was Swinton Park in North Yorkshire. All I can say is 'wow'! Swinton is breath-taking. As we approached the property, we could see the deer bounding around the local deer park just next to the castle and we were just blown away by the grandeur of this amazing castle.
We checked into our room, which was large and spacious on the second floor. The castle has a lift to all floors for ease of access. Our room had a walk-in shower with a stool to allow my mum to transfer into the shower. The large spacious twin beds were fantastic and gave us all the space we needed.
We were lucky enough to enjoy an afternoon tea at Swinton Park. We stayed in November, so we enjoyed the tea in one of the castle's many sitting rooms, however I cannot wait to go back during the summer and enjoy this out in the gardens. I believe Swinton is somewhere everybody should be lucky enough to experience!
The next property I have to recommend is Cringletie House. Cringletie is well known for offering a completely modified room within the house and, during a team visit to Edinburgh recently, I was lucky enough to stay in this room. As I knew this was the disabled access room, I was looking for all the features I knew my mum would be looking for, however otherwise, you would have had no idea this was a bespoke disabled-friendly room as it was so well modified.
Details down to...having a fob on your keys that allowed the door to the room to open electronically, rise and recline chairs and beds, a walk-in wet room and shower with a built-in chrome shower stool and lowered sinks. Everything was blended in fantastically. I loved this room, before I even started looking for these extra details!
At Celtic Castles we understand that everyone should have the opportunity to experience a castle stay. Contact us now and we will help you book your stay and ensure all the finer details are in place. We are passionate about sharing castles with everyone!