Gloucester Cathedral

2.6.17, I visited Gloucester Cathedral.

There is disabled parking located at the Westgate Car and Coach park.

There is a long cobbled road leading up to the entrance of the venue.

IMG_2638

Parts of this can be very uncomfortable if you are in a wheelchair.

IMG_2639

At the moment the Cathedral is undergoing some construction work, this is to make the venue more accessible in the future.

IMG_2666IMG_2642

Once inside the Cathedral the space very large and open and accessible to anybody who is in a wheelchair.

 

482

Once you enter the Nave you can turn right and go down the South Aisle, this will lead you up to a ramp which will take you further into the South Transept. This is as far as you can go with being in a wheelchair.

If you go along the North Aisle there is another ramp leading to the North Transept.

There is currently construction work going on in the North Transept, they are putting in an accessible lift which will make the rest of the Cathedral more accessible.

IMG_2663IMG_2662

The inside corridors go around in a square and each area of this is completely accessible.

These are called the West Walk, East Walk, North Walk and South Walk. Please be aware that the lighting can be quite dim.

From the East Walk you are able to get outside into the gardens, these are called Cloister Garth.

These are accessible for wheelchair users however, I didn’t get the chance to go outside due to the weather.

IMG_2646

The coffee shop and toilets are located to the left hand side in the first corridor.

IMG_2647

The disabled toilet is on the left hand side it is accessible for wheelchair users, it is not quite large enough for a wheelchair to turn around safely however, there is space for a PA or family member to assist a wheelchair user.

The toilet has handrails for both transfer sides. The sink, hand dryer and toilet paper dispenser are all accessible for wheelchair users.

The toilet doesn’t require a RADAR key but does have a workable lock on the door.

The lighting is nice and bright, the toilets are nice and clean and safe to use.

There is a lift which will take you down to coffee shop; this is a single lift only large enough for the wheelchair user.

There are easy to reach buttons on the inside of the lift, which the wheelchair can operate themselves. Or there are buttons on the upstairs and downstairs for a PA or family member to operate the lift.

Once down and out of the lift you follow the corridor along to find the coffee shop.

There is an outside seating area however, this has step so no good for somebody in an electric wheelchair.

IMG_2659

IMG_2657

The café has plenty of seating which is accessible for wheelchair users, the café offers teas coffee and a selection of cakes.

Accessibility Rating

wheel-clipart-wheelwheel-clipart-wheelwheel-clipart-wheelwheel-clipart-wheel3wheel-clipart-wheel3

Marketing-Gloucester-Logo-2015-PNG

 

Advertisements

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s