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Partner Powderham Castle creates accessible Quiet Hour

Published 15th July 2022, in Blog, News, News & Updates, Wellbeing

Powderham Castle have recently added a ‘Quiet Hour’ to their range of accessible services.

Our Countryside Mobility partner Powderham Castle aims to make their heritage site fully accessible so that everyone can enjoy the beautiful castle and grounds.

Powderham Castle logo The Home of Devon

Mobility Tramper

Powderham Castle already offers one of our Tramper mobility scooters for hire under the Countryside Mobility scheme. The trampers are all-terrain mobility scooters which are available for hire by visitors. The Tramper is easy and safe to use, and provides access to the Estate on a choice of routes that have been audited by Living Options. The Tramper is available to anyone over 14 years old who would benefit from mobility assistance. 

Powderham belvedere tower with blue sky and tramper
More info: Tramper at Powderham

Exeter Chiefs Foundation kindly helped fund the purchase of the Countryside Mobility Tramper at Powderham.

Exeter Chiefs Rugby logo

Quiet Hour

Powderham now offer a Quiet Hour for people who need to access the site in a less bright and calmer environment. The Castle opens for ‘Quiet Hour’ on Thursdays from 10am – 11am and Sundays from 3pm – 4pm. You can book your Quiet Hour slot online via the Powderham booking system.

Powderham Castle quiet hour - young girl exploring the library
Book your Quiet Hour

British Sign Language Tour

Powderham also offers a British Sign Language video tour that works alongside their audio guide system, Guide ID. The fascinating tour covers the Castle’s history and lots of interesting items and artefacts that can be found in Powderham’s State Rooms. You can download the Guide ID app ready for your visit here for Android or here for Apple devices.

Give ID app icon

As an alternative, Powderham offer BSL tablets which you can reserve in advance by contacting them via email at Powderham Castle

Powderham Castle offer concessionary rates and carers are free.