Access for all at Anglesey Abbey

Here at Anglesey Abbey, we want everyone to feel welcome and have an enjoyable day out. We hope that page helps you to plan your visit, but we also know that every visitor has individual needs, so if there’s anything else you would like to know or anything we can help with, please just ask a member of the team.


Here at Anglesey Abbey, we have approximately 26 accessible car parking spaces on a firm, hard-standing surface. These are located just a short distance from the Visitor Centre entrance, and there are further five accessible spaces in the oval car park, along with family bays. 

The car park is all on one level, with the accessible car park located on your left as you go over the pedestrian crossing. 

Come in

The Visitor Centre remains on one level, with a paved entrance pathway and automatic doors. 

Immediately on the left as you enter are the toilet facilities, including an accessible toilet with space to turn a wheelchair. Further toilets are located by the house, however this has slightly restricted access. Both sets of toilets have a baby-changing facility. There is also an accessibly portaloo that can be found in Hoe Fen. 

We have a large seated restaurant, with an outdoor picnic area. Should you wish for somewhere quieter to have a coffee or meal, please ask a member of the team and they will endeavour to find you somewhere suitable.

If you need help carrying a tray - please just ask, we're more than happy to help!

Essential Companions

Our admission policy here at Anglesey Abbey means that if you, or someone in your party, requires a companion, there is no charge for this. 

Instead, the admission fee or membership applies to the disabled visitor, and their carer or companion comes in free of charge. Essential Companion cards can be obtained alongside a membership, please ask a memebr of the Welcome Team for more details. 

Garden volunteer speaking with visitors at Mottistone Gardens, Isle of Wight

Access for everyone 

We welcome disabled visitors and their carers at our places, and assistance dogs too. Find out everything we do to give you a great day out and details of the Essential Companion card or group Links Pass.

Wheelchairs and Mobility Scooters (PMVs)

We have a selection of manual wheelchairs and mobility scooters that are available to borrow. We'd recommend giving us a call though, as these are run on a first come, first served basis. Call the team on 01223 810080 to see what's available. There’s no charge to hire either, but you are more than welcome to give a donation. This service is run entirely on donations, they help us to look after and service the mobility scooters and wheelchairs for future use. 

Of course, you're more than welcome to bring your own too, and we have a selection of cushions and blankets to borrow for when it's a little chilly. 

Please note: Availability of wheelchairs and PMVs is subject to servicing, repairs and demand so we'd recommend booking in advance - especially if you're visiting on a bank holiday or during our busiest times such as snowdrops or dahlias to avoid disappointment.

A friendly volunteer welcoming a visitor in a wheelchair.

Hitch a ride

We have two six-seater mobility scooters that are able to take five passengers to the House (and back!).

If you'd like a lift, please just ask and a member of our team will be more than happy to drive you. There is also space for a folded wheelchair on the back of both buggys. The pick up point is located just outside the gardens exit of the Visitor Centre. If you'd like a lift back from the House please ask upon exiting.

Similarly to the PMVs, there's no charge for this but donations towards the maintenance of these vehicles are always welcome. 

If you'd like a lift, please just ask a member of the team.
The golf buggy driving along the main driveway at Anglesey Abbey
If you'd like a lift, please just ask a member of the team.

If you're thinking of planning a visit to Anglesey Abbey and would like more information on our accessible facilities, please phone 01223 810080 or alternatively, please email us here.

A copy of our access statement is included below, which details more about the house and gardens offer. 

Anglesey Abbey Access Statement Download here