Visiting Coleton Fishacre: what you need to know
We're looking forward to welcoming you back. In this article you’ll find everything you need to know about what's open and what to expect from your visit.
Arriving at Coleton Fishacre by car
Please note access is narrow in places; if you can't fit through the gate please park at Coleton Camp car park just down the road.
Car parking charges
We are operating a pay and display in our car park where car park charges will apply for non-members: £1 per hour up to three hours. Free parking for members (please show membership card upon arrival and display car sticker).
Members will just need to scan their membership card in the parking meter to get a free parking ticket, and display that along with their National Trust parking sticker in their car.
To help keep everyone safe, please follow the latest guidance on your visit. And look out for signs while you’re here which will explain any changes to how you can access different parts of the site.
If you’re showing any of the symptoms of coronavirus, or if you've been in contact with anyone that has the virus in the last 14 days, please don’t visit.
Face coverings are recommended in enclosed, crowded areas. Thank you for supporting us to make this a safe experience for everyone.
The house is open daily until Sunday 31 October and last entry to the house is at 4.30pm. Visits are limited to ensure social distancing and entry to the house is not guaranteed on the day you visit.
Whilst we hope to give access to everyone wanting to visit the house, entry will be on a first come, first served basis. At times there may be stanchions in place in some of the rooms. For example, you will be able to look into, but not fully enter the rooms.
In the garden there's no designated route to follow, and everything is open. Wander along the woodland path towards Scout Point for stretching sea views, or down through the valley garden as the summer blooms fill the banks and boards.
Where can my do go?
We love dogs at Coleton Fishacre and they are welcome in the garden, inside the cafe and the shop situated within the visitor courtyard. We ask that you keep your dog on short leads and stick to the paths.
We want to make sure you and your four-legged friends have a great time at Coleton Fishacre, whilst we also maintain the health of our plants. If dogs were to run into the flower beds, plant diseases could very easily be spread.
Where can't my dog go?
Assistance dogs only in the house.
What do I need to be aware of at Coleton Fishacre?
To make sure everyone has an enjoyable day please follow our Canine Code:
- Take the lead: help reduce the chance of your pup disturbing wildlife by keeping them on a lead.
- Scoop that poop: bag it and bin it to keep your favourite places beautiful.
- Paws for thought: look out for information signs and take extra care on cliff paths.
- Be on the ball: not everyone loves dogs, so keep them close by.
Facilities available for my dog
There are water bowls in the courtyard for thirsty pooches and in the summer the cafe serves doggie ice cream.
There is a dog waste bin located at the end of the café courtyard, at the bottom of the garden and near Scout Point.
- 12 accessible parking spaces in our main car park 15 metres from the Visitor Centre building
- The main car park has hard surface with mixture of gravel and tarmac. There is grass parking in the overflow carpark
- Accessible toilet next to Visitor Centre building
- Café situated in the main courtyard next to Visitor Reception and is easily accessible with large entrances and level entry
- There is generally poor mobile phone reception in the area
- The majority of paths in the garden are gravel and tarmac. The garden is located in a valley leading to the South West Coast path and is steep in places. There are also a number of steps which are uneven in nature
Our full access statement is below, but please note that some parts of this property may be closed on your visit.
Access for everyone
The Essential Companion card makes it simple to bring one or two carers or companions with you, free of charge. Show the card when you arrive, and your carer(s) or companion(s) won’t need to pay an entry fee.
It’s in your name so you can bring whomever you like, but even if you don’t have an Essential Companion card, you can still bring carers or companions free – the card just makes it quicker and simpler for you. If you’re not a National Trust member, you will still need to pay for your own entry.
To order your pass or card, get in touch:
Call: 0344 800 1895
Write: National Trust, PO Box 574, Manvers, Rotherham, S63 3FH