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Your accessible visit to Godolphin

Visitor using a mobility tramper, close up of the tramper on path.
Visitor using a mobility tramper | © ©National Trust Images/Annapurna Mellor

Whether you struggle with mobility issues or need to read information about Godolphin in alternative formats, we’ve numerous ways we can help to make your visit as accessible as possible.

Useful information at a glance

  • Godolphin was not built on level ground, meaning there are a number of slopes, ramps, steps and cobbled surfaces.
  • We recommend sturdy footwear with a good grip due to the uneven nature of historic surfaces and paths.
  • The accessible toilet is located in the Piggery tea-room.
  • Assistance dogs are welcome across the property.
  • There is an induction loop fitted at both the Piggery and at the Welcome Hut.
  • There are five spaces for disabled visitors in the accessible car park at the top of the drive. This parking area is 50m from reception. The surface is gravelled and uneven in places.

The Electric Mobility Tramper

We’ve partnered with Countryside Mobility (a charity initiative, operated by Living Options) to offer all-terrain mobility scooter (“Tramper”) hire.

Trampers are safe and easy to use, even if you’ve never needed to use a scooter before. All first time users will be provided with a short introduction to how the Tramper works to ensure you feel safe and confident and an explanation of where you can safely go based on auditing by Countryside Mobility.

On completion of this you’ll become a member of Countryside Mobility. This provides insurance cover and acts like a driving license, giving access to Trampers across their network of 50+ beauty spots around the South West and Wales.

Choose from Annual (£15), 2 week ‘Taster’ (£5) or single use (£3).

The Tramper is very popular, so it’s best to book a couple of days in advance by emailing or calling us on 01736 763194. Please be aware that all Tramper users must come with a companion and one of you must be in possession of a working mobile phone in case of difficulties.

All-terrain Manual Wheelchair

We have an all-terrain wheelchair that can be borrowed for free (pre-booking advised) but due to the geography of Godolphin users will need a strong companion to push on the slopes, gravel paths and cobbled surfaces.

Guides in Alternative Formats

We have a range of alternative formats and guides avaialble to borrow from the Welcome Hut.

Large print

We have a large print guide of Godolophin for those who may be visually impaired.


Braille is a form of written language used by people who are visually impaired or Blind. Characters are represented by patterns of raised dots that are felt with the fingertips.

Visual Story

This can help people with anxiety or autistic spectrum disorder to feel more at ease and prepared for a visit by showing lots of pictures of the site. View it here.

Easy Read Guide

An easy read guide helps those with learning disabilities (or for whom English may not be a first language) to access information about Godolphin. View it here.

British Sign Language Tour

With thanks to our partners at Heritage Ability, we have a BSL tour of Godolphin available on a Lenovo 4.8 tablet.

Noise Cancelling Headphones

Godolphin is generally a quiet and peaceful place to visit, but for visitors who may be sensitive to noise, we have adult and child noise cancelling headphones which can be borrowed from the Welcome Hut.

Sensory Bags

We have two sensory bags avaiable to borrow from the Welcome Hut, which visitors can use throughout their visit to Godolphin. In this bags are various items to help those with additional needs as they explore Godolphin, including fidget toys, sunglasses, noise cancelling headphones, and a map.

Access guide

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