Kryal Castle

Kryal Castle is set on the side of Mt Warrenheip just before Ballarat on the Western Freeway from Melbourne.

In front of the castle are 2 designated disabled parking bays. To the right of the bays is the main entrance which 6 steps leading to the drawbridge over the moat and the main entry. This entry is only suitable for ambulant visitors.

To the left, beyond the car park wall, are double gates that give level access to the castle grounds. These gates are available on request or by prior arrangement.

Once inside the grounds the surface is paved stone throughout. The surface is relatively smooth making it navigable by wheelchair users or visitors using mobility devices.

All buildings and exhibits have wide level doorways with good manoeuvering room internally. The one exception is the story of Kryal Castle exhibit that has a 150mm step onto the veranda in front of the door.

The Tournament Area has good accessible viewing around its perimeter. Only the lower level of the grandstand is accessible. It is accessed from the side opposite the entry gates.

Ramped access to the Ale House and the Village shop is from outside the Blacksmith workshop.

The Knights Tower and Throne Room, the Wizards Workroom, and the Dungeons and Torture Museum are all multi-level buildings. Only the ground floor of each of these buildings are accessible. Workshops are all conducted on the ground floor level.

The Maze is not accessible to wheelchair users due to the narrow pathways and the tight corners within the maze.

The Abbey Tavern, which is the main function room has level entry. Internally the layout is spacious and the venue has wheelchair access to the dance floor.

Two styles of accommodation are available at Kryal Castle: group style and suites. The group accommodation is serviced by communal bathroom facilities which include a fill roll-in shower and accessible toilet.

A portable shower chair is available. The group accommodation features and twin room with a queen bed and bunks. The entry is wide and level that is suitable for a school group or a family.

The suites do not feature an accessible bathroom but do have a wide double entry door and a wide door into the bathroom. The suites are large giving good manoeuvering room around the bed. There is space under the bed for a hoist. The access to the accommodation, at each end, is via a steep ramp.

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