Winchester is historic in nature, and streets can be narrow or uneven, the city is situated on a hill that runs from west to east along a pedestrianised High Street. Some of the routes within the city centre are therefore quite steep, and they are cobbled in places.
This trail passes some of Winchester’s major visitor sites and is mainly on the level with just one ramp – a perfect way for visitors with wheelchairs or pushchairs to explore the city. Click here to find out more about the trail. Copies of the trail can be requested by contacting the tourist information centre on 01962 840 500 or requesting a copy from our ‘brochures’ page.
All public toilets in the city have accessible facilities. These are marked on the city centre maps available from the tourist information centre. The RADAR scheme is in use and keys are available for loan or purchase (£3) from the tourist information centre.
There are special bays for disabled visitors in all city car parks. Disabled Parking Badge holders may park in any pay and display car park free of charge up to the stated car park time limits (badge must be displayed). All other car park regulations must be complied with, for example, vehicles must be parked within marked parking bays.
**Please note that you will be required to pay for parking at the Middle Brook Street, and Brooks Centre ‘pay on foot’ car parks. These car parks are barrier controlled and payment is required from all users including Disabled badge holders**.
Winchester’s shopmobility service is available to anyone who has difficulty in getting around. Young or old, resident or visitor, anyoneone can hire a shopmobility scooter or wheelchair for a small charge. Shopmobility is located on the upper parking level of the Brooks Car Park. Scooters or wheelchairs must be booked in advance by contacting the centre on 01962 842 626.