Accessibility inclusivity

Accessibility

Visiting our city and district with limited mobility or additional needs

City car parks with disabled bays

If you are a disabled blue badge holder you can park for free in disabled bays in Lichfield District Council owned car parks. The following city car parks have disabled parking bays and directions/maps are available from www.lichfielddc.gov.uk/carparkmap:

Bird Street (WS13 6AE) 8 spaces

Sandford Street (WS13 6TU) 2 spaces

The Friary (WS13 6QE) 21 spaces

Birmingham Road, next to Lichfield City railway station (WS13 6HP) 1 space

District Council House (WS13 6HP) 1 space WEEKENDS ONLY

Birmingham Road bus station (WS13 6HP) 2 spaces

Birmingham Road multi-storey (WS13 6HP) 10 spaces

Redcourt (WS13 6JW) 3 spaces

Lombard Street lower (WS13 6DW) 5 spaces

Lombard Street upper and outside (WS13 6DW) 4 spaces

Shaw Lane (WS13 7AG) 2 spaces

Greenhough Road (WS13 7AW) 2 spaces

Please note - Gresley Row Car park (WS13 6JE) Backcester Lane middle level (WS13 6JH) are privately owned car parks and there are charges for disabled spaces.

Shopmobility Service

Lichfield operates a Shopmobility service and hires out scooters and wheelchairs. Call 07779 333807 Tuesday - Saturday to book in advance.

Train arrivals and departures

For full details about Lichfield City station visit https://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations_destinations/LIC.aspx

For full details about Lichfield Trent Valley station visit http://www.nationalrail.co.uk/stations/ltv/details.html

Attractions, accommodation and venues

All of our attractions and venues are committed to being as accessible as possible to everyone visiting our city and district.

However, due to the historic nature of some of the buildings, some parts are not fully accessible to wheelchair users or those with mobility problems.

Each of our attractions has their accessibility information, which includes information about toilets, changing facilities and more, listed on their individual website page.

You can also search venues by using our accessibility search on the home page.

If you have particular needs, we recommend you contact the venue directly or call our visitor information team on 01543 308924 before visiting.

Accessible guided tours

From the Cathedral through to the National Memorial Arboretum, many of our attractions can offer specially designed guided tours for people with limited mobility, visual or hearing impairments. If you are interested in finding out more, we recommend you contact the venues you are interested in visiting directly.

Our Lichfield City Guides offer a range of guided walking tours throughout the city and can tailor some tours to meet individual requirements, including tours for people with visual or hearing impairments. To find out more and book a tour contact 01543 308210 or email aileen.beesley@lichfielddc.gov.uk

Accessible and Changing Places toilets in the city

To view public toilets on a map with opening times and facilities please click here. (Lichfield District Council website)

Equality Act 2010

Tourism businesses have obligations under The Equality Act, which replaced the Disability Discrimination Acts 1995 and 2005 (DDA) on 1 October 2010. This includes treating everyone accessing their goods, facilities or services fairly, regardless of their age, gender, race, sexual orientation, disability, gender reassignment, religion or belief, and guard against making assumptions about the characteristics of individuals.

We are constantly adding to and updating this page, and are keen to hear your thoughts and comments on how you would like us to add or enhance this page. Please email any comments to Emily Waldron, Senior Visitor Economy Officer, emily.waldron@lichfielddc.gov.uk

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