Accessibility to Chiswick House and Gardens

Information on accessibility to Chiswick House and Gardens.

Access to the Gardens and Café

The majority of paths within the gardens are level or gently undulating and have a smooth or thin gravel surface. The steep incline on the Classic Bridge can be avoided by taking a short signed detour around the Northern end of the river. Benches are provided throughout the gardens.

Access to the House

The house is reached via a gravel courtyard. There is one step at the entrance and a ramp is available if required. All areas of the ground floor can be accessed and contain some seating. The first floor is reached via a narrow spiral staircase. If on arrival you find this staircase is difficult to manage the house staff can provide alternative access via the external portico steps. There is no disabled access to the first floor of Chiswick House.

Should you need to contact the Chiswick House staff in advance of your visit, please call 020 8995 0508.

Café and Conservatory

These buildings are fully wheelchair accessible

Toilet Facilities

Public toilet facilities including those for disabled use are situated beside the Café.


The public car park for the house and gardens is situated just off the westbound A4 and clearly marked by a brown tourist board entrance sign. The car park has spaces for 60 cars (including 3 free disabled spaces). 

The house and café can be reached via a 5 minute walk along level gravel paths. If you require disabled parking closer to the House please contact House staff on 020 8995 0508 to book a parking place within the gardens. Spaces are limited and booking is required.

Visually Impaired Visitors

An audio tour is included in the admission price to the House. Visitors to cellars should be accompanied as there are steep steps and low ceilings. Barrels in the cellar may be touched.

Hearing Impaired Visitors

An audio tour with hearing loop is included in the admission price to the House.

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