Access

Harewood is situated on a natural slope. For your own safety, please take care, especially on the steeper inclines. The wearing of flat, rubber-soled shoes is recommended. People accompanying those in wheelchairs will need to be strong and able pushers.

The House

There are six steps up to the front door of Harewood House and a wheelchair lift is fitted on the right hand side of the steps. We regret that the wheelchair lift cannot take electric wheelchairs for health and safety reasons and as a result, we cannot accommodate electric wheelchairs in the State Rooms. An alternative courtesy, indoor wheelchair is available from the House Desk. House Desk staff will be happy to assist.

  • A courtesy indoor wheelchair is available from the House Desk
  • Service dogs are welcome
  • For security and conservation reasons, you will be required to leave any large bags at the House Desk (all items left at your own risk)
  • The use of mobile phones is not permitted inside the House
  • House information is available in large print
  • For conservation reasons, only courtesy pushchairs provided can be taken around the House. Slings are available for babies. Enquire at the House Desk.

The Below Stairs area is fully wheelchair accessible with the use of ramps and a wheelchair lift. Wheelchair access to the Terrace Gallery is via the Below Stairs entrance. We regret that the wheelchair lift cannot take electric wheelchairs for health and safety reasons but a courtesy indoor wheelchair is available, or electric wheelchair users can take an alternative route Below Stairs. Please ask at the Below Stairs entrance for assistance. 

The Gardens & Grounds

Wheelchairs for use in the Gardens and Grounds are available to borrow from the Information Centre, on a first come, first served basis. Please note there is a refundable deposit of £20 for the loan of a wheelchair. We can accept the deposit in cash or by credit card (no debit cards please). 

The Bird Garden is sited on a natural slope. Paths are surfaced with asphalt and most have handrails. Regrettably, service dogs are not permitted in the Bird Garden but please enquire at the Information Centre for a member of staff to guide you around. 

The Woodland and Lakeside Walks are surfaced with gravel and some have natural steep gradients. Please take care and wear sensible footwear. 

Parking, Shops & Cafes

A designated parking area for blue badge holders is available on the grassed area opposite the House and near the entrance to the Courtyard. The Shop is wheelchair accessible. The Terrace and Courtyard Cafés are both wheelchair accessible. Access to the Terrace Cafe is via Below Stairs, or via the Terrace for electric wheelchair users.