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Bannockburn accessibility guide

The multi-award-winning Battle of Bannockburn experience has level access throughout.

Welcome

Contact accessibility enquiries:
Tel: 01786 812664
Email: bannockburn2014@nts.org.uk

We have a complimentary ticket policy for personal assistants.

During the summer, we advise booking in advance.

Visitor reviews of accessibility can be found on the Euan’s Guide website.

At a glance

There is level access from the main entrance to:

  • Ticket/information desk
  • Accessible toilet
  • Shop
  • Café
  • Grounds outside

We have a viewing area at the battle table for wheelchair users.

An exterior view of the Bannockburn visitor centre. Wide paths lead towards the entrance. A tall tree grows in the grass beside the centre.

Getting here

The Battle of Bannockburn
Glasgow Road
Whins of Milton
Stirling
FK7 0LJ

The Battle of Bannockburn is located on Glasgow Road, Stirling. There is car and pedestrian access from the main road.

Parking

  • We have a car park with six accessible parking spaces, less than 50m from the main entrance. Parking is free for members.
  • Visitors can be dropped off in the car park.
  • From the car park to the entrance, there is level access.
  • There is coach parking next to the main entrance. Coaches enter the coach parking via Fairhill Road.

Cycling

  • There are bike racks next to the main entrance.

Arrival

  • From the street to the main entrance, there is level access.
  • The main entrance is at the front of the visitor centre, next to the car park.
  • The main entrance has level access.
  • The main entrance has an automatic sliding door. There is a small porch immediately inside the main entrance.
  • There is another automatic sliding door from the porch into the visitor centre.

Facilities

Café

  • The café is at the back of the visitor centre, down the main corridor from the main entrance.
  • From the main entrance to the dining area, there is level access. To get to a table, there are no steps.
  • The dining area is self-service.
  • The route through the dining area is 800mm wide, or more.

Activity Room

  • The Activity Room is next to the café and is sometimes open.
  • It contains colouring-in sheets, toys, books and games for everyone to use.

Toilets

  • We have a lift, which provides access to all floors.
  • From the main entrance to the public toilet, there is level access.
  • The toilets are on your left-hand-side as you come in the main entrance.
  • There are ladies’ toilets, gents’ toilets, an accessible toilet and a baby changing room.
  • The accessible toilet has a wide doorway, safety rails/bars, and automatic hand-activated flush, taps and hand dryers.

Shop

  • The gift shop is on your right-hand-side as you come in the main entrance.
  • From the main entrance to the shop, there is level access.
  • Our shop is packed full of Battle of Bannockburn merchandise.
  • The route through the shop is 800mm wide, or more.

Learning Room

  • The Learning Room is next to the gift shop and is sometimes open.
  • It contains replica armour and weapons for everyone to try on and handle.

Front desk

  • The front desk is on your right-hand-side as you come in the main entrance, on the other side of the gift shop.
  • A member of staff will greet you when you enter the building.
  • Tickets for the guided tour of our immersive experience can be purchased at the front desk.
  • Tours start from next to the front desk. Tours last approximately 1 hour.

Visitor experience

Immersive experience and tour

  • The immersive experience is a series of films and exhibits that tell you about the Battle of Bannockburn.
  • It has low lighting so visitors can see the films clearly.
  • Visitors should expect to be on their feet for the duration of the tour, although there is a small amount of seating throughout the experience for those who require it.
  • Visitors enter the immersive experience through the black curtains.

Prologue

  • The first room of the Experience is called Prologue. In here, you will watch two films that explore the lead-up to the battle from both the Scottish and English perspective.

Battle Room

  • In the Battle Room, the guide will talk you through the events of the battle using the tabletop battle map.

Main Exhibition Room

  • In the Main Exhibition, floor-to-ceiling screens showing scenes from the battle surround the room.
  • The volume in this room is quite loud.
  • The guide will narrate the scenes.
  • Afterwards, there will be time to explore the other exhibits in the room.

Epilogue

  • The last room of the experience is called Epilogue. In here, you will watch a final film that tells you about the aftermath of the Battle of Bannockburn.

Outside

  • From the main entrance to the parkland, battleground and memorials, there is level access.
  • There is a timeline of events at the back of the visitor centre.
  • The Physic Garden contains herbs that would have been used for medicinal purposes at the time of the battle.
  • The Rotunda (the round wall) was opened in 1964 to commemorate the battle. The flagpole was erected in 1870. The cairn inside the Rotunda was built in 1957.
  • The statue of Robert the Bruce was unveiled in 1964.

For more information and to book tickets, please visit the Battle of Bannockburn page.

Download

Sensory map

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Download a copy of our sensory map for the Battle of Bannockburn Experience.

Guide last updated: May 2023