Barbican House access statement


We have a bus stop around 150 meters away, the train station is a 10 minute taxi ride away, we can make your return booking to the train station for you.

  • Shop mobility is located in The Piccadilly car park on level 2 tel number is 01904 679222, web site

  • We have internet access for Guest use via a WiFi connection

You can contact us by telephone or email, details below.

Arrival & Car Parking Facilities

  • We have a small lit car park for 6 to 7 cars, the car park is concrete. We can assist guests with luggage. York City centre is a 850 metre or 15 minute walk away

Main Entrance & Reception

  • We have three steps into our main entrance, the hallway is narrow with a minimum width of 68cm in places with little room for a wheel chair. The front door is always locked.

Public Areas - General (Internal)

  • Barbican House has 7 bedrooms, one on the ground floor, three rooms on the first floor and three rooms on the second floor, all floors have thick pile carpet.

  • All floors are reached via stairs, the steps are 18cm high, 26cm deep and 78cm wide.

Public Areas - WC

  • We do not have a public WC, all bathroom provisions are within the guest bedrooms.

Restaurant/Dining Room

  • We have a dinning room for 14 people, this has restricted space for the less mobile. Breakfast is served in the breakfast room on the ground floor. There are no steps

  • Furniture is flexible and can be moved on request but breakfast may have to be taken outside of normal hours if furniture needs to be moved.


  • We do not have any bedrooms suitable for wheelchair access, all TV's have teletext

Bathroom, Shower-room & WC [En suite or Shared]

  • All bedrooms are en-suite with showers, most showers have a minimum step into of 15cm. Doors to bedrooms are 75cm wide, 66cm into bathrooms.

Grounds and Gardens

  • We have a small enclosed garden for residents which is available to sit in (bench available). This is slightly uneven with stone flagstones.

Contact Information

Address: 20 Barbican Road, York, North Yorkshire, YO10 5AA
Telephone: 01904 627617
Hours of operation: 8am to 6pm
Local equipment hire companies: Shop mobility as mentioned above.
Local taxi numbers: 01904 641441

Additional Information

  • Mobile phone reception is generally good

  • We are able to use the front and back doors in the need of evacuation, the alarm bell rings continuously if evacuation is needed. If you require more assistance for evacuating please notify us on arrival and we will ensure you are evacuated safely e.g. hearing impairment.

Medication/food, we can put items in our main fridge on request (not available 24hours).

Future Plans

  • Due to the nature of the Guest House, any alteration to enable wheelchair access is impossible without a major reconstruction of the whole building, all the charm and character of the building would be lost.

  • The cost of the alterations would be totally uneconomic for our business.

We welcome your feedback to help us continuously improve if you have any comments please phone 01904 627617 or email


Barbican House is a restored Victorian Villa in the Centre of York, the house was converted into a Guest House in around 1982. All original features of the House have been kept. We have recently updated our bathrooms using showers with a low step, non of our bathrooms have any additional features especially for the disabled due to the size/layout of the bathrooms.