to the palace green and the salvation army Alington house is a charity aiming to become a welcoming meeting spot for community lead groups and activities. To begin with, upon entry one can tell that Alington house is a grade 2 listed building. Alington house still displays medieval roots such as the bastion tower and angled tower. Upon entrance there is a glass hatchway on the right where one can speak to staff members. In addition, the cafe is on the left . Onef must watch out for the three steps leading to the cafe’s front door. Past the steps the great hall situated down a series of steps. And to the left of the steps are a rabbit warren of rooms for higher. To the left when walking in are the toilets. Some with pull handle flushes.
Just past the glass hatchway is a board showing the times of the activity groups. The house was originally built to house the castle guard and incorporate the castle walls. It was built in the 17th century. In the 50s and 60s it was a popular dance studio called the risen. Alington house was the first venue to use lamps and flu recent paint. So, if you are looking for a venue Alington house may be the place for you.
Accessibility at Alington house
Whilst there are no steps up into the building sadly there are quiet a few within the building. There is a chair lift.
in order to get into the main hall at the back of Arlington House and a back entry way to push a wheelchair in.