Eccleshall is a pretty market town based around a central crossroads. see map. It has a number of shops and places of historic interest.
Bus – the Routes 14 and 14A connect Eccleshall to Stafford, Stone and Hanley.
Driving – the town is 5 miles from the M6 junction 14 via the A5013 from Stafford and is on the crossing of the A519 connecting to Newcastle-u-Lyme to the north and Newport to the south west, and the B5026 towards Market Drayton to the west and Stone to the east.
The town has one public carpark on the Stone Road before the crossroads and there is on street parking mainly along the High St.
Access to facilities
The two main streets in Eccleshall, High Street and Stafford Street, have mediaeval origins and business premises can date back to mediaeval times. About two thirds of the shops and other premises are therefore approached by steps although some have level side and rear entrances or ramps.
Shops - many have steps. Wheelchair users may be able to manage one step, sometimes with help, but sometimes there are several.
Catering businesses: some of these are accessible and a number of the pubs and restaurants have accessible toilets though a number lack emergency cords. Some have level access at the side or rear.
Health and beauty: most of these premises have accessibility problems. Some are on the first floor. Some have entry steps including the pharmacy. At the doctors there is parking and level access from the rear but the accessible toilet is up two steps. The dentist and chiropodist have steps.
Public buildings: The library has a level entry and accessible toilet but the public toilets on Stone Road lack one. Holy Trinity Hall has a Radar Key toilet.
Places of worship: Holy Trinity church and hall are both accessible. Holy Trinity has internal ramps which allow access to the communion rail.
Sports Facilities: mostly have provision and accessible toilets. Eccleshall Cricket club has especially good facilities, including for spectating. Eagles Park is new and probably therefore fully accessible. Baden Hall Fisheries offer reduced prices to people with disabilities.
Recreation: Eccleshall Film Club meets upstairs in the Royal Oak but most Village Halls will be accessible. Eccleshall Community Centre has an accessible toilet with resident organ.
Garden Centres: Fletchers offer refreshments and have a slightly problematic accessible toilet. Bury Bank has an anonymous but quite good accessible toilet in the grounds.
Johnson Hall Nursery has no public toilet.
Public toilets: There are public toilets including accessible in the carpark off the Stone Road behind the Coop although there are steps leading up to the entrance.