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UK Accessible Holiday Ideas

Having a disability doesn’t mean you can’t travel. Over the years the tourism industry in the United Kingdom has improved facilities and accessibility to allow anyone to witness the true beauty of the country’s cities and natural scenery.

If you feel someone has let you down by not providing the right facilities, let them know so they can learn from your feedback and be ready for your next visit. Whether you’re hoping to explore a city or the rolling countryside, the UK will boast something just right for you. Take a moment to ponder over just a few of your options.

Countryside Retreat

The Lake District is a great choice for all types of traveller. Its stunning scenery can be enjoyed from the comfort of your car as the region’s winding roads lead up, down and over the mountain range, providing beautiful lake views.

An array of lakeside paths are suitable for disabled visitors, just enquire at one of the local tourist information centres.

Art loving visitors will be happy to visit Thornthwaite Galleries, a fully accessible contemporary art gallery in Keswick. With pieces by over 140 artists, the gallery is much larger than most people expect and can provide an afternoon’s worth of entertainment.

For the more active visitor, Ascent Training offer a variety of outdoor adventures and courses that can be catered to specific needs and conditions. The staff have years of experience so get in touch to see what they can offer.

Many of the areas hotels can accommodate visitors with special needs, some even boast accessible spa facilities. You could see yourself staying in an old lodge, a manor house, castle or cottage.

City Visit

Bristol is a fantastic British city with exciting attractions, shopping, and superb dining. Its council deserves appraisal for the welcoming “Bristol Access Guide”, a specialised guide for visitors with disabilities featuring detailed maps and facility mark ups.

One of Bristol’s newest and most popular attractions is M Shed, a museum of local history set on the city’s historic dockside. While still keeping the building’s 1950s transit shed past intact, the team of architects in charge of its redesign have made sure it’s now fully accessible to wheelchair users via state of the art lifts. Wheelchairs can also be loaned from the front desk.

The museum is kitted out with the newest technology to cater for visually impaired and hearing impaired visitors.

Bristol Zoo also provides facilities for disabled visitors. The park’s trails are suited to wheelchair users. Wheelchairs and electric buggies can be hired at the main entrance. Due to the nature of the attraction, assistance dogs aren’t allowed into the zoo’s territory, however can be left in the designated kennels where they’ll be taken care of during your visit.

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