Having a disability shouldn’t stop you from having an amazing holiday. Below is a list of 3 of the UK’s top disabled friendly attractions so you can get away with your friends and family without having to worry.
Best Disabled Friendly UK Attractions
To a lot of disabled people London equals hell on earth. Tube stations without lifts, bustling buses and people absolutely everywhere, but as the country’s capital, London’s attractions are super prepared for disabled people. The majority of museums are really accessible, the British Science Museum is one of the UK’s best attractions for disabled visitors. It has large print information, lots of lifts, braille labelling and audio descriptions and is completely wheelchair accessible. Plus, it’s a fun and educational day out. In London, sorting out your transport in advance is crucial. Most major attractions have blue badge parking so if you have your own mobility car this is perfect.
In Yorkshire there are a variety of attractions from seaside towns to country pubs and lively cities. One of the best attractions is the National Railway Museum in York. Visitors can see the glorious old steam engines and take a trip back in time through railway history. Currently there is an exhibition exploring the aesthetic changes to station architecture over the years from the grand Victorian stations to the more functional ones we have now. There is the option to hire wheelchairs and mobility scooters, large print maps and lifts are available.
Cornwall’s famous Eden Project has won awards for its fantastic accessibility. The amazing venue welcomes all types of mobility vehicles and has a free of charge wheelchair hire service and parking for blue badge holders. The venue is especially considerate of visitors with sensory problems, its maps are textured so visitors can feel the different architecture and landscapes. There are also large print guides, braille and audio guides available too.
If you feel you might need some assistance when you get to any of the venues, do some research online and ring up in advance to let the staff know exactly what you require. These venues have been praised for their helpfulness and accessibility so you’re sure to have a great time – all that’s left is to enjoy your fantastic holiday!
For more ideas about where to visit, Allied Mobility have created The Accessible Road Trip infographic detailing different accessible tourist attractions around the UK.