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The Top Ten Accessible Uk Attractions

London has many attractions with excellent facilities. The British Museum and the Imperial War Museum have lifts to various floors and helpful staff are on hand to help with wheelchairs if required.

The London Eye which is located on the south bank of the Thames near Waterloo is completely wheelchair accessible. The Eye is temporarily stopped to allow for safe entry and exit. The pods which house visitors are wide and wheelchair friendly allowing superb views over the city as the Eye gently rotates.

At Stonehenge in Wiltshire there is nearby free parking for disabled visitors. The walks around the stones are wide and flat and allow an enjoyable experience for people of all levels of mobility. The history of the stones is told both by informative signs and by way of audio visual equipment.

A range of facilities for disabled people is also available at the Eden Project, an indoor global garden in Cornwall. Carers are admitted free and there is free wheelchair hire. There is also a team of volunteers to help visitors with sensory or visual impairment and there is no additional charge for these services.

The Roman Baths located in the Georgian city of Bath are below street level. However, visitors in wheelchairs are able to access many of the features and carers are allowed in free. At ground level, the Georgian Pump Room has wheelchair access.

The Deep on the banks of the River Humber in Hull is probably the world’s most spectacular aquarium. Operated as a charity, it is set on three levels with lifts. For the deaf, signing is available with advance notice. Guide dogs are welcome and the route around the attraction is gently sloping and therefore ideal for wheelchair users.

Disabled access throughout Alnwick Gardens in Northumberland make this a wonderful venue for a day out. The spectacular and contemporary gardens are just a few minutes walk away from Alnwick Castle where Harry Potter was filmed. Scooters and wheelchairs can be hired by prior arrangement and there is even access to the walkways in the sky and The Treehouse, the largest tree house in the world.

The stunning Royal Pavilion in Brighton has facilities for the disabled in the ground floor as there are wide doorways and no steps. There are group tours with sign language and an audio tour is available for those with visual impairment.

On the Scottish English border is Hadrian’s Wall, one of the UK’s top visitor attractions. Pleasingly, much of the wall is available to disabled visitors. The Hadrian’s Wall Country Bus is able to carry a limited number of wheelchairs and parts of the wall are also directly accessible by car.

Somerset’s Cheddar Gorge with its stunning scenery and cave system caters well for visitors with disabilities. All areas of the gorge are accessible and there are facilities for those with impaired hearing or sight. Guide dogs are permitted and there is free disabled parking.

It is always wise to contact a venue to discuss the various facilities that may be offered but it is reassuring to know that so many of the country’s top venues are now able to accommodate people with a range of disabilities.


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