Looking for a holiday that caters to your disability? Look no further than the UK – boasting a wealth of accessible destinations throughout, there’s no reason not to visit. Best of all, you may be surprised by the sheer diversity of the places on offer, so don’t hesitate.
Here are just five of the UK’s most accessible destinations to consider visiting.
Being England’s capital city, it’s easy to presume London is accessible. And it won’t let you down – with public transport so integral to the city, you’ll have no trouble accessing the underground system if you’re not one to move through the streets and take in all the sights. It’s even easy to get into the city from one of the airports on the outskirts, with direct trains into the centre meaning you’ll avoid the hassle of finding accessible transport.
And London’s attractions are plentiful and all as exciting as the next. Consider visiting both the Science and the Natural History museums, as they’re free to enter and are both easily accessible regardless of your ailment. Other options? The London Eye will give you panoramas over the centre of the city – and far beyond on a clear day – and other sites such as Tower Bridge and the Houses of Parliament are extremely easy to get to.
It’s definitely an underrated city, but Birmingham has a wealth of accessible locations and attractions to be discovered. It’s situated in the middle of England, meaning it’s close to plenty of big cities – but remain here and you’ll be sure to have fun. After all, it is the second biggest city in the UK behind only London.
Cadbury World is perhaps the biggest draw Birmingham has to offer, where you’ll discover how the world-famous chocolate is made, as well as getting an insight into the history of Cadbury’s as a company – and, best of all, you’ll be sampling chocolate along the way. It’s just one of the many eccentric and unique attractions to be discovered in Birmingham.
For a relaxed and easy city break, Manchester is the perfect option for an accessible getaway. It’s definitely a lively city but it’s one for those who just want to sit back and watch the world go by – there’s a wealth of great bars, delectable restaurants and shopping opportunities to be discovered here. To get around, the tram is your best option. It’s completely level with the floor, meaning there’s no hassle getting on or off if you’re in a chair, and will take you to all of the biggest and best parts of Manchester. Consider disembarking at Market Street – it’s where it’s all happening, the biggest stores and best restaurants all found here. Best of all, it remains extremely easy to access throughout.
Head to Wales to discover Cardiff, a pleasant change of scenery for many and undeniably one of the best cities in the world. A culturally diverse city, as echoed by The Bimblers, it’s a place where old meets new effortlessly – modern shopping precincts and establishments stand next to quaint markets and emporiums. Nearby to the city centre you’ll find historically valued sites such as Cardiff Castle, perhaps one of if not the most impressive of its kind in the country. Thankfully, public transport is well-integrated in the city and accessible for all, meaning you’ll have no trouble getting around in Cardiff.
Being Scotland’s largest city, Glasgow is worthy of a visit even with a disability. It’s accessible throughout, Merchant City being one such example of a unique setting with extremely easy access to its many shops, bars and restaurants. The city centre caters perfectly to those with disabilities, so this should definitely be a destination atop your bucket list.
But Glasgow offers much more than your usual city break might. From the Kelvingrove Gallery and Museum to the Loch Lomond Park, it’s a diverse city offering almost anything you could desire from your travels – and, best of all, everything is accessible.