There are some truly fascinating and exciting venues and attractions all over the country that not only offer a great day out, but also have particularly good accessibility. The new Guide features over 200 days out ideas and here we’ve highlighted just a few of the cities and towns that feature in each regional chapter of the Guide. Remember, each review has been written by disabled visitors and includes all the important information you need to make the most of your day out.
The SoutheastCathedral and Abbey Church of St. Albans © John Gomez
The SouthwestExeter Quay © William D Fergus McNeill
The East Midlands
and East Anglia
The West Midlands
and West Country
The NorthwestChester © Dave Bolton
The ancient city of Chester was founded in 79 AD and boasts a spread of beautiful old buildings and historical sights, including the only full circuit of defensive walls in England. Two sections of the walls have ramped, step-free access and there is also access to the town’s four “Rows” – streets with raised covered walkways.
ScotlandSt Andrews Cathedral © Jeremy Voisey
WalesLlangollen © Steve Geer
The busy little town of Llangollen enjoys one of the most picturesque settings in Wales. There’s a steam railway with a specially adapted coach for wheelchair users and every year the town hosts a week long Eisteddfod of music and dance. The town is best reached by car with many Blue Badge spaces throughout.
Northern IrelandSt Columb’s Cathedral, Londonderry © Roger Bradley
Derry, County Derry
Recently chosen as the first UK City of Culture 2013, Derry possesses a thriving arts scene and lively atmosphere. The old city walls, completed in 1619, offer fantastic views across the city and River Foyle. Just outside the walls, the Foyleside Shopping Centre has lots of disabled parking bays and a Shopmobility Scheme.