Great British days out enjoy an accessible boost - New online Guide celebrates the best of 2012

Disabled motorists will find exploring Britain’s attractions a breeze this year, thanks to the new online edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible BritainNew window icon. As the UK relishes its year in the spotlight, the fourth edition of the Guide highlights some of the UK’s best days out including Olympic venues, beautiful scenic drives and great British landmarks.

The new, bumper fourth edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is available to view for free online and features over 200 inspiring ideas for worry-free days out including more than 60 brand new reviews for 2012. Each review contains hints and tips from the Rough Guides team of disabled reviewers who visited each venue, looking for well thought out accessibility features and unique attractions, both of which contribute to making a great day out.

New for the fourth edition is a scenic drive for each of the regional chapters. With full colour maps and ideas for where to stop off along the way, the scenic drives are a great way to explore the beauty of the UK. Another addition is a selection of reviews, looking at some of the UK’s most beautiful towns such as Harrogate in Yorkshire and Ely in Cambridgeshire, packed with ideas for attractions to visit, as well as practical access information for the area.

This summer, venues up and down the country will be holding sporting events of all kinds for the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. The free-to-view online Guide contains reviews of a range of the 2012 host venues and the activities that can be enjoyed there. Readers can have a go at white water rafting at Lee Valley White Water Rafting Centre in Hertfordshire; take a trip to the home of the current Premiership champions, Manchester United, with the Old Trafford Stadium Tour and Museum; or visit the new London icon that is the Olympic Park in Stratford.

The Guide also offers ideas for making the most of the Diamond Jubilee year with regal days out such as Westminster Abbey, Kensington Gardens and Greenwich Park - London’s oldest royal park - comprehensively reviewed.

Writer for The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, Emma Bowler explains:

“I love getting out and about with my family; my two sons and I are very excited about the upcoming events this year especially the Olympics and Paralympics. We’re lucky enough to have the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy relatively nearby us, which is one of the Olympic venues so we’ll no doubt be heading there to get a part of the action. The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is always an essential tool for us when we’re planning a day out so the new additions are great news for us and our plans to join in the 2012 celebrations.”

Fans of the Guide can also sign up to the new e-newsletter for additional information, tips and special offers. The online format of the fourth edition Guide allows readers to browse like an online magazine and easily select specific chapters and reviews to read and print – ideal when looking for inspiration and planning days out. Added benefits to the online format include direct links to attraction websites and pre-populated Google maps for the scenic drives, making further information easy to find.

The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain series has been developed in association with Motability, the leading car scheme for disabled people. These easily accessible online reviews contain all the accessibility information you need to enjoy a great day out.

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