Those with a disability know that not all places are accessible in the UK and this can make any kind of travel more stressful than it needs to be. Fortunately, there are a handful of UK destinations that are highly accessible and accommodating with a lot to offer any visitor. Keep reading to find out what a few of the most accessible cities in the UK are and what you can enjoy while visiting.
As you would hope with the capital city and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the world, London is somewhere that is highly accessible. Most of the notable tourist attractions have accessible features, such as wheelchairs and electric scooters for hire at the Tate Modern, tarmac paths through Greenwich Park and audio guide and braille signage at the Tower of London.
Glasgow is Scotland’s largest city and one of the cultural highlights of the UK. It is also somewhere that is highly accessible with pedestrianised areas, flat surfaces and accessible attractions. Glasgow is also known to be a friendly city, so you should find that people are accommodating and willing to help if you are struggling at all. There are many great highlights here in addition to the plethora of restaurants, cafes and pubs, such as the Glasgow Science Centre and the Gallery of Modern Art.
Belfast is a city on the rise in terms of tourism and somewhere that has clearly thought hard about accessibility. Belfast is known for its shipbuilding heritage and the birthplace of the RMS Titanic and there are a range of accessible tours and facilities in the Titanic Quarter that are worth checking out. The city itself has surfaced pavements, slopes and dropped curbs that can make it quick and easy for people to get around in a wheelchair. If you need to drive at all, you will find that a wheelchair accessible vehicle will be an easy way to get around.
Liverpool is one of the best cultural destinations in the UK, especially for music lovers. While much of the city is old, you will find that a lot of effort has gone into making it accessible particularly in the newly regenerated areas. A few of the best accessible things to do here include The Beatles Story museum, The World Museum, Liverpool Cathedral and a trip along the waterfront.
If you are looking for somewhere to explore in the UK that is accessible and has a lot to offer, you cannot go wrong with any of these destinations.