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Around England Blogs

Wheelchair traveling.com resources, reviews, guides, and tips from over 100 writers worldwide about accessible travel

Around England Blogs

The Bimblers living life in the slow lane loads of information about accessible destinations in England

Around England Blogs

accessibilityreviews blogs about various locations throughout England

Around England Blogs

Simply Emma reviews various locations throughout England

Bedfordshire

Ever wondered how accessible CenterParcs is ? Check out this super informative video clip from Accesadvisr. CenterParcs Woburn 15-19 October 2018

Blackpool

Carrie-Ann Blog Accessible Blackpool: Travel Guide on TripAdvisor

Blackpool

DH article: Disabled holidays: have you explored accessible Blackpool?

Bristol

Simply Emma:HAMPTON BY HILTON BRISTOL CITY CENTRE | WHEELCHAIR ACCESS REVIEW

Buckinghamshire

2018 my life, Kerry's way blog post: A wheelchair night at Chicheley Hall. This property was the setting for Pride & Prejudice and has the Downton Abbey feel!

Cheshire

2017 article Roman holiday: how Chester became the most accessible city in Europe

Hertfordshire

2018 Susie's Wheelchair Adventures blog post:Will the bluebell woods at Ashridge be wheelchair accessible? A wheelchair user uses a mobility vehicle to explore the bluebell woods at Ashridge estate

Ice-skating

UK 2018 Euan's Guide reviews Wheelchair Ice Skating Five wheelchair-accessible ice rinks in England

Lake District

2017 Disability Horizons article: Disability and travel: wheelchair abseiling with the BBC Calvert Trust experience

Northumberland

2018 AccessAdvisr review: Newcastle United accessibility video

Peak District, Derbyshire

Carrie-Ann's Travel Blog The Peak of accessibility: weekend break at Hoe Grange

Peak District

Wiltshire Accomable blog:Meet the traveller: Kaz

Photographs of England

Photoroller, a wheelchair using professional photographer with great photographs visits Stonehenge and stays in Wiltshire Bath

Seaside

Disability Horizons:VisitEngland: accessible coastal breaks in Margate Brighton and Hove

Stadiums

Top-rated English football stadiums from euansguide

Suffolk

2016 wheelescapades blog post: Away With The Girls – Center Parcs Elveden Forest

Venues

venuesforall “I will be reviewing each venue on its accessibility, means of getting there and even if it had a pub for a pre-gig drink”

Warwickshire

Instagram from rockingwheels

Cumbria

DH article: Disabled holidays: accessible Cumbria accommodation and attractions

Leeds

18 yr old w CP the wheelchair and mobility accessibility available throughout Leeds.

Warwickshire

Instagram2 from rockingwheels

Lincoln Nottingham Birmingham

Disability Horizons:VisitEngland: accessible city breaks Lincoln Nottingham, Birmingham

Manchester:

Carrie-Ann's Travel Blog Accessible Manchester: Travel Guide on TripAdvisor

Newcastle

If you have similar needs to me and are visiting Newcastle, it’s conceivable that I may be better equipped to tell you about the accessibility of some places where you could stay, eat out at and go to during your visit than what is available on-line or if you contact the place directly.

Norfolk Broads

TA article and video about a wheelchair users positive experience

Northumberland

Disability Horizons:VisitEngland: accessible countryside breaks Peak District and Derbyshire, Northumberland

Nottingham

Disability Horizons:VisitEngland: accessible city breaks Lincoln Nottingham, Birmingham

Accessibility reviews around the UK

network of wheelchair ambassadors all ready to give info on their area

Accessibility reviews around the UK

Euan's Guide, disabled access guide by disabled people and their friends and families

Around the UK

4SuitcasesandaWheelchair, UK based Accessible travel blog. Travel loving family overcoming the obstacles the littlest member of the family faces and hoping to inspire others in the process featuring Brixham Pirate Festival, No.15 Great Pulteney, Bath, Norwich, The Polurrian Bay Hotel Cornwall St Ives,

Beaches around the UK

Accessible beaches and beach wheelchairs around the UK Accessible beaches in England: Cornwall Devon, Brighton and Hove, Great Yarmouth, Skegness. Accessible beaches in Wales: Broadhaven Beach in Pembrokeshire,Langland Bay, Saundersfoot Beach. Beach Wheelchairs in Scotland: North Berwick, East Lothian.

Caravanning around the UK

wheelgotravelling.info's blog about travelling around the UK In an adapted caravan or motorhome

Children around the UK

The Life of An Ambitious Turtle blog from a wheelchair using mother Living on a budget,Various travel reviews: Including travellodge,Waterloo,London

Destinations and resources around the UK

disability Horizons has many articles about destinations hotels, restaurants etc in the UK

Living and travelling in the UK

various blogs about life in the UK in a wheelchair from hot wheels

Public transport around the UK

Travelling as a wheelchair user - my experiences Barcelona Liverpool Birmingham and London blog post from The Master Elf

Gibraltar

Wheelchair travel.org REVIEW: THE ROCK HOTEL, GIBRALTAR

Gibraltar

UK Gibraltar Wheelchair travel.org's very comprehensive WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE TRAVEL GUIDE

Hoist accomodation around the UK

CHuC’s list of UK bed and breakfasts offering a hoist

Hoist accomodation around the UK

CHUC’s list of UK hotels offering a hoist-London, Norfolk, Nottingham, Birmingham, Telford, Cornwall, Blackpool, Cardiff, Llandudno, Glasgow, Jersey,

Hoist accomodation around the UK

CHuC ceiling hoist users club list of self catering accommodation with hoists in the UK

Outdoor activities around the UK

deb@accessTOG's Twitter page is full of her outdoor adventures around the UK and the power wheelchairs she uses

Transport and other accessible reviews around the UK

AccessAdvisr aims to provide the worlds biggest resource of online accessibility reviews of different places and transport stops for disabled people and people with mobility challenges..

Various Resources around the UK

toegankelijkopreis (Belgian wheelchair user) tips for visiting countries around Europe in your wheelchair Austria Belgium Bulgaria Croatia Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark Estonia France Germany Greece Hungary Iceland Ireland Italy Luxembourg Liechtenstein Malta Netherlands Norway Poland Portugal Romania Russia San Marino Slovenia Spain Sweden Switzerland Turkey United Kingdom active 2017

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Bath

The World On Wheels blogs about a trip to England - London and Bath

England Visit

Have wheelchair will travel - Part 1 Asia to Europe

England Visit

Traveling with a Disability's blog onInformation for Traveling to England

Leicestershire

Carrie-Ann History, heritage and handrails in Leicestershire

Lyme Regis

Hot wheels goes to Lyme Regis

Gibraltar

wheelgotravelling.info's blog about travelling around Gibraltar In an adapted caravan or motorhome

London

World on Wheelz visits the UK LONDON


Useful Information



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Accessible destinations around England

Disability Horizons:VisitEngland: accessible city breaks Brighton, Margate, Birmingham, Lincoln, Nottingham, Northumberland, and the Peak District

Around England Tourist information

Welcome to tourist.me.uk - Tourist and Visitor Information Resources We believe that tourism should be accessible to all and endeavour to include brief accessibility info to give a flavour of what attractions provide in the way of accessibility

Around England Tourist information

VisitEngland: Access for All

Chester

2017 YouTube video of ChesterAccess City Award 2017 Winning City: Chester (UK)

Cornwall

accessible cycle hire and different types of cycles across Cornwall

Cornwall (the Eden Project)

The Eden Project (the largest indoor rainforest in the world) Accessibility guide The Eden Project wants to provide a great experience for all ages, abilities and backgrounds. has a loo with a bench and hoist

Cornwall & Isles of Scilly

disAbility Cornwall & Isles of Scilly their aim is toMake Cornwall & the Isles of Scilly a better place to live for everyone.

Dorset (Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre )

Monkey World Ape Rescue Centre Disabled Facilities

Eurostar

Information for wheelchair users using Eurostar

Hampshire

Dive Ability is a member led scuba diving charity committed to enabling people who have disabilities or disadvantages to discover the adventurous world of scuba diving.

Isle Of Wight

Accessmagazine article: Access might as an article on the Isle of Wight

Manchester

Lonely Planet's top accessible destinations - Manchester

Manchester

Manchester United Confirms Stadium Accessibility Upgrade Plans

Northumberland

Beach Access North-East beach wheelchairs in Tynemouth, Longsands or Blyth South Beach.

Oxford

Oxsrad A welcoming place where all abilities come together to enjoy sports and recreation.

Scilly Isles

Help For Disabled and Elderly Visitors to Tresco Island

Scilly Isles

airport and airline information for travel to and from the Isles of Scilly

Scilly Isles

Accessible Scilly some information about visiting the Scilly Isles with accessibility needs

Suffolk

Access Unlimited: based in Suffolk, on their website you can find information about Short break services for children and young people with addition

Trails

2017 DH article: Top 10 accessible outdoor routes across England and Snowdonia (with downloadable route maps for each)

Trails

The Disabled Ramblers exists to help mobility-challenged people get back out into the countrysideAbout 30 rambles are run each year across England and Wales – mostly from March to October

Trails

Freedom Wizard ATW arrange regular experience days, events and challenges to enable access to forests, moorland and fells throughout the UK.Our fleet of all terrain wheelchairs will enable access to areas your day chairs and scooters will not cope.

Warwickshire

2017 Culture trip article:Accessible and Disability-Friendly Travel Destinations Around the World this article lists 15 places all around the world that are great for different accessibility reasons: Berlin, Germany; Seattle, St. Simon’s Island (Georgia), US National Parks, Disney World (Florida), Hanauma Bay, Hawaii, San Diego (California), Legoland (Florida) USA; Stratford-upon-Avon, United Kingdom; Sydney, Australia; Montréal, QC, Canada; Dublin, Ireland; South Africa; Pattaya, Thailand ; Loutraki, Greece; Sicily, Italy

Narrow/Canal boat Holidays

CHuC ceiling hoist users club accommodation with hoists on Narrow/Canal boat Holidays

Oxford

Downloadable Accessible Oxford guide from Oxford City Council (scroll past the numerous adverts to get to the guide)

Access City Award

Previous winners of the Access City Award: starting from 2017: I have finally found the page that lists winners of the ENAT Access City Award for Europe! Even though most European countries have won the award as some point, it is useful information for planning travel. Previous winners of the Access City Award: 2017: The city of Chester (United Kingdom) was the overall winner of last year’s Access City Award. Second prize went to Rotterdam (Netherlands), while the third prize was awarded to Jūrmala in Latvia. Special mentions were given to Lugo (Spain) as a “Smart City” and to Skellefteå (Sweden) for its commitment to improving the working environment.Further special mentions were awarded to Alessandria (Italy) for its commitment to accessibility in challenging financial circumstances, and to Funchal (Portugal) for its commitment to accessibility in a difficult geographic context: 2016:The previous edition of the Award, in 2016, was won by Milan (Italy) and Wiesbaden (Germany) received the second prize. Toulouse (France) won the third prize and also received the inaugural special mention for being a Smart City. Vaasa (Finland) was awarded a special mention for its commitment to improving the working environment for older and disabled people and Kaposvár (Hungary) received a special mention for its commitment to improvement: 2015: In 2015, the city of Borås (Sweden) was crowned as the winner of the fifth Access City Award. Helsinki (Finland) took the second prize and the third prize was awarded to Ljubljana (Slovenia).Logroño (Spain) was awarded a special mention in the field of built environment and public spaces, while Budapest (Hungary) received a special mention for its work in the field of transportation.Arona (Spain) and Luxembourg were also given special mentions for public facilities and services:2014: In the fourth edition of the Award in 2014, the winning city was Gothenburg (Sweden). Grenoble (France) took the second prize, Poznań (Poland) the third prize, and the special mentions went to Belfast (UK), Dresden (Germany), Burgos and Málaga (both Spain): 2013: In 2013, in the Award’s third year, the first prize was given to the German capital of Berlin. Nantes (France) and Stockholm (Sweden) were the other two finalists, with special mentions going to Pamplona (Spain) for the built environment and public spaces, Gdynia (Poland) for transport and related infrastructures, Bilbao (Spain) for information and communication including new technologies, and Tallaght (Ireland) for public facilities and services: 2012: The Austrian city of Salzburg was named as the overall winner of the second edition of the Award in 2012. The three finalist runners-up were Kraków (Poland), Marburg (Germany) and Santander (Spain). Special mentions went to Terrassa (Spain), Ljubljana (Slovenia), Olomouc (Czech Republic) and Grenoble (France):2011: In the inaugural edition of the Award in 2011, the winning city was Ávila, in Spain. The three other finalists were Barcelona Spain), Cologne (Germany) and Turku (Finland).

Accommodation

DisabedGo's accomodation listings:search for otels, hostels and b&bs

Children's charity

Sky badger: "finding help for disabled children & their families"UK based charity with huge amount of resources and information, very useful links to accessible holiday resources and funders in the directory.

Destinations around the UK

UK resources search from DHI (Disabled Holiday Info)

Destinations around the UK

DisabledGo "On our website you’ll find detailed access information to thousands of venues across the UK and the Republic of Ireland: shops, pubs, restaurants, cinemas, theatres, railway stations, hotels, universities, hospitals and more. "

Destinations and resources around the UK

Tourism for all information for visitors with disabilities to the UK

Destinations and resources around the UK

Good Access Guide The online guide for residents and visitors of all abilities to the UK and Ireland

Destinations around the UK

OpenBritain is your one stop shop for accessible tourism in the UK providing you with a simple way to find accessible destinations and places to stay.

Driving

A variety of useful information for disabled motorists from the AA, not just limited to AA members

Guidebook

The 2018 publication of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. Huge collection of information about things to do, places to stay, where to eat et cetera across the United Kingdom

Guide online pages

The Accessible Planet Holidays & Travel section has various different service providers for holidays, hotels, campsites and cruises majority of listings from the UK but some from other countries. Some sections have no information and not sure how up-to-date the information is, most recent date seen to be 2017.

Hotels with hoists around the UK

2017 Trailblazers Muscular Dystrophy UK newsletter report: hoists in hotels-an investigation

Hotels around the UK

2018 article: Disability policy done right describes the facilities at: THE CRINGLETIE HOTEL Edinburghh Park house hotel Norfolk has ceiling hoists and on-site nurse care. It also mentions BESPOKE HOTELS but it does not describe the facilities as this is a chain, I contacted the customer services and they said: Unfortunately there is no list available that shows us which hotels are disabled friendly I advise that you contact the hotels you are interested directly. You can find the hotels using the "find hotels"tab and their details will be in the "contact us" tab.

Leisure & sport around the UK

Accessible Countryside for Everyone ACE Promoting accessibility to leisure and sport, signposting family, carer and disability support

Toilets (mobile) around the UK

UK Mobiloo - a brilliant mobile toilet vehicle with an electric hoist, adult-sized changing bench, toilet and wash basin. This vehicle goes to various events around the UK. Check their website for details of the events at which it will be.

Toilets around the UK

Changing Places Toilet Map location of Changing Places Toilets (large specially adapted for adult usage) throughout the UK

Toilets around the UK

The great British toilet map-project to map all public conveniences (one of which will be disabled toilet)

Trails around the UK

walks with wheelchairs searchable database of accessible routes all around the UK

Venues around the UK

Blue Badge Style Best way to find great venues & explore their accessibility

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Destinations around the UK

Access magazine various articles about destinations in the UK

Driving

The FIA Guide for the disabled traveller using Parking Permits, Cards and Placards around the UK

Overview

countryreports.org Disability Access In United Kingdom

Overview

Disabled World's Disability Travel: Europe for the Disabled information from 2013


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Accessible taxis

We operate two large accessible minibus/van taxis that will carry up to 8 persons (w/c + 7, or 2+6) * Operate in UK only – Close to Heathrow, Gatwick, Dover and Southampton so we serve clients arriving by air or sea. Services: Taxi / Day tour (or longer with notice

Accommodation around England

Accessatlast.com 'making life accessible' accommodation options for this country

Bath

I offer guided walks in Bath and as well as private walks offer an open City Highlights tour on Saturdays at 1.30. Wheelchair users welcome and no charge. Other guests pay £7.50 for the 2 hour tour

Bury St Edmunds, Suffolk

The property has provision for older and less mobile guests, and part time wheelchair users – Level 2; and for hearing impairment Level 1.

Cornwall

Fearn The Alder House is our most accessible cottage being built on all one level with it's own parking space just outside the cottage.

Cornwall

Treworgans Farm Holidays offer high quality, wheelchair accessible self-catering disabled access accommodation in Mid-Cornwall.

Derbyshire

Rosliston Forestry Centre eco-friendly lodges accommodation sleeping from 2 to 10 people and offering equipment rentals including power scooters so you can explore!

Devon

Welcome to Blagdon Farm fully-accessible, luxury, lakeside lodges and caravan site with 1.5 acre coarse fishing lake in stunning Devon countryside close to the South West coas

Dorset

Wheelchair Accessible Vehicles (WAVs), engineered to enable inclusive, comfortable and safe travel for all. Rated

Exmoor

Calvert Trust Exmoor enables people with physical, learning, behavioural and sensory disabilities to experience exciting, challenging and enjoyable outdoor activities.

Hampshire

Wallops wood accessible accommodation in Hampshire

Henley- on-Thame

RiverTime boat club Rivertime has been specially designed for wheelchair access. Our main base is the River & Rowing Museum in Henley- on-Thames, but at certain times of the year (see below) we can be found cruising the river from Eynsham Lock in Oxford, the Jetty behind the Crown Plaza in Reading and the Windsor Promenade

Isle of Man

Accomable Isle of Man Accessible homes, apartments, swaps and holiday rentals available for this country

isle of wight

A.S.A.P. Taxi and Private Hire services. Based in Newport, East Cowes and Freshwater, we supply taxis and private hire services to the above towns and villages and the surrounding areas of Whippingham, Carisbrooke, Gunville, Blackwater, Shorwell, Totland and Yarmouth.

Lancashire

Disabled Access at Brickhouse Holiday Cottages All 8 of our cottages have the following wheelchair accessibility:

Newton Abbott

oachwork specialise in wheelchair accessible vehicles, drive from wheelchair vehicles, vehicle adaptations and accessible minibuses. Our range of wheelchair accessible vehicles are available on the Motability scheme with advance payments from just £1,195.

Northumberland

Both properties offer accommodation for mobility impaired guests.

Rochester

Rochester Accessible Adventures is community based and community driven. We partner with businesses, municipalities, service providers, medical providers, and other non-profits to ensure access to adaptive sports and inclusive recreation opportunities.

South of England

Solent Mobility Centre very large selection of items. You can hire equipment as well as scooters and wheelchairs here.

Southampton Revitalise Netley Waterside House

Revitalise breaks are genuine holidays for disabled people and carers, filled with new experiences, new opportunities, choice, freedom and fun.

Southport, Sandpipers

Revitalise breaks are genuine holidays for disabled people and carers, filled with new experiences, new opportunities, choice, freedom and fun.

Teignmouth and Windermere

Teignmouth and Windermere

Wheelchair Cabs

Wheelchair Cabs covering London Essex Kent Surrey Sussex Southampton Docks Airorts: Gatwick Airport Heathrow Airport Luton Airport City Airport Southend Airport Stansted Airport

Yorkshire and The Humber

Disability Snowsport UK is a people-centred organisation with a unique sense of purpose: that anyone regardless of their disability can take part in and enjoy the thrill of snowsports.

Cambridge

Disability Horizons:Discover Cambridge on an accessible tour

Accommodation

Accessible Property Register UK accommodation Guesthouse/B&B Holiday cottage Holiday park Hotel Self-catering with filters for Step-free approach to property Parking available Level or ramped access Entrance level WC Ground level accessible bedroom(s) Lift access to accessible bedroom(s) Level (or lift) access to public areas Allergy-free accommodation available Wide doorways, external 800mm, internal 750mm Mid-height switches/power sockets Adapted kitchen Adapted bathroom Level entry (roll-in) shower/wet-room Wall-mounted shower seat Wheeled shower chair available Raised/adapted toilet, e.g. Closomat Lowered hanging space in wardrobes Lift access for wheelchairs to upper floors Ceiling hoist Mobile hoist available Clearance under bed for mobile hoist Profiling bed(s) Personal care assistance can be booked Level/ramped access to garden/grounds Information available in large print Information available in Braille Emergency assistance alarm call Visual or vibrating fire alarms available Access statement available

Assisted holidays

Through the Roof: assisted holidays for Christians with disabilities

Coach hire

With accessible lift and washroom/WC, for on-board comfort. Plus defibrillator, resusc units and mobile hoist, just in case. Jumbulance is THE business, for group coach-tripping in safety and style!

Guidebook

Disabled holidays guide.com resources for holidays in the UK

Taxis and vehicle hire

The Accessible Planet: Travel & Cars section detailing taxis and WAV hire in various destinations throughout the UK

Trails around the UK

AccessTOG's page gives information about accessible walks around the UK

Travel agency

Limitless Travel We help you to plan the best holidays in the UK suitable for your needs.

Travel agency

Enable holidays - UK based travel agent "your number one disabled holiday specialist" operating in Belgium Bulgaria Canary Islands Cyprus Czech Republic France Germany Gibraltar Greece and her Islands Holland Hungary Ibiza India Jersey Madeira Majorca Malta Minorca Poland Portugal Sicily Spain Turkey UK also offering holiday villas in the Algarve Corfu Crete Cyprus Ibiza Lanzarote Spain and Tenerife

Travel agency

AccessiblEurope born in 1995 when we entered the field of accessible tourism. Tours in most European countries active 2017

Travel agency

Can Be Done UK based travel agent offering destinations that have suitable infrastructure. That is to say that as well as offering accommodation with adapted/accessible rooms, the destination itself must have available accessible transport, and preferably options for clients to travel independently whilst on holiday. European destinations: Balearics Belgium Canary Islands Cyprus Czech Republic Denmark France Finland Germany Fuerteventura Gran Canaria Greece Iceland Ireland Italy Jersey Lanzarote Majorca Malta Netherlands Norway Portugal Spain Sweden Tenerife Turkey UK

WAV rental

WAVsGB

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