As you will know, your disability doesn’t need to stand in the way of you living your life, which is why you shouldn’t allow it to inhibit your love of travel, either.
If you are planning a trip to the UK in the future, it is likely you’ll want to choose the right destinations, activities and attractions for your needs and taste. To help you do so with ease, find out how to enjoy accessible travel in the UK.
Inform Your Airline and Tour Operator in Advance
Never allow a mobility issue to limit you to your hometown. If you want to explore the best of the UK for yourself, you should inform your chosen airline or tour operator of your personal mobility, who can accommodate your needs in advance to ensure you have a smooth and stress-free travel experience.
Consider Visiting Cornwall
To ensure your UK vacation is filled with sun, sea and beautiful sights and sounds, you should look no further than picturesque Cornwall this summer.
If you want to soak up the sun on a beautiful beach, absorb the beauty of a stunning coastline and sample the county’s finest bars and restaurants, you’ll be happy to know you can choose from a wide variety of accessible accommodation.
For example, you would be smart to book stylish Cornwall cottages to rent by the sea, which can offer ground floor facilities to meet your needs.
Visit National Trust Attractions
The National Trust is dedicated to improving accessibility across their many beautiful locations, so everyone’s free to enjoy their historic houses, beautiful gardens, and areas of natural beauty.
In fact, they have even launched a 2019 Access Guide to provide information on the accessibility of their landmarks to ensure you have an enjoyable and comfortable visit. Plus, they also provide an Essential Companion card to bring a carer or two with you free of charge, if you need to.
Hail a Black Cab in a Large City
It is often a legal requirement for licensed black cabs in large UK cities to provide wheelchair accessibility. For example, all black cabs in London must be wheelchair accessible, and many feature induction loops and intercoms for those who wear a hearing aid.
Black cabs are also required to allow travel with an assistance dog, unless a driver possesses an exemption certificate due to a medical condition, such as a dog allergy. If this is the case, they will have a yellow ‘Notice of Exemption’ sign on their windscreen.
Travel via Coach Across the UK
If you want to travel across the UK with ease, you could always travel via National Express, as they carry wheelchairs and small mobility scooters that reach up to 23kg. You also can give the Disabled Persons Helpline a call to find out more about your journey and seat reservations, so you will know what to expect when you arrive at the bus station for a fun road trip across the UK.
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