Our Reviewers' Top Accessible Attractions in the UK

The UK has a range of amazing places to visit and things to do that have great accessibility. We have put together a collection of the best reviews of tourist attractions we have received from around the UK.

Scotland

Royal Botanic Gardens (Edinburgh) - 'Plenty of space to enjoy the gardens, all easy to get around, glasshouses a great option - easy to follow the route, automatic doors, and plenty to see from wheelchair height.'

A photo of the Botanics in Edinburgh

The Royal Yacht Britannia (Edinburgh) - 'The Royal Yacht Britannia get ten out of ten for the amount of thought and planning that has obviously gone into creating the visitor experience. The staff are very friendly and helpful and this contributes greatly to the experience.'

A photo of a staircase in the yacht.

England

Paignton Zoo (Devon) - 'The staff at the zoo couldn't do enough for us. They took us to the front of the queue, so our dog didn't overheat - it was a very hot day, they gave her shade and plenty of cold water. How thoughtful. I can't speak for wheelchair users or people with other disabilities, but from the perspective of someone with a visual-impairment, the toilets are very user-friendly.'

A photo of a crocodile

Tate Britain (London) - 'The building has clearly been adapted with access in mind. The main side entrance has wide automatic doors which makes things easy. We were impressed by the 2 large accessible loos, and the very large lift. The main shop is also easily accessible with low tables. We had a great visit.'

A photo of the roof of the tate Britain

Warner Bros. Studio Tour (London) - 'The attraction is completely wheelchair friendly and on one level. Guide dogs are also permitted. Staff are happy to help in any way they can. Audio tours are available whichbis fantastic for anyone who has difficulty reading.'

London Eye (London) - 'Excellent facilities for the disabled. Phone the booking line and they will ensure that you are put on the 'fastrak' with no extra cost. This means you skip the long queues and get immediate access. Although the wheel does not normally stop it moves at a slow pace - I would have had no trouble getting on (I use crutches) but the assistants stopped the wheel to ensure I felt safe.'

A photo of the London Eye

Millennium Gallery (Sheffield) - 'The Millennium Gallery always has a good selection of exhibitions and events, as well as a nice cafe and shop. It is all wheelchair accessible. There is a disabled toilet and both entrances to the buildings have level and ramped access.'

A photo of the outside of the Millennium Gallery

RHS Garden Wisley (Surrey) - 'Only a very small, rocky portion of the gardens is not accessible. There are good paths throughout the gardens, and there are manual wheelchairs available at the entrance, and a couple of electric mobility scooters that can be reserved in advance. Some of the paths are quite steep if you are pushing a manual wheelchair. Restaurants and cafes all very good for accessibility.'

Discovery Museum (Newcastle) - 'The museum has excellent access and is really spacious with plenty of disabled toilets and plenty of seats for those who can walk short distances. There are plenty of spacious and well-equipped accessible toilets throughout the museum. The accessible toilet on the first floor has a bed and a hoist.'

Two photos, one shows the inside and the other the outside of the Discovery Museum

Wales

Wales Millennium Centre (Cardiff) - 'Level access to venue from pavement. Electronic doors. Lifts to all floors. Wheelchair spaces. Wide, open foyers a bars as well as easy wheelchair access to building and to auditorium.'

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Locations: Edinburgh, London, Paignton, Sheffield, Newcastle-Upon-Tyne, Woking, Cardiff

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