The Scotch Whisky Experience The Scotch Whisky Experience

The Scotch Whisky Experience

354 Castlehill, Edinburgh, EH12NE, United Kingdom | 01312200441 | Website
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Disabled Access Day - 2017

Fun, informative & tasty!

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This review is especially helpful for those who have or use the following: Powerchair

Overview

There has been lots of thought put into making the Scotch Whisky Experience accessible - including the Barrel Ride which my pal who uses a powerchair was able to access with no problems. Best bit was the whisky tasting amongst the largest private collection of whisky in the world!

Transport & Parking

4

We got there on the 35 bus which dropped us off a little bit further down the Royal Mile. Not sure where the nearest Blue Badge parking spaces are.

Access

4.5

Pretty great! We'd prebooked as we had two powerchair users with us and it was advised so that we could access the Barrel ride at the correct times. The entrance is step free and you proceed down the corridor to the reception. you then enter the Barrel ride - for wheelchair users there is a designated accessible booth - my pal whose powerchair is 116cm by 66cm was able to go on the ride but if your powerchair is any bigger then please check with the venue first. The one improvement here would have been to have more light when getting on / off the ride so that you could see what you're doing! After the Barrel ride you get a lift to the start of the experience and the 'Scratch & Sniff' room. You then choose your whisky and proceed into the World's largest private whisky collection to enjoy it! After that you're taken to the bar where you can relax and enjoy another dram or get the lift down to the shop - which, as you would expect, has a fantastic range of whisky to purchase!

Toilets

0

Didn't use it but know they have one.

Staff

5

Very helpful and knowledgeable.

Anything else you wish to tell us?

Great fun - would certainly recommend to visitors to Scotland and any one who wants to know more about the 'Water of Life'...!

Photos

Picture of The Scotch Whisky Society - Wheelchair user using the platform lift to get on the Barrel ride Picture of The Scotch Whisky Society - Just part of the world's largest whisky collection Picture of The Scotch Whisky Society - 'Scratch n Sniff' room Picture of The Scotch Whisky Society - View from the Barrel at the start of the Barrel ride

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