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Historic Attractions With Added Accessibility

There are so many historic attractions around Britain that even if you think you’ve seen them all, the chances are you haven’t. The National Trust owns many and in recent years they have been carefully enhancing the properties to provide facilities for disabled visitors.

This of course isn’t an easy feat as the buildings are listed and alterations are not allowed as they may compromise the historic features yet some have excelled at finding a way round this, incorporating original features to ensure disabled visitors enjoy the full experience.

Longleat House

Longleat House in Wiltshire has been described as a disabled friendly spot with many accessible trails and super friendly staff.

Around the grounds they have also provided ample opportunities to rest while inside the atmosphere is calm, no one is rushed from room to room and you can enjoy the building at your own pace. Of course if you’re feeling adventurous you can visit..

Longleat Safari Park

As the majority of the park requires a car this is an ideal day out for families with disabled parents or children as everyone can share the enjoyment of seeing the Safari animals such as the lions, the monkeys and the elephants.

Take your time and travel slowly or stop by one of the rest spots. We highly recommend taking a picnic too on a dry day.

Edinburgh Castle

Edinburgh Castle made it onto out list as they provide an incredible service for the disabled.  Not only do they have trained staff on hand to help disabled visitors enjoy the whole experience, they also offer a free courtesy care to take you to the very top.

Castle Howard, North Yorkshire

Castle Howard provided the backdrop for Sense and Sensibility and has been used in many film adaptions of popular classics. The house and grounds are incredible for wheel chair users and families alike.

You’ll find a quaint marketplace with shops from glass blowing to a cafĂ© with generous slices of cake, before entering the flat grounds through rose gardens before reaching the lake.

There are often open air events too such as outdoor theatre and gigs which make it much easier for disabled users to enjoy the show.

If you want to take a little piece home with you, you can stop by the garden centre on your way out, It truly is an attraction to add to the list.

Let us know if you’ve visited any historic attractions that excelled at accessibility or service!