Accessible Holidays in Scotland
Scotland has a rugged landscape with far-flung beaches, ancient buildings and monuments and for those travelling requiring assisted facilities there is still plenty to see and do. In February 2019, we had the pleasure of looking after an editor from Woman&Home and this is what she had to say about us:
Wheelchair Accessible Holidays – The Best Hotels and Accommodation
With around 10,000km of coastline, over 30,000 lochs, two national parks and the highest mountain; adventurers won’t get bored north of the border as Scotland has one of the best natural playgrounds in Britain – check out our fun facts here! When coming to stay at The Lovat Loch Ness, you will no doubt want to stop off en route and you can still fully experience what Scotland has to offer from a wheelchair so here is our guide on how to do it:
Glasgow – start or end your journey here
Celebrating Glasgow’s legacy as a ‘maritime powerhouse’, the Riverside Museum is a great accessible attraction to visit with all the family, and admission is completely free.
Castle Semple Visitor Centre & Country Park is a massive outdoor activity hub and Sailability centre in Lochwinnoch. At only 40 minutes from Glasgow, visitors can take the ultimate day trip from the city to have a go at kayaking, canoeing, rafting and much more. The centre has excellent instructors, ensuring full on safety whilst also having a brilliant time.
Stay with us at The Lovat in one of our accessible bedrooms, located on the ground floor, just off the car park. Soak up the Caledonian Canal history and enjoy a Cruise on Loch Ness to see the sights from the water before sampling our evening menu in the Brasserie.
Disabled access today can be second to none at many Scottish heritage sites and attractions so take a trip to the famous Culloden Moor, the site of Britain’s last hand-to-hand combat battle, which is well worth a visit.
You cannot miss The Kelpies – inspired by mythological creatures that possess the power of one hundred horses. The Kelpies are part of The Helix, a vast green space with wide smooth walkways, cafes and accessible toilets dotted throughout.
Edinburgh – start or end your journey here
Royal Yacht Britannia has been named Scotland’s Best Visitor Attraction, and is a fascinating ‘floating residence’ with excellent disabled access with one visitor writing about his experience saying: “The most impressive feature was the clever use of ramps and lifts to move visitors between the decks of the boat”.
Worth over £5bn to the British economy, it is important to sample some whisky whilst in Scotland. The Scotch Whisky Experience, is a fun visitor attraction that invites you to take a seat inside a barrel and view the distillery process from the inside! However, if whisky is not your thing then sample some beer with Scotbeer Tours.
A huge thank you to Euan and this website for the material used on this blog – we hope you find it useful. Visit Scotland and enjoy your accessible holiday.
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