Great days out in the UK are now easier than ever with the updated edition of The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain. The free, refreshed online Guide now features additional attraction reviews, including the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and The Making of Harry Potter Studio Tour, all written by Rough Guides’ team of disabled reviewers.
The free-to-view Guide, available at accessibleguide.co.uk, has undergone a thorough refresh for 2014. Each review contains details of accessibility features, as well as handy hints and tips about each venue, such as finding the best car parking spots. Each venue was visited by disabled reviewers and their families who were looking for unique attractions and inclusive features, both of which contribute to making a great day out.
As the weather starts to warm up, the updated Guide is the perfect solution to inspire everyone to get out and about and explore the best of what the UK has to offer. Film fans can grab a magic wand and enter the famous wizarding world of Harry Potter at the Warner Bros. Studio Tour, in Hertfordshire, while sports enthusiasts can feel like a gold medallist with a visit to the brand new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in the heart of east London.
The online Guide features over 200 inspiring ideas for worry-free days out, up and down the UK, including the Scottish Sea Life Sanctuary in Argyll, Sage Gateshead in Tyne and Wear and fun, family venue, Thinktank: Birmingham Science Museum.
The Guide also features reviews of some of the county’s most beautiful and accessible towns – one for each of the 10 regional chapters – such as Llangollen in Wales and Ely in Cambridgeshire. Each town review is jam-packed with fun things to do and see and includes a potted history on each town. Each chapter of the Guide also features a recommended Scenic Drive route, passing through some of the UK’s most stunning scenery, including the Garden of England – Kent, and the Lake and Peak Districts.
Reviewer and foreword author for The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain, Emma Bowler said:
“The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is such a valuable resource to the disabled community and I am pleased to continue to be a part of it. I love getting out and about with my family to discover new places in the UK and the new additions to the Guide are going straight onto my to-do list. My two sons are big Harry Potter fans so a trip to the Studio Tour will be first. We’re eager to visit the new candlelit Sam Wanamaker Playhouse at The Globe in London too. It’s going to be a busy summer!”
The accessibleguide.co.uk website also offers fans of the Guide the chance to submit their own reviews for places they have visited or great days out they’ve experienced. Visitors to the website can read reviews by other readers, download a free activity pack to keep kids entertained on long journeys and access special offer vouchers too. The online format allows readers to easily browse through the Guide and simply select chosen chapters and reviews to read and print – ideal when planning days out. Added benefits to the online format include direct links to attraction websites and pre-populated Google maps for the Scenic Drive routes.
The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain series has been developed in association with Motability, the leading car scheme for disabled people. These online reviews contain all the accessibility information needed to enjoy a great day out.
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