With UK attractions beginning to re-open, indulge in an accessible staycation with the help of the refreshed edition of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain.
According to research for the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain more than half (51 per cent) of people with a disability, or their carers, spend between two and five hours planning a day out, and one in ten spend more than a day researching.
This is where The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain comes in – and it is all available online for free.
The eighth edition of the Guide is packed with over 200 comprehensive reviews. Through collaboration with Carers Trust and the National Autistic Society, this edition features more information relevant to carers and those with hidden disabilities.
“If you have specific access requirements, or care for someone who does, planning a day out is much more complex,” explains reviewer and foreword author of the Guide, Emma West.
“The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is such a valuable resource for simplifying that process and opening up options for exploring the incredible venues we have on our doorstep in the UK.
“It’s widely acknowledged that being outside is great for our mental health too, so I’m proud to be involved in celebrating the attractions which have made significant efforts to ensure a brilliant day out for everyone, regardless of any physical, mental health or cognitive condition.”
All attractions featured in The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain have been assessed in detail pre-COVID-19 by Rough Guides’ team of reviewers, who either have a disability themselves or have visited the venue with a friend or relative with accessibility needs.
Featuring 25 exciting new venue reviews the guide includes outdoor attractions such as Belfast Zoo, Kew Gardens, Legoland, Trebah Gardens, and Powis Castle.
Plus, all existing reviews have been updated and refreshed pre-COVID-19. Over 85 attractions and ideas featured in the Guide are outdoors, including nine scenic drives.