VisitEngland Access for All
If you are planning to take a short break in England to enjoy the warmer, lighter days, the last thing you should be thinking about is how to get around, whether your hotel has a lift or which attractions are accessible. You should be concentrating on having fun!
That’s why VisitEngland has teamed up with VisitBath, goLeicestershire, Visit NewcastleGateshead and VisitBrighton to create travel guides for people with access needs, including ways to help you save money when you travel by train. These are available as audio files, large print and printed booklets.
As part of the Access For All campaign, each destination has worked with tourism attractions and hotels to ensure all venues have a consistent level of accessibility across information, customer service and facilities to help you plan and enjoy your visit.
Whether you want to take guided tours in the Georgian streets of Bath, enjoy the sea air in Brighton, take a heritage break in Leicestershire or shop 'til you drop in Newcastle, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Click on the links below to find out more about each destination or go to VisitEngland.com/accessforall to download or listen to the travel guides.
Plan a historical weekend break in this UNESCO World Heritage city in the heart of the West Country and you could be visiting the recently refurbished Georgian town house, No 1 Royal Crescent, the Roman Baths, Fashion Museum and art galleries. A wealth of history is just waiting to be discovered on a guided tour of the city. The Holiday Inn Express is the perfect place to stay near the centre of the city and is accessible.
A vibrant, cosmopolitan city with a rich variety of museums, a manor house and the exotic Royal Pavilion to be explored. Look back at the city from the Pier or indulge in a spot of shopping in the independent shops of the Lanes. If you fancy a sea view, stay at the Hilton Brighton Metropole on the seafront or alternatively the Jurys Inn, close to the North Laine shops and restaurants.
Take a short break in NewcastleGateshead with excellent shopping at intu Eldon Square and intu Metrocentre, Europe's largest indoor shopping and leisure centre. The BALTIC Centre is the place to go for contemporary art exhibitions. Relax and experience the atmosphere in the many bars, pubs, clubs and restaurants around The Quayside. Stay in the award-winning Hilton Newcastle Gateshead with spectacular views over the River Tyne.
For a countryside break with a difference, visit Snibston, Leicestershire's industrial heritage museum and the Bosworth Battlefield Heritage Centre. Explore the National Memorial Arboretum's 150 acre grounds using the Land Train and round off your stay with a pint at the National Brewery Centre. The award winning 4* Hinckley Island Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore Leicestershire.