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The first ever Rough Guide to Accessible Britain published


Guidebook to Britains' best venues for disabled people available now

The first ever Rough Guide to Accessible Britain was published this April featuring details of great days out for disabled visitors. Packed with ideas for disabled people, their friends and family that are fun, manageable and simple to plan; the new guidebook has been developed by Rough Guide in association with Motability Operations, the company that manages the Motability car scheme for disabled people in the UK.

The guide features lively accounts of over 100 inspirational and accessible places to visit and things to do from exploring Sherwood Forest to soaking up the atmosphere at Wembley. The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is a one-stop collection of ideas for making the most of leisure time, with the bonus that each location has been thoroughly checked out for disabled visitors, supplying all the information needed to plan a trip.

Martin Dunford, publishing director, Rough Guide, explained:

  • "The result combined expertise of Rough Guides has resulted in a book of highly recommended opportunities and thoughtful advice, but one which also addresses any barriers to accessibility so people can be clear about what to expect".

Covering city centres, special interest categories such as parks and gardens, and even extreme challenges, the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain also includes information on how to make the most of days out and details of useful organisations that offer more assistance.

Discover :

  • which Royal estate offers flood-lit drives for disabled visitors
  • which attraction houses the accessible "Children Eating Room"
  • how to experience the South American rainforests in Cornwall
  • where to enjoy a wheelchair-accessible ride on Brickadillys' Ferris Wheel

Highlights include:
  • Clear regional maps to pinpoint days out within driving distance of home
  • Top tips on getting started planning a day out
  • Days out ideas for families
  • Festivals and events that are disability friendly

Motability Operations, the company that manages the car scheme for disabled people, has supported the publication of the Rough Guide to Accessible Britain.


This is part of the organisations' commitment to increase the information and advice available to disabled people to ensure that living life to the full is as barrier-free as possible.

Mike Betts, chief executive, Motability Operations explains:

  • Providing the tools to assist disabled people with living life to the full is the essential service that the Motability Car Scheme provides.
  • The new Rough Guide to Accessible Britain is an extension of this.
  • We hope that the ideas and information featured will give more people, more fun days out with their family and friends.

The Rough Guide to Accessible Britain costs £6.99.


Blue Badge holders however just pay postage & packing of £1.99 



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