Cumbria accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays
For a great holiday in Cumbria
Home to England’s largest national park, there is no end to the outdoor beauty Cumbria has to offer. Cruise Windermere Lake, search for legendary creatures in the woods and then discover historic site. Accessible Cumbria Holiday Rentals from Handiscover makes it easy to do all this and more on your vacation holidays.
Things to Do in Cumbria
South Lakes Safari Zoo
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South Lakes Safari Zoo offers a wheelchair friendly experience that is accessible to most disabled visitors. It should be noted, however, that some pathways are gravel though there are alternative tarmacked paths to take. There are also some steep gradients since the zoo is built on a hill and some wheelchair users may need help getting up the incline. For more information about the facilities visit here.
The World of Beatrix Potter Museum and Tour
Address: Crag Brow, Bowness-on-Windermere LA23 3BX, UK
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While in Bowness, plan a visit to the whimsical World of Beatrix Potter. Known for her beloved children’s books and conservation efforts, The Beatrix Potter Museum brings to life all her classic tales. Both children and adults will fall in love with this exhibition which includes The Peter Rabbit Garden and Jemima Puddle-duck’s woodland glade. After exploring, visit the Beatrix Potter tea room for fresh desserts and high tea. The World of Beatrix Potter is housed in an old, converted laundry building and the owners have worked to make the exhibit as accessible as possible. A steep ramp with handrails is at the front entrance for wheelchair users and less-steep steps are located in the back entrance. Once inside the building, the attraction is fully disabled accessible with a lift available to take guests up to the tea room. For more information visit here.
Lake District National Park
Address:Lakeside, Lake Rd, Keswick CA12 5DJ, UK
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The most popular attraction in Cumbria, the park includes dozens of outdoor activities. Those with mobility concerns can take one of the dozens of Miles without Stiles paths which allow you to see the park safely and comfortably. The Lake District National Park makes it a priority to provide as much as access as possible for all visitors includes those with a disability, wheelchair users, and anyone has trouble walking. Visit the Vistors’ Center here for a map of more than 40 Miles Without Stiles routes. The park also offers disabled friendly boat rides from their Coniston Boating Centre. Find further details on accessibility here.
Accessible Accommodations Cumbria
Lovely seaside cottages and countryside homes await you on your Cumbria holiday. Get the rental that fits your need by first, selecting the level of access you require. Then choose from our selection of Cumbria rentals that include a variety of cottages, houses and caravans. Accessible Cumbria accommodations for your holidays are easy to find with Handiscover’s network of accessible apartments, hotels, and vacation rentals. Pick from our levels of access then browse the rentals, apartments, and hotels that include features such as step free floor plans, wheel in showers, hoists, and lifts.
How to Get Around Cumbria
Enjoy spectacular views from open-top buses and trains or take a car for convenience. Then, for an even more unusual way to travel, take a traditional steamship around the waters of Cumbria.