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Discover Scotland’s Capital City – Accessible Edinburgh

Accessible Edinburgh
There is no shortage of things to do to entertain the whole family in accessible Edinburgh, a beautiful city surrounded by hills

Charming and vibrant accessible Edinburgh is steeped in history

There is no shortage of things to do to entertain the whole family in accessible Edinburgh, a beautiful city surrounded by hills.

What to do in Edinburgh?

Edinburgh Castle is one of Scotland’s most atmospheric and popular tourist attractions.  Home to the Scottish Crown Jewels and Stone of Destiny, you can take the guided tour and enjoy the stunning views across the city.  A wheelchair accessible mobility vehicle is available for visitors unable to manage the castle’s steep slopes.

Next to the castle you will find the Scotch Whiskey Experience where you can take a barrel ride through a replica distillery and view the world’s largest whiskey collection!  The Scotch Whiskey Experience has excellent facilities, including a wheelchair accessible barrel.

On the Royal Yacht Britannia you can discover what life was like on board the Queens’ floating royal residence.  After sailing over 1 million miles around the world, it is now berthed permanently at Ocean Terminal in Leith.  The tour is fully accessible with lifts and ramps throughout.

If shopping is on the agenda then Edinburgh has it covered. Catering to all tastes styles and budgets with luxury brands, high street stores and beautiful boutiques.

For seaside lovers, a 30 minute train journey from Edinburgh will take you to North Berwick, a vibrant and scenic harbour town in East Lothian.  North Berwick beach offer a loan of child’s and adult beach wheelchair and walker.

Busier and buzzier times of the year in Edinburgh are August during festival season when the city’s population more than doubles, and December when the delightful festive markets operate.  Be prepared for crowds, but wonderful experiences during these times.

If you are searching for places to eat out, Euan’s Guide provides reviews on accessible restaurants in Edinburgh.

Public transport is very accessible in the City.  Both the trams and buses have level entry and operate a good reliable service.

Getting to Edinburgh

There are many options available for travelling to Edinburgh and you can arrive by air, road or rail.

Most airlines, including the budget ones fly to Edinburgh so you can be sure to find a flight that meets your itinerary needs.  Edinburgh International Airport is located just outside the city and you will find regular bus, taxi and tram services in to the city centre.  Journey times from the city to the airport are approximately 30 minutes.

All entrances to Edinburgh Waverley station are step free.  Pre booking your train tickets and assistance in advance is advisable so you can be met from the train on arrival.

Where to stay in Edinburgh?

Whether your preference is a caravan, city centre apartment, grand hotel or countryside lodge,  Handiscover have accommodations to suit your mobility needs.

So, all that’s left to decide is when you will visit………

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