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UK Holidays for Disabled Travellers

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Soak in UK culture

With accessible holidays by Can be Done

Home to great poets such as Shakespeare and John Keats; famous novelists like Jane Austen and Charles Dickens; and world-renowned bands like the Beatles, this accessible holiday destination is so full of culture that it’s bursting at the seams. At Can be Done we have the knowledge and the network to make the disabled traveller’s stay as comfortable as possible.

Below we list just some of the many attractions and destinations that we can help you enjoy. Get in touch so we can put together an accessible holiday around your needs and wishes.

STOP PRESS – See our new accessible garden tour for 2017

Visit England’s Buzzing Capital

For first-time visitors to the UK, a stop in London cannot be missed out, and those who have been there before will want to come again. Drive, walk or wheel past Big Ben and the Houses of Parliament, and visit Westminster Abbey, which offers free admission to those confined to wheelchairs and has facilities for the visually or hearing impaired. Assistance dogs are welcomed in the Abbey.

On the South Bank of the river Thames, we can arrange for you to see London from above in the fully accessible London Eye. Stroll or roll along the broad and easy-to-navigate Thames path and have a peak at the inside of such iconic sites as the Tate Modern and Shakespeare’s Globe.

Call us on 020 8907 2400 to start planning your visit with us.

More Cities Worth Visiting

The list of English heritage cities is endless. Let us organise your stay in Oxford or Cambridge so you can experience the homes of two of the oldest universities in the English-speaking world; spend some days in Liverpool, where The Beatles were formed in 1960; or visit Stratford-upon-Avon, the birthplace of William Shakespeare. Highlights like the Oxford University Museum of Natural History and The Beatles Story Museum in Liverpool all have excellent disabled access.

We also heartily recommend visits to the lesser-known gems of Exeter in the county of Devon (don’t miss out on the disabled-friendly cathedral, which also has an accessible shop and café), and the historic city of York, where you can admire the inside and outside of York Minster and walk or roll along York’s city walls with their medieval gatehouses, or ‘bars’.

There is much more to explore on our city-based disabled holidays to the UK – just get in touch to enquire further.

Seaside Bliss

If you want to take the opportunity to breathe in some rejuvenating sea air while on holiday, we have a portfolio of amazing accessible hotels in prime locations in Brighton and Blackpool, amongst others, as well as self-catering lodges in the Cornwall area boasting the most beautiful views over the sea and countryside.

Contact us to learn more about the ample possibilities for accessible stays at the coast.

A Touch of Prehistory

Those taking an interest in prehistoric times will not want to miss out on such one-of-a-kind monuments like Stonehenge and Avebury. Tarmac and grass paths are there to make sure wheelchair users can see the Stone Circles from up close (weather permitting), and there are accessible restrooms on both sites. Stonehenge provides audio descriptive tours, large reading material and tactile objects for the visually impaired as well as transcripts of the audio tour and induction loops for the hearing impaired, so that visitors can enjoy the experience no matter what their disability.

Ask us to arrange the excursions for you and we will make sure the help and facilities you need are in place.

Discovering Scotland

For an accessible holiday with a different accent, why not immerse yourself in the magnificent nature and amicable culture of Scotland? Try our central, accessible hotels in Edinburgh or Glasgow for a city break that will put you right in the middle of the dancing, drinking and singing, or, for a different experience, visit Inverness: the capital of the Highlands of Scotland.

Many of the Scottish highlights can be visited without hassle by disabled travellers: Edinburgh Castle has a wheelchair-accommodating mobility vehicle which can take you from the Esplanade to the Castle doors and back again; the spacious Scottish Parliament building has wheelchair-friendly lifts and automatic doors. Many museums including the architecturally curious Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum in Glasgow have lifts, accessible toilets and displays at an accessible height for wheelchairs – the list goes on and on.

Ask our team of disability experts to do all the hard work for you.

Where To Stay

At Can be Done, we have a large network of contacts at some of the best accessible hotels and lodges in the UK. Let our accommodation portfolio inspire you, or let us help you make the right choice for your bespoke disabled holiday.

This luxury hotel is within 2 minutes walk of Oxford Street and many of the rooms have views overlooking the most famous shopping street in the world.

Thistle Glasgow makes an ideal base for exploring the many galleries, museums and other attractions of Scotland’s second city. Glasgow has shopping and dining to rival London; the so-called ‘Golden Z’ formed by Buchanan, Sauchiehall and Argyle Streets is basically two-and-a-half miles of shops – and this Glasgow hotel puts you right in the middle of it.

Gwel an Mor is Cornish for ‘View of the Sea.’ A 5 star luxurious holiday village which sits high on hills above the Atlantic, with the most beautiful views. The spacious Scandinavian-style two and three-bed lodges means they blend beautifully with their surroundings.

Ideally located near the seafront with its famous promenade. For a relaxing break with English tradition where else would you choose, but Blackpool.

Explore everything that this historic city has to offer from the Hilton York Hotel. Conveniently located inside the city walls and opposite Clifford’s Tower, this 4* hotel is within walking distance of some of the town’s most popular tourist attractions.

One of the top Brighton hotels, Jurys Inn Brighton is also within walking distance of the seafront and the Brighton Centre.

Positioned right beside the Royal Mile, with the International Conference Centre, Edinburgh Castle and a host of other tourist attractions within short walking distance, not to mention, great shopping, theatres, art, museums, galleries and of course numerous cafes and Restaurants

Jurys Inn Exeter hotel is located on Western Way close to all of Exeter’s local attractions. The hotel is less than a two minute walk to Princesshay, Exeter’s newest shopping quarter with more than sixty shops and seven restaurants.

Situated on Jamaica Street, in the heart of the city, close to The Scottish Exhibition and Conference Centre and a number of restaurants, shopping outlets and historical monuments – making it the perfect accommodation for your city break.

Stay at the London Hilton on Park Lane hotel and enjoy stunning views of London from all guest rooms. Set in the heart of Mayfair overlooking Hyde Park, this award-winning hotel offers a Michelin-starred restaurant and bar with panoramic city views.

Combine culture and restaurants in the immediate Blackfriars and Southwark areas. Other attractions like the london Eye, Tate Modern and St Paul’s Cathedral are all nearby. This beautifully designed contemporary london hotel makes this is hotel an ideal place to lay your head whilst staying in london.

The hotel is in the heart of Edinburgh, close to the Royal Mile, Princes Street and Grassmarket, it is also close to Edinburgh Castle as well as the city’s shopping and nightlife.

This York hotel lies alongside the historic city walls and is within 15 minutes walk from the city centre, located on the banks of the river Foss. A stay here allows you the opportunity to discover this historic city.

The hotel has 312 bedrooms and suites, the critically acclaimed Mirrors restaurant and bar, 16 meeting rooms, WiFi, The Shaw Theatre state of the art auditorium, fitness centre and 24hr room service.


The Radisson Blu Waterfront Hotel is wonderfully situated in St Helier for the disabled traveller visitng Jersey.

Situated at the west end of Princes Street, this former Victorian railway hotel nestles in the shadow of the historic Edinburgh Castle, just two minutes’ walk from the designer stores and fashionable bars of George Street.

Thistle Exeter The Rougemont is an elegant Victorian building situated near the railway station. Located in the city centre with its beautiful Cathedral, city walls dating from 2nd Century AD, and a bustling shopping centre.

This majestic five-star hotel presides over the River Thames. From glittering chandeliers to contemporary design, this central hotel near the London Eye reflects a proud heritage.

This luxury four star hotel is as comfortable, relaxed and easy-going as the city itself. Thistle Brighton Hotel is situated directly on the seafront right near Brighton Pier.

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