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The top wheelchair and scooter friendly towns across the UK

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News Motability has recently released an article all about the top wheelchair and scooter friendly towns across the UK. Why is this important? With so many more of us venturing out and about again since the lockdown has eased a little, those with limited mobility or those that often use straight stairlifts or curved stairlifts at home, can sometimes find it difficult to know which locations are the best for accessibility.

The article states that it is important to get to know the rules and regulations and what to expect from your chosen location before travelling, so planning your trip is crucial. Below are some of the locations mentioned in the article, all presenting great accessibility features.

Margate, Kent

Margate is a town with a lot to offer, especially for those with limited mobility or those looking to venture out with friends and family. A location made famous by its selection of awe-inspiring galleries and quirky shops and eateries.

Exeter, Devon

A city dominated by its magnificent cathedral, the flat and easily accessible streets of Exeter, make it the perfect place for a little getaway. The city doesn’t just boast a stunning high-street, there are plenty of accessible walks and trails to enjoy along the river, ideal for a sunny day and a great place to ensure you are staying socially distant.

Chester, Cheshire

The first city in British history to win the European Access City Award, an award that recognises a cities commitment to improving its accessibility. The city is also home to some of the UK’s most prestigious ancient monuments and historic buildings, making Chester a must for history lovers.

York, North Yorkshire

With a fully-accessible train station, a city has never been easier to enjoy. York offers something that everyone will love, from its large gothic cathedral and York chocolate factory, you will never be short of things to occupy yourself.

Inverness, Inverness-shire

A gem of the north, Inverness is known as the ‘gateway to the highlands’ and sits pretty on the river that runs through the centre. Enjoy free accessible canal trips and see the city from a whole new perspective.

Llangollen, Denbighshire 

Home to the canal that was named a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the town of Llangollen in Wales is one of the prettiest and most picturesque on the list, making if a great location for lovers of the great outdoors.

No matter where you are planning to visit, or if you are wanting to explore your local town, making sure you are taking all the precautions necessary is important. Read our latest guide giving you all the tips for staying safe post-lockdown.

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