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Bristol for All: Wheelchair-Friendly Guide to the City

Bristol is a vibrant and accessible city with plenty to offer visitors of all abilities. Here are a few suggestions for planning an accessible trip to Bristol:

Choose accessible accommodation. Many hotels and guesthouses in Bristol offer accessible rooms and facilities. When booking your accommodation, be sure to ask about the availability of accessible features such as ramps, lifts, and roll-in showers.

Plan your transportation. Bristol has a well-connected public transport network, including buses, trains, and ferries. Most buses are low-floor and have designated wheelchair spaces. There are also a number of accessible taxi companies in Bristol.

Bristol for All: Wheelchair-Friendly Guide to the City

Here is a list of a number of wheelchair access taxis:

  • https://www.bristoltaxi.net/page/disabled-taxi-service
  • https://bristoltaxihire.co.uk/services/wheelchair-taxis/
  • http://www.wheelchairtaxisbristol.com/
  • http://maganstaxis.com/

Other options are also available, please let us know if you know of any others we should add to our list.

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Visit accessible attractions. Many of Bristol's top attractions are accessible to wheelchair users. These include Bristol Museum & Art Gallery, Cabot Tower, Brandon Hill, Bristol Aquarium, and Brunel's SS Great Britain.

Take advantage of LendCares wheelchair hire services, www.lendocare.com. This can be a great option if you don't want to bring your own wheelchair on your trip.

Here are some specific recommendations for wheelchair users:

  • Bristol Museum & Art Gallery: This museum is fully accessible to wheelchair users. There are ramps, lifts, and accessible toilets throughout the building. The museum also offers a range of accessible events and activities.
  • Cabot Tower: This tower offers panoramic views of Bristol. There is a lift to the top of the tower, and there are accessible toilets on the ground floor.
  • Brandon Hill: This park is a great place to relax and enjoy the outdoors. There are accessible paths throughout the park, and there are accessible toilets near the cafe.
  • Bristol Aquarium: This aquarium is home to a variety of marine life. There are ramps, lifts, and accessible toilets throughout the aquarium. The aquarium also offers a range of accessible events and activities.
  • Brunel's SS Great Britain: This historic ship is now a museum. There are ramps, lifts, and accessible toilets throughout the ship. The museum also offers a range of accessible events and activities.

Hire a wheelchair

Read our guide to wheelchair hire in Bristol here: Wheelchair Hire Bristol

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