The best accessible UK castles

You might think that, by their very nature, castles aren’t the most accessible of sites to visit. After all, their entire reason for existing is to be inaccessible and difficult to get around!

But surprisingly, many of the UK’s very best castles are relatively easy to explore, and the teams who run them have made a lot of effort to make these ancient buildings open to all. Many also have wonderful grounds and gardens to enjoy.

So, with that in mind, here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to the UK’s best and most accessible castles.

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Accessible getaways abroad: Accessible Chicago, USA

If you’re looking for a great American city break, then Chicago well and truly has it all. It’s got a rich and fascinating history (think Al Capone and the Prohibition era), plus world-class museums and galleries.

Foodies love it too – it’s famous for its many farmers markets and the quality of its restaurants (23 of them have Michelin stars!). But there are also a few surprises too: who knew that it also has 15 beaches where you can swim?

That last one is strictly for the summer however – in the winter Chicago gets bitterly cold, and we’d recommend visiting in the warmer months from May to late September.

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The best accessible UK farmers’ markets

The foodie revolution has truly taken hold here in the UK. And some of the best places to sample the finest in Britain’s local produce are, of course, our farmers’ markets.

They are heaven for those of us who like to try new food and drink, and they are often also an opportunity to meet the producers themselves. The great news is that most of them are also easily accessible for those of us with different mobility needs. So, here is Quingo Scooters pick of the best accessible farmers’ markets in the UK.

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Best accessible UK bookshops

If you’re a keen reader, then seeking out new bookshops is surely one of the great pleasures in your life. For many of us, discovering a hidden gem in a new town or city can be a getaway highlight.

But away from the big chains like Waterstones (which are generally modern and accessible, with lifts and wider entrances), what are the options? How accessible are many of the smaller, independent stores?

Well, to help you out, here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to the five best accessible UK bookshops.

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Accessible getaways abroad: Accessible Boston, USA

If you’re going to explore New England, then Boston will be one of the highlights of your trip. There are few more historic cities in the US, and it is a fascinating place to explore for a few days. There are plenty of great galleries and museums, historic sites to visit, and also some delicious New England seafood to sample.

Wherever you are traveling in the USA, public buildings are now required by law to be fully accessible to those of us with different mobility needs.

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