You can get away and enjoy a fabulous break with ease at hundreds of places across the UK. At Quingo Scooters, we’re bringing our pick of the most accessible getaways in the UK, to help you plan your next trip.
We’ve got a fantastic getaway for you this time around, Bristol. Straddling the scenic River Avon in South-West England, Bristol is a favourite with travel enthusiasts, and here’s why.
Exploring all the city offers
Bristol has it all – fascinating museums, stunning architecture, lush green spaces, plenty of shops and more. It’s also a great travel destination for accessibility, with attractions such as:
- M Shed: Delve into Bristol’s rich past, by paying a visit to the M Shed museum! M Shed, which lies on the edge of Bristol’s iconic floating harbour, features exhibits telling the story of the people of Bristol, as well as outdoor industrial showcases which you can check out even when it’s closed! M Shed has level access, lifts to all floors, and is free to enter.
- Royal West of England Academy: Bristol’s oldest art gallery, the Royal West of England Academy, on Queen’s Road, is worth checking out. It hosts 1,200 pieces of art, spanning from the 19th Century to the modern day. There’s level access across the building, and lifts to all upper floor galleries. An adult ticket costs £6.25.
- Bristol Aquarium: Explore the mysterious depths of the ocean, by stopping by the Bristol Aquarium while you’re in the city. Situated on Anchor Road on the riverside, Bristol Aquarium is home to fascinating creatures such as sharks and tropical fish. It’s a completely accessible building and you can enter at a discounted ticket rate of just £13.
- Bristol Cathedral: Bristol Cathedral is a must for culture enthusiasts. The building, which is on College Green not far from the Aquarium, hosts a treasure trove of religious sites for you to see, such as its glorious medieval stained glass windows. Free to enter, Bristol Cathedral is an accessible space, with ramps spaced throughout so you can get around at your leisure.
- St George’s Bristol: If you like good music, St George’s Bristol is the attraction for you. Situated in the heart of the city on Great George Street, the venue hosts performances from talented musicians in a range of genres, from classical to folk and jazz. It’s an accessible building and has parking spaces for blue badge holders.
There is plenty if information to help you plan your trip on the travelling to Bristol page of the Visit Bristol tourist website. If you’re looking for convenience, it’s best to travel by rail, as the train station, Bristol Temple Meads, is centrally located. You can also get there by car, as the city is based at the intersection of the M4 and M5 motorways.
It’ll also be easy for you to find somewhere to stay, with accessible hotels across Bristol. Check out the accessible accommodation page of Visit Bristol for a comprehensive list. We’d recommended you try the Mercure Bristol Brigstow Hotel, a four star hotel where rooms start from £65 per person, per night. Based on Welsh Black Road, this boutique hotel is completely accessible and provides gorgeous riverside views, making it the perfect place to appreciate everything Bristol has to offer.
If you want to get out and explore the sites of Bristol, you’ll be able to do so, as the city provides various accessible travel options. Most buses have low floors, and you can ask the driver to put out a ramp, so you can board at your convenience. You can also take an accessible taxi around the city, and there’s a list of drivers you can contact on Bristol.gov.uk. You’re sure to have the time of your life if you visit Bristol on your next holiday, and make memories you’ll cherish forever!
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