Planning your next holiday? Quingo Scooters have the perfect destination, helping you have plenty of fun and creating lifetime memories. With so many destinations around the UK it can often be a challenge to pick just one! We’ve trimmed the list down and have been revealing our top locations to visit for an accessible getaway.
Warm up your vocal chords because this week we’re taking you to Merseyside! Known for the birth of one of the most famous boy bands in history, Liverpool has plenty on offer. And, as one of the most accessible cities in the UK, it provides a range of attractions for all ages.
Welcome to Liverpool
Overlooking the North-West coast is the city of Liverpool, best known for its culture and music scene. With plenty of fun attractions to visit we can see why! For football fans, it’s the home of two of the Premiership’s biggest football teams. But if you’re more into leisurely touring the city, you’ll find mouth-watering restaurants, a huge range of shops in the Liverpool One centre and many accessible cultural attractions. Be sure to check out these highlights:
- The Beatles Story – Discover the story of how one of the world’s biggest boy bands was formed and created in the heart of Liverpool. With lifts throughout, it is perfectly accessible. Visitors must note that a maximum of five wheelchair users are allowed into the exhibit at one time, so guests are advised to book in advance to avoid disappointment. The exhibit is equipped with accessible toilets and also allows for the use of assistance dogs.
- The World Museum – This exhibit is set over five floors has a range of thrilling exhibits explaining world history – definitely a worthwhile attraction to visit for history fanatics! The museum is fully accessible and allows for assistance dogs; the cafes, shops and toilets are all accessible as well. Some exhibits have audio equipment available, and the planetarium has designated accessible spaces.
- Liverpool Cathedral – This magnificent building is one of Liverpool’s most popular attractions. The 5th largest cathedral in the world, its architecture is impressive and is certainly an attraction you won’t want to miss! The cathedral has two accessible points and is mostly mobility scooter accessible throughout.
- Eating in Liverpool – not only does Liverpool boast incredible attractions, it has a number of impressive restaurants hosting a huge range of cultures and cuisines. There are numerous restaurants/cafes/bistros that are fully accessible.
Getting about in Liverpool
Travelling around Liverpool is incredibly easy as a mobility scooter user, as it has many accessible transport links in and around the city. There are specially designed accessible buses, which have wide doors, flat floors and low entrances. One of the most popular ways to explore Liverpool is on the Mersey Ferry; the ferries are also fully accessible, complete with toilet facilities. If bad weather has been forecast, it is advised to call ahead, as rough weather can often mean there is significant movement on the ferries. Being one of the most popular cities in the UK, there are many transport routes around Liverpool such as excellent train connections and direct flights from John Lennon airport.
Liverpool has a selection of accessible accommodation that can cater for all needs and requirements. There are a range of B&Bs, hotels, apartments and luxury hotels for you to choose from. There is accessible accommodation in and around the city, with plenty of choice and range you’ll be able to find the perfect accommodation to suit you.
The Quingo Scooter range features six models to suit your needs and budget. New models are now available from just £22/week on our new contract hire scheme which includes all servicing and maintenance, Insurance, Roadside Recovery, Call Outs and Consumables including Batteries and Tyres. For more information on this or the latest Quingo Scooter range, please visit our website. Alternatively, if you have any Service questions you can always contact us or call customer services on 01582 430 900.
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