without doubt, a nation of garden lovers. Last year alone, the British spent
something in the region of £5 billion on their own gardens: and it seems we are
just as passionate about visiting other people’s too.
recent warmer weather, there can be no better time to think about visiting one
of the UK’s many stunning public gardens. There are some spectacular ones to
visit, and most will now be beginning to burst with fresh green shoots and
spring flowers as the weather improves.
a time when Britain was covered in woodland, and although much of that ancient forest
is gone, there are still huge areas to explore up and down the UK. These places
are home to a wonderful variety of wild animals and plants, as well as creating
a vast playground for everyone to access and enjoy. And fortunately, many of
our country’s forests are accessible to those of us who use mobility scooters.
Here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to the best accessible forests in the UK.
many castles are a huge draw for visitors both from home and abroad, and the
great news is that many of them accessible for all, even despite their great
age. Here, Quingo Scooters takes a tour of the country’s finest.
We had to
start with a castle that isn’t just one of the nation’s favourites, but also the
one that the Queen herself calls home. Windsor Castle was first founded by
William the Conqueror just after the Norman Invasion and since then 39
different kings and queens have lived there – although you probably won’t be
lucky enough to see the Queen herself when you visit.
The UK is blessed with many wonderful natural
resources, from our National Parks to the many areas of wilderness and the dramatic
landscapes that we have to explore. But our natural springs are another
resource that can also be found up and down the country, and they have been a
draw for visitors for millennia. Here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to some of the
UK’s most accessible spa towns and experiences.
We had to start with Bath, a place that is
(literally) synonymous with its beautiful Roman spas.
We think Durham is almost the perfect getaway.
The city itself is small, so it is straightforward to get around. But it is
also big enough to keep you more than entertained for a few days. It is a city
with a long and fascinating history, and is one of those places that has
surprises around every corner. Here is Quingo Scooter’s guide to some of the
most accessible sights in the wonderful city of Durham.
the atmosphere of the historic cathedral
Durham’s wonderful cathedral dominates the city
and you will have no problems finding it!