The Quingo Scooters team recently looked at three different accessible Silver Travel Advisor-approved accessible attractions you can visit on your Quingo in Scotland. Today, we’d like to look at three more accessible attractions in the Midlands.
Accessible attractions in the Midlands
If you’re not driving, there are a vast number of buses, trains, coaches and trams in the Midlands to help get you to your destination. Journeys to the accessible attractions listed below can be also be planned by using the Traveline East Midlands site. To find out more about taking your Quingo on various types of public transport please refer to our section on public transport.
Longshaw Estate, Derbyshire
Just a few miles south of Sheffield an on the edge of the Peak District, the Longshaw Estate offers a great way of enjoying the freedom of the countryside.
There’s a network of well graded, accessible footpaths throughout the estate that wander though moorland, ancient woodland, and along scenic streams. Across the hills there are spectacular views of the Peak District and the gritstone Stanage Edge. There’s also a Visitor Centre with a tea room and shop, next to which there is a disabled parking spot.
Longshaw is a great accessible, destination for scooter users who enjoy the great outdoors, with its network of well graded footpaths. The Longshaw Estate is a National Trust property and you can find how others found their visit on the Silver Travel Advisor website. Further information can also be found on the National Trust website.
Chatsworth House , Derbyshire
This exceptional house in Bakewell, Derbyshire boasts an invaluable art collection. It belongs to the Dukes of Devonshire and has been open to the public in various guises for more than sixty years and has first-rate facilities for visitors. Apart from its stunning artwork, other attractions include the Farmyard and an Adventure Playground.
Chatsworth sets a standard of excellence for accessibility. There’s full access to the visitor route through the house and a lift allows those with limited mobility to visit the entirety of the house.
There are also a number of parking bays available to Blue Badge holders, perfect for Quingo Flyte users. Full accessibility details at Chatsworth House can be found on their website.
Church of St Mary Magdalene, Nottinghamshire
Based in Newark-on-Trent, the Church of St Mary Magdalene is one of the largest parish churches in England and provides a splendid example of a perpendicular church. Its towering, elegant spire dominates the landscape of the town. The outside of the church is decorated lavishly with carvings, battlements and pinnacles.
The inside is equally as appealing to the eye with its soaring pillars, carvings and painted ceiling decorated with angels.
The church is open daily and is fully accessible and visitors with limited mobility can be dropped off near the west door. There are also a number of disabled parking bays on nearby Kirkgate.
Further information about accessibility can be found through the Diocese of Southwell and Nottingham but the Quingo team recommend you contact them prior to your visit on 01636 706473 to discuss your individual needs.
Been anywhere interesting recently?
The Quingo team are always on the lookout for people who’ve been anywhere interesting on their Quingo – if this is you, we’d love to hear from you! You can email your stories and pictures to paul(at)amc.uk.com and we’ll feature them on our blog.