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Wheelchair friendly towns

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Wheelchair friendly towns

After a skiing accident my wife is on crutches and can't walk far at all and we may be getting a wheelchair.

We'd love to do something this easter, but never having faced the notion of accessibility, we are unsure of where we can go that isn't going to be a real pain.

We live in London, and would love to spend a couple of days out of town.

Can anyone recommend any wheelchair friendly towns or regions that might be good for us to visit for a few days.

We love architecture, history and art as a starting point. And we have access to a car over the Easter break.

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1. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

I should have hope that due to new legislation most places are 'wheelchair friendly' these days.I spent three months in a wheelchair some time ago with a ruptured achilles tendon, and didn't encounter any problems in cafes/pubs/restaurants/shops etc. I would concentrate on say larger towns or holiday resorts rather than small hamlets which may not be up to new guidelines, but can't see you'd have a problem anywhere.

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2. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

Holiday resorts are what I will give a wide berth to. :)

I guess plenty of towns have hills and the like and I'd like to avoid those if possible.

So, any towns - small or large that any one can put forward would be great.

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York, Cambridge, both are flat as pancakes and locals get altitude sickness stepping onto the kerb.

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4. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

Norwich is reasonably flat, and an interesting place to visit. Have you considered booking a power chair or scooter with shopmobility?

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5. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

Canterbury is a flat as a pancake too and has Shopmobility - but some of the side streets have cobblestone sections (although most of the pavements are ok) - I assume York along with many other 'pretty' places would have cobbled areas too (or maybe not - I've not been there)?

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Sice my wife has become diabled and has trouble walking we now spend our holidays in Westo-Super-Mare

We hire a shopmobility scooter and spend many happy hours around the mailnly predestianised town and the seafront and new pier. the whole town is very wheelchair friendy and the Lauriston hotel which cater for variouse disabilities allow us the keep the scooter indoors overnight. as seaside towns go you wont find much better.

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7. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

Tenterden is flat & has nice architecture.

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8. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

NormanE - it's wise to check how old the thread is and how relevant your comment is likely to be before adding any further comment.

Braaiseason - ditto.

The OP had posted 12 months ago........

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9. Re: Wheelchair friendly towns

Although your comments and recomendations may help others reading this because they find themselves in the same position as the OP, and for whatever reason do not / cannot post themselves.

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