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Many historic locations can prove difficult for people with reduced mobility. Cobbled streets and steep steps may be intimidating for those who have difficulty walking or use aids to help them get about. So you might be thinking that Bath is going to be similar because of its reputation for embracing its history.
While the city is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site and features many of the original Georgian buildings and Roman remains, the city is dedicated to being accessible for all visitors. There are many pedestrianised areas. Attractions are adapted so they are suitable for everyone, whatever their mobility needs.
Should you be concerned about how you’re going to get around the city, do pop into the Visitor Information Centre, where staff will be able to offer advice on the best museums and places to eat and visit. Staff there are used to catering for visitors with mobility and access needs and will direct you to the most appropriate options and can offer help in navigating the city.
The people of Bath have been working hard to make the city as accessible as possible, so you’ll find that the vast majority of attractions, restaurants and accommodation are completely accessible. There is a shopmobility service which is available to anyone with limited mobility, regardless of age or disability, allowing you to hire electric scooters, powered wheelchairs or manual chairs, giving you peace of mind and extra support. It can be used in and around Bath’s city centre, whether for shopping, entertainment or business purposes. If you are interested in using this service, please contact the council before your visit to book your vehicle. You can call them on 01225 481744 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For visitors coming to Bath via road, there are a number of accessible parking bays throughout the city. Please speak to your accommodation provider to see if parking is provided or where the nearest accessible parking bays are located.
For people who need extra help with audio or visual tours, you’ll find most of the attractions provide this service. When booking your trip, check out with your accommodation provider and any attractions you think you may wish to visit, for a list of their services and if guide dogs are allowed. They will also provide details on key points for visitors with access needs. Guides at these attractions speak clearly at all times and make sure they are facing clients to facilitate lip reading. If you have any concerns about the suitability of the city’s attractions, please do get in touch with them directly when booking.
There are several accommodation providers that are easily accessible for visitors with mobility issues. You can choose between city centre properties or somewhere more rural, where you’ll be able to explore beautiful countryside as well as the city.