When it comes to creating memories with loved ones, the holidays are one of the most special occasions of the year. However, before you can join the trip and enjoy it, there are some plans you should do first. One of the first things you have to decide is where you want to go.
To make choosing your holiday destination a little easier, we’ve selected the top locations in Scotland that not only offer great activities, but are also highly accessible.
With its vibrant atmosphere and friendly people, Glasgow is the perfect destination for a Scottish city break. Head to the University of Glasgow building on the western edge of the city to see the fascinating exhibits at the Hunterian Museum, which includes a range of exhibits on the history of medicine, zoology and more. See the Roman artifacts of the Antonine Walls (UNESCO World Heritage Site), medical instruments used by celebrities such as James He Watt, and one of the world’s finest collections of coins and medals.
The Glasgow Science Center is perfect for a great day out for the whole family. Immerse yourself in the science mall’s hundreds of interactive exhibits, explore space in the planetarium and catch a movie on his IMAX cinema screen, Scotland’s largest.
If you’re looking for a place to stay in the city, Crowne Plaza Glasgow is the place to be. This stylish hotel is right next to the Scottish Events Campus and is perfect for those who enjoy live music. The hotel features accessibility features such as ceiling track hoists, accessible accommodations and hearing aids.
Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire
The city of Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland is surrounded by lush countryside and stunning coastline, making it the ideal place to combine urban attractions with the fresh air of the countryside.
In the city, head to the Aberdeen Maritime Museum in the historic harbor. Here, learn about the region’s nautical history and see interesting exhibits, including beautifully detailed ship models from 1689 to the present day.
Heading outside the city is the Grampian Transport Museum in the town of Alford. See fascinating transportation exhibits including tanks, stagecoaches, fire engines and cars from the 1800s.
An excellent accommodation option in the area is Crathie Opportunity Holidays, located in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park in historic Royal Deeside. These charming, purpose-built, accessible vacation homes are equipped with ceiling track hoists and have been carefully designed with accessibility for all as a priority.
Edinburgh and Lothians
Edinburgh, Scotland’s capital city, has top quality attractions and activities, and plenty of interesting history to discover.
Head to the National Museum of Scotland to explore galleries and learn about fascinating exhibits. Admire beautiful clothing in the Art, Design and Fashion galleries, learn about animals from around the world in the Natural World gallery, and discover Scotland through the ages in the Scottish History gallery.
Visit beautiful East Lothian, known as Edinburgh’s coast and countryside, and visit a working whiskey distillery, the Glenkinchie Distillery. Featuring a traditional red brick building, the distillery exudes charm and transports you back in time. Take a tour to find out how whiskey is made.
If you are looking for accessible accommodation in Edinburgh, the Wilde Aparthotel is the place to be. Located in the city centre, on the famous Grassmarket, this stylish aparthotel is ideally located for exploring the Royal Mile and its famous attractions.
south of scotland
The South of Scotland is a jewel, dotted with beautiful scenery and great attractions.
In Dumfries and Galloway, head to Gretna Green to see where runaway couples once fled to get married. Take a tour of famed blacksmith Gretna Greene Experience to see the acclaimed marriage anvil, then head to the department store for some shopping.
Across the Scottish border in the east, visit Abbotsford and explore the picture-perfect mansion of one of Scotland’s greatest writers, Sir Walter Scott. The 19th-century house and rooms were left behind by Scott, so exploring the house and surrounding grounds is a true step back in time.
If you fancy staying in a stunning historic country house on your doorstep, check out the Klingletty Hotel near Peebles on the Scottish border. It is equipped with facilities such as slopes and home elevators, which are rare for a historical building. The hotel also won the prestigious Catey Award for accessibility.
The attractions included in this article have detailed accessibility guides. in May. VisitScotland collaborates with AccessAble to create detailed access guides At venues in various parts of Scotland including Edinburgh and Scotland Lothian, Aberdeen and Aberdeenshire, Glasgow, Southern Scotland.go to AccessAble.co.jp again VisitScotland.com/Accessible It will help you plan your next break.
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