Liverpool has been named one of the UK’s most accessible destinations
With numerous iconic attractions, it is not surprising that Liverpool is very popular with tourists. According to Euan’s Guide, Liverpool’s attractions are also some of the most accommodating for disabilities and any accessibility needs. If you have not heard of Euan’s Guide, it is a very handy website set up for disabled users to share reviews and advice on places in the UK. The reviews written about a number of Liverpool’s most popular attractions are very positive.
Plan Your Liverpool Break
If you are from Liverpool, then you will know that the city has a lot to offer. There are so many exciting things to see and do. If you are planning a visit, then it would be a good idea to plan beforehand. Here we will discuss the top activities to do in Liverpool with excellent disabled access.
Firstly, if you are a football fan, you may be interested in visiting either Anfield or Goodison Park depending on your alliances. Both of these grounds got 5-star reviews on Euan. A reviewer described Anfield’s wheelchair access as ‘first class’ and said the stewards were very warm and friendly. An Everton fan was very complimentary of the helpful staff at Goodison Park. They stated that the seats were in a good location which meant they did not have to walk far and they managed to find a disabled car parking space near the stadium. So whether you want to book a tour or watch a game, either of Liverpool’s two stadiums should be a pleasant experience.
Liverpool is also famous for being one of the most culture-rich cities in Europe. This year the city is celebrating the 10 year anniversary of them being announced the European Capital of Culture in 2008. Events and exhibitions are being displayed throughout the city in aid of this. One of the reasons Liverpool is so recognised for its culture is due to the large amounts of museums and art galleries. Some of the most popular include, The World Museum, Tate Liverpool, The Walker Art Gallery, and The Beatle Museum. All of the venues mentioned here had positive reviews on Euan. The World Museum is the most popular Liverpool museum and was rated as the third most accessible tourist destination in the UK in 2014 by the Vitalise Accessible UK tourist report. The museum has wheelchairs available to borrow, lifts to all floors, automatic doors, and blue badge parking spaces. The Tate Liverpool, located at the Albert Docks, also has access to all floors via lifts and level access to the shop and cafe. There is plenty of seating dotted around the galleries and portable folding stools are available on request. This means that you can relax at ease whilst admiring some of the best national and global modern art.
The Beatles play a ginormous role in generating popularity for Liverpool as a tourist city. There are many different attractions on offer which surrounding Great Britain’s most successful boyband. The Beatle Story is a world-famous, award-winning exhibition located on the waterfront. The museum is fully wheelchair accessible making it a popular activity for anyone with limited mobility. You can also visit The Cavern Club on Matthew Street which is often referred to as the ‘home’ of The Beatles. It is located 33 steps down from the street but luckily has had a lift installed so no one misses out. There are ramps from the upper level of the venue to the lower level, and there are wheelchair accessible toilets throughout the venue.
A city break does not have to mean lots of walking. In Liverpool, there is an Open Top City Explorer which is great for visitors with mobility problems as it brings the best of Liverpool to you! Another way to see some of the best views Liverpool has to offer is to take a trip on Mersey Ferries. Liverpool skyline is unmissable and the ferry across the River Mersey is accessible for all. The main decks are fully wheelchair accessible and so are the terminals. They have wheelchairs and electronic buggies which can be used upon request.
If the weather is typically British, don’t let it put a downer on the trip. Liverpool is the home of a FACT Picturehouse which has received some excellent reviews on Euan’s due to their impressive amount of accessibility features. They show films with audio-descriptions and induction loops. They also have autism-friendly screens and toddler-friendly films. On Tuesdays and Thursdays, they offer silver screens with reduced rates for over 60s and a free coffee/tea. The whole venue is wheelchair accessible, and if you have a CEA membership, your sighted guide gets in for free.
Mobility in Liverpool
We hope our guide has helped you plan a trip to Liverpool, whether it be a day out or mini-break. It is fantastic that so many attractions are made accessible to anyone with mobility issues. We are one of the leading stairlift providers in Liverpool so want our customers’ lives to be as easy and enjoyable as possible. If you use our high-quality stairlifts in your day-to-day life, then we recommend visiting Euan’s Guide for more advice on how accessible attractions and locations are across the UK.