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Accessible Holidays: Scotland Itinerary Attractions With Wheelchair Access

Updated: Aug 21, 2023

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Dumfries and Galloway is one of the most beautiful areas in Scotland, offering unspoiled views and incredible landscapes. It's also one of the best locations for accessible holidays Scotland has to offer. Many activities are available for those who require a wheelchair, with many visitor attractions available for varying interests.


When planning an accessible holidays Scotland trip, consider adding the below activities to your schedule.

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Is Scotland wheelchair friendly?


Yes, quite a few activities are available for those who are mobility impaired. These activities range from museums to theatres, walking trails, and historic sites. Additionally, quite a few accessible cottages are available to rent during a stay. Scotland is one of the more accessible areas in the United Kingdom, making it an excellent choice for those who require an accessible holiday.



Wheelchair Accessible Activities


The below activities are wheelchair accessible, with varying amenities.


Dumfries Museum


The Dumfries Museum is a location which explores Scotland's natural history and pre-history. It's also the biggest museum in the region. The museum is free to enter and has a few disabled car park spaces for guests. Additionally, a lift inside the museum can take you from the ground level to the first floor. Most of the exhibits are wheelchair accessible. The world's largest Camera Obscura is onsite, though it is not wheelchair accessible.


Theatre Royal Dumfries


This theatre comes with the title of the oldest working theatre in the country. It was set for demolition in the 1950s. However, a purchase by the Guild of Players in 1959 saved the building. The Theatre Royal offers shows ranging from comedy to drama and other genres of performing arts pieces. Nearly the entire theatre is accessible by wheelchair, except for the balcony. You'll also find accessible toilets and parking at the theatre.



Moat Brae


IVisiting Moat Brae (known as The National Centre for Children's Literature and Storytelling) is family-friendly. This building offers access to an exquisite garden and exciting exhibitions which intend to encourage reading among children. This home was once the inspiration for J.M. Barrie, the writer of "Peter Pan." Guests can explore the house's interior, which includes many interactive areas with costumes, scripts, games, and other activities. Moat Brae also offers stunning architecture that those of all ages can enjoy. This attraction prides itself in being fully wheelchair accessible, and the staff also offers additional support where possible.


Claymoddie Garden and Plant Nursery


This stunning garden and nursery was created over the course of 50 years by the previous owner, Robin Nicholson. The garden lies in Wigtownshire, about an hour from Dumfries and Galloway. It extends across five acres and includes plants, walled areas, wooded pathways, and a large pond. When Nicholson was curating Claymoddie Garden and Plant Nursery, he planted local and coastal plants, leading to a garden with exciting things to see throughout the year. The majority of the garden at this attraction is open to wheelchairs, so everyone in your group can enjoy the views of the stunning plants and flowers.


Accessible Accommodation


Gatehouse Luxury Lodges features holiday accommodation options with accessible rooms, ramps, street-level access, and extra wide doors for easy entry for those with wheelchairs. The interior of our accessible cottages also features open spaces to make navigating the rooms easier. Other benefits of staying in our accessible cottage options include walk-in showers, hardwood floors throughout the holiday cottages, and standard-width doors throughout the disabled access cottages for easier entry into each room. We aim to provide accessibility options for everyone, creating the ultimate relaxing holiday for all our guests.

Contact us to book your accessible holidays in Scotland!


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