Eight venues from across the UK have received recognition from the disabled access charity Euan’s Guide for their “outstanding” welcome for disabled visitors.
The awards, which are now in their second year, recognise the best accessible venues in each region, based on public nominations and reviews shared on Euan’s Guide.
From the hundreds of nominated venues, Euan’s Guide selected the following venues because they “stood out by providing exceptionally good experiences to disabled people.”
Top 8 Accessible Venues
- Barbican – London
- Newquay Zoo – Southern England
- Cadbury World – Midlands
- Beamish, The Living Museum of the North – Northern England
- Holyrood Distillery – Southern Scotland
- Culloden Battlefield – Northern Scotland
- Folly Farm – Wales
- George Best Belfast City Airport – Northern Ireland
From the hundreds of nominated venues, these venues stood out by providing exceptionally good experiences to disabled people. For that reason, they were each named Venue of the Year for their region.
Euan MacDonald, Co-Founder of Euan’s Guide said: “Last year we awarded four venues across the UK. This year we felt it was only fitting to recognise eight venues that stretch across the UK. Each of these venues has shown tremendous commitment to providing an excellent experience to all in 2019, making them ideal places to visit in 2020.”
Each of these venues have been recommended by their disabled visitors. Disabled people use the disabled access review website Euan’s Guide to share their experiences and find new places to visit. Reading about someone else’s visit often gives people the information they need to decide if a venue is right for them.
Six of the eight venues have a Changing Places facility installed. Changing places are provided in addition to accessible toilets, they contain additional equipment, such as an adult sized changing bench and a hoist, which a quarter of a million people require to use the toilet safely. Many of the winning venues provide step free access or have lifts installed to ensure that wheelchair users and those with mobility impairments can experience the venue in its entirety.