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Visit a historic vessel and see beautiful mountain scenery. Discover all Scotland has to offer this summer.
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Top Accessible Places to Visit this Summer

Top Accessible Places to Visit this Summer

  • Explore a quintessential countryside getaway at the idyllic The Rings site
  • For history enthusiasts, the Royal Britannia yacht is an ideal attraction
  • Enjoy mountain scenery and flower-filled meadows at Cairngorms National Park


Discover new accessible destinations around Scotland this summer. Whether you are in the mood for some history or want to explore beautiful Scottish scenery, there’s something for everyone.

We have picked three interesting places to visit, but you can find more accessible destinations on the Accessible Britain guide.


Craigtoun Country Park, Fife

This idyllic getaway at The Rings has it all. With plenty of beautiful attractions, a peaceful campsite and cottages, a weekend in Graigtoun Country Park will feel like a dream.

The site features several accessible attractions, from a boating lake to a miniature railway. All the paths are level and accessible by wheelchairs, and staff are also on hand to assist visitors.

Nearby, you can find the St Andrew’s West Sands Beach and Loch Leven Heritage Trail.


Is it accessible?

The site features lowered counters, wet rooms as well as roomy corridors. The nearby sites have accessible toilets and parking spaces, and a specialised beach wheelchair available for hire.


How much is the entry?

The small campsite price starts at £20, while the cottages are slightly pricier. You can view all pricing and book your accommodation here.


Where to find it?

The Rings, KY15 5PQ


Accessible places in Scotland


Royal Yacht Britannia, Edinburgh

Interested in history? You are guaranteed to get your money’s worth with this attraction. Known to be the former Queen’s favourite vessel, the previous royal residence has been named as Best of the Best UK attraction, by TripAdvisor.


Is it accessible?

This impressive yacht caters for wheelchair-users, providing access to most spaces. You can also borrow a wheelchair from the visitor centre if needed.

The tour guide is available in audio, Braille, BSL and written versions. There’s also a special audio recording for those with learning difficulties.


How much is the entry?

A single adult ticket costs you £18.50, while children aged 5-17 pay £9.25. All children under 5 years old can enter for free.


Where to find it?

Ocean Terminal, Leith, Edinburgh, EH6 6JJ


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Cairngorms National Park, Scottish Highlands

Enjoy the sweeping meadows and splendid mountain scenery of the Scottish Highlands. Just a few of the 82 attractions of this beautiful area include:

  • Forest-covered mountains
  • Loch an Eilen at Rothiemurchus
  • Northern Lights sightseeing
  • The Cairngorm Reindeer Centre
  • Balmenach Distillery – home of Caorunn Gin


Is it accessible?

The paths around the park are wheelchair-friendly, allowing you to enjoy the Caledonian forest views.


How much is the entry?

You don’t have to pay to access to Cairngorms National Park.


Where to find it?

Depending on where you are travelling from, you can enter the park from several directions. We recommend planning your visit ahead, with more information on this here.


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