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How do you travel in Europe with a disability?

Asked by dubsrayboo (2188 points ) September 30th, 2011

For all the Fluthers in London especially and other travelers. My husband is in a wheelchair. He can maneuver steps with crutches. We’re planning to go to Ireland and London in May and we need good ideas for places we can see that are assessable for disabled people.

We’ve been told to stay away from the Tube and that it would be best to go on a tour with a group. We would love to keep it local and budget minded.

Thanks

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flutherother's avatar

You might find some useful information regarding London here

Mamradpivo's avatar

Your husband should be fine. While England hasn’t exactly passed the ADA, most places you’ll want to go are accessible by wheelchair. However, you’ll definitely want to check with your hotel: elevators are not necessarily standard.

Overall though, you won’t have much to worry about. London is a very accessible city for everyone. Enjoy.

HungryGuy's avatar

Unfortunately, England can’t have something like the ADA, because everything is so old. Castles and other historic structures are made out of stone, and not easily modified like the shiny new buildings in America. Still, you’ll find plenty of people willing to lend a hand to help a disabled person to get up a few steps here and there. Your husband will be fine!

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