Derbyshire's beautiful countryside, vibrant towns and quiet
villages are there for everyone to enjoy, including disabled
travellers and those with access needs. There is lots of
information and guidance on our site as to the best places to
visit, where to stay, and how to get there - from assistance at
railway stations, to accommodation that has been specifically
assessed for those with access needs.
enjoyengland.com website has a wealth of information of how to
make the best of your holiday to Derbyshire and further afield.
Disability is no barrier to feeling the wind in your hair on the
accessible tram at the Crich Tramway Village or the tranquillity of
colourful and scented gardens at Belper River Gardens.
Activity breaks are another great option, and again there are
plenty of facilities for disabled travellers. Derbyshire Cycle Hire
offers adapted cycles at its centres including the Tissington
Trail. Fishermen can spend a lazy day on the lakeside with
accessible fishing pegs at Shipley Country Park.
Whatever your level of access needs, there is an organisation
that can help ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable holiday. Holidays for
All is a group of accessible holiday providers for those
with higher needs.
For more ideas and inspiration contact Tourism for
All on 0303 303 0146.
Know before you go
Every accommodation and attraction that has been assessed by
VisitEngland has an Access Statement, designed to give disabled
travellers thorough information on where they are planning to
visit. So if you want to know anything from how many steps lead up
to the hotel's front door to the frequency of the local bus
service, ask to see the access statement before you travel.
Confidence to book
National Accessible Scheme (NAS) highlights accommodation
providers who have improved their accessibility. This means
recognising hotels that have introduced grab rails or large-print
menus - meaning that if you need a little extra support, or have
let your glasses at home, providers have kept your needs in