The Lanarkshire tourism group is aiming to provide information about accessibility to all of the region’s attractions and accommodation in the next three years.  

Currently, visitors can get hold of such information for more than half of the area’s tourist attractions, helpful for group travel organisers arranging trips for those with mobility needs.

As part of a wider strategy it’s hoped that by 2020 all destinations across the county in Scotland will offer visitors information about how easy it is to get around each place.

What type of information?

Accessibility guides are invaluable for travellers with limited mobility, as it gives visitors information about whether they will be able to visit the destination comfortably and confidently.  

They cater for a range of needs from older people with limited mobility to parents with young children and those with disabilities.

The information includes parking restrictions and ramp access, while each guide provides comprehensive information and photographs of the attractions, showing the journey through each venue.

Work from VisitLanarkshire and access information provider DisabledGo has already resulted in almost half of the hotels in the area publishing access guides, alongside most of the campsites.

Detailed access guides for train stations and a number of shops around the area are also available.

Group trips to Lanarkshire

Home to two world heritage sites, Lanarkshire is an historic county in the lowlands of Scotland, just an hour’s drive from most of the country’s major cities.

Groups travelling to the area can visit Bothwell, a village within a conservation area and home to Scotland’s largest 13th century castle, or Cleland, a traditional village with coal mining heritage.

You can also visit Summerlee - The Museum of Scottish Industrial Life or Airdrie Observatory, one of only four observatories operating in the UK.

For more information on accessibility guides, you can click here or to find out more about Lanarkshire can visit