Reisgids voor mindervalide

A guide to Britain for disabled travellers

Reisgids voor mindervalide


 

 

Van en naar het vliegveld

Wegwijs in Londen

Wegwijs in Groot-Brittannië

Handige links

Bezoek de top attracties

Bezoek de National Trust locaties

Bezoek English Heritage locaties

 



Van en naar het vliegveld

train
  HEATHROW GATWICK STANSTED LUTON

Faciliteiten op het vliegveld

“Tick Hellingbaan voor rolstoelgebruikers

“Tick Brede paden

“Tick Invalidentoiletten

“Tick Invaliden zitplaatsen in de wachtruimtes

“Tick Hellingbaan voor rolstoelgebruikers

“Tick Brede paden

“Tick Invalidentoiletten

“Tick Invaliden zitplaatsen in de wachtruimtes

“Tick Makkelijk toegankelijk voor rolstoelgebruikers

“Tick Invalidentoiletten

“Tick Invaliden zitplaatsen in de wachtruimtes

“Tick Lage informatieschermen

“Tick Rolstoelen te leen

“Tick Invalidentoiletten

“Tick Hulp tijdens het in- en uitstappen

Trein

Beide stations, Heathrow en Paddington, zijn zonder trappen bereikbaar tussen trein en perron. 

De Heathrow Express trein is toegankelijk voor rolstoelgebruikers.

Het treinstation van Gatwick Airport is bereikbaar zonder trappen en er is een helling om u te helpen tijdens het instappen.

Het personeel van de Gatwick Express helpt u graag als u hierom vraagt op het perron, of neem van te voren contact op.

Het treinstation van Stansted Airport is bereikbaar zonder trappen en er is een helling om u te helpen tijdens het instappen.

Neem van te voren contact op met de klantenservice van het treinstation om hulp te vragen.

Het treinstation Luton Airport Parkway is bereikbaar zonder trappen en is voorzien een lift en roltrappen voor toegang vanaf de straat naar alle perrons.

Neem van te voren contact op met de klantenservice van het treinstation om hulp te vragen.

Bus

In de National Express bus van Heathrow kan een rolstoel met een gewicht tot 23kg meegenomen worden. Deze moeten in de bagageruimte worden opgeslagen.

In de National Express bus van Gatwick kan een rolstoel met een gewicht tot 23kg meegenomen worden. Deze moeten in de bagageruimte worden opgeslagen.

In de National Express bus van Stansted kan een rolstoel met een gewicht tot 23kg meegenomen worden. Deze moeten in de bagageruimte worden opgeslagen.

 red cross Niet beschikbaar

Metro

De Heathrow Terminals 1, 2, 3 en Terminal 4 metrostations zijn bereikbaar zonder trappen van trein naar het perron en de ticketbalie. Er is een lift naar het vliegveld. Het personeel kan helpen op aanvraag.

Heathrow Terminal 5 tube station is alleen met trappen bereikbaar, het personeel kan u helpen. 

Lees Wegwijs in Londen voor meer informatie over reizen met de metro.

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Wegwijs in Londen 

tube

bus

London Underground (Metro)

Bus

  • Alle metrostations zijn voorzien van extra brede poortjes voor passagiers in rolstoelen.
  • De meeste grote metrostations in Londen zijn volledig bereikbaar zonder trappen, zoals Kings Cross, Heathrow Terminals 123, London Bridge, Wembley Park, Green Park en Stratford. Bekijk de volledige lijst van stations zonder trappen hier.
  • 16 stations zijn voorzien van helling om rolstoelgebruikers te helpen met het instappen, zoals Earl’s Court, Oxford Circus, King’s Cross en Westminster
  • Alle medewerkers van de metrostations kunnen passagiers met beperkingen helpen, als u hulp nodig heeft kunt u dit vragen als u aankomt op het station. 
  • Het is niet mogelijk om korting te krijgen voor het openbaar vervoer als u niet in Groot-Brittannië woont. Koop een Travelcard of Visitor Oyster Card voor het openbaar vervoer in Londen.
  • Een rolstoel van 70cm x 120cm past in elke bus in Londen.
  • Op elke London bus route, behalve 9 en 15, kan de bus verlaagd worden tot stoephoogte zodat u eenvoudig kunt instappen met een rolstoel.
  • Elke bus is voorzien van een hellingsramp, zodat rolstoel gebruikers eenvoudig kunnen instappen.
  • Rolstoelgebruikers reizen gratis met de bus in Londen, medereizigers hebben een geldig vervoersbewijs nodig.

taxi

DLR

Taxi

London Overground en Docklands Light Railway (DLR)

  • Alle licentie taxi´s (black cabs) in Londen zijn toegankelijk voor rolstoelgebruikers.
  • Elke taxi en privé transfers moeten u toegang geven met uw geleidehond, dit is bepaald in de wet.
  • Minicabs moeten van te voren geboekt worden. Toegankelijkheid kan variëren, vraag dit aan als u de minicab boekt.
  • De London Taxi website geeft meer informatie over reizen met een taxi door Londen.
  • All stations on the Docklands Light Railway have level access between the platform and the train.
  • 38 stations on London Overground are step-free from the street to the platform
  • Every London Overground train has designated spaces for wheelchair users, and priority seats
  • If you know where you will be travelling, you can contact the station 24 hours in advance and explain what your needs are, to make sure they are able to help you. However, staff will do their best to help you whether you have booked or not.
  • See more information about the accessibility of  London Overground services.

General London travel tips

  • Assistance dogs are welcome on all public transport in London, as long as they do not block exits and entrances for other passengers.
  • To plan your journey on London transport, pick up a tube map from any station once you're in London, or view it online. Stations with step-free access to platforms are marked with a white symbol, and stations with completely level access onto the tube are marked with a blue symbol.
  • Transport for London’s online Journey Planner also provides an option for planning step-free route
  • More detailed guides, including a guide to avoiding stairs, are also available online, as are video guides to using tubes, buses, trains and taxis in London.
  • If you have a Blue Badge and are driving in London, you can register so that you do not have to pay the Congestion Charge. More information here

 

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Wegwijs in Groot-Brittannië 

coach

By train

Local buses, taxis and car hire

By bus / coach

  • Step-free access is available at many major train stations around Britain. 
  • If you know which station/s you will be travelling to, you can search on nationalrail.co.uk for detailed information about their accessibility.
  • This map shows which of the biggest train stations have step-free access.
  • The Disability Onboard website has trips and information about travelling on trains in Britain for disabled customers.
  • Britain's train travel discount scheme for disabled passengers is only available to people who permanently live in England, Scotland or Wales. However, if you are a wheelchair user or are visually impaired, you may be able to get some discounts on train tickets when you buy them at a train station ticket office. There is more information here.
  • Also consider a BritRail Pass, a pass for unlimited train travel in Britain that's only available to visitors from overseas. It can work out much cheaper than buying individual tickets, depending on how much you'll be travelling.
  • By law, all buses in Britain will have to be wheelchair-accessible by 2017.
  • Right now accessibility varies depending on the area you’re visiting and the type of buses they have. Over 60% of buses in England are already wheelchair accessible (as of December 2013).
  • Transportdirect.info can help you plan a journey around Britain depending on your needs.
  • By law, taxis have to accept passengers in wheelchairs and assistance dogs whenever they can. They legally cannot charge you more than any other customer.
     
  • Wheelchair-travel.co.uk has information about hiring an accessible car on your holiday
  • If you are travelling from Europe and have a Blue Badge, you are allowed to park in disabled parking spaces in Britain.
  • You may also be able to park for free or for a discount in some car parks, or to park on roads that do not usually allow parking.
  • The FIA Disabled Travellers website has more information about how you can use your Blue Badge.
  • National Express buses can carry wheelchairs weighing up to 23kg. They must be stowed in the cargo hold.
  • There is priority seating at the front of the vehicles reserved for customers who might have difficulty getting on or off.
  • Drivers will be happy to load your luggage onto the coach if you are unable to do so yourself.
  • You should contact National Express at least 24 hours before you travel if you want to take a wheelchair with you, or need staff to assist you in any way.
  • More information is available here.

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Bezoek de top attracties

 

What do I need?

  • In order to visit attractions with a disabled ticket, or get a free ticket for a carer, you should carry an ID card (such as a disability card) with you, as you may be asked to show it to a member of staff
  • If your card is not in English, you should also carry an English translation with you
  • You can usually get an English translation from your local town hall

londoneye

The London Eye

“Tick Wheelchair access 
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick Carer enters for free with a disabled visitor
“Tick Disabled visitors can buy discounted London Eye tickets from our shop.

 

shard

The View from the Shard

“Tick Wheelchair access 
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick There is no discount, but a carer enters for free with a disabled visitor with a standard Shard ticket from our shop.

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Tower of London

“Tick Wheelchair access. A step-free route through the tower has been designed for disabled guests.
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick Carer enters for free with a disabled visitor
“Tick Disabled visitors can buy discounted Tower of London tickets from our shop.

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Madame Tussauds

“Tick Wheelchair access to exhibition. However, there are restrictions on how many wheelchair users can visit at once - so you should contact Madame Tussauds once you buy your tickets to book a slot.
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick There is no discount, but a carer enters with you for free with disabled Madame Tussauds tickets bought from our shop

  • For safety reasons, the Spirit of London ride isn't wheelchair-accessible 

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Windsor Castle

“Tick Wheelchair access to castle 
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick There is no discount, but a carer enters for free with a disabled visitor with standard Windsor Castle tickets from our shop

  • Some areas have steps, including the chapel and Queen Mary's Dolls' House

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The London Dungeon

“Tick Wheelchair access to exhibition. However, there are restrictions on how many wheelchair users can visit at once - so you should contact The London Dungeon before your visit to book a slot.
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick A carer enters for free with a disabled visitor
“Tick Disabled visitors can buy discounted London Dungeon tickets from our shop.

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The Harry Potter Studio Tour

“Tick Wheelchairs can be taken on the bus; they must be put into the luggage area
“Tick There is wheelchair access to studio tour

  • There are a few steps to board the bus 
  • When you get your confirmation email, you should contact Golden Tours to tell them you will be visiting

warwickcastle

Warwick Castle

“Tick Wheelchair access to gardens
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick Disabled visitors and carers can get a discount - contact the Castle directly to book discounted tickets.

  • The castle itself has limited disabled access. There are some steps and narrow doorways
  • The Dragon Tower isn't wheelchair-accessible

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Kensington Palace

“Tick Wheelchair access to palace
“Tick Accessible toilets
“Tick Wheelchairs can be borrowed
“Tick There is no discount, but a carer enters for free with a disabled visitor with a standard Kensington Palace ticket from our shop.

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Bezoek de National Trust locaties 

With a National Trust Touring Pass you can visit over 300 stately homes, gardens and castles in England and Wales.

 

How accessible are National Trust properties?


“Tick Most properties are suitable for wheelchair users and disabled customers

“Tick A carer can enter National Trust properties for free when accompanying a wheelchair user

“Tick Assistance dogs are welcome in all of the properties

  • Many properties have wheelchairs that can be borrowed on your visit, but this varies by location 
  • It may be easiest to contact the properties in advance if you know which you will be visiting
  • To use disabled parking spaces, you must display a relevant Parking Card, marked with the international wheelchair symbol
  • You can look up any individual place in more detail here including information about accessible toilets, and parking

Some of the most popular places to visit with the Pass are:

stourhead

Stourhead, Wiltshire

A beautiful fairytale garden with Greek-style temples, a serene lake, and colourful landscaped woodland.

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Fountain's Abbey, North Yorkshire

Britain’s largest ruined monastry, set in acres of beautiful parkland. It dates back to 1132, and is an UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Petworth, Sussex

A stunning country house with a world-famous art collection, a room carved entirely from wood, and fascinating historic collections.

Parkeren
“Tick Parking is free for Touring Pass holders
“Tick Disabled parking spaces available
“Tick A wheelchair-accessible transfer from the car park to the park runs between March and October

Parkeren
“Tick Parking is free for Touring Pass holders

Parkeren
“Tick Parking is free for Touring Pass holders
“Tick Disabled parking spaces available in a separate car park. The other, main car park is quite far away and has a steep sloped path to the house
“Tick There is a wheelchair-accessible shuttle service from the main car park to the house

De attractie
“Tick There is an accessible route map for exploring the gardens
“Tick The garden path is 1.25 miles in total. Mostly level with a few steep slopes
“Tick Wheelchairs can be hired, but you should book one in advance

De attractie
“Tick There are routes around the estate to make wheelchair access as easy as possible
“Tick There is a special transfer vehicle to take you from the visitor centre to many areas in the park
“Tick Wheelchairs can be hired, but you should book one in advance

De attractie
“Tick There are ramps up to the ground floor of the house. Other floors and the chapel have a few steps
“Tick There are two accessible toilets in the house
“Tick The surrounding park has a few slopes, and is partially wheelchair-accessible

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Bezoek de English Heritage locaties 

An English Heritage Pass lets you visit over 100 of the most important places in English history: castles, abbeys, Roman ruins and prehistoric monuments. 

 

How accessible are English Heritage properties?

“Tick English Heritage are working on improvements to make sure properties are suitable for wheelchair users and disabled customers wherever possible

“Tick Assistance dogs are welcome in all of the properties

  •  Many properties have wheelchairs that can be borrowed on your visit, but this varies by location
  •  It may be easiest to contact the properties in advance if you know which you will be visiting
  • To use disabled parking spaces or get reduced parking prices, you must display a relevant Parking Card, marked with the international wheelchair symbol 
  • You can look up any individual place in more detail here including information about accessible toilets, and parking

Some of the most popular places to visit with the Pass are:

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Stonehenge, Wiltshire

A world-famous prehistoric monument with thousands of years of  secrets to explore.

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Kenwood House, London

This beautiful and unique stately home is an oasis of calm in the heart of bustling north London.

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Dover Castle, Kent

A majestic medieval castle; one of the most historically important in Britain, and less than 2 hours away from London.

Parkeren
“Tick Disabled parking spaces are available

Parkeren
“Tick Disabled parking spaces are available
“Tick Wheelchair-accessible transfer from car park to house is available

Parkeren
“Tick Separate car park for disabled visitors, with easy access
“Tick A wheelchair-accessible shuttle runs between car park and castle

De attractie
“Tick Wheelchair-accessible shuttle bus from Visitor Centre to the Stonehenge monument available
“Tick The stone circle of the monument is wheelchair-accessible, depending on weather
“Tick Wheelchairs can be hired, but you should book one in advance
“Tick There are accessible toilets at the Visitor Center

De attractie
“Tick Wheelchair access to ground floor

  • There are stairs to upper levels. There are handrails, and assistance is available
  • Some paths in surrounding gardens may be unsuitable for wheelchairs

De attractie
“Tick Ground floors are wheelchair-accessible
“Tick Mobility scooters can be borrowed; book in advance
“Tick There are accessible toilets

  • There is some restricted access to upper levels of castle and towers

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Handige links 

Disabledholidays.com

Disabledholidayinfo.org.uk

Disabledgo.com

Accessibleguide.co.uk

Visitengland.com/accessible-england

Visitengland.com/access-for-all

Tourismforall.org.uk 

Information about accessible holiday accommodation

Guides to help you plan and find suitable accommodation, including a UK-wide accommodation search

A guide on accessible accommodation, and leisure activities including restaurants, hotels, libraries and more

This guide provides lots of additional links to helpful resources

A comprehensive guide to accessibility in England

Accessibility guides for various cities in England, including Brighton and Bath

A nationwide charity with information about where to stay, visit, eat and drink in Britain

 

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