List of Accessible World Travel Destinations

Disability Travel Information

Author: Victoria Abbott-Fleming
Published: 2015/12/11 - Updated: 2023/09/16
Publication Type: Informative
Contents: Summary - Introduction - Main - Related

Synopsis: A list of cities around the world that offer excellent accessibility and are making the effort to become more accessible to disabled persons. Seattle's condensed downtown area and public transport system makes it highly accessible. Accessible attractions include: Seattle Space Museum, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle. Stratford on Avon, England, renowned for being the home of William Shakespeare. All main tourist attractions are fully wheelchair accessible despite being originally built in the 15th century.

Introduction

More and more cities around the world are making the effort to become more accessible to disabled persons. Here, we take a look at some that offer excellent accessibility.

Main Digest

Statistics on Disability around the World:

Main Problems Encountered By the Disabled Tourist:

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Accessible Travel Destinations Infograhic

5 of the Most Accessible Travel Destinations

Seattle, USA

Seattle's condensed downtown area and public transport system makes it highly accessible. Railway system complies completely with ADA standards due to it being built in 2009. Accessible attractions include: Seattle Space Museum, Pike Place Market and the Space Needle.

Where to Stay?

Hyatt at Olive 8

Montreal, Canada

Montreal's public railway system offers 7 wheelchair accessible stations. Wheelchair friendly attractions include botanical gardens, a fine arts museum and European style cathedrals.

Where to Stay?

Fairmont Queen Elizabeth

Sydney, Australia

All ferries include loading ramp, and taxis are accessible too. Almost all attractions are easily accessible, including Sydney Opera House, Sydney Aquarium, Sydney Tower, Taronga Zoo and Port Jackson. The majority of restaurants, shops and accommodation provide excellent facilities and are suitable for wheelchair users.

Where to Stay?

BreakFree on George

Dublin, Ireland

The city includes easy access transport, dropped kerbs and delayed traffic lights. All the main tourist attractions, shopping areas and entertainment venues are almost all fully accessible in a wheelchair. The city is extremely compact and in the most part flat.

Where to Stay?

The Grand Canal Hotel

Stratford on Avon, England

Renowned for being the home of William Shakespeare. Town includes dropped kerbs, flat pavements and level cobblestones. All main tourist attractions are fully wheelchair accessible despite being originally built in the 15th century. Includes wheelchair accessible pubs and cafes by the river.

Where to Stay?

The New Inn Hotel

Tips before Traveling

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This quality-reviewed publication was selected for publishing by the editors of Disabled World due to its significant relevance to the disability community. Originally authored by Victoria Abbott-Fleming, and published on 2015/12/11 (Edit Update: 2023/09/16), the content may have been edited for style, clarity, or brevity. For further details or clarifications, Victoria Abbott-Fleming can be contacted at burningnightscrps.org. NOTE: Disabled World does not provide any warranties or endorsements related to this article.

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