Essex accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays

For a great holiday in Essex

Hundreds of miles of pristine coastline await you on your Essex holiday. Stay here to enjoy quaint seaside towns, nature reserves and incredible gardens including the whimsical Gnome Garden. Get the comfortable, worry-free holidays you deserve when you book Accessible Essex Holiday Rentals from Handiscover.

Things to Do in Essex

Garden Hyde Hall
Address: Creephedge Ln, Chelmsford CM3 8ET, UK
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Embark on a living adventure at the Horticulture Society’s Hyde Hall. With a changing landscape and schedule events for every season, there is always something to see and do at the garden. Carve pumpkins in fall, winter walks and learn about local and exotic flora year round. All buildings at the hall are disabled accessible. Additionally, 6 manual wheelchairs are available to borrow. There are also accommodations for those with sight and hearing impairments. Plan your visit here.

Audley End House
Address: Off, London Rd, Saffron Walden CB11 4JF, United Kingdom
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This top rated attraction allows you to explore a beautifully preserved 17th-century home and gardens. Traverse the halls of this Jacobean mansion and get a glimpse into what life was like for both the rich and the servant class. Grab a bite to eat from the restaurant or cafe or order a picnic to be eaten outside. Tbe Audley House welcomes disabled visitors and offers mobility scooters and wheelchairs to borrow. Ramped access is also available to each restaurant along with accessible toilets. However, the first floor is only accessible with stairs. Learn more about their accessibility features here.

Mountfitchet Castle and Norman Village
Address: Stansted CM24 8SP, UK
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Immerse yourself in history at this historic castle and fully recreated Norman village from 1066 A.D.! While here, feed the rescued animals such as deer and geese and visit the largest toy museum in the world. While the Mountfitchet owners welcome all visitors with any kind of disability and efforts have been made to make the attraction disabled and wheelchair friendly, the historic building has many of the typical barriers that come with old buildings including steps, stairs, steep slopes etc. To read their full statement about accessibility click here.

Accessible Accommodations Essex

Be close to the beach or countryside in one of the accessible Essex cottages, apartments, hotels or vacation rentals. Features such as wheel in showers, hoists, step free doorways and ramps make our rentals up to suiting your needs for your holidays. Simply, select the level of access you need then choose from our guaranteed accessible apartments, hotels and more.

How to Get Around Essex

With excellent access to the national road system, car travel is an excellent choice in Essex. Or, leave the car behind and travel by bus which also offers special features for those with mobility issues. Taxis and trains are also an option as is Shopmobility. Depending on the length of your stay, you can apply for Shopmobility benefits.