Oxford accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays

For a great holiday in Oxford

Known for its historic college and surrounding buildings, Oxford lives and breathes history. Explore the cathedrals and historic sites during the day then enjoy a pint in an authentic pub at night. Book Accessible Oxford Holiday Rentals with Handiscover to stay right in the heart of this celebrated college town for your vacation holidays.

Things to Do in Oxford

Pit Rivers Museum

Address: South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP
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Containing one of the world’s premier anthropology and archaeology collections, Pit offers artifacts from all part of the world and time periods. Rotating displays and a wide variety of events mean there is always something new to see and do at Pit. Pit Museum building is considered fully accessible to wheelchair users and the disabled, however, some of the displays can have tight spaces in between which might be difficult for some chairs. Disabled parking and larger restrooms are also available at the site along with flashlights for visitors who find the darkened exhibitions too hard to see.

Oxford Castle Unlocked

Address: 44-46 Oxford Castle, Oxford OX1 1AY
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After visiting the many traditional museums of Oxford, try something a little different with the Oxford Castle Unlocked. Start your journey into the castle’s 1,000-year history when you join the costumed characters to hear their dark stories. Journey up the tower for a panoramic view of the city before descending far below the city’s surface into the castle’s 900-year-old crypt. Finally, get inducted into the site’s prison before being left to explore on your own…if you dare! The castle has a variety of accessible features for wheelchair users and the disabled. Lifts with a 900mm clear opening go to all floors and the gift shop, entrance, cafe and learning center have full accessibility. However, because it is a historic building, not all areas are wheelchair friendly or good for those with a disability. Learn more about the specifics here: Oxford Unlocked Access Info

University of Oxford Botanic Garden

Address: Rose Lane, Oxford OX1 4AZ, United Kingdom
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Once you’ve explored the depths of Oxford Castle, it may be time to take in the serene and inspiring Botanic Garden. Featuring an astounding array of trees and plants, there is always something to see no matter what time of year you come to visit! There are no refreshment facilities at the gardens so visitors are encouraged to bring their own picnic if desired. Adapted bathroom facilities are available on site and registered service dogs are allowed. Some paths may prove to be a bit narrow for larger wheelchairs, however, there is a guide available for a mapped wheelchair friendly path which can be found linked this access page: Arboretum Access Page

Accessible Accommodations Oxford

Offering both historic and modern accommodations, Oxford has options for all travelers. Choose which features you need in your accessible Oxford rental such as a hoist, roll in shower and step free entrances ande we’ll show you hotels, apartments, cottages and vacation rentals the meet your criteria. Whether you want luxurious hotels, cozy apartments or sprawling holiday rentals to fit a large traveling party, Handiscover has options for your holidays!

How to Get Around Oxford

Making accessibility a number one priority, the Oxford Bus Company offers special accommodations for those with wheelchairs, the elderly, pregnant and others who may have difficulty traveling. Hiring a taxi is also an option and one of the most comfortable and direct ways to travel.