York accessible travel guide to disabled friendly holidays

For a great holiday in York

Known for its medieval walls and historic architecture, York lets you step back in time while providing amazing urban amenities. Good for singles, groups and whole families, this city has something for everyone. As a modern city with ancient roots, Accessible York holiday rentals are easy to find with Handiscover. Stay in the heart of the city for easy access to all the fun, history and more while still getting the convenience of hotels, apartments and vacation rentals suited to disability needs!

Things to Do in York

York Selfie Trail

Address: Various
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Make your social media followers green with envy when you take the Selfie Tour. Designed to give you photo ops at the most iconic places in York, the tour lets you hit a lot of places in a short time. Sites include the Shambles market street, National Railway Museum, and 8 other not-to-be-missed spots. York is a historic city that proudly strives to provide Access for All meaning there is complete or partial accessibility to all the sites on the tour for those who are disabled, including wheelchair users.

Castle Museum

Address: Eye of York, York YO1 9RY
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Meander down an expertly recreated Victorian-era street when you visit the Castle Museum. Experience centuries of York history in one convenient space from shady Victorian criminals up to the groovy 60’s. Explore the interactive galleries to truly experience history as you never have before. The main entrance is fully accessible to wheelchair users and anyone with a disability. There is also a ground floor restroom with baby changing station. The 60’s exhibition, castle prison, cafe, and 1914 exhibition are all accessible. However, because of the historic nature of the building, the upper floors are not wheelchair friendly.

York’s Chocolate Story

Adress: 3-4 Kings Square, York YO1 7LD, UK
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Get ready to love chocolate even more! This interactive and highly informative tour takes visitors through the history of York’s chocolate making story and the beginnings of the confection itself. Learn, discover and finally taste in this unique tour. Holidays are especially fun at the Chocolate Story which is spectacularly decorated. The attraction is located in King’s Square which is smooth and considered accessible for wheelchair users and the disabled. An accessible toilet can be found on the ground floor and a step free lift can take wheelchair users to each of the three floors. For more detailed pictures and information visit the attraction’s Access Statement.

Accessible Accommodations York

Explore our selection of stylish apartments, cozy cottages, historical hotels and other vacation rentals. Handiscover is committed to providing you a range of selections that are both disabled-friendly and suited to your preferences for your holidays. Tailor your search by telling us what kind of features you need, such as apartments with hoists or hotels with wheel in showers.

How to Get Around York

Drop down buses and wheelchair friendly taxis make getting around York easier than ever. While cobblestone walkways and narrow streets can be inconvenient, public transport and updated buildings makes it far easier.