Seven of Northumberland’s tourist attractions have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out, according to a new report from Silver Travel Advisor, the travel review and advice site for mature travellers.
Alnwick Gardens’ level site, disabled parking, clear information to help less able visitors get the most of their visit, free motility scooter hire, concessions for older guests and free entry for carers were given particular mention in the review.
The Laing Art Gallery in Newcastle upon Tyne was praised for its lift access to all floors, freely available seating that includes light, portable seating, talking audio guides and listening posts, hearing induction loops, large print and gallery plans in braille.
Northumberland is the latest UK region to come under the scrutiny of the site, who published the results of first hand research into the accessibility and the appeal of UK tourist attractions for mature and less mobile travellers.
Silver Travel Advisor member, grandmother and keen traveller Pamela Walker from Benfleet took a trip south of the border to one of her favourite counties to help draw up the short-list and check-out Northumberland’s age-friendly attractions.