Category Archives: Accessible Routes

The best accessible battlefields in the UK

Britain’s battlefields are one of the less visible aspects of our country’s history. There is usually little to see in terms of the actual battle that took place there – perhaps just some earthworks, a monument, or the remains of a defensive ditch.

But the magic of visiting a battlefield doesn’t always lie in what you can see. More often it is about the sense of history, and the memory of the dramatic, terrible events that took place there. These sites have their very own atmosphere – they are often remote, dramatic places that are unlike any other kind of historic site.

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The five best accessible coffee shops in Seattle

There are few places outside Italy that are more synonymous with coffee culture than Seattle. After all, it is the birthplace of one the world’s most popular and ubiquitous chains – Starbucks – that has brought coffee to the masses.

But there is so much more to Seattle’s coffee scene than just Starbucks. There are also plenty of interesting independent coffee shops too. And the great news is that most of the city’s best coffee shops are also fully accessible.

So, with that in mind, here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to five of the Emerald City’s very best accessible coffee shops.

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The best accessible getaways for UK bird watchers

The UK has a wonderful variety of birds, and diverse range of habitats to explore. From remote wetlands and seabird colonies to lakes and forests, there is so much for bird lovers to enjoy across Britain.

Even if you’re not the biggest twitcher in the world, these are still wonderful places to discover – peaceful getaways that give you a chance to reconnect with nature. There are also plenty of places to see birds that are accessible to all, too.

Here, we pick out just a few, for Quingo Scooters’ guide to the best accessible getaways for UK birdwatchers.

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The best accessible UK castles

You might think that, by their very nature, castles aren’t the most accessible of sites to visit. After all, their entire reason for existing is to be inaccessible and difficult to get around!

But surprisingly, many of the UK’s very best castles are relatively easy to explore, and the teams who run them have made a lot of effort to make these ancient buildings open to all. Many also have wonderful grounds and gardens to enjoy.

So, with that in mind, here is Quingo Scooters’ guide to the UK’s best and most accessible castles.

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Accessible getaways abroad: Accessible Chicago, USA

If you’re looking for a great American city break, then Chicago well and truly has it all. It’s got a rich and fascinating history (think Al Capone and the Prohibition era), plus world-class museums and galleries.

Foodies love it too – it’s famous for its many farmers markets and the quality of its restaurants (23 of them have Michelin stars!). But there are also a few surprises too: who knew that it also has 15 beaches where you can swim?

That last one is strictly for the summer however – in the winter Chicago gets bitterly cold, and we’d recommend visiting in the warmer months from May to late September.

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