Hi, I'm looking forward to a 4 night stay in York near the city centre.
As a mobility scooter user what are some of the best suggestions for attractions in the immediate area or even within about a 15 mile radius ?
Thanks in advance.
Hi @Pippa Scope, Had 4 nights in York last week just after my 70th. Travelled via M90/M8/M74/M6 and A66. Stayed at the new-ish Layerthorpe Travelodge on the edge of the river Foss in an excellent twin accessible room with a wetroom and plenty of space for the scooter. 10 minute walk into the city centre with too many attractions to fit in on a midweek break. Lots of cafes and restaurants to choose from.. Visited the Railway Museum, York Castle Museum, the Jorvick Centre, took a 70 minute evening cruise on the Ouse, and visited Rowntree Park. Unfortunately the Shambles was just exactly that with cobbles, narrow uneven pavements, and tiny inaccessible shops. Lovely to look at but really not disabled friendly.
We spent one full day visiting Pickering and Whitby.....love Whitby with its Captain Cook and Dracula connections. Returned home on Saturday via the A19 bypassing Newcastle using the Tyne Tunnel and up the coastline to Berwick, Edinburgh then Perth.
Word of caution...very many uneven and sloping pavements and too many cobbles to comfortably contend with even though my scooter has suspension. Beware pedestrians who don't look where they're going !! York being a main communications junction can be a very noisy place to visit, but all told we thoroughly enjoyed our break. Wish it could have been longer.