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Glasgow is Scotland's largest city, and is a fantastic place for anyone with mobility requirements to visit: Easily accessible, with a vibrant nightlife and an expansive shopping district, as well as stunning architecture and natural scenery.

Good for
  • History Buff
  • Shopping Fanatic
  • Art and Architecture Lover
  • Foodie
  • Like a Local

8 Places

3 City Tips

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8 Places

Merchant City

Neighbourhoods

Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum

Art Museums

Loch Lomond Park Centre

Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks, Bodies of Water

People's Palace and Winter Gardens

History Museums, Speciality Museums

Pancho Villa's

Restaurants

Mother India

Restaurants

Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow

Restaurants

The SSE Hydro

Performances

CarrieAnnLightley's City Tips

  • City sightseeing buses have selected tours which are fully accessible to wheelchair users. They are a great way to see lots of attractions and sights in a short space of time.
  • With over 1,500 shops, Glasgow is a shopper's paradise. Hit the "Style Mile" early to avoid crowds, and always ask for accessible changing rooms and priority queuing.
  • Nature lovers should visit popular Hogganfield Loch, with its resident swans at the tranquil Cardowan Woods. The path around the loch is wheelchair accessible.
  • Merchant City
    Neighbourhoods
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Merchant Square, at the heart of Merchant City, was originally built in the 1800s as part of Glasgow’s Fruit Market, but is now refurbished and home to various independent bars, restaurants, galleries and shops. An alternative to the usual big city chains, with accessible public toilets and seating in the courtyard.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Shopping Fanatic
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • I would especially recommend the Metropolitan cocktail bar; the staff happily go above and beyond to assist customers with access requirements.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #41 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Great 26/09/2018
    • Architectural delight! 22/09/2018
    • Merchant City
    Phone:
    +44 141 552 3138
    Other:
  • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    Art Museums
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    A must-see attraction in Glasgow is the inspiring Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum, located in the West End of the city. Here you can enjoy the interactive natural history and art displays, all at an accessible height for wheelchair users, with subtitles where required.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Visitors who need to avoid stairs should use the Argyle Street entrance, which has a lift.
    • Wheelchairs are available at reception for visitors to use.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #1 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Excellent free Museum 20/10/2018
    • Loved it! 20/10/2018
    • Kelvingrove Art Gallery and Museum
    Address:
    Kelvingrove Art Galleries Argyle Street
    Glasgow G3 8AG
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 276 9599
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Loch Lomond Park Centre
    Nature & Wildlife Areas, Parks, Bodies of Water
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Escape the busy city centre and take in the stunning scenery of Loch Lomond. Hour long cruises are available, with ramps to assist boarding. At Firkin Point, on the west bank of Loch Lomond, there are three miles of paved, flat and very scenic lochside walkway, which are ideal for wheelchair users.

    Good for
    • Peace and Quiet Seeker
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • Check out the Loch Lomond National Park website for advice on how to book an accessible cruise.
    • Firkin Point also has free parking and accessible toilets.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #28 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Beautiful Loch 16/10/2018
    • Beautiful Scenery and town of Luss 23/09/2018
    • Loch Lomond Park Centre
    Address:
    Balloch
    Alexandria
    Glasgow G83 8PA
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 1436 860601
    Other:
  • People's Palace and Winter Gardens
    History Museums, Speciality Museums
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The People's Palace and Winter Gardens is a fantastic place to spend a leisurely afternoon learning about Glasgow's cultural history and exploring exotic gardens! There is wheelchair and pram access to all areas using the lifts, and there are also wheelchairs available at reception for use by visitors.

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • History Buff
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nature Lover
    Tips
    • The doors on the first and second floors of the People's Palace are not automatic, so do ask staff to assist if required.
    • Extend your visit with lunch in the Winter Gardens Café, again fully accessible.
    Plan to stay:
    2-3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #37 of 282 things to do in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Rab Mur 19/10/2018
    • Interesting museum and winter gardens 19/10/2018
    • People's Palace and Winter Gardens
    Address:
    Glasgow Green
    Glasgow G40 1AT
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 276 0788
    Hours:
    Sun
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Fri
    11:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Sat
    10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    Other:
  • Pancho Villa's
    Restaurants (Mexican)
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Pancho Villas Mexican restaurant is in the Merchant City area of Glasgow. Expect fresh, flavorsome food and a buzzing atmosphere. Great for groups both large and small, and it's easy to join the crowd since the restaurant is step-free throughout and equipped with fully accessible toilets.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • Go to Pancho Villas hungry – the menu has so many options, you'll want to try them all!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #0 of 0 restaurants in
    • Won't be back 17/04/2017
    • Good Mexican 21/02/2017
    • Pancho Villa's
    Address:
    26 Bell Street
    Glasgow G1 1LG
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 552 7737
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    12:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    Fri
    12:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Sat
    12:00 PM - 10:30 PM
  • Mother India
    Restaurants (Indian, Asian)
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    Mother India is a fine dining Indian restaurant in Glasgow's west end. A huge hit with locals and tourists alike, due to the authentic, amazing food, friendly informal atmosphere, and attentive service. The ground floor has level access and accessible toilets too.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Hidden Gems
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    Tips
    • The restaurant has three floors, so ask for a ground floor table when booking if stairs are an issue.
    • The portions at Mother India are plentiful; so much so that diners are encouraged to take their leftovers home!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #169 of 2,057 restaurants in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Best Indian food in years 20/10/2018
    • Couples Night 17/10/2018
    • Mother India
    Address:
    28 Westminster Terrace
    Sauchiehall Street
    Glasgow G3 7RU
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 221 1663
    Hours:
    Sun
    1:00 PM - 10:00 PM
    Mon - Thu
    5:30 PM - 10:30 PM
    Fri
    12:30 PM - 11:00 PM
    Sat
    1:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Other:
  • Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
    Restaurants (American, Bar, Central American, Grill)
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    A quick glance at the main entrance of Glasgow's Hard Rock Café, situated in the historic Old Athenaeum Theatre on Buchanan Street, might leave you thinking that it's not accessible. Fear not – the alternative entrance to the left is step-free, and the café has lifts and accessible toilets. The menu features the usual indulgent American-style comfort food that Hard Rock is famous for, along with extravagant cocktails.

    Good for
    • Foodie
    • Must See
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Art and Architecture Lover
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • If your access requirements mean waiting for a table is difficult, do call ahead of time. The super-helpful staff can make a priority booking for you.
    • Try the haggis themed burger for a taste of Scotland!
    Plan to stay:
    1-2 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #386 of 2,057 restaurants in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Pre Birthday Meal 19/10/2018
    • Incredibly helpful staff and tasty food 16/10/2018
    • Hard Rock Cafe Glasgow
    Address:
    179 Buchanan Street
    Glasgow G1 2JZ
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 353 8790
    Hours:
    Sun - Thu
    12:00 PM - 11:00 PM
    Fri - Sat
    11:00 AM - 12:00 AM
    Other:
  • The SSE Hydro
    Performances
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    CarrieAnnLightley Says:

    The Hydro is a great place for gigs, and being a new purpose-built venue, the accessibility is to a high standard. There tends to be a really good line up, with all genres of music, children's shows, comedy, and sporting events on offer. Dedicated accessible seating provides a brilliant view, so you can really enjoy the show!

    Good for
    • Must See
    • Trendsetter
    • Like a Local
    • Solo
    • Friends
    • Couples
    • Senior
    • Family
    • Nightlife Seeker
    Tips
    • To book tickets for the accessible seating areas; there is a dedicated telephone number.
    • Assistance dogs are welcomed, and facilities for them are available on request.
    Plan to stay:
    More than 3 hours
    From the community
    Ranked #5 of 32 Concerts & Shows in Glasgow
    Certificate of Excellence 2014
    • Umpteen gigs now 20/10/2018
    • Kevin Bridges gig. 19/10/2018
    • The SSE Hydro
    Address:
    Exhibition Way
    Glasgow G3 8YW
    Scotland
    Phone:
    +44 141 248 3000
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