About Carrie-Ann L
Lives in Kendal, United Kingdom
Since Jan 2015
25-34 year old female
Committed to inspiring and helping others with access requirements to achieve their leisure and travel goals - from a day trip somewhere local to a dream worldwide holiday. I am a wheelchair user, provider of travel information to disabled people and travel blogger. I am passionate about promoting accessible tourism to disabled people, and showing people that have perhaps lost confidence because of their disability that travel can be made easier with the right information. I visit Manchester often, for a taste of city life away from the Lake District.
Bodies of Water, Parks, Nature & Wildlife Areas
History Museums, Speciality Museums
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!