Ireland/Scotland travel by wheelchair

I am interested in travel to ireland and Scotland as a secondary location. What tips do you have if you have traveled there using a wheelchair?

I have only been to Northern Ireland. I am mobile but need a wheel chair for long distances. A lot of the places are not handicapped accessible. If you are traveling with someone who can help you move your chair and you can walk a few steps you might be ok. Not sure if the busses are accessible as we traveled mostly by car.


at the following link you can find a list of accessible escorted tours including Irelend and Scotland too

AccessiblEurope can arrange on demand private accessible tours anyway in Europe.

Best regards

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I use a wheelchair and have been too busy Ireland and Scotland.
In Ireland, Dublin is very wheelchair accessible. I did to her through Trinity College, which was really interesting and then some of the sites just in general and Dublin. The gardens at blarney castle were wheelchair accessible, but not the castle itself. But the gardens were well worth it! I loved the ring of Kerry also. It was a beautiful tour with interesting stops stops. Cork was nice too since the town was mostly wheelchair accessible, including the town Square area where lots of shops are. I did not make it to the titanic, museums in cork or in Belfast, but both of them are supposed to be wheelchair accessible.
In Scotland, Clava cairns by Inverness and Culloden battlefield and museum was really interesting. The Falkirk wheel is an engineering marvel and his wheelchair accessible to ride. Edinburgh castle is wc accessible and cool, as is Holy Rood.
Below are two links for published articles on wheelchair accessible travel, one on Ireland and the other Scotland. Good luck!


We took a tour with Insight and another tour with Luxury Gold. Both were excellent and included a stay at Ashford Castle that i highly recommend. I even did falconry from my mobility scooter! If you are totally wheelchair dependent and cannot get on to a standard bus, this is not for you and I would suggest renting an accessible van and touring on your own, or using a fully accessible tour company such as Limitless Travel. I found black cabs in the city of Belfast that were wheelchair accessible, like London.