Accessible Derbyshire

Derbyshire's beautiful countryside, vibrant towns and quiet villages are there for everyone to enjoy, including disabled travellers and those with access needs. There is lots of information and guidance on our site as to the best places to visit, where to stay, and how to get there - from assistance at railway stations, to accommodation that has been specifically assessed for those with access needs.


The website has a wealth of information of how to make the best of your holiday to Derbyshire and further afield.


Disability is no barrier to feeling the wind in your hair on the accessible tram at the Crich Tramway Village or the tranquillity of colourful and scented gardens at Belper River Gardens. 


Activity breaks are another great option, and again there are plenty of facilities for disabled travellers. Derbyshire Cycle Hire offers adapted cycles at its centres including the Tissington Trail.  Fishermen can spend a lazy day on the lakeside with accessible fishing pegs at Shipley Country Park.


Whatever your level of access needs, there is an organisation that can help ensure you have a safe, fun and enjoyable holiday. 


For more ideas and inspiration contact Tourism for All on 0303 303 0146.


Know before you go
Every accommodation and attraction that has been assessed by VisitEngland has an Access Statement, designed to give disabled travellers thorough information on where they are planning to visit. So if you want to know anything from how many steps lead up to the hotel's front door to the frequency of the local bus service, ask to see the access statement before you travel.


Confidence to book
VisitEngland's National Accessible Scheme (NAS) highlights accommodation providers who have improved their accessibility. This means recognising hotels that have introduced grab rails or large-print menus - meaning that if you need a little extra support, or have let your glasses at home, providers have kept your needs in mind!

Do you need further information?

If you are unable to find the information which you require on our website, you can contact us by post, email or by phone.

address logoTourism: Amber Valley Borough Council, Town Hall, Ripley, Derbyshire, DE5 3BT
address logo01773 841485

Alternatively please complete our online Customer Contact Form which will be sent straight to a member of our Tourism Team.

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