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Accessible Somerset

Easy Access for All

Here you can find information on Tourist Information Centres, Shop Mobility, Accessible Toilets and other useful links and contacts.

In addition, for accessible walks try Walks with and for families with push chairs and buggies try Walks with For great knowledge of disabled access, Liberty Car Tours specialise in helping those who need a little more assistance and want to enjoy the pleasure of a special day out with the assurance of comfort, understanding and accessability. Another useful source is Accessible Countryside.

Tourist Information Centres

Somerset TIC's can give advice and contacts for services in their individual area, such as wheelchair hire and loan, wheelchair battery and re-charging, taxi firms with wheelchair accessibility and Clubs such as Riding for the Disabled.

Shop Mobility

Shop mobility schemes exist to provide wheelchairs and/or scooters for use in shopping centres in the following Somerset towns. Please telephone in advance for information an availability etc.

Taunton - 01823 327900
Yeovil - 01935 475914
Weston-super-Mare - 01934 420410
Street (Clarks Village) - 01458 440155
Bridgwater - 01278 434254

Contact the National Federation of Shopmobility for a national list of Shopmobility schemes - Tel: 01905 617761

Accessible Toilets

A303 Roundabout - Cartgate Picnic Area
Axbridge - Moorland Street
Berrow Beach - Car park access road
Bishops Lydeard - Mount Street / West Somerset Railway Station Car Park (seasonal)
Blue Anchor - Sea Front
Brean - Weston turning, Berror Road
Bridgwater - Watson's Lane / Taunton Road /Cornhill building / Bridgwater station
Bruton - Grove Alley
Burnham-on-Sea - South esplanade / Crosses pen putting green / Oxford street car park
Castle Cary - Millbrook Gardens
Chard - Boden Street / Bath Street
Cheddar - Cliff street / Station road
Clevedon - The Chalet, Elton Road. / The Traingle, Queens Square (by Morrisons)
Crewkerne - West Street / South Street
Dulverton - Lion Car Park
Dunster - Steep Car Park
Frome - Victoria Park / Market Yard Car Park (Justice Lane)
Glastonbury - Northload Street(West) / Magdalene Street (Nr Abbey)
Highbridge - Bank street
Ilchester - Limington Road
Ilminster - West Street / Wharf Lane
Langport - Whatley Car Park
Martock - The Pinnacle
Milborne Port - London Road
Milverton - Credwell Orchard / The Recreation Groun
Minehead - Summerland Road Car Park / Carousel, Seafront / Minehead Railway Station (Privately maintained)
Nailsea - Shopping Centre / 10 Crownglass Place (01275 856677)
Nether Stowey - Castle street
North Pehterton - Town centre, A38
Porlock - Central Car Park / Doverhay Car Park
Portishead - The Esplanade, Lake Grounds
Wyndham Way Car Park, by Co -op
Shepton Mallet - Commercial Road / Collett Park, Park Road
Somerton - Cox's Yard
South Petherton - Prigg Lane
Stoke Sub Hamdon - High Street / Ham Hill
Street - Northside Car Park / Southside Car Park / Clarks Village
Taunton - The Market, Canal Road / Canon Street Car Park / Castle Green (male only) / Castle Walk (female only) / Eastwick Road / Flook House - Station Road / French Weir Recreation Area / Goodlands Gardens / Hamilton Road / Multi Storey Car Park, Paul Street / Priory Bridge Road Car Park / Tancred Street / Vivary Park / Wilton Lands, Nr Golf Club / Cheddon Road / Taunton Green Park / Taunton Train Station Platforms 1+2 / Taunton Bus Station / Victoria Park
Weston-super-Mare - Grove Park / Links Road, Uphill /Rozel Shelter, Madeira Cove / Seafront (x3) ,1 opposite Grand Atlantic and 1 opposite Oxford Street and 1 opposite Richmond Street / Worle Library, The Maltings, Worle / Bus Terminus Car Park, Sand Bay
Watchet - Harbour Road Car Park
Wellington - Longforth Road / North Street Car Park / Rockwell Green (Oaken Ground) Wellington Park
Wells - Princes Road / Union Street Car Park / Library, Union Street / Town Hall Buildings, Market Place / Recreation Ground
Williton - Car Park, Killick
Wincanton - Carrington Way Car Park
Wiveliscombe - North Street
Yeovil - Bus Station (men only) / Old Town Station Car Park / Milford Park Adventure Playground / Mudford Recreation Ground / Quedam Car Park (level 1) / Petter Way Car Park

Useful Links & Contacts

Disability Rights Commission
Accessible South West

Signposts:Located within Care Direct, Somerset, signposts can provide general information on health, disability and community care issues. The team has access to DissBASE - the national disability information database. Address: PO Box 618, Wellington House, Taunton, TA1 3WF. Tel: 0800 317220 (freephone)

P.H.A.B: A national charity with information on holidays arranged through PHAB and other club activities. Email: Tel: 020 8667 9443

RADAR: Offers information and advice on all issues relating to disability and produces a wide range of specialist publications. 12 City Forum, 250 City Road, London EC1V 8AF. Tel: 020 72503222

Red Cross: Branches in most major towns throughout Somerset. The Medical Loans Service provides wheelchairs and other equipment. Address: Red Cross House, Livingstone Way, Taunton TA2 6BD. Tel: 01823 273700

D.I.A.L (Weston super Mare): Offers a free, impartial and confidential service of information and advice to disabled people and their relatives. Address: 28 Walliscote Road, Weston super Mare. Tel: 01934 419426

Somerset Association for the Blind: Fundraising Department, Northfield House, 51 Staplegrove Road, Taunton, TA1 1DG. Tel: 01823 333818

Holiday Care Service: 2nd Floor, Imperial Buildings, Victoria Rd, Horley, Surrey RH6 7PZ. Tel: 01293 774535

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