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Disabled Friendly Hidden Gems to visit in Wales

Updated: Jan 2

Your Ultimate Guide to exploring off-the-beaten track disabled friendly locations scattered around Wales.


Whether you're looking to explore the picturesque coastline or discover hidden gems perfect for your next picnic, this guide will lead you to some of Wales best-kept secrets, ensuring a memorable experience for all!


Here are some of our favourite hidden gems in Wales which are disabled friendly, however we do recommend doing your own research to ensure they are suitable for you.


So grab your explorer hat, and let's get ready to explore the hidden gems that await you in the captivating Wales!


Image of Elan Valley in Wales


1) National Slate Museum


The National Slate Museum is free entry and there are maps/guides handed to all visitors as you walk in. There are plenty of displays, films and demonstrations to keep you interested in the evolution of the slate industry and how it was maintained.


The rebuilt cottages are excellent, and our favourite would be the waterwheel (you do have to climb stairs which is worth it, however there is also a lift).


Image of National Slate Museum in Wales

2) Bodnant Garden


If you appreciate nature within a beautiful setting, we would highly recommend visiting the Bodnant Garden. There are beautifully landscaped areas within different settings so there's a place for everyone to feel comfortable.


There are easy routes and some access for wheelchair users, which is shown on a map on entry.


Image of Bodnant Garden in Wales

3) Criccieth Castle


Criccieth Castle is a lovely, small Welsh castle rewarding visitors with some stunning views overlooking Criccieth and the surrounding mountainous landscape.


The castle certainly isn’t the biggest of castles, truthfully you could probably see all it has to offer in less than a hour however the setting and the scenery make this a really beautiful place to visit!


Image of Criccieth Castle in Wales


4) Portmeirion Village


Portmeirion is a truly beautiful place to visit, and often gets compared to a cute Italian village! It features beautiful gardens, amazing architecture, and beautiful woods to walk through!


We definitely recommend walking through the woods to the viewpoint over the estuary, and the best bit is the whole village has accessible paths!


Image of Portmeirion Village in Wales

5) Elan Valley


The great Elan Valley rewards visitors with numerous beauties, including picturesque lakes, woodlands, and scenic viewpoints. Visitors can also enjoy peaceful walks, have a go at spotting wildlife, and appreciate the natural beauty of the area.


It offers accessible facilities, including paths suitable for wheelchair users and individuals with mobility challenges. A definite recommendation when in Wales!


Image of Elan Valley in Wales

6) Tintern Abbey


Tintern Abbey is a beautiful medieval abbey ruin that provides accessible pathways and facilities to its visitors; allowing individuals with disabilities to explore the abbey's history and architecture.


For those into history, Tintern Abbey is renowned for its Gothic grandeur and it's tranquil setting along the River Wye, with it being an inspiration for poets and artists.


Image of Tintern Abbey in Wales


We hoped you enjoyed discovering the local finds and less known disabled friendly hidden gems which are scattered around London. We are confident that visiting some of these hidden gems will make your London trip even more memorable!


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