Gloucestershire and Cotswolds Visitor Attractions

Along with the attractions listed on this page you may also find places of interest on the Gloucestershire Heritage and Nature pages. We suggest that you also visit the pages for the neighbouring counties to see what else there is in the area.

We support ‘Accessible Countryside for Everyone’ in providing a brief guide as to the access / facilities for the sites listed, where we have them.


Birdland Park and Gardens - The beautiful setting is inhabited by over 500 birds. Flamingos, pelicans, penguins, cranes, storks, cassowary, and waterfowl can be seen on various aspects of the natural water habitat - Bourton On The Water - Wheelchair access, wheelchairs available, accessible toilets


Butts Farm Rare Breeds Visitor Centre and Farm Shop - rare and traditional breeds of cattle, sheep, pigs, goats and poultry - Cirencester - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Cattle Country Adventure Park - Berkeley - get up close and personal with all types of farmyard animals in the Animal Experience Centre, indoor and outdoor play areas, boating lake, trampolines, with occasional falconry displays, archery, punch & judy, magic shows - "designed to provide accessibility throughout the adventure park, however areas of the farm trail are on grass and can become quite difficult during certain times of the year...pushchair and wheelchair friendly café", wheelchairs available, accessible toilets, baby changing


Clearwell Caves - The show caves are part of an extensive natural cave system, mined for iron ore to make one of Britain's most complex and oldest mine workings; dating back well over 4,500 years - Coleford - "Please be aware that the Caves are real mine workings and may not be suitable for people with walking difficulties. The pathways are steep and uneven, they can be wet in places depending on the weather, there are handrails in parts where it is steeper. You can take a buggy through, but it is difficult for wheelchairs, and it is not suitable for mobility scooters."


Cotswold Motoring Museum & Toy Collection - Bourton-on-the-Water - "vintage car collections, classic cars and motorcycles, caravans, original enamel signs and an intriguing collection of motoring curiosities...displayed in seven showrooms covering over 7500 sq ft. Discover over 50 classic and vintage vehicles, over 45 motorbikes, pedal cars and caravans and 1000s of items to see!" - Disabled access is available throughout the museum and Bourton on the Water is particularly good for wheelchairs users as much of it is flat


Dean Forest Railway - travel between Norchard, Lydney Junction and Parkend with the opportunity to alight at Lydney Town (for Bathurst Park for the children and the town shops) - Lydney - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Dick Whittingdon Farm Park - animals, fascinating wildlife, activities, nature trails, indoor and outdoor play areas - Longhope - Unfortunately we have no accessibility information for this site


Gloucester Cathedral - Although all periods of medieval church architecture are represented at Gloucester Cathedral, its two main building phases – Romanesque and Perpendicular, are of outstanding interest and importance, tours, coffee shop, gift shop - Gloucester - "Most areas are wheelchair accessible with aid of the wheelchair lifts, except the Lady Chapel and some side chapels which have narrow use the wheelchair lifts in the Cathedral, a key and instructions can be obtained from the Gift Shop, Gallery Information Point or the Verger Team...The Tower, the Tribune Gallery and the Library are not accessible for wheelchairs or for those with mobility difficulties as they are accessed via steep stairs. A hearing loop system operates in the Nave and the Quire", accessible toilet located on level ground via the Cloisters


Gloucester Waterways Museum - Housed in a warehouse at the heart of Gloucester's fine Victorian Docks, Gloucester Waterways Museum tells the story of our wonderful canals and rivers - Gloucester - Wheelchair access to all galleries and displays. Some of the pathways outside are cobbled and uneven, there is no wheelchair access to floating exhibits
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GWR Gloucestershire Warwickshire Steam Railway - The Honeybourne Line, Steam train and diesel railcar rides, 25-mile round trip between Laverton and Cheltenham Racecourse - All but Gotherington station accessible and have accessible toilets, "trains have compartments which have been specially adapted for wheelchair passengers "- see website


Museum in the Park - housed on two floors in a Grade II 17th century wool merchant's mansion, families and children welcome - Stroud -Disabled facilities, baby changing / family room, wheelchair access to all areas - see webite


Perrygrove Treehouse, Trains & Treasure - not just a steam train ride but lots of other ideas for the kids including treehouses, under-cover play, and our wonderful woodland to explore - Coleford - "Our trains are accessible for wheelchair users. We have ramps at two of our stations and a designated area in some of the carriages for wheelchairs. We regret, due to the size and bulk of motorised scooters, we can not safely accommodate them on the trains...The tree houses are wheelchair friendly...Our woodland walks are not accessible. They are ancient mining woods and many of the paths are uneven and slippery"


Three Choirs Vineyard - one of England's leading single estate vineyards - Newent - Wheelchair access & Disabled facilities to buildings but not Vineyard Trail


WWT Slimbridge Wetlands Centre - 325 hectares of world-class wetands set against a spectacular Severn Estuary backdrop, home to a wealth of resident and migratory wildlife, events, "rare and exotic birds, mammals and the largest collection of amphibians in the UK" - Slimbridge - Wheelchair accessible, manual wheelchairs available, mobility scooters to hire, aths around the site are level access, ep-free entry to most hides, Wheelchair-accessible Land Rover safari, 6 accessible toilets across the site



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