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Jane Austen Centre - houses a permanent exhibition which tells the story of Jane’s experience in the city between 1801 and 1806 and the effect that living here had on her and her writing, costumed ‘character’ guides, tea room, shop - Bath - "Due to the nature of the Georgian building that hosts our exhibit, the Jane Austen Centre has wheelchair access to the ground floor only", audio tour is available to anyone who is unable to access the first floor, "The entrance has 2 steps and we will come out and put out temporary ramps for wheelchair users.", no accessible toilets


Noah's Ark Zoo Farm - a unique hands-on zoo and working farm just outside Bristol set in over 100 acres of beautiful countryside - Wraxall, Bristol - majority of areas are wheelchair accessible, a limited number of wheelchairs are available. "The Ark Arena has a hearing Induction Loop installed", "There are access ramps to all facilities and services, including viewing areas for all animal enclosures", baby changing facilities, accessible toilets including a "Changing Places" facility changing-places-icon


Puxton Park Adventure Park - "have a large variety of animals, milking parlour with viewing gallery, meerkats, bird of prey centre with daily flying displays and many more, Indoor 3 storey play barn, outdoor play areas, bumper boats, rowing boats, water walkerz, pedal tractors, giant sandpit, crazy golf, go-cart track, ride-on electric tractors & pigs, giant bouncy pillow, gift shop , Meadows restaurant and café, butchery and farm shop" - "our grounds are completely suitable and accessible for wheelchair users", lift access to party rooms and conference facilities, 5 disabled toilet facilities, wheelchairs available


SeaQuarium - Weston-Super-Mare - over 30 exhibits including a Tropical Reef Zone with Puffer Fish, Rainforest River Zone with Piranha and Underwater Ocean Tunnel with sharks - "The site is accessible to prams, wheelchairs and mobility scooters. It is a mixture of surfaces including tarmac, wood and concrete", has accessible toilets, baby changing facilities


Somerset & Dorset Railway - run trains on a short, but expanding line, currently with diesel trains. There is a gift and bookshop, museum, buffet coach, wartime pillbox museum, signalbox and much more to see - Midsomer Norton - taken from their leaflet "We have improved access for our disabled visitors. Parking is provided in front of the station with easy access paths linking the principal exhibits and viewpoints and we have a disabled lavator y. Facilities for wheelchairs are available for train rides" - Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site


Wells Cathedral - The present Cathedral was begun about 1175 on a new site to the north of an old minster church, it has been described as “the most poetic of the English Cathedrals” and has one of the largest collections of historic stained glass in the country, the famous Wells clock is considered to be the second oldest clock mechanism in Britain, daily tours, cafe, shop - Wells - The ground floor of the Cathedral is accessible, with ramped access, Chapter House is only via a steep set of 31 steps. "Guided tours are available for visually impaired visitors if booked in advance", "a hearing loop system that covers microphones within the Nave and Quire of the main Cathedral floor, which is used at all services for spoken word elements. A portable hearing loop system is also provided for spoken word services within the Lady Chapel", there are accessible toilets


West Somerset Railway - branch line of the old Great Western Railway, steam locomotives, coaches and wagons, and the buildings of our ten unique stations linked by a twenty mile scenic journey - Just 1 station of the 10 (Doniford Halt) is without easy access Doniford Halt, "Most of our trains are accessible for individual with a disability...There is no need to pre-book, however if you have more than 3 wheelchairs, please let us know the date, and trains you intend to travel on as this will give us an idea of how many wheelchairs will be on your train and if we need to add our Lorna Doone Coach or new wheelchair accessible coach to provide extra capacity", click here to see their access page


Wookey Hole - spectacular caves and legendary home of the infamous Witch of Wookey - Wells - Disabled parking and accessible toilets but caves are not accessible. Unfortunately we have no other accessibility information for this site



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