Dublin as the most accessible city in Europe
Research analysis by online travel agency reveals Dublin as the most accessible city in Europe!
Travelling with a mobility restriction isn’t always as straightforward as just grab your bag and go. It usually requires a lot of research and planning to make sure the destination is wheelchair friendly. There are a lot of things you have to find out and consider beforehand.
With that in mind, alpharooms has done all the necessary work by studying the most visited European cities’ tourist attractions, public transport and hotels to definitively rank the most accessible cities in Europe.
The results revealed that Dublin is the clear winner as the Most Accessible City in Europe. Despite being a cobbled city, the city has in fact put a lot of small touches to ensure accessibility is top notch for their mobility restricted residents and tourists alike.
The Top 10 Most Accessible Cities in Europe
1. Dublin, Republic of Ireland
2. Vienna, Austria
3. Berlin, Germany
4. London, United Kingdom
5. Amsterdam, Netherlands
6. Milan, Italy
7. Barcelona, Spain
8. Rome, Italy
9. Prague, Czech Republic
10. Paris, France
The study delved into the most important categories when ranking the accessibility of each city – Tourist attractions (landmarks and museums), public transport and hotels.
Tourist attractions such as the Guinness Storehouse, St Patrick’s Cathedral, Teeling Distillery, Irish Museum of Modern Art and The National Gallery offering assistance for all disabilities throughout.
Public Transport is the category that Dublin scored the best at – The Luas, Dublin’s tram system, is fully accessible, with all trams and stations providing wheelchair access. The same can also be said for the extensive bus network, with plans to make it 100% accessible in the future. In 2016, Dublin Airport was named Best Airport in Europe for Accessibility at ACE Europe Awards.
You can read the full analysis here: I hope the information provided on mobility and accessibility are useful to your readers when booking a holiday abroad. Do you think is something you’d be interested in covering?