Did you make a New Year’s resolution to try something new? Saturday, 17 January 2015 is the perfect day to do just that with the launch of Disabled Access Day. A brand new initiative designed to encourage disabled people and their friends and family to explore new places together which we’re delighted to be supporting at The Royal Yacht Britannia.
We’re offering a 20% discount on this day with the downloadable voucher from our website. Carers also go free when accompanying a disabled person.
Access for all
Making Britannia fully accessible for everyone is at the heart of our customer focussed approach. Just last year we launched our Access Statement, which helps visitors with access needs plan their day out and removes any anxiety about the experience. It details the whole visit, from arrival with free covered accessible parking, to the lifts and ramps and widths of entrance doors, as well as special dietary options in Britannia’s Tea Room.
The audio handset is fantastic for enabling visitors to go at their own pace. There is a version for people who are blind or have sight loss, plus a printed English Braille script. The British Sign Language tablet has been a great addition to the tour route, or for those who prefer a printed script, these are available too. Audio handsets are also available for people with learning difficulties.
For families, we have full access for buggies, baby changing facilities and a children’s audio tour to keep little ones entertained! Equally, if there is anything you think we can do better, please let us know. We’re always aiming to improve the Britannia experience for our visitors.
Edinburgh tourist attractions
There are many other Edinburgh attractions taking part in Disabled Access Day, from Lothian Buses, to the Palace of Holyroodhouse and the Royal Botanic Gardens. You can find the full list here.
Visits Unlimited are also running a photo competition. We’d love to see your photos on board Britannia too – whether you’re enjoying the views out on deck or trying on the Captain’s hats in the Petty Officers’ Mess, share them through Twitter @britanniayacht or Facebook using the hashtag #AccessDay. We look forward to welcoming you aboard.
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