If you're looking for information on disabled access in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds, our Visitor Information Centre staff in Burford and Witney provide as much assistance as possible for visitors with disabilities, although we always strongly recommend that you check directly with the establishment or service provider directly.
There are a number of ways to assist your search for accommodation that suits your needs:
- search for accommodation with adapted accessible bedrooms
- search for accommodation with downstairs bedrooms
- search for accommodation that has accessibility information
We would strongly advise contacting any potential accommodation providers directly to double check that they are able to meet your requirements.
- Our downloadable access guide (pdf 33.4k) gives access information for many of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds attractions and you can also download Blenheim Palace's access statement (pdf 159k)
- The leisure centre access guide (pdf 4.7Mb) details the facilities in the local leisure centres and swimming pools
- Our downloadable walks page has several short walks that should be suitable for wheelchair users.
Eating Out & Shopping
We are currently researching access information on local 'eateries' and this information will be published to the website as soon as it is available. Unfortunately we have limited information on the level of accessibility of most of the shops. However the Advance & Cottsway Disability Group have conducted some research into the accessibility of shops and cafes in Witney, giving them a disabled friendly rating where appropriate.
For access information on establishments please contact them directly or either of our Visitor Information Centres for further information.
All the public car parks in the Oxfordshire Cotswolds offer free parking with designated disabled parking bays. Full details can be found on our Parking page.
The Cotswolds Line operates from London (Paddington) to Hereford and Worcester with seven stations including Charlbury in the heart of the Oxfordshire Cotswolds. The London (Paddington) to Birmingham line also stops at Tackley station, in the east of the area.
First Great Western's website has access information on each of the stations on their line: this includes station maps (with hover over photos) and onward travel information (including local taxi and bus information).
Hanborough - local area map
Combe - local area map
Finstock - local area map
Charlbury - local area map
Ascott under Wychwood - local area map
Shipton under Wychwood - local area map
Kingham - local area map
Tackley - local area map
Oxfordshire County Council's transport pages have an accessible transport section giving details of all bus operators and services in the county.
There are a number of wheelchair accessible taxi and private hire services in the area. These include:
Anyone with a physical disability can borrow, for free, a wheelchair or scooter to travel around Witney Town Centre.Witney Shopmobility is based in Langdale Gate, Witney and is open from 9.30am to 4pm on Mondays, Wednesdays & Thursdays.
To book telephone 01993 864787 or email Shopmobility.
All council run toilets have accessible facilities, these are entered via the use of a radar key, and these can be purchased from the Visitor Information Centres in Burford and Witney or from the Chipping Norton Town Centre Shop (tel: 01608 643384).