Hi everyone, I am Nicole, a university student studying Film. While I am interning at Travelusion Tours, I have been working on creating accessible guides for the tours and updating the website and blog.
I have been living in Winchester for about three years and have been exploring the area when I can. Since being in university, my mental and physical health has significantly declined. Therefore, I have started to look at everyday things and assess how accessible they can be and have to adapt to my own conditions. So, if you are considering visiting Winchester, you can prepare for how you can get around here and what you can do. I am basing this on my experiences and disabilities as well as research on how other disabilities and conditions would be affected. Let us know your thoughts on Winchester in the comments and what to look out for!
Let us start with the positives. What does Winchester do well to make the city accessible for everyone?
Public transport around Winchester is alright. The trains are frequent, and you can get to most places in a direct route – London is only an hour away! The buses here go to essential stops like the big supermarkets, city centre, hospital, university, and there are lots of taxi stops too. The good thing about Winchester being a small city is that most of your travelling should not take too long to get to, and most roads are one-way systems to limit the traffic. But the majority of Winchester is very walkable: even at a leisurely pace you can get from one end of the city centre to the other in 30 mins tops.Continue reading “How Accessible is Winchester?”