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Age-friendly sites win the thumbs-up for silver travel

Age-friendly sites win the thumbs-up for silver travel

Beaumaris Castle

Nine tourist attractions in North Wales have been cited for their positive contribution to helping older and less able guests enjoy stress free days out, according to a new report from Silver Travel Advisor, the travel review and advice site for mature travellers.

 

Silver Travel Advisor’s managing director Debbie Marshall said: “The over 50s hold the key to 80 per cent of the UK’s wealth and make up 43 per cent of the population.

 

"We were exceptionally impressed with the diversity of tourist attractions in North Wales which are addressing this growing market with facilities ranging from disabled parking, to offering wheelchairs and mobility scooters, concessions for carers and older visitors, ramps, lifts and wheel-chair access.”

 

North Wales is the latest UK region to come under the scrutiny of the site, which published the results of first hand research into the accessibility and the appeal of UK tourist attractions for mature and less-mobile travellers.

 

The friendly staff, blue badge parking, ramps and lifts, large print guide books and induction loops for the 3D show at the National Slate Museum, Llanberis, were among the facilities noted by the author of the report.

 

Other attractions included:

Ffestiniog and Welsh Highland Railways
Portmeirion
Plas Brondanw Gardens, Llanfrothen, Gwynedd

Gelert’s Grave, Beddgelert

St Winefride’s Well, Holywell 

Beaumaris Castle, Anglesey

 

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