South Yorkshire attraction praised for facilities for elderly

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South Yorkshire’s Brodsworth Hall has been given the thumbs up in a new guide highlighting the most accessible tourist attractions for senior citizens.

Silver Travel Advisor, a travel and tourism advice website for older people, has chosen the nine best destinations across Yorkshire.

Brodworth, in Doncaster, is owned by English Heritage, and was built in the 19th century. It has been kept in the state in which it was acquired as an excellent example of the decline of a once great house.

The guide praises its disabled parking close to the hall along with a golf buggy which carries visitors from the ticket office uphill to the house.

The hall also has wheelchairs to loan, good access to all of the ground floor, and a lift to the first floor.

There is praise for the ramped access to the shop and restaurant, though the toilets are a short walk from the house.

Paths round the grounds are said to be good and suitable for wheelchairs while assistance dogs are allowed in the house.

Also included in the guide are the gardens at Harlow Carr, Fountains Abbey, Beverley Minster, the National Railway Museum and Eden Camp Museum.