West Wales has some truly wonderful beaches, nature reserves and heritage sites. Disabled visitors can enjoy them to the full by checking into one of the region’s many accessible places to stay.

Places to visit and things to do

Celtic Quest Coasteering, Pembrokeshire

Coasteering specialists Celtic Quest Coasteering can tailor their daredevil activities to suit just about anyone, including deaf, blind, hearing-impaired and sight-impaired children and adults, as well as those with learning difficulties and limited mobility. Their coasteering kit makes you so buoyant, you don’t even need to be a strong swimmer.

Folly Farm

Want to meet friendly farm animals, feed penguins and soar through the air on a vintage fairground ride? Folly Farm celebrates Pembrokeshire’s agricultural heritage and offers loads of fun into the bargain. While some areas can get muddy, most of the park is fully wheelchair-accessible – even the Big Wheel.

Two giraffes at Folly Farm
Lions lying down at Folly Farm
Folly Farm, Pembrokeshire

National Wetlands Centre Wales in Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

The National Wetland Centre Wales is a haven for water-loving birds and insects. The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust staff have a good understanding of the needs of people with disabilities and are happy to help with anything from carrying a tray to advising on the most level route along the paths. There’s step-free entry to the hides.

National Botanic Garden of Wales, Carmarthenshire

With fabulous horticultural displays and Norman Foster’s magnificent Great Glasshouse to admire, the Botanic Garden is a feast for the senses. All the main areas of planting, including the sensory garden, are wheelchair-friendly. There are several wheelchairs available and volunteers run a shuttle service to the Glasshouse and restaurant by electric buggy.

Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre, St Davids

This Pembrokeshire National Park information centre and contemporary art gallery is an architectural work of art, with an arc of walls and windows designed to catch the best of the sun’s warmth and light. With helpful staff and a very pleasant café, Oriel y Parc is fully accessible. There’s an audio guide to the gallery.

Oriel y Parc Gallery, St Davids
Oriel y Parc Visitor Centre, St Davids

St Davids Cathedral, St Davids

Pembrokeshire’s St Davids Cathedral is surprisingly easy for those with limited mobility to explore. For centuries, pilgrims have walked down to the entrance from The Pebbles via the long flight of stone steps known as the Thirty-Nine Articles, but if you want to wheel straight in, you can, by approaching from the southwest.

Image of St Davids Cathedral with grass in the foreground and blue skies in the background
St Davids Cathedral, St Davids

Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran

Light, airy and equipped with lifts to make it fully wheelchair-accessible, the Welsh Wildlife Centre's award-winning timber and glass building offers panoramic views of the Teifi Marshes, where wildfowl often congregate, especially in winter. From here, you can explore a wheelchair-friendly section of the Otter Trail, following a hard-surfaced path to an accessible hide.

View of the outside of the visitors centre at the Welsh Wildlife Centre in Cilgerran
Welsh Wildlife Centre, Cilgerran

Places to stay

The Barn, Ty’n Cellar Farm, near Margam, Neath Port Talbot

Carefully restored and converted using reclaimed or heritage materials, the Grade II-listed barn at Ty’n Cellar is an award-winning B&B. There’s a downstairs bedroom with an adapted wet room, suitable for the elderly, wheelchair users and others with limited mobility. The patio and parking area are also wheelchair-accessible.

Ash Tree Lodge and Stangwrach Cottage, Llanfynydd, Carmarthenshire

Designed with the needs of all abilities in mind, this pair of self-catering cottages will accommodate a large family or group if booked together – Ash Tree Lodge has four bedrooms and Stangwrach Cottage has three. Both of them have spacious, wheelchair-friendly ground floor wet rooms and access to attractive gardens.

Kiln Park, Tenby, Pembrokeshire

Located within the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, Kiln Park holiday park is mostly flat and has direct access to Tenby’s beautiful, sandy Blue Flag South Beach. Adapted static caravans are available, with ramps, sliding doors and accessible shower rooms. Haven’s trained special needs advisors can talk you through the options.

Stradey Park Hotel, Llanelli, Carmarthenshire

This substantial hotel – part Edwardian and part modern – is a Llanelli landmark. On the ground floor, the Stradey Park offers three bedrooms with en-suite shower rooms, suitable for those with limited mobility, and two interconnecting wheelchair-accessible bedrooms (one double, one twin) with an adapted wet room. There’s free WiFi throughout the hotel.

Canastan Oaks, near Narberth, Pembrokeshire

The owners of Canaston Oaks gave a collection of traditional farm buildings the boutique treatment to create this chic country B&B, set in beautifully landscaped courtyard gardens. All seven en-suite bedrooms are on the ground floor and have widened doors. Two rooms have luxurious, wheelchair-friendly wet rooms.

The Plough Rhosmaen, Carmarthenshire

A charming four star boutique hotel and AA rosette award winning restaurant set in the beautiful Towy Valley. Luxury is at the heart of the Plough, with our two beautifully appointed disabled friendly bedrooms offering queen sized beds, contemporary styled wetrooms and comfortable seating areas. In addition, one room boasts a balcony with wheelchair access, affording glorious views of the garden and surrounding countryside. The hotel lounge, bar and public areas are fully accessible on our ground floor.

Helpful links

Open Britain: The UK's biggest directory of accessible accommodation and travel

Accessible Countryside For Everyone: A brilliant resource for finding out more information on accessible places in the UK

Information Now: An article with links to find the nearest public toilets, including disabled toilets and those that are part of the RADAR/National Key Scheme

Tourism For All: Information for disabled rail passengers travelling to Wales

Pembrokeshire Coast National Park Access for All: Information on accessible walks, viewpoints, beaches and where to hire beach wheelchairs.

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