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Arthritis

when we are in London on a five day trip we want to take a day trip out of the city.There are several that we have considered whether independantly or on a tour .

Our issue is arthritis that makes extensive walking without resting a problem,so we were wondering if there are some places better than others that would suit us

Thank you

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What kind of thing were you thinking of? If you could suggest a few places you're considering we could maybe help with recommendations.

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Oxford and Cambridge both have railway stations a long walk out of the city centre. Bath railway station is relatively central and a shorter walk to places like the Roman Baths and the Abbey. Each one of these places has open top bus tours run by City Sightseeing, who also run tours from Salisbury railway station to Stonehenge.

But if you list a few places you'd like to see, people could advise you on the logistics of visiting these places while in need of frequent rest and shorter walks.

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the places you mentioned we had considered as well as Leeds,Canterbury, Warwick Castle and Stonehenge

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Leeds??

The City of Leeds - in West Yorkshire??

Or Leeds Castle, which is in Kent and not near Leeds, at alll

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Leeds_castle

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Are you interested in visiting Windsor Castle or Hampton Court Palace? They both have extensive information for people with mobility issues, including where you can rest, the surfaces you walk on, the distances, steps, elevators, etc.

Windsor's link:

royalcollection.org.uk/visit/…mobility-access

Hampton Court's information:

hrp.org.uk/HamptonCourtPalace/…disabledaccess

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Warwick Castle is some distance from the station and is also very large with a fair number of steps so might be one to think twice about whilst Stonehenge is in the middle of the nowhere. Both are some distance from London so Laura's suggestions may make more sense although there are coach trips to all the places on your list so none are inaccessible.

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Two years ago I had just had a hip replacement surgery and went to Hampton Court .You can go by train and walk across the bridge to the palace.

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Both Oxford and Cambridge have hop on hop off city tours that last about one hour and in each case one of the stops is at the railway station so you can get the train from central London to Oxford station or Cambridge station and take it from there. Both city tours have websites so you can decide which you prefer. Train journey to each is approximately one hour. Both are attractive university towns. I don't know if you get the TV series Inspector Morse or if any of your group likes the detective novels by Colin Dexter. If so Oxford would be of interest because its all based there.

Edited: 03 April 2013, 22:22
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I had been talking of Leeds Castle in Kent-but the Hampton Court sight looks very interesting as does the hop on hop off in Oxford

Thanks again

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10. Re: Arthritis

Ah Ha!

Leeds Castle, I did wonder....

In the UK we rarely truncate place names, because of the confusion it can cause....

Leeds Castle is a pretty place, but to get there by Public Transport from London is not so easy, being as you stipulate some mobility problems, it might not be for you... BUT there are always Taxis...

http://www.leeds-castle.com/goto.php?sess=+A57554D555A54+F1D42131744505D1D1D58+E+C57+9+950534450445A1B125014+543&id=98