Gillian Beaton is the Business Development Marketing Manager at The Scotch Whisky Experience in Edinburgh. One of her key focuses at the attraction is to ensure an accessible experience for visitors. In this blog, Gillian tells us everything you need to know when visiting the attraction, as well as some useful tips if you’re visiting Edinburgh.
Located at the very top of Edinburgh’s Royal Mile is Castlehill. Castlehill is home to a number of interesting and varied businesses, from tourist attractions; Camera Obscura and World of Illusions, the 5 star Scotch Whisky Experience, to The Witchery by the Castle rooms and restaurant. The Castle esplanade is a great place to see the city from above, with views to the south sweeping across the impressive George Heriots School to the Pentland Hills in the distance. To the north, lies Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh’s New Town and the Forth road and rail bridges which can be easily seen on clear days.
A day out in Edinburgh, and indeed Castlehill, would not be complete without a visit to The Scotch Whisky Experience to taste and learn about Scotland’s national drink, Scotch Whisky. Housed in the former Castlehill Primary school, this listed building offers full accessibility for those with limited mobility. Home to a whisky tour, shop, restaurant and bars, the experience has many different options under one roof. The whisky tour is fully accessible for wheelchair users and includes a whisky barrel car ride through an interactive whisky distillery. The tour also offers a sensory and tasting experience with aromas highlighting the character of regional Scotch whiskies. Concluding in The World’s Largest Collection of Scotch Whisky, visitors learn about the 5 steps to appreciating Scotch whisky and are able to sample their chosen dram!
All in all, a great day out offering many different tasting, sensory and dining experiences under one roof.
Visit the The Scotch Whisky Experience’s website for more information about their access statement.
About the Motability Scheme
The Motability Scheme exists to give customers, their families and carers greater freedom to get out and do the day-to-day things they need and want to do, by enabling them to exchange all or part of their mobility allowance for leasing a car, scooter or powered wheelchair.
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