Travel Inspiration - Euan's GuideBy Niamh Duffy -
Euan’s Guide [https://www.euansguide.com/] is a website and app featuring disabled access reviews from disabled people and their friends and families.
Euan became a powerchair user and founded the website in 2013 with his sister, Kiki. They realised that they were spending hours of their time making enquiries about access and felt they would not be alone in their search for access information. Therefore, Euan’s Guide was created which is now ‘helping to open up towns and cities to disabled people everywhere.’
Euan’s Guide encourages everyone to get involved, whether that is disabled people, their friends or families. Their site includes reviews about accessible toilets, wheelchair access and hearing loops, including photos and people sharing their experiences to give other people an idea of what to expect. If you would like to add to this write your first review today here: https://www.euansguide.com/write-a-review/
1. Where have you been that genuinely took your breath away?
I loved the Tate Britain because it’s a very old building that’s been made brilliantly accessible but also inclusive because everyone uses the same ramped entrance and walkways. The lift is enormous, so it’s just a nice experience with no tight squeezes.
2. Where have you been where you felt most at home, away from home?
Some of the new accessible cottages appearing across the UK are incredible and have raised the bar in terms of accessible accommodation. Best I’ve seen so far have been Brickhouse Cottages and Homelands Trust.
3. What have you enjoyed the most about updating your website?
Reading the number of positive reviews that people from all across the UK and beyond have sent in has been one of the best things. It’s very encouraging to see that so many places are getting disabled access right, and that’s really what we wanted the guide to encompass. We’re all about celebrating great accessibility! I also love discovering new places through Euan’s Guide. Since it launched in 2013, I’ve gone and visited so many new places that I wouldn’t have known existed (or were accessible) otherwise!
4. What advice would you have given yourself five years ago? Where do you hope to be in five years’ time?
For Euan’s Guide, I would love to see it go global in five years’ time! To have disabled access reviews all over would be perfect – and already we’re starting to see overseas reviews pick up. The more people we get reviewing, the better!
5. Would you rather go into space or explore the depths of the ocean?
I’d choose space! Would be great fun being a space cadet!