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Best way to see Bath for mobility-impaired person?

Hi there! I will be traveling to London and Bath soon, and my traveling companion has a really bad knee. Has anyone here taken a taxi or bus tour around Bath they'd recommend? Thank you!

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There are 2 HOHO bus routes with multiple stops that go around town and out into the country a bit. I have knee issues and I used them. But you still have some steps if you want to go up top and a couple to get on and off. This is the link. You can buy a ticket from the driver at any stop.

Also there are many steps at most places to visit. For example, there may be one but I saw no regular lift at the Roman Baths, only an open one designed for wheelchairs.

And most lodgings do not have lifts. If they do have one there still may be steps up to the entrance, or the lift may start on the first floor, not the ground floor.

Finally, I usually don't have problems with slanted walkways or hills, but I learned in Bath that if the the slant is too steep, it's as bad as steps on my knees.

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There is a service called Shopmobility that rents motorized scooters (like those available in big box stores). I rented one (very reasonable rate) and was able to do a walking tour in Bath and again in York. Cannot recommend it too much--made all the difference for me. Check it out online and you can reserve one as well. In Bath they even provided a rain poncho that covered the scooter and me.