Shopping facilities for those with disabilities
Getting around Exeter is quite easy!
High Street area
Exeter's High Street is reasonably level with only a slight incline.
Many of Stagecoach buses are routed through the High Street and all are now equipped with special height adjustment controls that permit a stationary bus to temporarily lower itself to ground level, permitting wheelchair access.
Public toilets for people with disabilities are located just behind the High Street (near St Stephen's Church) on the ground floor of St Stephen's House at 9 Catherine Street. Large stores John Lewis, Marks and Spencer, House of Fraser, Debenhams and Boots also all have accessible toilet facilities for their customers. These are usually open during all shop opening hours.
The Princesshay Shopping Centre opened six years ago. Streets are mainly flat and piazzas and wide walkways were designed to allow easy wheelchair access to shops and restaurants.
Exeter Shopmobility is now based within the Princesshay Quarter, in Paris Street. This is directly behind Park and Ride bus stops and next to Princesshay Car Park. Exeter Shopmobility provides manual and powered wheelchairs and scooters to help people with limited mobility to shop and use city centre facilities.
Guildhall Shopping Centre
Undercover shops are on two levels here. Entrance to the upper shopping level and the Guildhall Car Park (on level three) is via a lift.
Public toilets for people with disabilities are on the ground level.
Harlequins Shopping Centre
This shopping area is completely undercover. Some shops are on different levels (above or below) from the main walkway. The nearest toilets accessible to people with disabilities are located in the nearby Guildhall Shopping Centre which is just 5-10 minutes away.
This interesting shopping area has a steep incline leading down from the bottom of the High Street towards the Quayside area.
Access to the Quayside involves steep inclines but the Quayside area itself is level. There is access by car all the way to the Quayside and there are designated parking bays for those with Blue Badges for disabled parking.
Public toilets for people with disabilities are located nearby, just past the On the Waterfront pub and are open from 7am - 7pm.
Public toilets and RADAR keys
Our Public toilets page has details about facilities and RADAR key toilets across the city.
Public toilets in Paris Street Bus Station have provision for disabled users and are open from 7am to 10.30pm. Parking is available adjacent to the facility.