Brighton has been ranked among the most accessible cities in the country.

New research found it was among the best cities for disabled people, based on its accessible attractions, disabled parking spaces and public disabled toilets.

Brighton came eighth on a list of more than 60 cities in the country based on accessibility. 

But it was pipped by Chichester which came third overall and was rated as the best city in the country for accessible restaurants and disabled toilets.

Stuart Bensusan, director of Surewise which commissioned the research, said: “Working with mobility scooter users and care workers on a daily basis, we know first hand how difficult and frustrating it can be to navigate the country as a disabled person, whether making a short trip within the same city or attempting to travel across the UK.

“This ranking highlights the cities that have gone above and beyond to cater to the needs of disabled individuals, making travel more seamless and stress-free. However, it also highlights just how diverse the facilities for disabled individuals can be city by city, with many cities leaving much to be desired.”

Ely in Cambridgeshire was ranked as the best city in the UK for accessibility.