A fully accessible version of Oxford's popular walking tour is set to start.

Oxford Bus Company has collaborated with charity Unlimited Oxfordshire to create an inclusive experience for wheelchair and mobility scooter users.

Unlimited Oxfordshire assists disabled people and their carers, bringing their issues to the councils.

The all-accessible tour begins on May 31, and City Sightseeing Oxford's guides will facilitate it if guests with walking disabilities join.

The tour lasts 45 minutes and utilises the city's lowered curbs and ramps, ensuring those with mobility challenges can safely participate.

It showcases Oxford's main attractions, identical to the standard tour.

Luke Marion, managing director of City Sightseeing Oxford, said: "We’re pleased to be able to make our walking tours more accessible to people with mobility challenges so that more people can enjoy them.

"Making our walking tours more accessible to people forms part of our overall vision to ensure Oxford provides a world-class welcome to everyone."

Diane Sider from Unlimited Oxfordshire, said: "We wanted to ensure all visitors can participate in the tour of the city of dreaming spires, regardless of their mobility.

"Our collaboration with the Oxford Bus Company has allowed us to raise awareness of the daily challenges faced by people who struggle with mobility."

Julia Cameron, tour guide at City Sightseeing Oxford added: "Testing the route from the perspective of mobility scooter users was an eye-opening experience, and an essential method in helping us better understand the needs of visitors who require extra support."

For further details and bookings, visit the City Sightseeing Oxford website.