Older travellers are finding several opportunities in the UK to travel to. As more people are saving money for a great travel experience post 40s, it is likely that they change the tourism landscape in Britain forever.
Are you an older traveller who is planning to travel across the UK too? Check out the top 5 destinations you can’t miss, as compiled by Acorn Stairlifts.
The Cotswolds, England
Nothing better than the English countryside, isn’t it? Spread over six counties, Cotswolds is the birthplace of Churchill and the inspiration of ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’ by Beatrix Potter. The quaint town with thatch-roof cottages is a stuff of fairy tales. Enjoy its scenic beauty when you walk on the 102-mile Cotswold Way National Trail.
No fairy tale is complete with castles. You will find two notables such structures here. The first is the former home and burial site of Queen of England and the last wife of Henry VIII, Katherine Parr. It is known as Sudeley Castle. If you want something more, visit the Rodmarton Manor. This beautiful house is built with local material by craftsmen and speaks volumes about British architecture.
The Lake District England
The beautiful Lake District is a very popular picnic spot, especially with those lush mountains and boating opportunities. However, this place has a lot more to offer. Come here to become part of unique film festivals and farmers’ markets or enjoy the country shows and festivals. Glassblowing and diamond wheel cutting are also popular attractions of this space. If you have some time, don’t forget to go to a local distillery to see how vodka, gin or whiskey is made. Keep walking in this beautiful space, ride bikes or just enjoy the sun atop a mountain.
The Northern Irish Coast
Another beautiful space, the Northern Irish Coast is a stuff of dreams. It is so beautiful, you will need at least a day’s rest in Belfast to fully absorb its beauty. Thrill seekers love to go to the Carrick-a Rede bridge. This rope bridge was first made in 1755 and has since then provided breath-taking views of the nearby geography at the height of 30 meters above sea level.
However, the most popular spots on this space was Giant’s Causeway with several legends associated with its origin and the Dark Hedges. These are 18th century beech trees avenues made popular by the Game of Thrones TV show.
The Highlands, Scotland
Want something beautiful, scenic and totally majestic? Head to the Scottish Highlands. Tour the region on the West Highland Lane and enjoy the lush greenery and the rugged mountains. When you are done, don’t forget to go to Moray Firth to enjoy a great time with 130 bottlenose dolphins. You can even spot porpoise, whales and seals here. The Edinburgh Fringe Festival will bring frolic and socializing your way in August.
Whether you want to explore UK’s largest World Heritage Site representing Cornish Mining or check out flora biomes, Cornwall has it all. Go to Carnglaze Slate Caverns and Morwellham Quay to explore our mining history and enjoy some time at the Eden Project to see Mediterranean and rainforest biomes flourishing together. Finally, relax at St Ives and end your trip at the Falmouth and Fowey fishing villages?
Don’t you think this will be the trip of a lifetime? We think so too.