While many foreigners are flocking to the UK for its serenity and old-world charm, the British are looking for exotic foreign tours. Even older travellers are now looking for better options in Europe.
Do you think the UK is short of amazing and beautiful places that can help you find adventure or picturesque locations? Think again. We collaborated with Acorn Stairlifts to help you find the most amazing locations in the UK, even for older travellers.
The Cotswolds, England
The six counties of Cotswolds have been the inspiration of Beatrix Potter’s book ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’. The quaint villages are also the birthplace of Winston Churchill. You will find a beautiful contradiction here- right from stately castles to thatch-roof houses. The most notable spot in this region is the Sudeley Castle, home and burial site of Queen Katherine Parr of England. If you are looking to marvel at the architectural beauty of old Britain, visit the Rodmarton Manor.
Our personal favourite is the Cotswold Way National Trail, a 102-mile trail rolling in the hills of the English countryside. If you go on this trail, make sure you enjoy the hospitality of nearby villages too.
The Lake District, England
Almost everyone who loves British travel spots has been to the Lake District. It is a popular picnic spot and remains studded with tourists all year round. Many country shows and festivals of this region will entertain you. There is something for everyone here. Enjoy watching gin, whiskey and vodka getting made at a local distillery or interest yourself in the magnificent glassblowing spots. Of course, a boat ride in the lakes is a staple for every trip.
The Northern Irish Coast
Everybody loves the Dark Hedges, the beech tree avenue that has renewed its popularity, thanks to Game of Thrones TV series. However, you will enjoy an equally dramatic trip to Giant’s Causeway, a gigantic volcanic eruption said to be made by an Irish giant. Move ahead and you will find yourself on top of a 30-meter-high rope bridge at Carrick-a-Rede. It was first made in 1755 and provides a thrilling ascent as well as scenic views of the geography. Enjoy wining and dining at Belfast to end your day.
The Highlands, Scotland
Come here riding the West Highland Line that runs from Glasgow and goes all the way to Oban and Fort Williams. You will love the greenery of this place that springs from mountains and leads you all the way to the Moray Firth. This beautiful place brings you up close and personal to marine life, specially to 130 bottlenose dolphins. Lucky tourists even spot porpoises, whales and seals in this area.
If you are visit Scotland is August, don’t forget to join the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. It is the largest arts and culture festival in the entire world!
England’s shining gem, Cornwall is the home to the largest World Heritage Site in the UK, spread over ten spots. The Cornish Mining heritage of the UK is best experienced in Morwellham Quay which has a copper mine, a railway system, a working farm and even a museum. You can also visit Carnglaze Slate Caverns. Other popular spots include the Eden Project, St Michael’s Mount, Falmouth and Fowey fishing villages and the beaches of St Ives.
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