Old or Not, You Need to Go to These Beautiful UK Destinations

As age starts to catch up on our knees, we feel that travelling should no longer be a priority for us. After all, traveling is for the young, right?

Wrong. Travelling is a beautiful and rewarding experience that can be enjoyed by anyone, young or old. Don’t drop your travel plans just because you are over 50. There are many beautiful destinations in the UK that will help you explore a variety of spaces and enjoy life. Here are our top 5 destinations in the UK, compiled in collaboration with Acorn Stairlifts that are great for everyone, old or young.

The Cotswolds, England

It is a massive region spanning six counties in South West England that will take your heart away. It is the very same beautiful place that inspired Beatrix Potter to write ‘The Tailor of Gloucester’. It is also the birthplace of Churchill. The thatch-roof cottages of the area are a complete treat to the eyes. When you are here, don’t forget to visit the Sudeley Castle, the home of the Katherine Parr, Henry VIII’s last wife. Another beautiful space in this region is the Rodmarton Manor, an architecturally sound home. End your trip with the 102-mile long journey of the Cotswold Way National Trail.

Northern Irish Coast

If you want a little thrill mixed with the most scenic space in Belfast, go to Carrick-a-Rede rope bridge. The bridge rise 30 meters over the sea level and provides beautiful views of the area around. It was first built in 1755 to connect a small island to the mainland.

Other good places to visit include the Dark Hedges (a beech tree space made famous by Game of Thrones) and the Giant’s Causeway.

The Lake District, England

If you are looking for a place to stroll in lush greenery, the Lake District should be your first choice. This is the perfect space for contemplation and relaxation in the UK. Explore their farmers’ markets or food markets, or enjoy their country festivals. You can also see glass artefacts in the making along with diamond wheel cutting. If you are fond of spirits, go and check out the distilleries here to see vodka, gin and whiskey in the making. The landscape is equally beautiful and you will enjoy a picnic with your family here.

Cornwall, England

Cornish Mining is a World Heritage Site that is home to the Carnglaze Slate Caverns. Also check out copper mines at Morwellham Quay. This place is also the site for the beautiful beaches of St Ives. When tired, just go to the quaint fishing villages of Falmouth and Fowey.

The Highlands, Scotland

Can there be anything more picturesque than the Highlands in Scotland? Visit this scenic place, following the West Highland Line and enjoy the green landscape of this region. If you like marine life, visit the Moray Firth where you can spot bottlenose dolphins, whales, seals and even porpoises. The Edinburgh Zoo is also an amazing place to be. If you are visiting in August, make sure you attend the Edinburgh Fringe Festival too.

Don’t you feel inspired? Start planning a small holiday to enjoy one of these treasures of the UK.

Sources

http://www.lakedistrict.gov.uk/visiting/thingstodo

https://www.cotswolds.com/things-to-do

https://www.visitbritain.com/gb/en/cotswolds-top-10#ZWra9oacu3OJZLYM.97

https://www.golakes.co.uk/things-to-do/

http://www.cotswolds.info/famouspeople/#beatrix_potter

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