Places to visit in UK for older people
Replies: 12 - Last Post: Jan 7, 2013 10:01 AM Last Post By: sprite
Dec 20, 2012 11:35 AM
Places to visit in UK for older peopleHi
My parents are coming to England to visit and we are planning to do a trip with them.
They are quite old (65++), and they can't walk for too long as they have medical history with their legs.
Where would be the best place to visit in England that does not require too much of walking? They like scenery, but they can't walk for too long.
We live in North East of England, but willing to travel to the South or the North if there are good places to visit.
Thanks in advance.
Dec 20, 2012 1:19 PM
Dec 20, 2012 1:52 PM
Dec 20, 2012 2:52 PM
4firstly I will apologise, I have no idea what places are in what areas of England.
As a tourist I loved York and found it reasonably easy to walk around the city area and soak in the beauty of the town. Betty's was a nice place for afternoon tea.
Bourton-on-Water I thought was a beautiful town and again easy to walk - at the time I was ill and finding walking great distances or hills not the best. Also went to another little town for lunch, would have been nearby unfortunately have no idea of the name of the town. Guessing a lot of towns in the Cotswolds would be good to visit.
Bath, I also found easy to negotiate.
Dec 20, 2012 3:24 PM
565 is not old!! - how dare you! But if you're in the north east of England then York is an obvious choice, and Harrogate isn't overly hilly and has a population which is, shall we say, marginally above average age. How about some of the smaller towns in the area - Richmond, Northallerton, Skipton, Helmsley and others are all fairly flat and not too big.
It would help if you said whether they had any specific interests before thinking about recommending places further afield
Dec 20, 2012 11:30 PM
Dec 21, 2012 1:21 AM
Dec 21, 2012 12:30 PM
8Sorry Mickey, I read your post as recommending Norfolk, in particular the city of Lincoln. Not sure why...
Dec 22, 2012 7:07 AM
9Lake District is gorgeous, could easily drive them around there, lots of nice lakeside cafe's, could take them out on Lake Windermere if it's the right time of year.
Actually, what time of othe year is it? And where are they from? Have they visited the UK at all before? How long are they here for? Cos London might suit, there's these open top tour buses you can do...
Jan 6, 2013 1:38 PM
Jan 6, 2013 1:44 PM
11How much time do you have? Can you take a week or three and do a road trip with them, in motels, etc?
If so, Cornwall is very pretty from the roads and promenades.
But otherwise, the other suggestions further north are all good.
Jan 7, 2013 10:01 AM
12what about a scenic train? my bf's parents often do a day trip up into scotland--they're based in the northwest. there are loads of these trains, you can get a catalogue.
i think they stop in towns, you could do bus tours, or it might be part of a package.
or rent wheelchairs for them and join walking tours together. my aunt forced my grandmother (91) to use a wheelchair when she visited them for the calgary stampede. she was initially insulted, but after a couple of days stopped sulking and admitted it was a better idea.
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