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8 Must-See Places in England for Senior Travelers

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Yorkshire Dales

Picturesque countryside, vibrant cities, and quaint towns open the doors to some of the best destinations for seniors in England that you can visit during your trip.

Remote regions of a captivating country can offer you experiences that range from coastal trails to bustling village markets, vibrant historical castles to a trip down a lazy river. England has plenty for any kind of senior traveler to enjoy.

Whether looking for remarkable history, indelible charm, or vibrant views, certain destinations truly stand out during your trip and you can consider the following for an unforgettable experience as you travel England at your own pace.

Overview

  1. 1. Wander London and Greater London
  2. 2. Explore the Lake District’s Breathtaking Beauty
  3. 3. Embrace Charming Bath and Glastonbury in Somerset
  4. 4. Discover the Castles of the Cotswolds
  5. 5. Experience England’s South Coast Gems
  6. 6. Indulge In Kent County Romance
  7. 7. Immerse Yourself in Historical and Intriguing Yorkshire
  8. 8. Sample a Taste of Cornwall
  9. Ready to Plan Your England Senior Trip?

1. Wander London and Greater London

Tower Bridge in London, England

Tower Bridge in London, England

London is a top destination for senior travelers to England. A vibrant capital steeped in history and comprising magnificent architectural diversity, one is never without something new to discover and experience.

Step onto magnificent bridges arched over the Thames River, tour the Tower of London, watch the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace, and marvel at Westminster Abbey.

Visit surrounding villages and towns, walk through Windsor Castle, and take a stroll through the gardens at Hampton Court. Round out your stay with visits to art galleries and museums, or enjoy an authentic high tea.

2. Explore the Lake District’s Breathtaking Beauty

Windermere Lake in Cumbria's Lake District

Windermere Lake in Cumbria's Lake District

With such a tranquil landscape, it is easy to see why the Lake District is the perfect getaway destination for seniors. With deep roots in poetry and prose, the scenery compliments the quaint villages and towns that lie along the water and in nearby valleys.

Discover Grasmere Village and enjoy the quieter waters and footpaths, or visit nearby Rydal Water, which offers exquisite reflections of the Loughrigg Fell. Take a slow cruise on Windermere Lake or see the countryside from above as you take a hot-air balloon ride over unique pools and breathtaking rock formations.

3. Embrace Charming Bath and Glastonbury in Somerset

Hot air balloons over the Royal Crescent in Bath, England

Royal Crescent in Bath, England

Georgian-style architecture creates a classic picture in this city, named for the thermae established here in Roman times. The city is a museum in itself, with history and art present on every corner, and it is listed as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Thatched cottages stand side by side on cobblestone streets that pave the way to museums, parks, quaint restaurants, and stores.

Walk down Bath Street and admire the grand colonnades or take a stroll on Abbey Green. Discover the charm of Glastonbury and the myths surrounding the eccentric Somerset town as you walk through the Glastonbury Courtyard and into Glastonbury Abbey.

4. Discover the Castles of the Cotswolds

Batsford House and Arboretum in the Cotswolds

Batsford House and Arboretum in the Coldwolds

Renowned for its sheer beauty and lush settings, the Cotswolds set within the county lines invite seniors to stop and admire the charm. Step back in time as you enter manors and castles, such as Snowshill Manor or Highgrove House, the residence of the Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall.

Antiques and art are truly inspiring as you visit the shops or walk along Hadrian’s Wall, from Blockley to Batsford. Grab some tea and cake in the gorgeous Batsford Arboretum, enjoy the model village and motor museum, or indulge in stunning Burton-on-Water, the Venice of England.

5. Experience England’s South Coast Gems

Torquay Harbour In Devon, England

Torquay Harbour In Devon, England

England’s south coast is popular with visitors of all ages, with a couple of well-known favorites to experience. Brighton welcomes visitors with its colorful charm.

The Marina and its picturesque waterfront can immerse you in a foodie walking tour or in the Booth Museum of Natural History. Located along the English Riviera in Devon, Torquay is a must for seniors looking to spend some time in an idyllic seaside village.

This Victorian-style setting offers art galleries and gardens, Torre Abbey Monastery, and a harbor front boasting wonderful restaurants and quaint shops. Torquay delivers a great beach escape, with the long, sandy stretch a great place for a walk or a swim.

6. Indulge In Kent County Romance

Scotney Castle Gardens in Kent, England

Scotney Castle Gardens in Kent, England

With stunning parks and floral locations throughout the county, it is easy to see why Kent is known as the Garden of England. Breathtaking landscapes, idyllic weather, and beaches make Kent a must-visit destination.

Canterbury is one of the more well-known cities, with spectacular cathedrals and historic, guided river tours begging to be discovered. Marvel at the white cliffs of Dover from Samphire Hoe, taking it all in from sea-level, and be sure to visit enchanting Leeds Castle in the romantic village of Maidstone.

The five-mile route of the Spa Valley Railway between Eridge and Tunbridge Wells highlights the beauty of Kent County.

7. Immerse Yourself in Historical and Intriguing Yorkshire

Fortified wall around York, England

York, England

Yorkshire prides itself on having many historic sites and buildings managed by the English Heritage body. The walled city of York is one of the most iconic cities in England and offers an air of mystery and intrigue perfect for seniors wanting to spend time getting lost in medieval history.

Escape to the countryside to visit the famous Yorkshire Dales, home to abbeys, castles, and mesmerizing landscapes. Take a scenic drive through the rolling hills of the Yorkshire moors to reach tranquil Marsden Moor, or enjoy a walk across the swing bridge in Whitby to admire the stunning Abbey.

8. Sample a Taste of Cornwall

Port Isaac on the Corwnwall coast

Port Isaac in Cornwall, England

Famous for its meat pies and afternoon teas, Cornwall will leave you replenished and relaxed. Its strong Roman history shines through in monuments, museums, and tales told by locals from Penzance to Polperro. Discover the St. Ives coast along the Celtic Sea that paints a picture of pure shoreline bliss.

Small, remote hamlets, such as Port Isaac, invite senior travelers to unwind as they enjoy the peace and quiet for which these Cornwall gems are known. The village of Tintagel leads to the medieval castle said to be the home of King Arthur. When exploring Cornwall, you can uncover many captivating treasures.

Ready to Plan Your England Senior Trip?

Hever Castle in Kent County, England

Hever Castle

Beautiful beaches, tranquil gardens, and accommodations right out of a fairytale prove that England has many top destinations for seniors to enjoy.

Find the information you need to help envision the right trip for you with our England Travel Guide. Fill out a Trip Request or call our team at 1-888-265-9707 to speak with a Zicasso travel specialist.

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