As our loved ones get older, it’s important to continue to make memories. Unfortunately, too many people reach the latter years of their life and feel isolated as loved ones go globe trotting and appear to forget about them.

Of course, that’s not the case, the vast majority of people love and care for their elderly loved ones for the rest of their days, but it’s not always feasible to take them abroad. However, there are some fantastic breaks that are suitable right here in the UK.

Whether you’re a full time carer or have moved an elderly loved one into one of the many senior care homes across the country, taking elderly loved ones away in the UK for a week or weekend can make lasting and beautiful memories for everyone. But where exactly are the best places to go that are more senior friendly?


Renowned for its stunning Georgian architecture, Bath is a city that’s easy to get around and offers beauty on every corner. Getting around on foot is no problem, and the rich history makes it appealing to most people.

The Roman Baths and natural hot springs are a highlight, offering a place to really relax, while the Royal Crescent is a must to take in. Combined with the charming tea rooms, parks and ample restaurants to suit all tastes, it’s a perfect option down in Somerset.


One for the literature fans, Stratford-upon-Avon really is a bucket list location in the heart of England. Famed as the birthplace of William Shakespeare, visitors to the market town can explore his childhood home as well as watch a show put on by the highly-respected Royal Shakespeare Company.

Alongside all things bard-like, elderly relatives especially will enjoy the more relaxed vibe of the town, with many tea shops and places to pick up a trinket or too. It really is a wonderful weekend escape for all the family.


One of the prettiest seaside towns in the UK, North Yorkshire’s Whitby is a fabulous escape. While a walk up the iconic steps to the historic Abbey, infamous as a result of Bram Stoker’s Dracula, may be off limits, gentle walks around the harbour most certainly aren’t.

It’s a perfect peaceful weekend that will undoubtedly become all about the fish and chips. Just make sure you get in line early enough at The Magpie!


Another foodie hotspot is Ludlow, the picturesque market town in Shropshire. Another laidback town, Ludlow is well known for its gourmet food scene, while an ice cream by the castle is an absolute must.

Beautiful scenery surrounds the town, with it nestled amidst the rolling hills of the county’s countryside. There are cosy pubs, ideal for a pint or dinner and when the sun comes out, people even enjoy a paddle in the gentle River Teme that passes through the town.


Finally, down in Hampshire the historic city of Winchester is a place to really marvel in the magnificent medieval architecture. That’s centred around the cathedral, one of the most stunning in the country.

In Winchester you’ll find tranquil river walks, serene gardens and plenty of quaint cafes to test the legs and enjoy a cup of tea and a cake. It’s a fantastic option and completes our top five best places to take your elderly relatives and make some fabulous memories.