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Here Are the Top 10 UK Destinations for a Holiday During Retirement

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Many people spend their working lives without the time or freedom to explore their home country. But after retiring, people finally have the chance to see all that the UK has to offer. With so many destinations to choose from, which cities are the top choices for retirees exploring the UK?

To help over-60s decide which destination to visit, travel insurance experts at PayingTooMuch examined 30 UK cities, identifying which are best for those aged 60 and above. These were ranked based on the number of hotels rated three stars and above, hotel costs, the number of tourist activities, and the number of bus stops in each city.

They also offer expert tips on how those aged 60 and over can best prepare for a holiday this year.

Rank

City

Number of 3* and above hotels 

Cost of off-peak 3* and above hotels

Number of things to do

Number . of walking routes 

Number of bus stops

1

Sheffield

138

£1,114

166

187

5,647

2

York

585

£1,387

117

82

2,246

3

Liverpool

249

£1,672

178

31

2,873

4

Aberdeen

130

£774

73

75

1,555

5

Stoke on Trent

68

£835

63

85

2,421

6

Coventry

185

£1,032

73

60

2,096

7

Swansea

122

£1,070

54

75

2,976

8

Preston

103

£800

32

99

1,538

9

Kingston-upon-Hull

153

£692

71

13

1,891

10

Milton Keynes

69

£828

79

52

956

Sheffield is the best UK city to travel to for holidaymakers aged 60 and above, with the highest number of walking routes (187)

Sheffield ranks as the top UK city for holidaymakers aged 60 and above. The city has the most walking routes of any city analysed (187), as well as the most bus stops available for convenient travel (5,647). Sheffield also has the second most activities overall (166), many of which are free of charge, like the Millennium Gallery.

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