Any helpful suggestions please as to where to take my elderly mother for a short city break in the Autumn? Easy train ride out of Kings Cross or St Pancras, as she lives in Hertfordshire and I can get her into there on her train line to meet up.
My mum is 81 this summer, we missed out on doing any proper celebrations for her 80th last year with lockdown and restrictions, so I would like to take her away just the two of us, for 2/3/4 nights somewhere in the UK to an interesting town or city, nice central hotel, (friendly and welcoming rather than gourmet food and luxury), with a bit of history, architecture, museums, theatre, galleries, type place, all within a very easy tottering distance, broken up with lots of coffee stops. She is really not very sound on her feet, with hip and knee problems, can walk but not long distances at all, and far too proud (and stubborn!) to accept a wheelchair.
I was thinking somewhere beyond Oxford and Cambridge as she already knows those cities well, and my first thoughts were York, Harrogate, Lincoln, Chester, Stratford. My mother is Scottish, grew up near and loves Edinburgh so a mini flat version of that would be ideal!
Any thoughts, suggestions, recommendations would be greatly appreciated.