Holidays are a little bit different at the moment. With travel being limited and countries being moving on and off the list like they’re doing the hokey-cokey. Who needs to jump on a plane though, when we have some of the best places right here in the UK to enjoy?! Let’s take a look at 7 of the best staycation ideas so we can still enjoy a break from the old routine.
More than just pasties (although they are flippin’ good!), Cornwall offers so much from beaches and surfing to a cultural and historical side. Visit the Eden Project, head to Lands End or cross the waters to Saint Michael’s Mount. There are incredible restaurants to check out, fantastic harbor towns to explore and countryside with views for days.
The Lake District
Mountains, lakes & lots of inspiration. It worked wonders for Wordsworth to Beatrix Potter. The Lake District can transform you and you can find your own little slice of tranquility in the national park. There are campsites, caravan parks and guest houses all over the place, perfect for you to enjoy some time away from home. The perfect destination for photographers too!
There is so much beauty in Wales, but North Wales is something exceptional. Incredible landscape and chocolate box villages. Snowdonia lets you explore and adventure, whilst taking in stunning views. Check out Anglesey for some amazing sights and Llandudno and Colwyn Bay for traditional family holidays. North Wales could be one of the best staycation ideas you’ve never tried!
Head to the capital city of England and explore the wonders of London in style. Enjoy a range of fantastic world-inspired food, wonderful hotels and amazing walks along the river. When they’re open, most of the museums all offer free entry and you can connect the landmarks by the tube. If you don’t have a few days to spare, you could even visit for a London day trip.
How about a boating holiday on the famous Broads? Exploring on your own vessel is the perfect way to take in the landscape. The 125 miles of water ways even reach Norwich and Great Yarmouth so you can enjoy some shopping or some time off the water. There are plenty of bed and breakfasts if the way of the water isn’t for you. A must do on the list of staycation ideas.
All the fun of the classic British seaside holiday. Enjoy days on the beach, paddling in the sea, munching away on candyfloss and fish and chips. Take in the sunsets over the water, enjoy the ups and downs of the roller-coasters and walks along the promenade. Take yourself up the Blackpool Tower, pop into the various attractions like the SEALIFE and Madame Tussauds and enjoy the entertainment on the piers. Blackpool has it all!
If you’re looking for beautiful scenery, plenty of walking opportunities and maybe the occasional dram of whiskey, Scotland is for you. Specifically the Scottish Highlands. The Highlands itself is actually bigger than you might think, about the size of Belgium. This means there are plenty of places to stay but also lots of areas you can easily enjoy all by yourself. There are too many highlights of the Highlands to list but enjoy the Cairngorms, the Lochs and the Isle of Skye. You could even enjoy a Scottish road trip!
Which of our staycation ideas will you add to your list of must visit places? Save yourself money on a flight and head to somewhere right here in the UK!