While the 17th May marks the next set of restrictions easing, including possibly international travel, it will be no surprise that many brits still choose to take their holidays right here in the UK.
If you do usually venture abroad, you may be surprised to hear of all the wonderful UK holiday destinations out there!
There are plenty of beautiful locations right on your doorstep. We have put together a list of our top 5 favourite UK holiday destinations for you to explore this year.
Most people are familiar with Cornwall as a popular UK holiday destination. Cornwall is almost completely surrounded by the coast and it hosts stunning beaches as well as idyllic countryside. There are also many art galleries and harbours to keep yourself busy on your visit. Some of the most popular beaches includes Porthcurno Beach or Godrevy Beach.
The local towns are bursting with boutique shops and independent food places. It is the perfect setting for a UK holiday, as a family or as a couple.
The Scottish Highlands are scenic, remote and one of the real treasures of Britain. Get lost amongst the mountains, locks and beaches, there’s plenty of variety!
The Highlands are home to many stunning attractions including Britain’s largest national park, the lock ness, Ben Nevis, Eilean Donan Castle and the amazing Jacobite steam train (The Hogwarts Express).
This is the ideal get away for those wanting a combination of relaxing scenic strolls and ticking off the bucket list!
The Lake District is home to the beautiful sandy South West and the mountain tops of the North. This location is full of character and is the perfect destination for more active holiday goers, with 885 square miles of national park for you to explore!
You can also visit a host of historical sites, followed by a stroll through the market towns and villages. The Lake District is home to wonderful local pubs for day or evening dining.
If you are a bit more adventurous, you can also choose to sail, kayak or wild swim in many of the lakes at the national park.
No place is quite as picturesque as the Cotswolds, with its honey-coloured towns made from the infamous Cotswold stone. The Cotswolds are the perfect get-away for a calm and peaceful break from everyday life. There are plenty of holiday cottages to choose from, giving you a ‘home away from home’.
There is also plenty to do for families with children, including Cotswold Water Park and Cotswold Wildlife Park. However, if a more scenic visit is what you’re after, the Cotswolds has that too! Visit serene gardens such as Hidcote or Kiftsgate Court.
Perhaps the atmosphere of a city is more your idea of a holiday. London is not just one of the top cities in the UK, but in the world! London boasts over a weeks’ worth of fabulous attractions as well as being one of the best shopping experiences.
London hosts some of the top department stores including Harrords, Harvey Nichols and Fortnum & Mason. It’s also rich with history to explore with the London Dungeons, Tower of London and The Natural History Museum. There’s even the option to visit the London Eye to get the best view of the whole city.
You’ll never struggle finding somewhere to dine out or enjoy evening drinks, especially for couples, with plenty of chain and independent bars, restaurants and pubs.
As another well-known UK holiday destination, North Devon had to be included on the list. Devon is home to rugged cliffs and stunning sandy beaches, it’s no wonder many people visit every year. There’s plenty of options for places to stay too. Choose from family holiday parks, bed and breakfasts, hotels or holiday lets.
There are plenty of quaint towns to wander through that host local shops and independent food places. Woolacombe is arguably the best beach in the UK and is a hot spot for water sports like surfing.
If you’re planning a holiday here in the UK and require transport, get in touch for a free, no obligation quote today.