Money is tight for everyone these days so why not stay at home this summer and enjoy the new trend of Staycationing (staying in the UK for a holiday, rather than going abroad).
Cheap and Cheerful. The Pleasure Beach, the Tower, the beach, the piers and one of the widest selections of hotels, guesthouses and B&B’s to suit any budget, grab the kids and head on up to Blackpool for a no frills, no messing week of roller coasters, seaside, ice cream and fish & chips.
9. The Norfolk Broads
The Broads provide a network of rivers and waterways perfect for holiday boating. Lined with idyllic villages and towns to stop at and a plethora of waterfront eateries, you won’t run out of things to do and see. See the plentiful wildlife as you leisurely make your way from place to place.
Perfect for a city break away. Head up to the Geordie capital for one of the best city breaks in the UK. A hub of cultural events, this now major international city has attractions to suit every age group. It’s easy to get to by road or rail from most other places in the UK and has a wide range of dining and sleeping options to suit everyone.
7. Scottish Highlands
Stunning views a top majestic mountains, pine forests and roaring rivers. Stretch your legs and get some fresh air in the Scottish Highlands. Aviemore and Breamar are both top destinations; if you like the outdoors, stay on one of the many campsites in the area, if you prefer some home comforts, rent a cottage!
Visit our nation’s capital this summer for the ultimate city experience. I’m sure you don’t need to be told about the many attractions, culinary delights and other gems our wonderful capital holds! Easy to get to, easy to get a round but you may need more than a week if you want to see it all!
The surfing capital of the UK. Grab your boards and your buckets and spades and head down the south westerly tip of the UK for some great weather and the best beach break on the British Isles! Enjoy freshly caught local seafood in one of the many restaurants and enjoy a drink at one of the seafront bars, it’ll almost feel like the Mediterranean.
Just like London, Edinburgh has all the joys of a capital city but with added Scottish flare. The summer in Edinburgh is a procession of art, media, music and comedy events all leading up to the Fringe and International festivals, with events and attractions to suit everyone. Go to some of the warm up events for cheaper (and sometimes free) tickets and they’re usually smaller and more intimate!
A city famous for shopping and football, you can do it all in Manchester. One of the best places to take kids this summer (especially if it’s a wet one) as the best attractions are indoors! Visit both of the cities huge football clubs, the Museum of Science and Industry, the Manchester Museum, the Football Museum, and the shopping capital of the north: the Trafford Centre.
I know many people who return to Abersoch year after year for their Staycation. Some for it’s magnificent beaches, some for it’s wonderful waters for sailing and some for it’s natural beauty; whatever it is, it keeps them coming back. The relaxed vibe of this lovely coastal town in Wales and it’s usually good weather give it a summer holiday feel sometimes even in the winter!
1. Lake District
Mountains that inspired some of the great British poets and a coast line to the west, the Lake District has it all and is perfect for any summer holiday. Head over to Lancaster for city time, climb the highest peak in England, Scafell, if you’re feeling adventurous, or head to one of the many coastal towns for a bit of beach. The quintessential English holiday destination!