With the UK’s recent spell of nice weather, and another hot summer on the horizon, it’s the perfect time to take a staycation. There are an abundance of award winning beaches right on our doorstep, not to mention plenty of quaint little villages, and it can be hard to pick where to visit…which is where we can help you!
We’ve picked our top staycation destinations, many of which you can take advantage of by optimising your annual leave around the upcoming bank holidays!
The Cotswolds has to be the ultimate for staycation chic, right? It’s the perfect destination for a relaxed UK break exploring the local areas and vast treasures. With over 800 square miles of rolling hills, picture perfect villages and plenty of local pubs, there’s certainly a lot to explore, so you won’t be short of things to do.
It’s the perfect destination for walks in the country followed by a pub lunch, so make sure to pack comfy shoes…and stretchy trousers!
The Lake District has something to offer everyone, and being the largest national park in England there are scenic views to rival the world’s best! If walking through picturesque parks isn’t your thing, you can check out the World of Beatrix Potter Attraction – the world famous, and much-loved book was written in the area.
There are plenty of little villages to while away your time too, with Keswick being a firm favourite of ours here at icelolly.com.
Cornwall has to be the quintessential staycation destination and we’d be remiss to not include it on our list. St. Ives has one of the prettiest UK beaches, Porthmeor, which is also THE destination for surfers. If you tire of perfect beaches and watching the surfers go by, you can hit the cute cobbled streets to take in some of the historic buildings, tea rooms and souvenir shops.
A staycation list wouldn’t be complete without the Scottish Highlands – they’re packed full of beautiful views, amazing national parks and vast wildlife - yes, highland cows too! To make the most of a visit up north, you should rent a camper van, find a spot under the clear night skies and tick off more places on your list.
Whichever way you choose to see the Highlands, be sure to pack your walking boots as there are some serious miles to put in at the national parks and on the mountain ranges!
Where is your favourite UK break destination? Tweet @icelollyholiday and let us know!
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