Staycations – 4 of the Best Places to Visit in the UK

An unforgettable holiday doesn’t have to mean huge expense, airport frustration and digging your passport out of the drawer. A UK staycation can be a great way to take a well-earned break and make the most of the stunning destinations that are right on your doorstep.

In fact, according to The Independent, the number of UK holidaymakers planning staycations for summer 2017 increased an impressive 23.8%. More and more of us are choosing to stay in the UK for a holiday without the hassle.

If you’re thinking of a Staycation, remember that Not Just Travel doesn’t just focus on holidays abroad, we can plan the perfect holiday in the UK for you too.

To help you get started, here are just four of our favourite UK destinations for your next break.

1. Relax in the Cornish Riviera

With 22 beaches, Cornwall’s south coast really does have something for everyone, whether you’re looking for sand and sweeping cliffs or a surfer’s paradise.

Throughout the region, you’ll find sheltered coves, clear waters and warm, welcoming villages, with accommodation ranging from self-catering fishermen’s cottages to stylish apartments, hotels and campsites.

Our favourite: St Ives, a small fishing town with a breathtaking harbour and sandy beaches the whole family will fall in love with.

2. See London through a new lens

London is so much more than the destination of a weekday commute. Just ask the 19 million tourists that visit every single year.

The secret to a London staycation is getting out of your routine and looking at the capital with a fresh perspective. Slow down and walk the city streets, taking in the world-class architecture and calling into the museums and landmarks you’d usually hurry past.

Our tip: Treat yourself to a five-star hotel and dining in some of the world’s finest restaurants. There’s no better way to transform the way you see the big city.

3. Step into the laid-back Lake District

The antidote to a busy big city is the countryside – and there’s nowhere finer and more freeing than the Lake District. Whether you’re hiking through stunning green space or taking on the challenge of Scafell Pike, the country’s tallest mountain, it’s a long way from city life.

At the same time, it’s not all glamping and silent contemplation. The Lake District is surprisingly vibrant and active, with a hectic schedule of annual events from carnivals to sausage festivals.

Our favourite: Turn up the volume at Kendal Calling, an annual award-winning music festival that brings music’s biggest names to a deer park near Penrith.

4. Adventure on the Isle of Wight

Size isn’t everything and, while the Isle of Wight isn’t big, it’s densely packed with plenty to see and do.

Of course, nature did a lot of the hard work. There’s nothing more relaxing than unwinding on the sandy beaches around Shanklin, or looking out at The Needles, an iconic chalk formation that’s best seen from the famous chairlift. But all of this natural beauty is complemented by incredible attractions, from Queen Victoria’s beloved Osborne House to the family-friendly Isle of Wight Zoo.

Our tip: Prepare yourself with a map and take on one of the island’s walking trails – a great way to see those hidden gems you might otherwise miss.

 

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