Now we are coming through the time of the Covid-19 pandemic, worldwide travel has gone on a bit of a hiatus. We are being encouraged to stay local and enjoy a holiday in the UK this summer. Luckily for us, the UK is a great place to have a break, with lots of different types of breaks and locations to explore. Let’s take a look at the options for UK holidays today!
If you are wanting a good old-fashioned beach holiday, the UK will absolutely spoil you. There are miles and miles of beaches, as we are an island after all! Whether you prefer golden sand or pebbles, there is a beach to suit your style here in the UK. Some of the most popular beach locations are found in the south of the country, with Cornwall and Devon some of the most visited beach areas in the country. Along the east coast of the UK is Norfolk and Suffolk, both of which are known for their excellent beaches. We have some of the safest beaches in the world too, with clean seawater to enjoy a swim in. Don’t forget to enjoy a plate of traditional fish and chips during your beach holiday too!
Walking and Nature
We are spoilt for choice when it comes to nature in the UK. We have a varied landscape featuring large areas of unspoiled land, with multiple national parks and areas of natural beauty to enjoy. If walking is your thing, there are loads of options for a holiday in the UK. The Peak District is world-famous for walking, with lots of hills and mountains for you to tackle. Lots of the villages are picture-postcard perfect up there, so don’t forget to take your camera!
The Lake District is another popular walking spot, with, you guessed it – Lakes! The most famous lake in the UK is lake Windermere. It is around 10.5 miles long and stretches to a depth of around 220 feet. It is the largest natural lake in the lake district and England.
Woodland areas are plentiful in the UK too, with various natural forests available to explore. Try the New Forest national park in Hampshire, where you may even spot some of the famous wild ponies. Further north, there is Nottingham Forest where Robin Hood was said to reside.
Cities and Urban Exploration
The UK features a lot of exciting cities to explore, from the capital city of London, with its historic and beautiful landmarks, through to more modern metropolitan towns and cities like Leeds, Manchester, and Birmingham. If you want to soak up the hustle and bustle of a city break, there are lots of places to do it here in the UK! Some of our cities are actually quite small and intimate, with more of a town-like feel. A good example of this is Bath over in the southwest of the country. Bath is historic and feels more like a small town than a city.
Where to stay
Depending on the type of holiday you are planning, there are many options for where to stay. The UK has some really great hotels, guest houses, and B&B-type homes to stay in, or you can get back to nature by staying at one of our many camping and caravan parks. The freedom of setting up your tent cannot be beaten! If that sounds a little too off-piste for you, why not take a look at hiring a lodge or glamping pod? All the fun of camping, with the luxury of hotel accommodation. Sounds dreamy!