UK Staycation Inspiration | Where Will You Go Next?
Great Britain boasts some of the most stunning coastline and picturesque rural getaways, not to mention world-class cities of culture. Sure, the sun doesn’t always show up but when it does, it’s really hard to beat a UK holiday.
Book Accommodation, Pack Your Bags and Go!
Holidaying at home is easy, convenient and fuss-free. Forget the flights, transfers and rental cars and focus on fun. You are in charge of your own experience. So what do you want to do? Where do you want to go?
Head to the Coast
No one does the seaside quite like the UK. From Bournemouth to Brighton, Whitby to Woolacombe, you’re simply spoilt for choice. Whether you’re a laid back lounger or destined for daring adventures, our seaside hotspots tick all of the boxes.
Grab your bucket and spade or a surfboard and enjoy some vitamin sea!
Bournemouth Attractions -
Bournemouth is best known for its huge family-friendly sandy beach and other seaside favourites including amusement arcades, mini golf and an oceanarium (perfect for a wet weather day!) Little ones will love the water feature on the seafront and the big kids will have heaps of fun on the pier zip wire.
Culturally curious? Take a trip to the Russell-Cotes Art Gallery & Museum. This Italian-style villa was once the home to Victorian collectors and travel enthusiasts, Sir Merton and Lady Annie Russell-Cotes. Inside, you’ll find an array of beautiful objects from all over the world, an exquisite collection of British art, plus exhibitions from local and emerging artists.
Things to do in Brighton -
Brighton’s got it all. After traditional seaside fun? Head to Brighton Palace Pier for fish and chips, candy floss and thrill-seeking rides. Culture? The Royal Pavilion is a must-visit for its galleries and impressive grounds. How about shopping? Visit The Lanes for the best independent cafes, book shops and clothing stores.
For views like no other, book tickets for the British Airways i360. This 150 metre high observation tower offers striking views across Brighton, the South Downs and over the English Channel. Fancy a bite to eat while you’re up there? Treat yourself to a delightful afternoon tea!
Best Beach in Whitby -
From Runswick Bay to Saltwick Bay, the Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby certainly isn’t short of beautiful beaches but the stand out goes by the name of Robin Hood’s Bay. Did Robin Hood ever set foot on the beach? No one knows. But what we do know is that this glorious stretch of sand is one of the top 25 beaches in the world!
The beach is perfect for the adventurous traveller, with boating and surfing activities to enjoy. It’s also surrounded by bars, making it ideal for those who want to cut loose and relish some downtime in a beautiful location.
Watersports in Woolacombe -
The award-winning seaside resort of Woolacombe, on the North Devon Coast, boasts one of the finest beaches in the West Country. Whether you’re booking a family getaway or surfing trip, it has something for everyone.
Lay back on the 3 mile stretch of golden sands, ice cream in-hand and enjoy a splash about in the sea. Take in the views along the dramatic coast path and keep your eyes peeled for seals. Grab your surfboard and hit the waves or head to the local watersports centre for lessons, hire, coasteering, kayaking and paddle boarding.
Escape to the Countryside
Breathe in that fresh country air and let go of your daily stressors. There’s nothing quite like the idyllic British countryside to calm the mind and realign your focus.
Find peace in the rolling hills of the Peak District. Enjoy one of the landscape’s most iconic views at Mam Tor or walk The Great Ridge for more of a challenge.
Let the dramatic Lake District inspire you. Challenge yourself with a 10 mile walk around Derwentwater or uncover the hidden beauty of Buttermere.
Fall in love with the lesser-known landscape of Exmoor. Take in the dramatic rocky landscape of the Valley of the Rocks and head to Dunkery Beacon for spectacular views across the moor.
Drop a pin on the map and pack your bags. Yes, a staycation can be that simple.
Explore New Cities
Make up for lost time with a jam-packed UK city break. Plan your days with museum trips, gallery tours and heritage site walks.
Museums & Galleries
- Natural History Museum, London
- The Roman Baths, Bath
- Tate Liverpool, Liverpool
- Imperial War Museum North, Manchester
- Kelvingrove Art Gallery & Museum, Glasgow
UK Heritage Sites
- Tower of London
- Blenheim Palace
- Royal Botanic Gardens, Kew
- Maritime, Greenwich
- Palace of Westminster
- City of Bath
- Old and New Towns of Edinburgh
See, you don’t need to jump on a plane to experience culture! The UK has heaps of it to indulge in.
Speaking of indulging, why not treat yourself to a Michelin Star dining experience? Take your taste buds to heaven with dinner at CORE by Clare Smyth in London, Adam’s in Birmingham or The Kitchin in Edinburgh. After months of home cooking and takeaways, you deserve a treat.
Or how about a spa treatment at one of the UK’s top hotels? City breaks don’t have to be busy. Whisk your partner for a romantic weekend away or treat the girls to a spa trip.
Tailor your staycation to your liking. Experience everything you’ve missed and more.
Book a Staycation in the UK With Confidence
Feeling inspired for your post-lockdown getaway? It’s not too early or too eager to start planning your staycation.
After the doom and gloom and disappointment of cancelled travel plans in 2020, you’re bound to be wary. It’s hard to guarantee a lot of things right now. But, we can guarantee peace of mind, with our flexible travel solutions. If things change, we’ve got you covered.
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