In 2017 there were 47 million domestic holidays in the UK and 2019 is set to be another good year for staycations. Devon and Cornwall are typically are the most booked destinations as they offer miles of gorgeous coastline. That isn’t all the UK has to offer; with vast green countryside and bubbling cities being plentiful.
The UK is home to gorgeous, award-winning golden beaches, rolling countryside and cities bursting with personality and culture. With its rich history it is a great holiday destination. There are many benefits to a staycation as well as it being good for your wallet!
Staying in the UK gives you the opportunity for a low maintenance break where you can take pets if you like and don’t have to worry about that pesky luggage allowance. Hopefully another nice summer is on its way, meaning you don’t have to venture far to find some sunshine.
Top Staycation Destinations
Bath is a thriving, historical city located in Somerset. It has a varied and interesting heritage which includes the fascinating Roman Baths. It is now an exciting cosmopolitan city, which coupled with its charming heritage makes for an interesting and beautiful place to stay. Bath has an array of restaurants and bars; from quaint pubs to Michelin starred restaurants.
Bristol is another interesting and impressive UK city which boasts a long heritage. The list of activities one can enjoy while in Bristol is long. For example, it has an interesting maritime history, which includes Harbourside museums such as Brunel’s SS Great Britain; one of the top museums in the UK. It is also home to Bristol Zoo, where you can enjoy some time with the animals.
York is the model of a historical English city. It is quaint and pretty without being overwhelming. It has an array of historical site and an interesting heritage. It is also home to a number of interesting museums and exquisite restaurants. York Minster, York’s Cathedral, is one of the most striking in the country; making it well worth a visit. You can also dive into York’s Viking past at The Jorvik Viking Centre, an interesting and educational destination. If food is more your thing, why not improve your cooking skills and take a look at cookery courses at The Grand, York.
Cornwall is home to some of Britain’s best beaches and picturesque harbour villages. It also boasts lively tourist hotspots such as Newquay. This variety makes Cornwall a great spot for a relaxing break or a fun surfing holiday. It is also home to a vast number of historical sites such as The Lost Gardens of Heligan. If you’re looking for something fun and education, consider a trip to The Eden Project.
Exeter is an ancient UK city, it boasts Exeter castle; an impressive Norman landmark. It also has its own impressive collection of museums and landmarks such as the Royal Albert Memorial Museum and Art Gallery. Exeter is quickly becoming one of the most popular places for a staycation.