Once lockdown restrictions have been lifted in the United Kingdom, it is predicted that staycations will soar in popularity with UK residents. Staycations have been becoming more and more popular over the years, but even more so now that many holidaymakers prefer to stay closer to home.
With many people working from home for more than a year, a lot of people have been able to save on petrol and commuting costs. Many people have also been saving money when working from home through avoiding takeaways and switching off devices when they’re not in use. These savings can be stored up for when restrictions properly lift and holidaymakers can go on a short stay away from home.
There is no better way of exploring what this diverse country has to offer than travelling in the comfort of your own motorhome. But with the UK’s diverse areas of natural beauty, world-class cities, and exciting museums, just where do people start to explore? Here are just five beautiful destinations to visit in the UK in the future.
1. Isle of Skye, Scotland
Located in the heart of the Scottish Highlands, the Isle of Skye offers some of the most beautiful scenery in Scotland. And despite being remote, there is plenty to keep campers entertained. Options include a boat trip to Loch Coruisk, walking the Quiraing, or taking a swim in the Fairy Pools.
There are also miles and miles of beautiful nature trails for hikers to explore too. The island is easily accessible from the mainland with the drive from Glasgow taking about three hours.
Once there, there are plenty of campsites to choose from for tents and also motorhome stays, many of which offer excellent facilities. Some of the best ones also boast stunning views across the island towards the Outer Hebrides.
2. Giant’s Causeway, Northern Ireland
On your next motorhome trip, there are plenty of must-visit attractions in Northern Ireland to add to your list. The Titanic Belfast, Ulster Museum, and The Giant’s Causeway are just some great places to visit. The Giant’s Causeway is one of Northern Ireland’s most iconic and mystical destinations.
The Causeway gets its name from the legend of Finn MacCool, a local giant who was challenged to a fight by Scottish giant Benandonner. MacCool is said to have built the Causeway by hand so that the two giants could meet and settle their differences. The area is easily accessible by road, being around an hours drive north of Belfast.
There are also plenty of campsites in the area suitable for motorhomes of all sizes. If travellers are looking for a new vehicle for their trip, Thompson Leisure is located in Northern Ireland and has a wide range of new and used motorhomes for sale that travellers can buy for their next road adventure. If buying isn’t for you, then they also offer motorhome and campervan hire too.
Country Antrim is also a great area to visit on holiday as it has many beautiful scenic destinations for exploring, including the Causeway and other nearby attractions such as Bushmills Distillery and Dunseverick Castle.
3. Keswick, the Lake District
The Lake District has long been a favourite for campers and there is no better place to explore this area of natural beauty than Keswick. Situated on the shores of Derwent Water, Keswick is surrounded by spectacular mountain scenery and offers easy access to other lakes including Windermere and Ullswater.
There is no shortage of things to do either in Keswick. The Theatre by the lake hosts live performances each day, the local Keswick Brewery is open for tours and tastings, and Derwent Water itself offers a range of activities including boat tours, boat hire, and paddleboarding.
There are plenty of motorhome parks in Cumbria & the Lake District where travellers can find five-star retreats, dog-friendly campsites, glamping, and much more with a scenic rural setting. Whether visitors prefer hiking, cycling, or just taking in the beautiful scenery with a cup of coffee, Keswick is the perfect place to relax and enjoy some well-needed outdoor time.
4. Anglesey, Wales
Located on the North-Western coast of Wales, the beautiful island of Anglesey is the perfect destination for those looking to get away from the hustle and bustle of city life. Despite being remote, there is plenty for campers to do including bird watching, surfing, rock climbing and cycling.
Active campers can also enjoy one of several hiking trails in the area that explore more than 220 sq miles of beautiful Anglesey coastline. The area is also home to more than 40 campsites, many of which offer stunning views across the island and the Irish Sea.
Once travellers have found somewhere to park up on the island, there are plenty of things to see and do in the area. South Stack Lighthouse is a popular attraction to visit but it does take a lot of effort as there are 400 steps to descend first!
Visitors can also explore the captivating seaside town of Beaumaris and also Benllech Beach which is one of the most popular beaches to visit.
5. The Lizard National Reserve, Cornwall
Situated on the southernmost tip of Cornwall, The Lizard Peninsula is home to the largest nature reserve in the South West. The area is roughly the size of 470 football pitches and hosts a treasure trove of rare bird and plant species. But this is much more than a nature reserve, there is something here for all the family to enjoy.
The Lizard Lighthouse is a key landmark in the area and a focal point for visitors. There are plenty of things to see and do in the area for a range of different people. For example, holidaymakers can enjoy sea fishing trips, explore picturesque villages, or walk along the harbour walls at Mullion Cove.
Of course, Cornwall is also a destination well-known for being one of the best coastal locations to visit. There are many fabulous top rated beaches in Cornwall to visit with the whole family, from Long Rock Beach to Trevone Bay Beach.