Top 5 summer destinations in the UK
Travel | Europe | 05/24/17
Already dreaming of your summer break with your mates, your kids or your significant other? You don’t have to jet off abroad to find a great holiday destination – there’s a ton of great places to spend a week or weekend right here on our very own doorstep. Load up the car, find the walking boots or swimming costumes and get exploring all around the United Kingdom!
Cornwall is one of the top suggestions on any British holidaymaker’s list of great places to visit close to home. It’s hard to pinpoint Cornwall’s most attractive feature: its unique charm and identity, beaches for surfers, sunbathers and paddlers alike, robust countryside for coastal walks, the impressive range of activities… It might not get quite the sun of Ibiza or Portugal, but the area more than makes up for it. You can choose from the many B&B’s in Cornwall to make your stay a truly British experience!
Try out: Poldark filming locations across Cornwall
Edinburgh is a great weekend break destination all year round, but you may want to stay a bit longer if you’re there during the Edinburgh Fringe Festival. One of the UK’s most popular and enjoyable cultural events, no matter who you are there will be something to tickle your fancy! An amazing opportunity to see some of the best productions, clown shows and street performers (among others) from all corners of life, there’s a reason it’s one of the coolest places to be in August (and it isn’t the Scottish weather). Renting a room with a local during the festival could bring down your costs and get you the inside knowledge you need to see the best shows at the best price!
Try out: one of the many great shows on offer
The Lake District
The Lake District National Park is home to Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, and Westwater, its deepest lake. If this weren’t enough to convince you, the Lake District has tons of ways to enjoy your natural surroundings – from watersports to country walks, castles to treetop treks, there’s something here to inspire anyone. To stock up for a big day out, try a hearty Cumberland sausage or the energy-packed Kendal mint cake – you won’t regret it!
Try out: a treetop trek
The Brecon Beacons
The glorious rolling hills of the Welsh Brecon Beacons are a sight to behold in good weather, and they’re still pretty nice in a Welsh drizzle! Far from the madding crowd, Brecon and the surrounding areas will give you that peace and tranquility you have been missing. Local pubs and grub will welcome you in the evening after a day out on the beacons, and a stay in a spare room could see you drifting off safe in the knowledge that your landlord will be there to help out if you sleep in!
Try out: stargazing at night
Brighton is one of the ultimate British seaside holiday destinations and is the most popular seaside resort for foreign tourists in the UK. Named the unofficial gay capital of the UK and one of the happiest places to live in the country, it’s no surprise that Brighton attracts its fair share of tourists. A day at the beach, a stroll on the pier… Relive your childhood ideas of holidays and let the nostalgia flood back. If that’s not for you, check out the city’s vibrant nightlife and entertainment venues – they even have Brighton Festival! You’re sure to leave Brighton wanting to come back for more.
Try out: Brighton Toy and Model Museum
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