It’s winter, the blues have set in, and the travel companies are working overtime to make us cave in, and book an exotic break. If you’re thinking of going away, why not consider booking a staycation instead of a holiday in Europe or a long-haul break? Here are just some of the reasons you should stay in the UK, and some of the best destinations to add to your wish list.
Can a staycation really compare to a trip abroad?
The answer to this question is yes! You may be longing for sun and the feel of golden sand on your toes, but don’t write the UK off without giving it some serious thought. We have beaches here too, and some of them are rated as highly as those on offer in Spain, France, Portugal, and Italy.
One major advantage of a staycation is the cost. Holidays are expensive, and staying put enables you to explore on a budget. You can take advantage of all kinds of accommodation options to suit your budget, from camping or staying in a caravan to booking a luxury villa with a pool or a log cabin with a hot tub. There’s something for everyone, and we have such a variety of options on our doorstep. We can enjoy everything from a traditional seaside break or a cycling holiday to city breaks or spa retreats.
Where to go on your staycation
There’s a case to be made for so many parts of the UK, but some destinations are just too good not to be singled out. Here are some contenders you may wish to consider.
Cornwall is arguably one of England’s most beautiful counties. Home to dramatic landscapes, quaint villages, and of course, the famous pasty, you’ll never tire of going to Cornwall whether you’re travelling with friends, a partner, or your family. Stay near St Ives if you’re after a quintessential seaside experience or head for the villages surrounding Penzance for a quieter break.
The Gower Peninsula
If you’re keen on spending your days riding horses through the meadows, visiting ancient castles or watching the waves roll in, why not visit Gower? The Gower Peninsula is famed for its secluded coves and quiet beaches, old-fashioned villages, and medieval sites. You can relax and watch the world go by, or try a host of activities, including golf, surfing, and hiking.
Loch Lomond is an ideal destination for those who want to put their feet up and chill out, as well as those who are keen to get out and about and explore. The park offers activities such as walking, cycling, and fishing, or you can relax with a loch cruise. There are accommodation options to suit everyone and an abundance of cafes and restaurants in the area.
Before you start looking at holiday resorts abroad, give a staycation some consideration. Many of us don’t have endless opportunities to travel, and this means that we tend to overlook what’s on our doorstep. If you’re looking for a holiday on a budget, you’re a fan of the great outdoors, or you’re keen to enjoy a break without losing days to travel, a staycation could be a perfect choice.
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