Have you been thinking about heading off on a long weekend or a short break but aren’t sure where? Maybe the budget isn’t there this year for a jaunt abroad, so you’re looking to make the best of your own backyard and looking into somewhere in the UK that you perhaps haven’t been to before or that you have fond memories of. Read ahead to learn more about some of the best spots in the UK for getaways, either long or short.
The South West
The South West of England is one of the hottest places for holidaymakers from around the country. With great options including Somerset, Devon and Cornwall being the most popular destinations, it’s easy to see why people flock here year after year for getaways. Coastline, rolling green hills, and converted barn accommodations are just some of the reasons someone might head down this way. With quaint towns and villages to add to the atmosphere there’s no better place than the South West if you’re looking for a beachy, active kind of holiday.
The North of England is awash with a number of beautiful features. From the Yorkshire Moors to the Dales, the Lake District and the Peak District as well, northern England is a great place to head if you’re looking for a quaint countryside getaway. The north is also home to a number of fantastic local landmarks, such as those that were found by Blue Chip Holidays in this fantastic article about the top local British landmarks. Some of the top ones that people enjoy include the Angel of the North as well as places such as York Minster or the Shambles of York, the aqueduct in Knaresborough that happens to be near Old Mother Shipton’s Cave – another great attraction.
Scotland is one of the favourites of the UK for visitors as well as for people from other areas of the UK looking for a holiday. With its collection of coastline, lochs, glens and rocky hills great for climbing alongside some seriously historic points of interest, Scotland is a fantastic place for families and couples alike. Edinburgh and Glasgow along with Aberdeen are particularly great for city breaks, offering up a bit of everything with great access to more remote regions as well. Some of the castles alone in Scotland are impressive to say the least, and with so many outdoor options for hiking and skiing as well, Scotland is a great place for the outdoor lover any time of year. For something truly adventurous, you can check out some of the remote regions of the Isle of Skye and the outer islands such as the Orkneys or Hebrides.
So there you have a couple of suggestions on city breaks, short breaks or holidays within the UK that could work for you and your family this quickly approaching summer season. Why not go somewhere new this summer and build some great memories around one of Britain’s fantastic local landmarks – perfect for selfies for your Instagram page!