A staycation, or vacation spent at home or in the area, is a terrific way to discover the undiscovered attractions in your own country and neighbourhood. A staycation is the ideal way to explore the UK’s many stunning and interesting locations, which have something to offer everyone.

Staycation benefits

The ability to take your time and thoroughly explore the location you are visiting is one of the best things about a staycation. You can unwind and take your time taking in the sights and sounds of the area rather than hurrying from one thing to the next. When you travel with kids, this is especially beneficial because it gives them the time they need to enjoy and appreciate their surroundings fully.

Scotland

Isle of Skye in Scotland is one of the UK’s finest treasures. This lovely island is renowned for its untamed coasts, charming towns, and breath-taking views of the neighbouring mountains. The Fairy Pools, the Old Man of Storr, and the Quiraing are a few of the Isle of Skye’s popular spots.

Northern England

The Peak District National Park in England is another fantastic place to go on a staycation. There are several options for hiking, riding, and outdoor exploration in this breath-taking region of rolling hills and forests. In the Peak District, places like Bakewell, Castleton, and Chatsworth House are all worth a visit.

South West

Visit Cornwall

The Cornish coast on the southwest of the UK is a must-see if you’re seeking a beach holiday. This region is renowned for its lovely coastal hikes, quaint towns, and sandy beaches. St. Ives, Newquay, and the Eden Project are a few of the well-known places to visit in Cornwall but for somewhere a quieter to retreat to, it has to be Portheras Cove in Penzance. You’ll have easy access to all of these popular tourist hotspots but an opportunity to get a quiet spot on the beach and the chance of a quieter fish and chips!

East England

Norfolk, home of the King’s Sandringham Estate, has a 45-mile coast featuring award-winning beaches, lots of history nestled in their rich and vibrant market towns – King’s Lynn being a popular one with the Princess of Wales, and the Norfolk Broads, the largest man-made wetlands in the UK. Norfolk is not only the place to be for a tranquil and relaxing holiday, but an opportunity to try your hand at boating, water sports and birdwatching.

Wales

Wales may be a land of castles, having the most per square mile than anywhere in Europe, but in addition to its striking architecture, Wales also has some of the most striking beaches, peaks, rivers and trails in the UK. Anglesey, a small island in Northern Wales, gives you access to all of these beautiful Welsh traits and more. The Chateau Rhianfa is the perfect place to situate yourself for a romantic retreat. This grade II listed country house hotel, on the banks of the Menai Strait (connecting Anglesey and mainland Wales) offers views of the Snowdonia mountains in the background with easy access to hiking routes, plentiful food and rest and relaxation.

Staycations in the UK are a fantastic way to explore the undiscovered wonders of our incredible nation, regardless of where you go. The adventure is waiting for you, so take your map, pack your stuff, and set forth!

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