If home is where the heart is for you and your family, why not book a fantastic UK escape for your annual holiday this year? Read ahead for a few ideas of where might tickle your fancy.
Weymouth, Dorset’s largest town, is the perfect cottage holiday location. With its Georgian seafront strolls, exciting festivals and celebrations, as well as adrenaline filled waterspout activities in the picturesque Portland harbour, Weymouth has something for everyone.
Situated in a sheltered bay at the mouth of the River Wey, with its clean sandy beaches and mild climate its popularity is vastly growing with the discerning holidaymaker today.
Weymouth offers fantastic shopping, restaurants, beautiful gardens and a World Heritage Site coastline and is a pure haven for walkers and cyclists, as well as wildlife and nature lovers. Shack up in a beautiful Weymouth B&B and it’ll feel like home.
Whilst the mountains of the Snowdonia National Park remain a permanent draw for climbers and hill walkers alike, it’s easy to forget the coastline of North Wales is blessed with wonderful wide sandy beaches, beautiful coves and dramatic cliffs. Whether you fancy the peace and quiet of a holiday in the mountains, or a lodge in the traditional seaside resort, you can find it all in Snowdonia.
The National park and surrounding area offers something for everybody, an outdoor pursuit and high adventure, a romantic break, enjoying some tranquillity of the countryside or simply some family fun. You can relax with the kids on the soft sands of Barmouth beach, opposite the extreme activity of tackling Snowdon via Crib Goch, not for the faint hearted! Because of Snowdonia’s diversity, there is a huge array of activities available no matter what the weather, and some beautiful luxury accommodation to boot.
A contemporary cultural capital, a city break in Edinburgh provides the opportunity to explore the cities history and heritage. The chance to enjoy world-class events and festivals, and pay a visit to the countries top museums and galleries. Being a compact walkable city allows you to explore the city however long your escape may be, the beauty being you can still enjoy Edinburgh on a short break.
You can explore the castle, Scotland’s top visitor attraction, or take a short walk to the modern home of the Scottish Parliament and Palace of Holyroodhouse, enjoying the sights of the historic town and Royal Mile along the way.
Princes, George St, and Multrees Walk offer a fabulous spot of retail therapy. Or if a more bespoke service is what you’re looking for, the specialist retailers of Edinburgh’s Grassmarket, Old Town and West End districts have got the whole package. If you’re looking to spend some time in the great outdoors, the Royal Botanic Garden is the perfect location for a leisurely stroll. Or perhaps something more energetic, walking up Arthur’s Seat will reward you with the beautiful views of the city, Fife and Pentlands.
Hopefully this has given you a glimpse of some of the places that you might enjoy for a change from your typical sun, sea and sand holiday. We generally get so bogged down by the Great British weather that really, we overlook what beautiful places actually surround us, but with a bit of luck and sunshine, there are some perfect destinations for you to choose from.
This is a guest post from Eve at Top Backpacking Destinations