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An amazing staycation? Here’s how!

by LaurettaCWright

You don't need to leave the UK to have a fantastic holiday. In fact, it's becoming more popular to stay put for trips away, instead of going abroad – otherwise know as a ‘Staycation’ in the industry…

There are many wonderful places to enjoy a staycation and explore the country. They range from cities to seaside towns and more rural locations.

These holiday destinations can help you save money, especially if some of the cheaper alternatives abroad aren't your cup of tea.

They save on travel time too so that you can get started with your holiday right away.

They might not always offer maximum sunshine. But that doesn't matter when there's still plenty to do.

The UK's National Parks

You might hear a lot about the most famous national parks in the US, such as Yellowstone and Yosemite. But the UK has its own beautiful national parks – 15 of them, in fact.

From Pembrokeshire to the Cairngorms, outdoor lovers have an impressive choice. In every national park, you'll find lovely scenery and plenty of things to do.

There are mountains, lakes, coastline, forests, and more. If you don't feel like getting active, it's easy to find a village or larger town for a cup of tea or some antique shopping.


An amazing staycation


If getting into the outdoors isn't for you, a city break staycation might be better. Of course, of all the cities in the UK, London is the most attractive to tourists.

You won't run out of things to do, whether you like eating, theatre, sports, or sightseeing. If you stay with the whole family, hotels can be expensive. But it's easy to find London serviced apartments that are better value when you have several guests.

Of course, London isn't the only place to visit. Edinburgh, Cardiff, and Belfast all make great places for a holiday. You could explore any city that takes your fancy, from Bristol to Dundee.

Seaside Towns

Seaside holidays have been a tradition in the UK for a long time. While they lost their popularity for a while, they're making a comeback.

We're all starting to enjoy our own beaches again, which helps revitalise tourism. There's a choice between the larger and busier seaside towns or somewhere a little quieter.

Some of the popular locations to visit include Margate, St Ives, Whitby and Barry in South Wales. You can still find all the traditional activities to enjoy, from arcade games to ice creams.


Camping is an excellent way to spend a break and people in the UK love it. Finding a well-equipped campsite is a good idea if you prefer to have some of the comforts of home.

You can make sure there are showers and perhaps even activities for kids to do. However, if you more of a basic camper, you'll find many more places.

You can camp along the way as you go on a journey on foot, bike, or perhaps even by canoe. For example, why not canoe along the River Wye?

There's no need to leave the UK to have a fun holiday. It's easy to find somewhere enjoyable right here at home.

Amazing Staycation Ideas


Linda Hobbis 22nd March 2017 - 12:06 pm

We’re really lucky to live in such a beautiful country. We’re in Wales which has some amazing places to visit. I do wish the weather would be a little sunnier sometimes but you can’t have it all, can you?!

LaurettaCWright 22nd March 2017 - 5:51 pm

Thanks for your comment Linda – and you’re absolutely right….we can’t have our cake and eat it as they say!

Ickle Pickle 2nd October 2016 - 6:17 pm

We have had lots of staycations this summer – there are some stunning places in the UK – I live one, in Pembrokeshire 🙂 Kaz x

Helen 1st October 2016 - 8:52 am

We always try to go on at least one “staycation” each year, there are some beautiful places to visit here in the U.K.
I’ve always wanted to go to Edinburgh so that is next on my list.

Natalia 1st October 2016 - 8:12 am

I think it’s worth it to know all the beautiful places in the UK and then visit another countries when we have the chance x

Georgina Ingham | Culinary Travels 30th September 2016 - 6:25 pm

Staying in the UK can be as good as going abroad. We’ve so many beautiful places to visit and explore.

Madeeha 30th September 2016 - 10:17 am

Great post. Usually we miss all the gems hidden in our own country by running outside for every vacation. It is good for economy too .

Anonymous 30th September 2016 - 8:11 am

Do you know what? I really, really want to go camping! Somewhere peaceful and quiet. Canoeing along the river Wye sounds awesome!
St Ives is also a beautiful part of the country, I had a holiday there when I was a teenager! We made some lovely memories, I really would like to go back one day! xx

Jacqui Paterson (@JaxFortyNorth) 29th September 2016 - 10:31 pm

I’m a BIG fan of UK staycations – there’s so much to see and do here and it’s easy to take it all for granted. x

Vicki | Cake Escapes 29th September 2016 - 9:10 pm

I totally agree with you. We are spoilt for choice in the UK for places to holiday. We have only been abroad once with our children but have had several staycations – we have loved every one!

Nikki 29th September 2016 - 8:56 pm

I agree a staycation can be just as much fun! I recently had a weekend away and it was wonderful! So relaxing!


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