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.
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 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.