Lockdown blues has all got us keen to get away but restrictions still in place and some wanting not to travel abroad, why not go on a staycation! The UK has many beautiful destinations for you to visit this summer so here is some inspiration to get you excited to plan your next trip:
The English Riviera - Devon
Devon is one of the top locations in the UK for a staycation, gaining it’s nickname from its striking resemblance to its French Mediterranean counterpart! If you love sports, there are plenty of activities for you including kayaking, jet skiing and sailing so there is lots to keep you busy. It also offers plenty of family fun on offer with Babbacombe Model Village in Torquay, Reach Outdoors and Paignton Zoo.
Scottish Highlands - Northern Lights
Many may thinkyou need to travel out the country to see the Northern Lights however they canbe seen from the Scottish Highlands. The best time to see the Northern Lightsis on a cold night in January when the skies are at their darkest and clearesthowever, the autumn and winter months, from October to March, also offerspectacular displays. Why not hop on a train for this unique experience!#
If you are looking for a seaside holiday, look no further then Cornwall. There are many beautiful areas in Cornwall Like Newquay, St Ives and Padstow offering amazing beaches and views. There is loads to do and delicious British food like fish and chips and the classic Cornwall pasty. In the colder months, duck into the rainforest domes at the Eden Project and learn about their eco-friendly initiatives or pop into a pub for a pint of beer and a traditional Cornish pasty..
Who doesn’t love a city break and what better city then the capital, London and where Miskie was born. With an abundance to do and eat, you will never be bored, you can visit the well-known London Eye, Big Ben and Buckingham Palace. However, you can also partake in less known attractions such as Sky Garden, Little Venice and The Royal Exchange. If you’re looking to make it a budget trip, duck in and out of the many free museums, like the National Gallery or the Tate Modern. If you’ve been blessed with sun, iconic markets like Camden Market or Columbia Road Flower Market are great places to spend an afternoon.
Another great seaside holiday is Brighton, take a trip down in summer, grab an ice cream and stroll along the beach to the pier. The town's historic quarter is a maze of interesting sights and sounds and the vibe here is unlike anywhere else in the UK. Full of independent shops and cafes, The Lanes is also one of the coolest spots around. There are also many hotels along the seafront that are conveniently located to all the sights, like the Royal Pavilion.
Bath offers amazing architecture including The Roman Baths and you can even visit the Hot Springs called Thermae Bath Spa for a relaxing afternoon. Over the years the city has gained a reputation as a foodie’s destination, with something to cater to palettes ranging from welcoming gastropubs and cosy cafés to Michelin star and AA Rosette-winning restaurants. This is a superb destination for a romantic staycation or a girls weekend!
Hope this gives you some inspiration and get booking! Let us know below where you plan to go on staycation this year!