This year has certainly required a reshuffle when it comes to making holiday plans. Calendars have looked a little empty in recent months but as the summer edges closer, it is time to start thinking about holiday destinations. With international travel still looking unlikely, staycations are on the cards. The beauty of the United Kingdom is the depth of choice it offers when choosing what style of staycation, you'd like to go on. Here are a couple of ideas to give you some inspiration.
Just because we're not able to jet off to sunnier climates doesn't mean you have to forego your time on sandy beaches, listening to the waves crashing against the coastline, or enjoying fish and chips while watching the sunset. You will be spoilt for choice in the South of England, with the likes of Blackpool Sands in Devon, Sennen Cove in Cornwall and Sandbanks in Dorset all offering beautiful blue water, soft yellow sand, and plenty of accommodation nearby. If you would prefer to head North, try Whitley Bay in North Yorkshire, Achmelvich in the Scottish Highlands, or St. Bees in Cumbria.
History and culture
If you would prefer a staycation which involves immersing yourself in history and culture, there are numerous locations across the UK which offer an abundance of fascinating historical landmarks. Head to Stratford-upon-Avon to learn all there is to know about William Shakespeare, or plan a trip to Bath, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, and meander through the Georgian streets. If you like your history to stretch back a little further, head to the North East and indulge in an abundance of Roman architecture, where Hadrian's Wall stretches 73 miles from coast to coast.
Lakes and mountains
If you are looking for a staycation where you can really stretch your legs and breathe in the fresh air, there are hills and lakes as far as the eye can see in a number of destinations across the UK. From the renowned Lake Windermere and Old Man Coniston in the Lake District to Mam Tor in the Peak District and Snowdonia in Wales, there are plenty of places where you can lace up your hiking boots and walk for hours, taking in some spectacular views along the way. Visit Discovering Britain to find the best walks from the Shetlands to Southend.
One last step, is thinking about UK holiday insurance. Things can go wrong during a holiday, so having a safety net from some form of insurance, will help you out of potentially tricky situations. This is especially important should you decide to go on a more adventurous type of holiday involving steep hills as an example.