Hi everyone, this is a collaborative post to give you some holiday ideas.
When the weather outside is miserable, as it often is, it’s tempting to look at all those low-budget flights out of the UK and into the land of sun. But, if we’re forever exploring other countries, when are we ever going to explore our own? It’s easy to forget that the UK is rightly regarded as one of the world’s best tourist destinations: there is so much fun to be had! To get you inspired, we’ve put together a list of some fun, quintessential UK experiences together – take a read, and you might just decide to stay in the UK for your next holiday.
A Trip to the Countryside
Many of us city-dwellers think of the UK are being one great concrete slab, but this is not the truth. In fact, it’s not true in the slightest! Indeed, only around 10% of the UK is considered “built up” (there’s a lot of green space waiting to be explored). But, there are a few standout gems across the UK. These are the Lake District (my personal favourite), the Peak District, the northern section of Northern Island, and the southwest coast. These all have a beauty to match anywhere on earth.
A Touch of Luxury
There’s a reason why the UK has a reputation for being a bit posh – it’s because we are. We dress well, enjoy fine dining, and plenty of us have an all-around taste for the more luxurious things in life. While you can recreate this luxury in your home, it’s much more fun to let someone else take care of it all. Book a stay at a luxury estate like The Wood Norton, and you’ll be able to enjoy afternoon tea before eating at a fine dining restaurant in the evening. It doesn’t get classier, or much better for that matter, than that.
Exploring the Cities
When it comes to getting your city fill, you might want to swan off to Barcelona or Berlin, but first, take a look closer to home. The UK is filled with cities that are perhaps underrated by the nation. Bristol, Liverpool, Manchester, Edinburgh, and Belfast offer world-class entertainment and a buzzing atmosphere. And then there’s the whole matter of London, which can be rightly regarded as one of the – if not the – best cities in the world.
Walking Through History
Sometimes we forget that the UK has a long and fascinating history, which you can still explore. Take a journey through the many castles that are dotted around the country, and you’ll get an insight into the history that shaped one of the world’s greatest countries. For an insight into the medieval way of life, head to York’s history attractions.
Far, Far Away
Finally, remember that even if you want to escape it all, you can! Look no further than the small islands that lie off the coast of Scotland. You’ll rarely see another person, and you’ll be in an unforgettably beautiful landscape. The UK really isn’t as small or as cramped as you might think it is.