It’s safe to say 2020 has not turned out to be the year most of us had planned! Who would have thought we would all be transforming our homes into co-working spaces, socialising with friends and family via video link and taking on a second full time job as a teacher? Not us, that’s for sure! Whilst the impact COVID-19 has had on everyone is varied, it has had an impact. Not least of all, many overseas holiday plans have been cancelled. Whilst disappointment is understandable, perhaps this gives us the perfect opportunity to rediscover all that Britain has to offer. Often, we opt to travel to other parts of the world to see their sights, learn their history and relax amidst their breath-taking landscapes. But all of that – and more – is actually right on our doorstep. So, although it is (somehow) mid-August, there is still time. Grab what’s left of the summer and go fall in love with Great Britain!
Cornwall - England
Undeniably, Cornwall has some of the most stunning coastline you will ever see. Whether you’re looking for a tranquil break from the daily grind or something a bit more adventurous in the form of water sports, the beautiful sandy beaches of Cornwall can offer it all. But if the British weather is conspiring against you, all is not lost. There are many places to visit such as the Eden Project, Tintagel Castle and, of course, Lands End. Rick Stein’s flagship seafood restaurant is located in Padstow and is not to be missed!
London - England
The reasons to visit London are obvious: the history, the culture, the vibrancy, and the world-famous landmarks. Although it is an expensive city, you can visit and discover all its wonders on any budget. But why should you visit now? London is usually full of hustle and bustle with busy streets, lots of tourists and tube trains full of commuters. Due to the current restrictions, the city is much, much quieter than usual, so you get to see all that London has to offer without the crowds!
Snowdonia - Wales
North Wales is renowned for its natural beauty. Snowdonia National Park boasts the highest mountain and the largest natural lakes in Wales. As well as Snowdon itself, there are many beautiful peaks you can explore. Whether you need to consider wheelchair access or have young children travelling with you, there is a mountainous walk to suit everyone. But if you’re a thrill seeker looking to experience something more action packed then there is definitely something for you! Known as the “Adventure capital of the UK” Snowdonia offers a range of outdoor activities such as zip wire rides, forest coasters, climbing, water sports and so much more!
Lake District – England
The Lake District National Park is the most visited national park in the UK and is a popular holiday destination with people of all ages. It’s easy to see why people relish the peace and serenity of the area with its abundance of wildlife surrounded by spectacular scenery. Walking or cycling is a great way to peacefully explore the Lakes but there are also many more adventurous methods such as boat trips, canoeing, kayaking, water skiing and swimming. You could hire a yacht or dingy or perhaps try paddle boarding. Of course, if the weather is not particularly warm you may not want to be immersed in water! In which case you could opt to visit Wray Castle or the Lakes Aquarium. There are endless ways to spend your time. A must see, however, is The World of Beatrix Potter – an attraction celebrating the author and illustrator. Children (I daresay adults too!) will have a magical day.
Edinburgh - Scotland
Like its loyal defender, the iconic Edinburgh Castle overlooks the city and dominates the skyline. The city’s deep sense of heritage is evident at every turn and there are many historical sites to visit. Take a walk down the Royal Mile, maybe a tour of Mary King’s Close (if you dare!), visit St Giles’ Cathedral and also The Dean Village. Holyrood Park is a hive of natural beauty spots such as Arthur’s seat, Samson’s Ribs and Salisbury Crags. Just a 40-minute stroll from the city is Leith, a cultural and culinary waterside hub historically serving as the port of Edinburgh. It is home to the Royal Yacht Britannia which welcomes visitors wishing to learn the intriguing history of Britannia.
Camping, glamping, caravanning, a cottage, theme park or hotel. However, you choose to explore Britain, just do it! Whatever your holiday requirements, whatever your budget, there is something for everyone. Enjoy!
NB Please be aware that many attractions are ticket only and must be booked in advance. Please check individual websites for details.
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