It’s never too early to start planning your summer holidays! If you’re feeling like a staycation this year, here are 10 UK destinations that you need to visit soon.
If you’re a fan of the Royal Family, this is the holiday destination for you. When you’re not enjoying a tour of the Sandringham Estate, head to the coast to watch the seals and their pups, or marvel at all of the unspoiled countryside. Best of all, there is a rich rail infrastructure that you can book train tickets online for!
The Isle of Wight
Sticking with the Royal theme, our next location was Queen Victoria’s favourite holiday destination. Aside from the rolling beaches and the isles being one of the richest dinosaur localities in Europe, the Isle of Wight is also home to rare and exotic plants, gorges and gardens.
Have you ever wanted to see a puffin in the flesh? You need to head to the Hebrides as soon as possible. Forget about heading to Greece to go island hopping, when you can do it from our very own Scottish coast, and enjoy some amazing wildlife while you do so. Where else can you see a puffin, an easel, a deer and a castle, all in one place?
We know it isn’t the first place you’d think of for a summer holiday, but that doesn’t mean it should be ruled out completely. If you’re a lover of gardens, historic mansions and National Trust sites, this is the place for you. In fact, in 2021, the RHS Garden Bridgewater was opened, which was the first RHS garden to be created in an urban area.
Isles of Scilly
If you’re looking for a tropical getaway, you only need to head 28 miles off the coast of Cornwall, and you’ve found the UK’s answer to the Caribbean. Of the 140 isles that make up Scilly, 5 are inhabited and boast some of the UK’s most outstanding attractions, like Tresco Abbey Garden.
There’s nothing quite like a classic. Spend the day on the beach, enjoy a donkey ride, followed by fish and chips and a stick of rock. You can’t go wrong! Not to mention, Blackpool is home to the Pleasure Beach (and the UK’s tallest roller coaster; The Big One), a zoo and a water park.
The Jurassic Coast
Everyone should visit the Jurassic Coast at least once in their lifetime. Enjoy 95 miles of coastline, including Durdle Door and rocks pertaining from the Jurassic, Triassic and Cretaceous periods.
The North of Wales has everything. From the dizzying heights of Snowdonia, to ancient castles and glorious gardens, there is very little you won’t find in North Wales. You can even join a once in lifetime garden tour from TV’s Joe Swift.
You should definitely add this underrated holiday destination to your bucket list this year! Northamptonshire is home to Althorp House, the home of Earl Spencer and the resting place of Diana, Princess of Wales. As with anywhere in the British countryside, a pub is never far away, each with its own story.
Kent is renowned for being a haven for gardens and vineyards. This is a great place for couples and newlyweds, to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. Throw in the beautiful cottages that are used for accommodation and you have the perfect romantic getaway.
All that’s left is for you to choose your favourite from this list, book your accommodation and go!