Ideas for a UK Staycation

As the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the world, flights have been cancelled, cruises cancelled and even bans imposed on entering the US. With there being so much uncertainty around the travel industry and how long travel could be disrupted, people are thinking about taking their holidays in the UK this year instead. Planning a holiday is a great way to cheer you up and recharge your batteries after working hard and facing worries.

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We are very lucky in the UK to have so many options for peaceful, remote places to visit so that we can avoid being in busy, crowded places. Here are some of the top locations for a staycation in the UK:

The Lake District


The Lakes is the perfect destination to spend more time around nature and explore the outdoors. There are some great hiking trails to suit all abilities, flat ones that are around the scenic lakes and then the more challenging ones that will provide you with some amazing views across the UK countryside. There are lots of different areas within the Lake District such as Windermere, Ullswater, Coniston Water and the Northern Lakes, so you could spend a few weeks visiting the different areas, staying in quaint B&Bs, hotels or campsites.

The Lake District

Loch Lomond


Scotland has so many beautiful spots to choose from for a UK staycation and Loch Lomond as a firm favourite with people looking for holidays in stunning scenery. There are lots of hill walking opportunities, campsites and great routes for cyclist to try out. Watersports is another big appeal, so if you are taking the family, there is plenty to get involved in. You can go on Loch cruises, play golf at the nearby courses or even do a spot of Angling. Pretty much every outdoor activity you can think of is available around Loch Lomond in one of the most breathtaking areas you will find in the UK.

Loch Lomond

Cornwall


When you get a good week of weather, a holiday in Cornwall can make you feel like you have jumped on a plane to go somewhere much more tropical than the UK. You will find beautiful sandy beaches, surfing for those who enjoy hitting the waves, as well as some great walks and historical sites to visit. Penzance and Newquay are both thriving with watersports during the summer months and there are loads of nearby attractions to keep the family entertained.

Cornwall

Abersoch


Abersoch in Wales is a coastal resort that again could be mistaken for foreign shores on a nice, sunny day. There are stretches of beaches to enjoy and the expansive 3.5 mile beach at Porth Neigwl (aka Hell’s Mouth) is nearby. Criccieth Castle is a great day out, whilst there are also numerous animal farms open to visitors. Located just on the edge of Snowdonia, Abersoch also offers the excitement of adventures within Snowdonia National Park, from watersports, to hiking and mountain biking.

These are some top ideas if you are choosing to holiday in the UK this year but hopefully the travel restrictions will be removed in the near future for those who prefer to get abroad for their holidays. If you are thinking about visiting the US at some point, it is worth knowing that you can apply for ESTA visa for UK Citizens instead of applying for a US visa, and they get processed quickly, so you can always leave it until a few weeks before travelling to apply.

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