The most luxurious staycations the UK has to offer

The UK is undoubtedly one of the best places in the world for a staycation. From glorious coastal locations to quintessentially British villages steeped in tradition - you won't be short of staycation ideas and locations in the UK. With affordable prices and a range of experiences depending on your holiday preferences, now is the time to consider when, where, and how you will book your staycation this year. 

England's coastline

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With prices soaring for holidays abroad and the cost of accommodation slowly rising across Britain, we've cultivated the perfect list of staycation ideas to help kickstart your booking process. Read on to find out more.

The Divine Natural Beauty Of Scotland

Scotland is the type of place you visit and never want to leave. One that you fall in love with the minute you lay eyes on the tranquil Highlands or the bustling vibrance of one of its cities. 

The Scottish Highlands

It's well known for being one of the staycation hotspots in the UK - it's also well known for its culture, heritage and hearty food. But what part of Scotland should you visit?

Many people know about the hotspots - Edinburgh, for instance. But if you were to hire a motorhome - check out if you're interested - you could explore the lesser-known but equally as captivating parts of Scotland that don't get the recognition they deserve.

Eoligarry Beach, Kilmartin Glen, The Isle of Tiree and more are the hidden gems of Scotland that aren't as tourist-filled.

Want to stick to the tourist hotspots? Edinburgh is a firm favourite. Try dining at the Aizle, drinking at Heads and Tales Gin bar, or wandering around the iconic Edinburgh castle.

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The Warmth Of The Cornish Sun

Cornwall is the Mediterranean of the UK. Granted, it's slightly more expensive to staycation there than in other places in the UK, but that's only because it truly is one of the best locations in the UK to holiday if you want to feel like you're abroad without stepping on a plane. Sitting on the southwestern tip of the UK, people travel hours to spend a weekend in the sun, sipping a beer or a crisp glass of rose and watching the sun set along the glorious coastline.

During the summer, the beaches are lined with hundreds, if not thousands, of tourists soaking up the sun. 

Porthcurno Beach in Cornwall

Just beyond the sand, you'll find a wealth of bars, restaurants, and pubs serving the most traditional English dishes in the country. St. Ives is one of the most popular locations - check out Porthmeor Beach, catch a boat to Seal Island, or tuck into some alfresco dining at any restaurants lining the shore.

The Charm Of The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a beautiful countryside location that makes for the perfect staycation if you're looking for a destination that oozes class and charm. With many villages and towns with cobbled buildings and tranquil rivers flowing through them, it's the perfect location to put your feet up and unwind.

One of the villages rated the prettiest village of them all is Castle Combe - nestled away in North West Wiltshire - it doesn't get more British than Castle Combe. Traditional pubs like the Castle Inn serve the most tantalising and traditionally British pub grub, with elegant rooms that make for a cosy staycation.

Below: Castle Combe

Castle Combe in Wiltshire

Bourton-on-the-Water is another firm favourite. As you meander through the streets next to the steadily flowing river that runs through them, you'll notice gastro pubs, inviting inns, and delicious ice cream parlours attempting to entice you inside. On a beautiful summer's day, Bourton-on-the-Water is one of the most eye-catching and delightful villages in the Cotswolds, if not the UK.

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The Lure of London

London is classed as the beating heart of Britain. It's the social and economic hub of the country. 

The London Eye

The more time you spend in London, the more you discover, so why not make this place your staycation? Staying in one place in London is not how you should do it. Instead, think about moving around the city to get the most out of your staycation. The West End, for example, is known for being one of the best places to stay for first-timers in the city - providing easy access to many of London's tourist hotspots.

Shoreditch, Stratford, Brixton, and Wimbledon should feature on your list - each one of them boasting vibrance and character that you won't find anywhere else in the UK. Book early to save money and avoid disappointment!

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For novices to UK staycations, the locations above are a great starting point if you have no clue what type of holiday you're hoping to have. Whether it's the calm and charm of the countryside or the hustle and bustle of a city like London, there are no rules to achieving the perfect UK staycation. Have we sparked a staycation fire in your mind?

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