The UK is home to a line up of truly incredible attractions to enjoy. If you are looking for fun things to see and do during your next holiday, this land of ours has it all. From iconic landmarks and world-class museums to awesome kids’ attractions and beautiful gardens. We also have our fair share of beaches, some of which are among the best you will ever visit. Whether you like a sandy stretch of sand near a seafront café, a pebbled paradise that is perfect for rock pooling, or some exhilarating surfing spots, you will find what you are looking for in the UK.
Let’s not forget the dining scene as well, which is something that Molly, from the travel blog Piccavey, made sure to point out to us as a benefit of holidaying in the UK, especially after we have been deprived of these pleasures during lockdown: “Another benefit is the huge amount of great restaurants and cosy gastropubs. All those familiar foods that we have missed so much. Whether you choose afternoon tea, gourmet fish and chips or a fragrant curry dish, it will taste so much better after such a wait.”
We also boast a collection of incredible national parks with instantly recognisable names like the Yorkshire Dales. So, if a break ensconced in nature is what you are after, staying local is a great option. In fact, the UK’s outdoor prowess is the most attractive feature of a holiday on these shores according to Justine from the travel blog Wanderers of the World. Speaking to us, she said:
“One of the things I love most about the UK and holidaying here is getting the chance to experience all the incredible outdoor spaces, nature and wildlife we have here. Whether you’re after a relaxing beach holiday, mountain hiking adventure or romantic strolls through pretty gardens and by the side of lakes, there’s so much variety for you to choose from. On your next holiday, consider staying in the UK to explore all of this and more – and simply enjoy the blissful surroundings of this fine country.”
Further still, Sarah from the travel blog The Urban Wanderer, told us she will be sticking to the UK for her next trip as it provides fantastic locations that are different and quieter than the usual international spots that the crowds will stream to:
“Having seen that EasyJet had an increase of 600% in bookings when the announcement came about the lifting of travel restrictions, I couldn’t help but think how busy flights and trains to foreign countries will be! With the big rush to travel further afield, I am keen to stay in the UK where I have more range to find somewhere different and quieter than the popular destinations. The benefit of holidaying in the UK this year is that I can travel with shorter notice, get last-minute deals and make the most of towns, cities and resorts offering exciting things for visitors. It is also a great way to support our home-grown tourism businesses and independent places, that always offer something you can’t get anywhere else!”
THERE IS NO LANGUAGE BARRIER
While jetting off abroad can indeed be fun, having to fumble around the language barrier can be a real nuisance in some locations, making it hard to find what you need and get where you want to go. Another perk of staying in the UK is that language is no obstacle to your enjoyment, the most you might have to tackle is a thick local accent or two. Plus, being in the UK, you will be far more familiar with the lay of the land making independence on your holiday much simpler. If trying out a new language is something you happen to enjoy, you can always try your hand at some local lingo of whatever UK location you have decided to visit.
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