With the huge uncertainty around global travel right now, planning a holiday has never been more difficult. However, once the lockdown is lifted, having a staycation in the UK (rather than jetting off abroad) may be the more straightforward option. Here are our top five staycation ideas in the UK:
The Dorset coastline is not only picturesque and full of history, but there is plenty to do. Therefore, there really is something for everyone. Looking for long walks to take in breathtaking scenery? No worries – check out the cliff path between Lulworth Cove and Durdle Dor. Want something more laid back? Relax around Poole Harbour and take a ferry over to Brownsea Island to see if you can spot an endangered red squirrel. Board the Swanage Railway and jump on and off to enjoy fish and chips in Swanage, climb to the heights Corfe Castle and explore the local woodland by bike.
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Norfolk has it all. From the culture and city life of Norwich, to the idyllic backdrop of the Norfolk Broads. Even the miles and miles of coastline, with a mix of sandy beaches, pleasure piers or seaside charm, provide endless alternative days and nights in this laid back county. You can hire a day boat (or even book a boating holiday) from the ‘Capital of the Broads’ – Wroxham and explore the miles of waterways that meander throughout the county. Or for those who prefer good old terra firma, getting yourself lost in the lush greens of Thetford Forest may be more appealing.
3. Peak District
Next up in our five UK staycation ideas for 2020 is the Peak District National Park.
Don a pair of walking boots as you set out to discover the hidden gems of Central England. From panoramic peaks to cool caves.
The Peak District’s central location make’s it easily accessible from most parts of the UK.
The Scottish capital makes it into our top five. From the heights of Arthur’s seat, to the trendy bars and restaurants below, there is plenty to keep anyone entertained.
Flights from London take just over an hour.
The final of our five UK staycation ideas is just across the water in Northern Ireland. Belfast is steeped in history, with fantastic museums, a famous food & drink market and panoramic views from Cave Hill Country Park. Birthplace of the Titanic and home to the world’s largest dedicated Titanic museum, there’s plenty to learn during a city break in the Northern Irish capital. Flights from London take just over an hour.