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Best UK Staycations

Are you looking to stay local for your holiday this year? Maybe you want just a short mini break not too far away from home? Staycations are an amazing opportunity to be a tourist in your own town (or next town over). So what are some of the best UK Staycation ideas? 

The Cotswolds 

Approximately an hour and a half by train from London, this idyllic countryside area is charming, quaint and picturesque. It is the perfect place to unwind in nature and close to cities such as Bath, Bristol and Oxford. 

You will never go hungry during your stay in the Cotswolds. The villages are full of tearooms, restaurants, cafes and bars and plenty of spots to try locally made cheeses. 

You can spend hours strolling through the streets, admiring the Tudor influenced architecture, exploring different heights for stunning views of the countryside. 

The peace and quiet is addictive. Many accommodations feature tranquil gardens and terraces, perfect for a lazy brunch or sunset drink. 

You will find something for everyone in The Cotswolds whether you are looking for a colo staycation or an active adventure with your children. 

London 

For those who don’t need the peace and quiet and just want a break from their regular 9-5, London is your go to staycation destination. 

Accessible from anywhere, there is never a shortage of things to do or places to see. 

History buff? Check out the Tower of London. Housing over 20,000 jewels, this medieval wonder is stunning both inside and out. See battle and torture weaponry on display and if you are lucky, you may see the Towel Bridge opening. 

Travelling with kids? Then London is your children’s playground! The Natural History Museum, London Zoo and the London Eye are must do’s when in London with children. For bigger kids, book a Harry Potter sites tour. Visit places where iconic scenes from the movie were filmed. There are both walking and bus options. 

London can be as busy or as relaxing as you like. This well connected city can be visited on any budget; with all types of accommodations being accessible by the Underground from all main attractions.

Salcombe 

Located in South Devon, Salcombe is one of the prettiest towns you will ever see. You can spend your days exploring little coves, relaxing on the beach or trying local produce. 

Salcombe is best visited in Summer so you can take advantage of dining alfresco on the balmy nights. From pubs to restaurants, you can enjoy amazing meals on any budget. 

A highlight of your visit to Salcombe is the shopping in Fore Street. From lolly shops to artisan treasures, these independent retailers will make you feel like a local and enjoy having a chat. 

If possible make sure you eat some crab while in Salcombe. Famous for seafood, this beachside town even dedicates an annual festival to crab and is definitely worth a visit at this time to see the town come alive. 

It is the perfect destination for a relaxing coastal holiday no matter who you are choosing to travel with. 

With so many types of holidays right on your doorstep, there is no reason why you shouldn’t consider a UK staycation this year.

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