Last year 2.5 million Brits opted to holiday at home, rather than travel abroad and there’s a good reason for that; you’ll be able to take all your home comforts, you’re well versed to expect British downpours and with such an array of festivities in the calendar, you’re never stuck for something to do.
So, whilst we move into March as the weather is changing and giving us hope for a pleasant Sping why not take a look at our top seven reasons to take a break in the UK this year.
Dodge the tourists
Spring has officially sprung, so what better time to visit the beautiful British countryside with a walk through the Yorkshire Dales and the North Yorkshire Moors. Why not try a spot of stargazing? The Yorkshire dales National Park has four dark sky discover sites to choose from, so grab your deckchairs, picnic basket and telescope and soak up the galaxy above, with no distraction.
No Passport required
The Isle of Wight is full of natural beauty including walks and beaches galore, but if you fancy doing something a little different why not hop across the sea to Monkey Haven? Without the faff of having to remember your passpord, it’s definitely one not to be missed, and you’ll feel like you’re in the rainforests of Costa Rica, minus the 45-degree heat and creepy crawlies.
Soak up the local history in your own time
Cowny Castle in North Wales is a fantastic place to take a pit stop and learn all about the history of the local area. Make sure you don’t miss the opportunity to visit the Bath Abbey whilst you stay at Cricket St Thomas. The Abbey is an architectural delight that has been enjoyed by Pilgrims and visitors alike for hundreds of years.
No restrictions on hand luggage
With all the spare suitcase space and unlimited luggage weight, why not splurge on some retail therapy? Littlecote House Hotel is less than half an hour from the town of Newbury, where you can bag yourself a bargain at the local market every Thursday and Saturday.
Savour the best of British delicacies
If you fancy getting to grips with nature and sampling some organic handmade delights, then Jimmy’s Farm should definitely be on your to do list if you’re taking a trip to Gunton Hall or Corton.
Alternatively, if you’re in need of a well-earned tipple after a day of relaxation at our Holme Lacey House, then a visit to the Chase Distillery will let you sample the local vodka delights where you can even pick up a bottle to take home with you.
No crying children on the plane
You don’t need to be skydiving over the Grand Canyon to release your inner wild child. A trip to the City of Caves in Nottinghamshire will allow you to discover a hidden world beneath your feet and will both educate and shock you. Or, if you’re feeling even more adventurous why not have a go at the longest and fastest zip line in the world?!
Free from jetlag
The beauty of staycations is that little to no recuperation time is needed when you get home. After all, what’s more relaxing than an evening stroll taking in the stunning sea views over Langstone Harbour at our Sinah Warren Hotel? Bliss!