7 reasons to take a short break in the UK this year

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!

What’s So Good About A Holiday Abroad Anyway?

We live on a beautiful island which boasts a rich landscape, wide array of indigenous wildlife and diverse architecture spanning many centuries that we seldom have any time to notice, and if we do peer out of the car window and glance at the distant hills it is just that; a glance. We don’t sense the sublime quality of the nature all around us because we are used to it. We tell ourselves it is boring – all the same – when it is anything but. The majority of us are guilty of it: the grind of everyday life can leave us slightly unappreciative of what lies on our doorstep and turns us to thoughts of us jetting on a plane – because that must be the only way you could possibly relax and enjoy yourself. Yet, ‘getting away’ is a state of mind and at Warner we are a firm believer of doing as much or as little as you like on holiday. Simply, changing your surroundings need not require any expense on jet fuel, the hassle of currency exchange or the embarrassment of trying (and failing) to brush up on your Spanglish!

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