Between how much it costs to live in the UK at the moment, and how much it costs to go on holiday abroad, staycations are certainly a popular choice this year. Why don’t you go ahead and book train tickets online to one of these fantastic destinations, for a last minute getaway?
Lundy Island is one of the UK’s hidden gems. In fact, it’s an easy wager that unless you’re from North Devon, you probably haven’t heard of it. Ideal for both a day trip, and an overnight stay, Lundy Island has plenty of cliffs to hike and diverse wildlife to explore and discover. Most visitors recommend making this an overnight stay, as there is so much to see and do, a day just isn’t enough time.
The Jurassic Coast
The Jurassic Coast spans 95 miles, starting near Bournemouth and ending in Exmouth. All of the towns along this route are designed for tourism, so this trek along endless golden beaches is definitely one to consider, especially for a group of young, child-free travellers. You’ll also be able to catch a glimpse of Durdle Door, Lulworth Cove and even collect some rocks from the Triassic period.
Scottish Island Hopping
Scotland has over 790 islands across four groups that are well connected and popular holiday destinations, the most notable being the Isle of Skye. While most of the Shetland Islands are uninhabited, you will find boats that will take you between some of them, and those that do have islanders have unique customs and culture.
This coastal town in the North of Wales is widely considered to be one of the UK’s best staycations locations. The water stretches for miles and is ideal for watersports, and the sand is perfectly golden. If you fancy a change from the beach, there are plenty of historical and cultural attractions around the town.
If you live in the North of England, it’s worth remembering that you don’t need to journey down south for golden beaches and stunning views, when Northumberland is right on the doorstep. Bamburgh Beach was voted one of the most beautiful beaches in the UK earlier this year, and a visit here could mean the rare chance to see seals, puffins and even dolphins!
Jersey Channel Islands
Does it count as a staycation if you get on a plane? As Jersey is still a part of the UK, it makes this list. As with most of the other items on this list, Jersey is home to plenty of beaches, coastal walks and fantastic restaurants – there’s even a zoo if you’re taking the children.
If you’re looking for a secluded getaway, Cheddar is certainly a place to consider. Best known for having the deepest natural gorge in the country, Cheddar is also made up of caves, countryside and, of course, plenty of samples of cheddar cheese.
Hopefully, you’ve found a staycation option here that will suit you and your family and friends, as well as your budget.