We may be well known for our more exotic ventures, but we know how to have a good time right here in the UK too. Whether you are on a gap year, a stag do, or you’re looking for a travel adventure, the UK has so much on offer. Of course, we have our favourite haunts, and even some places that are sitting on our travel bucket list. So what are you waiting for? Here’s our favourite UK destinations you have to visit this year…
There isn’t another capital in the world quite like London. Yes, you can do the tourist thing, or you can make the most of those little nooks and crannies only a Londoner would know about. Whether you’re looking for a Pearly King and Queen, or you want to visit the Palace of Westminster, London will offer you a great holiday. The best thing is there are plenty of places to stay and even more top notch restaurants to enjoy.
If you love the great outdoors, and you fancy yourself as a bit of a surfer, Cornwall will give you the holiday of a lifetime. It’s a real adventure just getting there! The roads are winding, and many of them pass straight through the cutest little villages. When you finally reach the beach, the air is fresh and brisk. Camping is the way to go here. The best way to see this part of the UK is to hire a Campervan.
Being born and bread in Norfolk means I might be slightly biased but one of the things I never managed to do before I left is a narrowboat holiday in the Norfolk Broads. The pace of life is slow, and volume is turned way down. That doesn’t mean there isn’t plenty to see and do. Navigating locks certainly gets the adrenaline pumping. You can hire a boat or try a stay and cruise aboard someone else’s. At least you’ll get your meals cooked for you! During the summer, the views are incredible. You’ll see plenty of things you just won’t find elsewhere.
For the ultimate seaside holiday or a darn good stag weekend, Blackpool is the place to go. The North West has a lot to offer in terms of cities like Liverpool. But it’s Blackpool that has all the fun stuff in my opinion. You might think it’s a cheap and tacky place, but that couldn’t be further from the truth. You just have to check out some of the quality restaurants in Blackpool to see the locals know how to spoil visitors to the resort.
The Fringe Festival on its own makes Edinburgh a fantastic place to spend a week. But there is so much history to take in here too. I love how the arts come together during the Fringe, but the backdrop is what really makes it. If you are looking for an incredible Scottish holiday, then Edinburgh has to be the place to visit. It’s got arts, culture, and plenty of action in and around the city for a fun-packed stay.
You can’t beat the UK, except maybe for the weather. Bring a brolly, some wellies and a woolly pully and you’ll be set for a fantastic holiday right here.