For passionate travellers and holidaymakers the moment when they realise they can’t afford an international trip that year is a devastating one. They wonder how on earth they will cope without their regular dose of foreign culture, adventure and sunshine. Well, we are here to inform all you explorers and vacation lovers that there is a way to cure this devastation, and it’s called a staycation!
Holidaying at home might not be the same as trekking to Machu Picchu or relaxing on a beautiful beach in Spain. However, the UK is full of amazing locations that can easily provide you with the excitement or escape that you are looking for. We are certain that these awesome ideas will convince you that a staycation ain’t that bad!
A road trip
The Scottish Highlands are considered up there with the most beautiful landscapes of the world. So what better place to enjoy an adventure on the road? We would advise starting your journey in Glasgow. From here head towards the breathtaking scenery of the Loch Lomond and Trossachs National Park. After this, head towards Inverness for a potential spotting of the Loch Ness monster. For an even longer trip, head further north to Thurso; the most northerly town on the British mainland.
A beach holiday
The UK has many wonderful beaches that are perfect for holidaymakers who can’t do without an annual seaside break. The weather may not be as predictable as the South of France, but on a good day, British beaches can be just as beautiful as those in Europe. For vacationers who enjoy a bit of amusement on their beach breaks, Blackpool’s entertainment options are unrivalled. Intrepid travellers should head to Cornwall for plenty of exciting water sports action on this county’s remarkable coast.
An outdoor adventure
The diverse landscape throughout Britain lends itself perfectly to many outdoor activities. If you love walking, traversing, scaling and abseiling, then you’ll be spoilt for choice. Snowdonia National Park in Wales is home to one of Britain’s most famous mountains. But there is a lot more to do in this area than climb its well-known peak. Mountain biking, horse riding, fishing and whitewater rafting are just some of the exciting experiences you can take part in in stunning Snowdonia.
An educational experience
Britain is rich in history, and I’ll bet you only know a fraction of it! The number of castles, abbeys and monasteries throughout the country provide huge scope for finding out more about your country while on your holiday. You may enjoy a holiday exploring ancient structures such as Stonehenge or the Beaghmore Stone Circles in Northern Ireland. Or, take a tour of the Roman baths or expand your love of literature in the quaint town of Stratford-Upon-Avon; also known as Shakespeare’s birthplace.
After having read these ideas, we hope you feel less shattered by the prospect of not travelling abroad for your next holiday. If you have any more awesome staycation ideas, we would love to hear about them!