The UK’s Best Alternative Holidays

 

We all love a holiday; it gives us a chance to get away and take a break from the humdrum of our everyday routine. However, all too often we end up travelling to the same destination for our holiday every year, and in this same place, we do the same activities, eat the same food and through no fault of our own, fall into a holiday routine.

So why not break the old routine this year and try something different? We’ve got some exciting and unique places that will have you packing your suitcase ASAP!

 

Sleep Amongst The Animals

A four-course meal prepared by your chef, a garden with views of some of the most exotic animals and an exclusive pass to see one of the best safaris, sound appealing? You can do all of this and more with a stay at Port Lympne Safari Park in the UK! Just don’t forget to pack your camera, you’re going to want to take a lot of photos.

 

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Sail Along The Canal

How about swapping the hotel room for a relaxing cruise along the canal? Staying in a canal boat gives you an opportunity to relax and enjoy the scenery while leisurely sailing past, don’t worry if you’re not a natural sailor, staying on a hotel canal boat means the caption and crew do everything!

 

Live Like Royalty

Have you ever fancied seeing how the royal family live? Now is your chance! Charles and Camilla often retreat to their beautiful farm near Llandovery, Carmarthenshire. When they’re away, you can rent these adjoining cottages for the perfect country break full of royal nick-nacks and charming gardens.

 

Island Hop

Catch a ride on a converted wooden fishing boat for a tour of the Western Isles. Packed with breathtaking views, this trip is the perfect place to indulge in some history and roam through the real wilderness. Not forgetting to mention that this is a great chance to spot some wildlife, including whales and dolphins!

 

One For The Foodies

If you love good food, you’ve probably heard of Kingham before. This lovely little village is home to TV chef, Emily Watkins, from the BBC’s Great British Menu’s Kingham Plough and one of the UK’s most famous organic food shops. Not only do you get to taste this divine food, but you can also learn how to cook it yourself, book on to one of Lady B’s Daylesford Farm Shop’s cookery classes.

 

Go Classic

Choose from a collection of restored classic Jaguars, Alfa Romeos, MGs and even a convertible Morris Minor! Cruising through Wiltshire, you can take in the local sights such as Avebury, Stonehenge and the white horses, all while in old-school motoring style.

 

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Get stuck into nature

The national trust offers tonnes of working holidays each year, anything from clearing canal banks to building hedges. These holidays may not be the height of luxury, but they do guarantee lots of fun! Helping a charity and learning a few new skills could be the perfect way to spice up your summer holiday.

 

Have you visited somewhere alternatively amazing recently?

 

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