Exploring the UK This Summer
Why spend a fortune getting on a plane to go abroad when there are loads of amazing places across the UK to experience? Even if you fancy a beach holiday, getting nice weather in July and August can make the UK coast seem just as sunny as the far-off destinations that attract millions of sun-seeking tourists. When you find a beautiful area of the world without the need to travel for hours or even a full day, you can start to relax quicker and spend more time enjoying your holiday instead of travelling.
Here are some top picks of UK based holidays that you could try:
For beaches and picturesque scenery, Devon is a spectacular holiday destination. Saunton Sands is a stunning part of the Devonshire coast with long stretches of sand. It is popular with surfers and is one of the best locations for a UK beach holiday. There is much more to Devon than just sandy beaches though, as there is plenty of sprawling countrysides to enjoy and Exeter is a lovely city with lots of history and amazing architecture to see. Torquay is another place that is popular with holidaymakers due in part to the beautiful beaches. It is known as the English Riviera, which reflects that it is as close as you will get in similarity to the areas of Europe like the French Riviera or the Italian Riviera.
The Lake District
Much further north is the Lake District, which encompasses England’s largest National Park and offers countryside and lakeside beauty spots that are unparalleled. If you like hiking or walking then it is the perfect destination for you to explore. Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, offering a very challenging hike. As the name alludes to, one of the biggest attractions of the area is that there are many lakes for you to visit. Lake Windermere measures at over 10 miles long and is the largest natural lake in England. With stunning countryside surrounding it, nature lovers will be able to enjoy walks in one of the most beautiful areas of England.
Perhaps most famous for being the home of the legendary Robin Hood, Sherwood Forest is another beautiful part of the UK that is a great place to visit. Sherwood Forest has a long history as a frequently used travel route and was also popular for Royal hunting. As well as exploring the amazing forest, there is a Go Ape (treetop adventure) situated here. There is literally nowhere better in the UK to try a treetop adventure, as you are following in the footsteps (or rope swings) of the many characters said to have been habitants in the Robin Hood era.
Close to Nottingham city centre, there are plenty of accommodation options and great value hotels to try such as http://www.stjames-hotel.com/rooms/. Why not watch Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves before your visit to get the whole family into the Sherwood Forest spirit?
Scotland is home to many astonishing beauty spots and Loch Lomond is one of the top places to visit due to the scintillating scenery. Whether you fancy camping or staying in a quaint cottage, Loch Lomond is full of adventures and natural beauty. There are also plenty of water activities to get involved in from sailing to paddleboarding. If you are looking for a holiday filled with outdoor fun then this Scottish destination is your perfect place. There are 22 lochs in total to visit in Loch Lomond and The Trossachs so plenty of places to choose from for a day out.
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