The Staycation is very much in vogue during the recession in the UK, with two out of three families wanting to stay on home round and explore what Britain has to offer.
Notorious for our landscape, white beaches, cliffs, villages, Britain really does have some great days out on holiday.
The Cotswolds are a great place to start! With beautiful honey stone buildings and hamlets dotted about the countryside. The old cities of Gloucester, Cirencester and Stroud and Tewkesbury, all delightful market towns, with cobbled streets, country pubs and historic places to visit. It also boasts some lovely museums and wildlife attractions up there with some of the best in the UK. The summer is filled with festivals and summer fetes and with some of the best walking and cycling routes in the UK there is always something to do in the Cotswolds.
The North Cast of Wales is another one of Britain’s gems to visit on holiday. With everything you need from a seaside town, such as the views, the fish and chips suppers and deck chairs to watch the world go by it is great during the summer. The welsh Mountain Zoo is popular destination for families and Conwy Castle will educate you about the area. Llandudno, Ryyl and Colwyn Bay are all great places to soak up the sun and walk around the shops. Further inland there are cycling paths walking routes and many other things to do outdoors!
Dorset is what can be called traditional England. It has many villages nestled away in the countryside, many walks and cliff top views. Lovers of nature will enjoy the new plant life and wildlife that are rarely found in other parts of Britain. For the history loves there are some of the oldest ruins in England and The Great Dorset Steam Fair and Windborne Food Festival are on every year which is home to many visitors from all around the country.
Ginna Clark CEO of UK Tourism said, “Our research shows that more and more families are shunning sunshine breaks overseas this year in favour of exploring beautiful Great Britain. With so much to offer from gorgeous beaches and historic market towns to rolling countryside and bustling cities, there is something for everyone. Opting to holiday in the UK also offers incredible value for money and there really is something for everyone come rain or shine!”