With spring upon us and summer slowly making its way staycations are becoming more and more popular for those who want a nice break away for a third of the price of a holiday (https://www.matalan.co.uk/holiday-shop) abroad. With the rolling hills of the British countryside and the many cities we have to offer, why would you want to spend your time anywhere else? Scotland


Matalan have looked into the best UK destinations to add some inspiration to your holiday locations for spring summer 18 and with no restrictions on packing you can fill your luggage (www.matalan.co.uk/homeware/travel-essentials/suitcases-and-travel) to the brim.

Lake District

If you’re looking for rustic cosy settings with breathtaking views, look no further than the Lake District. With natural beauty which blends into the cloudy skies there are some serious walks to be had. It might not be the best for glorious sunshine, but attracting millions of visitors annually proves the lakes to be somewhere everyone likes to venture to, and who knew you could get these views in the UK?

Create family memories in a picture-perfect place not too far from home and explore the many towns surrounding the peaks. Keswick and Cockermouth offer market towns with plenty coffee shops to visit. Take a break from the views and check out a few restaurants – great for the family dinner. Windemere offers a scenic lake where boat trips can be enjoyed against the breathtaking backdrop. Ambleside has a Victorian backdrop, which is the home of legendary author Beatrix Potter.


For a staycation that’s filled with fun things to do, Manchester is jam packed with activities. A hub of museums, galleries and festivals there’s always something going on. The Sea Life centre is home to 5,000 creatures for your little ones to see. With an array of shops and bars there’s lots to do for every day of your staycation and the city’s vibrant buildings make it an enjoyable place to wander. One of the UK’s most popular shopping centres –The Trafford Centre, is also not too far away with plenty of options for the kids.


The big smoke ha so much to offer as the capital and is made for a busy staycation; with British history right on your doorstep, home of the Royal Family and plenty tourist excursions to keep yourself occupied it’s a must to tick this city off the list. No matter how many times you visit there’s always something new to do!


In the UK a beach holiday in Brighton is well known for mixing traditional seaside with a lively atmosphere. In the warmer months water sports can be found right on the beach for more adventurous types and for those who prefer to chill, Brighton Pier offers a great look-out point with fish and chips, amusements and fairground rides aplenty – proof you don’t need to travel far to have a great beach holiday.


Home to two big cities Edinburgh and Glasgow, Scotland has that bustling city life with grand tourist attractions such as Edinburgh castle, but is also home to Loch Lomond which offers stunning views and a more tranquil staycation than the vibrant city life. With people travelling from far and wide to experience Scotland it’s definitely worth the visit especially since it’s on our doorstep – it’s a shame to miss out!


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