With many families seeking low-cost holiday options, the great British ‘staycation’ is growing more popular than ever. A combination of rising air travel costs, hefty hotel fees, and the stress of planning an international trip has made staycations – holidays that you embark on while sleeping at home – a popular choice for many people.
From London’s cultural hotspots to Manchester’s nearby Lake District resorts, these five British staycation destinations are ideal for enjoying the holiday feeling without the expensive air tickets and hotel bills. If you’re located near one, consider staying at home for your next holiday break and enjoying a refreshing staycation.
A well-known resort destination in North Yorkshire, Harrogate was recently ranked first in the Rightmove ‘Happiest Place in the UK’ survey. This charming town is best known for its beautiful floral gardens, which are popular walking destinations for a wide variety of visitors.
Easily accessible from Manchester and Leeds by road and rail, this charming town is one of the most accessible spa destinations in the North. Set out in the morning and return at night feeling refreshed, well fed, and immensely charmed by this beautiful town.
Why fly to France when there are fantastic beaches to be found in the UK? Newquay is the UK’s summer surfing capital, and for good reason. This charming beach town’s waves and exciting beach lifestyle make it one of Britain’s best staycation spots for thrill seekers, sun lovers, and food gurus alike.
Set out early to visit this fun beachside resort town from London, or catch the train from several cities further north. Despite its somewhat remote location, Newquay’s amazing waves and dramatic scenery make it one of the country’s best staycation destinations.
While London’s busy streets and crowded shopping malls are far removed from the gardens of Harrogate or the beaches of Newquay, the UK’s biggest city can be a great staycation destination for people with the right attitude to life.
Why? Because it’s home to everything. Wake up bright and early and embark on the ultimate London day trip, visiting cultural hotspots, shopping in high-end areas, and enjoying the city’s beautiful parks. Despite its crowds and noise, an urban staycation in London can be an exciting way to escape the stressful aspects of inner city life.
Located a short drive from the Lake District National Park, one of Britain’s holiday hotspots, residents of Manchester are blessed with some great staycation options, all of which are within easy reach of the city.
Wake up early and embark on a trip to the Windermere, one of the Lake District’s most popular towns, where beautiful scenery and wonderful food are the order of the day. With a variety of stylish apartments and holiday lodges for sale in the area, you may enjoy your staycation so much that you never decide to leave.
Manchester residents have the Lake District on their doorstep.
While most Britons might know Aberdeen for its oil wealth and historical granite buildings, Scotland’s third-largest city has another unique quality: it’s home to the best community spirit in Britain. Home to a lengthy beach, this charming city is a great summer staycation destination for residents of Edinburgh and Glasgow.
From surfing to snowboarding – Aberdeen is home to a large dry slope that’s ideal for summer snowboarding – this fun beachside city is one of Scotland’s finest day trip locations. Get up early and enjoy the scenic drive before your action-packed family adventure begins.