The Best Places to Visit in the UK

June 21, 2020

The Best
Places to Visit
in the UK

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With lockdown restrictions easing, a summer holiday will soon be on the cards and many of us are opting for weekend getaways closer to home, otherwise known as the trusty British staycation. This summer, why not take this much-needed time off as an opportunity to explore the exquisite British towns? 

Discover diverse scenery, brimming with cultural heritage throughout the country. Choose among the popular and hidden gems for places to visit this summertime and plan your best adventures right on this island. We’ve got the scoop, read on below to get inspired for your next weekend away!

Lake District Staycations 

British Staycation - Lake District

Visit Britain's greenest countryside and gaze upon its magnificent scenery. The Lake District National Park's area of nearly over 885 square miles has been protected since 1951. Live in the great outdoors by biking down through picturesque country lanes or hike across the charming hills. 

Where to stayLexington HouseLinthwaite House Hotel and Loveday

What to see: Windermere, Coniston Water, Keswick and Wastwater.

Where to eat: The Old Stamp House Restaurant

Food In the Lake District

Cotswolds Staycations

British Staycation - Cotswolds

Visit the honey-coloured towns and villages and step foot into a different era. Experience the sublime summery light of long evenings in the countryside. It's one of the must-visit Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales.

Where to stay: The Old Stocks InnThe Slaughters Manor House and Oak House No.1.

What to see: Blenheim Palace, Bourton on the Water and Stow-on-the-Wold Market Square. 

Where to eat: Muse Brasserie

The Old Stocks Inn Pub

Whitby Staycations

British Staycations - Whitby

A seaside town with a fascinating past and filled with quirky boutique shops to fulfil every British holiday desire – from exploring beautiful ruins, climbing the 199 steps to Whitby Abbey for the coastline view and devouring fish and chips by the sea. 

Where to stay: The Stables at CrossbuttsBagdale Hall Hotel & Annex and Dunsley Hall Country House Hotel.  

What to see: North York Moors, Whitby Harbour and Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Garden. 

Where to eat: Ditto Restaurant.

Bath Staycations

British Staycations - Bath

The original wellbeing destination since Roman times with the only natural thermal hot springs bath in Britain. Its small city centre is ideal for a city break, perfect for relishing in their stunning honey-coloured Georgian architecture and range of museums and galleries. 

Where to stay: Hotel IndigoDream Stays Bath - Beau Street and No.15 Great Pulteney Hotel and Spa

What to see: The Roman Baths, Bath Street and Pulteney Bridge. 

Where to eat: Sotto Sotto

Hotel Room in Bath

Suffolk Staycations

British Staycation - Suffolk

The last of our British staycation destinations is Suffolk. Located on the east coast of England, Suffolk is the perfect county for unwinding. If you are looking for gorgeous coastline, enchanting villages and medieval towns, Suffolk is the place for you. Experience relaxing maritime life in Ipswich or immerse yourself in Bury St Edmunds' history and enjoy life at your own pace.  

Where to stay: Angel HotelThe Packhorse Inn and The Northgate

What to see: Ipswich Waterfront, The Abbey and West Stow Country Park and Anglo-Saxon Village. 

Where to eat: Maison Bleue Restaurant

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