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The Best UK Staycation Destinations

Posted on June 03 2020

Looking for a getaway after lockdown is lifted? With current situations, a staycation may be on the cards this year. 

Many of us take advantage of the cracking coastlines and the scenic landscapes of the UK, but when the weather's right (on a lucky day), it's hard to beat the UK as a holiday destination - especially when it's on your doorstep. 

We know we are all looking forward to the lifting of the travel restrictions after the coronavirus lockdown. Until then, please adhere to current government advice regarding travel, even within the UK. In the meantime, we are here to help ease your worry of maybe not getting abroad this year with some of our favourite UK staycation destinations: 

Cornwall, England

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Who needs the Mediterranean when you’ve got Cornwall only a few hours drive away? Cornwall is well known for its many stunning beaches, sense of heritage and culture as a ‘faraway land’ and the creative and vibrant parts to explore. The perfect weekend getaway especially if you’re keen to try out surfing or exotic fish restaurants, with the added extra of many great pubs.

No need to fly abroad when you have beaches like this right here in the UK. 

Lake District, England 

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Photos of the Lake District will simply blow you away, and if you're one for nature, this is the best staycation destination for you. Famous for the mighty lakes and the high falls including England’s tallest mountain, the area is loved for its stunning routes, national history and its infinite capacity to inspire. Grab a pint with the friendly locals to learn the hot spots! 

Scottish Highlands

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With such a huge area of land to explore, make this trip a big one! The boundless areas of the Scottish Highlands contain Britain's largest national park; Cairngorms, Britain's highest mountain; Ben Nevis, and one of Britain's most famous lakes; Loch Ness - and that’s not even the half of it. 

With the vast amount to see and explore, many visitors plan a road trip to fit everything in. Known for breathtaking beautiful scenery, remarkable castles and traditional Scottish clan history with the most charming people, this is the perfect staycation destination if you're looking to be at one with nature and wildlife for a few weeks! 

Edinburgh, Scotland

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Understanding that not everyone wants a beach holiday, countryside retreat or to climb a large mountain, here is a great Scottish city - perfect for exploring and boozing

It’s never a bad choice to visit Edinburgh. Scotland’s capital city it is a perfect tourist destination filled with history, monuments and beautiful scenery. Including the iconic Edinburgh Castle, Arthurs Seat, The Royal Mile, Calton Hill, the Queen’s Royal Yacht Britannia, there is so much to explore you may want to book a long weekend. 

Isle of Wight, England

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Last but not least, best known for walking holidays and annual music festivals, the Isle of Wight is a classic British holiday destination, but not one to miss. 

The Isle of Wight is made up of stunning harbour towns and dramatic coastal cliffs, all located within a 57 mile coastline, home to some of Britain's best beaches - such as Shanklin, Sandown and Ventnor. Come rain or shine, the beaches and seaside cliffs make for a class walk and should not be missed!

** Please continue to follow current government advice regarding travel during the coronavirus lockdown, but don’t forget that the UK is the perfect staycation destination for when it's allowed, so get planning your trip now.**

Stay safe, stay inspired.

The Bee Team