With the rise of holidays abroad, it’s easy to forget that the UK has some stunning spots that can only be a few hours away from home! From clear blue seas to stunning lakes and national parks, its no wonder that so many places have officially been named Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. Take a look at our top picks for your next summer holiday..
Unlike other beaches in the UK, Weymouth is more than just sand and sea. The historic harbour is beautiful to wander around, and there is even a speed boat trip you can catch for those who love a bit of adrenaline! Kids won’t be lost for things to do either. It boasts an arcade, great food and even a historic sea fort. Fun for all the family!
Devon has a reputation as being one of the best spots in the UK for a holiday. With its sandy beaches, fossil cliffs and national parks, it is a perfect place for all the family. Check out Croyde Bay Beach if you want to entertain the kids – it boasts great surfing, rock pools filled with wildlife and canoes for hire. Not to mention the beautiful blue sea that looks almost Mediterranean!
It is no surprise that many of Britain’s best poets took inspiration for their work from the Lake District. A favourite amongst holiday-goers, the Lake District is a must-see (if you’re not shy to a spot of walking). With the largest natural lake in England (Lake Windermere), lush rolling hills and a national park, you will not be short on things to do here!
Sitting at the southwestern tip of the UK, Cornwall is not to be missed if sand and sea is what you’re after. In fact, seven of Cornwall’s beaches have been awarded Prestigious Blue Flags, the international standard for the best beaches in the world! Check out Newquay, which has caves in the surrounding cliffs and rock pools to explore at low tide!
This little harbour town in the southwest of Wales is definitely a hidden gem worth visiting. Many are drawn here for it’s preserved history, most notably the town walls that have been there since medieval times. Not only that, but with cobbled streets and rainbow coloured buildings, it will feel like you’re in Italy! It also has three sandy beaches and boasts some of the best ice cream in the UK!