Five fantastic British staycations

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You don’t need to travel to the ends of the earth for a fantastic holiday. Have you heard all about staycations? A staycation is going on the holiday without leaving the country. They can be a lot more affordable than travelling abroad, especially if you plan on taking the whole family. There are so many types of staycations to choose from. How about a city break or a few nights in a relaxing rural retreat? Still not convinced about holidaying in your home country? Hopefully, these five destinations will whet your appetite.

Edinburgh

Scotland’s capital city is steeped in both history and culture. Take a walk up to the famous castle. The fortress is the most notable feature of the city’s skyline. It also hosts many events including festivals and reenactment displays. If you are a fan of comedy, book a week in the city during August when the Edinburgh Festival Fringe takes place. It boasts a packed calendar of comedy events.

Blackpool

Enjoy the beach? Want to discover some top Fun Parks UK? Then Blackpool might be the place for you! The seaside resort boasts a fabulous location on the coast of the Irish Sea. If you have a head for heights, take a trip up the Blackpool Tower and enjoy panoramic views. You can even watch some amazing ballroom dancing on one of its lower floors. The kids will love Blackpool Zoo, where they can get face-to-face with a whole host of exotic animals.

Cornwall

The county of Cornwall may be fairly small, but it offers plenty of choice for your holiday.The village of Mousehole is just as cute as it sounds! The small fishing village is renowned for its pretty harbour and narrow cobbled streets lined with yellow houses. It’s a great spot for getting some terrific holiday photos! If you love the plays, check out the open-air Minack Theatre. If you want to try out surfing, there many beaches perfect for hitting the waves.

London

Our capital is bursting with energy, so for a few days of sightseeing, choose London! Spend the day taking pictures outside Buckingham Palace. Then have a look around the famous department store, Harrods. Famous for its theatres, you can spend the evening watching your favourite musical. History aficionados will love the Tower of London and Cutty Sark. Kids will want to spend hours in London Zoo and Hyde Park. There are numerous galleries and museums too. Our favourite is the British Museum!

North Yorkshire

Known for its rolling moorland and dales, North Yorkshire is home to two national parks. It also has an excellent coastline. You can stay in various traditional seaside towns, such as Whitby, Scarborough and Bridlington. The great countryside is a haven for hikers and mountain bikers. There is plenty for history lovers to see too. Castle Howard, Fountains Abbey and York Minster are just some of the great day-trip spots.

So save the money you would spend on international flights and look into booking an enjoyable staycation instead. I bet you never realised how much fun was waiting for you just around the corner.

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