Since the pandemic, staycations have become more popular. With restrictions making travelling abroad more difficult, 45 per cent of Brits have said they are likely to book a stay in a UK hotel next year. But where are the best destinations for a weekend getaway? Read on to find out.
York is an excellent option if you want a getaway filled with culture and history. This iconic walled city has been in existence for thousands of years and carries plenty of England’s history with it. There’s the world-famous York Minster cathedral which has stood since the 7th century. But the whole city – complete with Georgian architecture and winding streets – offers a taste of history. Just ensure you book train tickets to York in advance to ease any hassle.
The Cotswolds is easy to get to for most people in England. It covers 800 square km around the counties of Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Worcestershire and Gloucestershire. With golden stone and rolling hills, these villages make for a tranquil escape. And with a day trip to Blenheim Palace mixed in, there’s plenty of activities on offer too.
Bath can make for a beautiful escape. This city tucked in near Bristol is famed for its ornate architecture and the ancient Roman Baths. And with the looping River Avon and lush hills in the background, there’s nature and greenery to enjoy as well.
Brighton is a vibrant city that you can easily reach from London. It’s most famous for its pristine pebbled beach and the iconic pier. But it’s also the scene of scores of independent, cool bars and restaurants. If you fancy a mix of a buzzing city and the sea, this could be an excellent choice.
North Wales is dominated by the Snowdonia national park and can make for an exciting adventure. With all sorts of stunning hikes amidst areas of outstanding beauty, North Wales can give you a much-needed break from the city. Plus, there are plenty of nearby towns where you can base yourself.
There are all sorts of different getaways you can try for a weekend in the UK. By picking any of the locations above, or by going further afield in the Scottish highlands or Cornwall, you can enjoy a rejuvenating staycation with your loved ones.