Where you can go, What you can do and What you should remember when travelling this Easter.
Part 4: Staycation Edition
Even though travel restrictions for the UK have now ended (back on the 18th of March 2022), that does not mean you have to leave the country immediately. After 2 very strange years regarding travel, being able to go abroad at one point and seemingly not the next, then being required to quarantine on arrival and then going full circle to not being allowed to travel again, we can fully understand if you are still apprehensive about travelling. What might sound more appealing to you is a UK staycation. That’s why, as part of our Easter travel series we have come up with a list of staycation options for you to consider.
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The UK has some beautiful natural holiday spots that you may never have seen before that are definitely worth the visit.
Cornwall or Devon
If you wanted to head south and enjoy all the south of England has to offer, then you should consider visiting Cornwall or Devon. Already popular destinations for many UK families, these two destinations on the South Coast will offer you similar experiences, with both offering beautiful walks and stunning coastlines as well as some great pubs to enjoy classic British cuisine. If you are visiting Devon, be sure to take advantage of Dartmoor, one of the UK’s most beautiful national parks. In terms of food, you will see more Cornish Pasties in Cornwall… given the clue in the name, and some great seafood in both destinations. In Cornwall you will also find good surfing conditions, which you can check daily on the local tv weather channels, more beaches and attractions such as The Eden Project, Padstow Harbour and Land’s End, the most southernly point in the UK.
Peak District and Lake District
Our next holiday destination suggestions are located towards the opposite end of the country, these being Peak and Lake Districts, which offer incredible views and tonnes of activities. Just outside Manchester, the Peak District offers a plethora of viewpoints and natural wonders from which to admire. With so much to see, there is no chance of you getting bored on your UK adventure! If you travel further north to the Lake District, you will find large waterways which you can travel on, just hire a boat and off you go! Equally, there are several hills and mountains to climb, paths to walk or cycle and stars to marvel at after dark as the Lake District is considered one of the darkest places in the UK.
If these options are not enticing to you, maybe because you have young children (or grandchildren), or you don’t want to travel that far, then why not consider Centre Parcs. Centre Parcs is perfect for families as there is always so many activities to do! Likewise, if you were hoping for a relaxing week away then you can relax in your cabin or enjoy the spa facilities that are on offer. No matter what the reason for your holiday, you will definitely be catered for, and with 5 parcs across the UK, you will be sure to find one that suits your requirements.
Although our next suggestion is not technically a staycation, it could still be considered one as it is Edinburgh, Scotland, which if you have never visited before, is an amazing place to stay. Without travelling too far outside of the city, you can walk up to Arthur’s seat and find incredible views of Edinburgh or alternatively, take a trip into the old town and take a tour of Edinburgh Castle. If you have always wanted to visit the home of Scottish Rugby at Murrayfield, then you can take a short train journey and disembark right outside!
We hope wherever you choose to go and whatever you decide to do, that you have a wonderful Easter and enjoy finally being able to travel again!
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