Enjoy a UK staycation in 2019

With summer fast approaching, thoughts turn to holiday fun. While jetting off to Europe or venturing further afield is exciting, here are some to reasons to spend your next holiday in the UK, as well as a few areas to consider.

Why choose a UK staycation?

Choosing to spend your holiday in the UK has lots of great benefits. When you vacation at home, you don’t need to worry about the costs and stresses of overseas travel. You can avoid that early morning drive to the airport and the queues at security. You can also forget about making sure your luggage isn’t too heavy for the plane. Vacation at home and you can pack what you like!

Holidaying in the UK offers freedom and flexibility without compromising on your surroundings. The UK boasts a diverse landscape, with beautiful countryside, dramatic coastlines and vibrant cities.

So, whether you are travelling alone, with friends, as a couple, or with children, you can tailor the perfect trip.

Ideas for your next UK staycation

Choose to base yourself in one place and spend your time exploring the local area. Alternatively, you could opt for a tour, spending a night or two in different places. The great thing about the UK is that you can see lots of areas without having to cover too much ground. Here are just a few options:


Head north of the border for a wonderful staycation amid glorious surroundings. From the buzz of Edinburgh and Glasgow to the breath-taking beauty of the Highlands and Scottish Borders, Scotland has everything you need for a memorable vacation. It’s also perfect if you love to play a round or two of golf!


This county is bursting with the best of Britain. Enjoy the sights of cities, such as Leeds and York. Explore Scarborough, Whitby and the East Yorkshire coast. Head to Bronte country and discover the historic charm of West Yorkshire. Enjoy the beauty of the Peak District, Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors. There’s so much to do here that one holiday in Yorkshire just won’t be enough!


This is one of the most popular counties for holidaymakers and it’s not hard to see why. You can enjoy two National Parks, five Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the lovely English Riviera, not to mention all the quaint villages and exciting theme parks. Devon has it all! If you want to explore even further, the South-West of England has lots more to offer.

Make your staycation a UK spa break

For the ultimate in holiday indulgence, why not enjoy a spa break in the UK? You can find spas and luxury spas in locations throughout the UK. You can choose to spend a day or a few hours in a day spa. Alternatively, opt for a hotel and spa, where you can enjoy accommodation and meals, along with treatments and leisure activities.

If you’re planning a family staycation and think that a spa is no place for the kids, think again! There are plenty of spas out there that welcome families and offer special activities for the children to enjoy. For example:

- The Alton Towers Spa in Staffordshire offers pampering on the doorstep of the popular theme park

- The group of Luxury Family Spa Hotels offers lots of child-friendly features in some great locations

- The Bembridge Coast Hotel Spa offers the perfect family coastal base from which to enjoy the delights of the Isle of Wight

If you’re ready to plan your trip, our advisers can help you incorporate some first-class pampering into your next UK staycation. Give us a call today!

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