So you have decided to stay in the UK this year for your annual two week break. With so much going on in this Jubilee and Olympic year there is every reason to make your holiday slightly more localised. However, herein lies the dilemma. With so many places to choose from, where do you head for? Let’s take a look at some of the top UK destinations.
Wales has so much to offer the would be visitor. From the jaw dropping scenery of the Snowdonia National Park, to the inspiring Brecon Beacons where you can have the adventure holiday of a lifetime. Luxury accommodation in Snowdonia and the surrounding area is aplenty so if you’re looking for some pampering as well then this is the place for you! If you want to kick back and relax, then you may want to check out the stunning Pembrokeshire coastline which has no less than 45 blue flag beaches. If you fancy a really ‘British’ holiday experience, then why not head to some of the great seaside resort such as Llandudno, Tenby, Prestatyn or the Mumbles. Each resort has its very own style and are very popular with holiday makers. Alternatively there are some great coves and hideaways up and down the fabulous Gower peninsular. If it’s history you’re after then Wales certainly has more than its fair share. Visit Carmarthenshire for some of the most spectacular castles in Europe. Castles such as Carreg Cennen and Kidwelly harp back to a time when the Celts were constantly under threat from their English not so friendly counterparts. All in all, Wales has so much to offer the whole family and for this reason it really is a must see place.
When we think of Newquay we think of glorious beaches and of course surfing, as Newquay is indisputably the number one surf destination in the UK. However, even if you are not into water sports per se, then this surfing capital is still a real must see destination. From excellent shopping to great accommodation, sporting activities such as cycling or walking, or relaxing retreats such as Spa’s, this Cornish town has plenty to offer the would be tourist. So find your favourite Newquay bed and breakfast and get ready to ride the waves!
For those who prefer to get away from it all, then a great place to visit would be Cumbria. It houses some of the best scenery in the country including rolling hills and mystifying peaks which makes it superb walking country or the fabulous Lake District where you can windsurf, take out a boat or simply relax by the serene shorelines.
So there you have it: 3 of the best UK destinations for your ‘staycation’. Wherever you decide, 2012 is a great year for UK holidays and with so much going on you could find yourself spoilt for choice.