We all know how expensive a holiday abroad can stack up to be so now that we have seen a bit of the nice weather and glimpses of what the UK can be like during spells of good weather, it might be worth taking a look at some top destinations for an adventure right here. Avoid the extortionate summer holiday flight costs and the other expenses involved in travelling abroad by finding your favourite UK holiday destination.
Whether you enjoy going for long country walks or just want to go and relax and maybe go to the beach on a nice day, there are plenty of options across the UK, such as:
Newquay is a favourite destination for surfers due to the great waves there. Located on the north coast of Cornwall, for those travelling from the north it is considerably quicker to get to than the more south-western parts of Cornwall. Fistral Beach and Towan Beach are both very popular, especially when the weather is good. In August, Newquay has average temperatures of 20 degrees making it a very pleasant UK beach holiday destination. There is also plenty to do with Newquay Zoo, Blue Reef Aquarium and many other great attractions in the area. The area attracts a lot of campers and for those caravan loving holidaymakers, there are plenty of residential park homes for sale.
Isle of Man
Just a short flight from Liverpool Airport lies the Isle of Man, a beautiful island that has plenty of adventures awaiting. Douglas is the more lively area of the island with lots of shops, bars and restaurants plus Onchan Pleasure Park and a host of other fun activities. The steam railway is a fun way of exploring and an electric railway runs to several towns and villages. The TT Races attract motorcycling fans each year and when the competition is on, the place is very busy so avoid it unless you want to see the races.
Isle of Arran
The Scottish island is a short ferry trip from the mainland, about an hour west of Glasgow. The picturesque scenery makes it a popular choice for those looking for a tranquil trip to take in the stunning mountains and coastline. Brodick Castle is one of the top tourist attractions and Kildonan Beach is a nice place to spend the day.
If you prefer somewhere city based then Chester is a historic city with lovely architecture and lots of things to do. Chester Zoo is a great family day out and during the summer, the open-air theatre is a wonderful experience. The city centre is full of lovely shops and restaurants and you can take a walk along the River Dee or try a river cruise. A short drive away is Llangollen (just over the Wales border), where you can try white water rafting and other fun watersports.
If you want a holiday that has a bit of everything – i.e. you can easily get to a nice beach, stunning scenery and plenty of city attractions then Edinburgh is the perfect UK destination. The capital of Scotland hosts many events throughout the summer, with the Fringe festival being one of the busiest. Here you can see musicians, comedians, poets, food stalls, street acts etc. Portobello Beach is a short distance from the busy centre and the stunning Edinburgh Castle is a top attraction. For the hikers, Arthur’s Seat is a challenging peak to climb and the Old Town is nice to take a walk around both during the day and in the evening.