Still looking for a getaway this summer but don’t fancy risking going abroad? Here’s our top choices for some summer fun in the UK.
If there’s anything that we have realised throughout this pandemic, it's that you don’t need to go abroad to feel like you're in a different country. The ideology that you need to go abroad for it to be a summer holiday has been completely reversed this year. We now want to vacay in Britain! And, lucky for you, we have 5 hot locations to visit in the UK, preparing you for every type of holiday you could want.
Kynance Cove, Cornwall
I've seen a picture of a beach trending around Instagram at the moment that looks just like the Maldives except (you guessed it), it's in the UK! Automatically I was like “I NEED to go here ASAP”. Located on the west side of the Lizard in Cornwall, the National Trust owned beach, Kynance Cove, is top of our list of places to go to this summer.
With its white sandy beaches and pools and caves to explore in, Kynance Cove can truly make you feel as though you are in a different country. Make sure you check the tide schedules before you go as you don’t want to be caught there with no beach to relax on at all. But, if you time it right, you can be the first to leave your footprints on the sandy beach.
There’s plenty of nature trails and eco-friendly cafes for those who don’t want to lay down relaxing on the beach and of course there’s always a pit stop for a cheeky Cornish Pint and pastry.
You can of course just visit for the day but if you really want to make a holiday out of it, there are numerous hotels (with Covid secure measures) within the area to make your holiday even more of a holiday. Whether you're feeling like a ‘The Holiday’ type cottage stays or a more luxurious spa hotel, there are lots of different options to fulfil your idea of a perfect vacay. If you need an idea for somewhere to stay, one of our favourites is the Mullion Cove Hotel.
But, since it seems to be one of the most popular places to go at the moment, make sure you get there early. And yes, I’m talking before 9am. There’s always time for sleeping on the beach don’t forget.
For the more cultural type, Cambridge is always a beautiful place to spend a few days. If you love a museum visit there are a number of FREE museums, such as The Fitzwilliam Museum, around Cambridge that you can visit whenever you feel like it. And, have you ever wondered what one of the top universities in the UK looks like? Well in Cambridge you can take a tour of the university to see just what it's like to be a student in the UK.
However, one of the most popular attractions in Cambridge that we cannot forget is punting. A typically British activity where you can sit along the river all day drinking wine and having a picnic and seeing the gorgeous heritage sights is perfect to soak up the culture on your holiday to Cambridge.
If hiking, biking and all things country is your thing then the Lake District is the perfect place for you. Known for its country trails, mountains and lakes full of activities, you're not going to be at a loss for things to do if you're the adventurous type.
If you're looking for a fun filled family holiday where the kids won't be bored, then the lake district is ideal. You can kayak on the lakes, paddle board or even hire a motorboat. There’s also plenty of interactive nature trails and parks for the kids to get in touch with wildlife.
And if you really love being with nature, you can even set up in a campsite and have a totally rustic holiday.
Love history? Love relaxing? Love architecture? Bath has something for everyone. Visit the roman baths and soak up the history Bath has to offer. Or, if you're a fashion lover like me, make sure you take a trip to the Fashion Museum. And, while your taking in the city’s Georgian masterpieces, don’t forget to stop for a bath gin and even take part in a gin-making class.
Some may say we’ve left the best till last. If you're a country girl like me or just desperate for some city lights, London is an experience you cannot miss in the UK. You can have a complete city break kind of holiday with a few days in the capital city.
With its endless amounts of luxury hotels, aesthetically pleasing restaurants (with great food) and tourist attractions, there is always something to keep you happy in London. Spend the day sight-seeing and ending the day with a Thames river cruise, a show or a magnificent cocktail at one of London’s many cocktail bars (the Alchemist is one of our favourites).