The UK may be a small island in a large ocean, but we have some of the most stunning scenery in the world and it’s all on our doorstep.
The county of Suffolk could be considered to have it all. Within easy reach of the Midlands, London, and the South East, Suffolk offers some of the UK’s best-kept holiday secrets and every day of your stay could be totally different. Visiting Suffolk is like taking a step out of time while enjoying a contemporary take on the British holiday, Why not take on the treetops in the Brecks with Go Ape?
Suffolk holiday cottages provide the perfect base from which to explore, returning at the end of every day to your own property where the whole family can spread out. Home to Constable Country, Suffolk’s fabulous landscape rolls down to the sea and the historic towns of Aldeburgh, Southwold, and Warblerswick. Buckets and spades at the ready.
Scotland has it all! Explore rolling lowlands and the rugged mountainous Highlands and Islands dotted up the West coast. You could mistake parts of Scotland for Scandinavia, with miles of fir tree forests reaching down to hundreds of lochs.
Scotland offers the perfect backdrop for walks and climbing, with the UK’s highest peak – Ben Nevis – towering over Fort William. Food lovers and dram drinkers will also find rich pickings with Scotland’s bountiful larder on offer.
The UK is within easy reach of several islands, even if they might be truly considered part of Great Britain. The Isle of Man is dotted in the middle of the Irish Sea and offers a slower pace of life, while the Isle of Wight is within striking distance of London yet a world away.
For something a little more continental, the Channel Islands bring together the best of British but with a Gallic flair. Go by boat or fly across, it’s a fabulous both-home-and-away holiday destination.
It’s a long road to Cornwall, but staycations are rewarded with awesome Atlantic seascapes, dotted with surfers and sandy beaches that rival anywhere in Europe. Cornwall is jeweled with villages and fishing ports, full of Cornish charm. Running right down to Land’s End, Cornwall’s undulating countryside is also home to vineyards and the dairy cows that produce the finest clotted cream to balance on top of a scone and jam.
The home of dragons
Not Wales, but Northern Ireland. Home to many of the locations used for filming HBO’s ‘Game of Thrones, Northern Ireland is a corner of the UK not to be missed. With the Giant’s Causeway drawing visitors from all over the globe to the walls where ‘Derry Girls’ have made us laugh; Northern Ireland is a brilliant base for exploring somewhere new. Full of independent eateries and pubs where you can be sure of a great pint and a bit of craic, Northern Ireland rewards adventurers who follow in Giant’s footsteps.