With the current government guidance regarding foreign travel, many of us have decided to look for holidays closer to home this year. The UK has a lot to offer when it comes to staycations, so whether you're looking for a relaxing break in the countryside or an exciting beach holiday, our guide to some of the best staycations in the UK will help inspire you on where to visit.
Best UK Staycations: Accommodation
Ribby Hall Village- Preston, Lancashire
Situated in Lancashire, only 15 minutes away from Blackpool and only 10 minutes away from the beautiful town of Lytham St. Ann's, Ribby Hall is packed full of activities for all the family. With a range of accommodation available, from lodges with hot tubs, cute quaint cottages to dog friendly accommodation, your furry friend can join you on your relaxing holiday. The village is packed full of fun things to do, with an animal sanctuary, a rock climbing wall, mini golf and a few eateries such as their new pancake house and pizzeria you won't be short of fun activities.
Grantley Hall, Yorkshire
If you're looking to treat yourself to a taste of luxury then look no further than Grantley Hall, located in the Yorkshire Dales only 4 miles from Ripon. You can explore their stunning grounds including their Japanese Garden dating back to 1910, or dine in one of their four restaurants, offering everything from fine dining and alfresco dining to afternoon tea. Grantley hall is also home to Three Graces Spa where you can unwind and relax in their swimming pool or sauna room. If you're an avid gym goer, you'll love their elite gym kitted out with the latest cutting-edge gym equipment.
Port Lympne, Kent
If you have little ones then this one is definitely for you. Based in the heart of Kent, Port Lympe is an animal reserve and is definitely a trip not to be missed. With over 900 animals on site, there's plenty to keep your children entertained. If that wasn't enough for you, then choose to stay overnight in their stand out accommodation, including lodges where tigers and leopards are able to come right to your window. You can also choose to stay in one of their glamping pods or even stay in their 4* boutique hotel for a romantic night under the stars.
The Hoxton, London
If you're looking to hit the city this summer then London will be a great choice. Based in the vibrant Shoreditch district, The Hoxton hotel is the perfect location for sightseeing, shopping, visiting museums and art galleries. Most of the attractions are within a reasonable walking distance though you can find the tube stop a 3 minute walk away. You can choose to dine in their bar and grill or even enjoy afternoon tea.
Bluebell & Fell View Lodge, Windermere
Bluebell and Fell View Lodge is another great option for all the family, with three bedroom lodges surrounded by beautiful scenery where you may even be lucky enough to spot a deer. You can keep your children entertained with the pool suitable for both children and adults to fish or you can explore the children's play area and zip wire if this is more of your thing. If you like getting out and about and exploring you can visit lots of nearby towns with the Lake District only 3.5 miles away and Ambleside only a short distance.
Croft 103, Scotland
If you're looking for an escape with beautiful, idyllic surroundings then look no further than self accommodation at Croft 103 on the shores of Loch Eriboll. From their cosy cabins perfect for a romantic weekend away to their bunkhouse hostel accommodation there is something to suit everyone. This accommodation is also pet friendly so you don't have to leave your furry friend behind. This accommodation is home to a village spread out along the coast making this the perfect place for walking and cycling.
Camping is perfect for the summer months, whether you want to get away with the whole family or if you're looking for a romantic getaway camping can be a great option. Here in the UK we are very lucky as we have plenty of green space, so we're spoilt for choice when it comes to camping destinations. Here are some of our favourite campsites in the UK:
- Humble Bee Farm, Yorkshire
- Atlantic Farm, Cornwall
- Tremorvu Campsite, Cornwall
- Ace Hideaways, Scotland
- Fisherground Campsite, Lake District
- Fisherground Campsite, Eskdale
If you're bringing along your dog, make sure that you choose a dog friendly campsite. You can read more over on our guide to camping with dogs, along with some of our favourite dog friendly campsites. Alternatively, with the rise of glamping pods you don't have to actually sleep outside anymore, there's plenty of UK glamping destinations to choose from, lots of which are dog friendly.
We hope you found our guide to the best UK staycations useful. If you've still not decided on what you want to do for your staycation, have a read of our staycation ideas guide to discover 10 unique ways to enjoy your UK holiday, or if you live in Ireland we've written a separate guide which you can read here.