Whether you like to spend your summer relaxing by the sea or taking part in some action-packed activities, more and more people are choosing to spend their holidays in the UK. After all, why go all that way when there's so much right on your doorstep? From breathtaking mountain ranges to golden beaches, the UK has something for everyone.
If you still need convincing as to why you should spend your summer holiday on home soil, take a look below:
There’s less travelling
Forget hours on a plane or sat in an airport; with a UK break, you rarely have to travel more than a few hours to get to your destination. This means more time enjoying your actual holiday and less stressing about catching your flight or sitting on a crowded plane. If you’re driving, you can also stop and take a break whenever you want, or tie in some sightseeing on the way!
The UK has plenty of beautiful countryside
The UK is a fantastic place to take a holiday. For those of you who like the idea of country strolls, more challenging hikes and even adrenaline-rich activities such as climbing and ziplining, there’s something for you. From the spectacular glens of Scotland to the rolling hills and thatched cottages of the Cotswolds, there’s few places as diverse as the British countryside. Not to mention, is there anything more lovely than sitting in a pub garden, enjoying some fabulous views?
Not to mention some fantastic coastlines!
If life on the open waves is more your cup of tea, there’s miles and miles of fantastic coastline to explore. The UK is an island, after all! From the turquoise waters of Cornwall to Wales’ unspoilt bays, all the way back to the fossil-rich Jurassic Coast in Dorset and Devon, there’s no end of places to discover. From fishing to surfing; building sandcastles or simply sitting back with an ice cream, you’re bound to love a day at the seaside.
You can save money
There’s a great deal fewer costs involved in a UK holiday break. No transfers, mobile roaming charges, flights or visas… that means you can save your pennies and use them to enjoy yourself while you’re away!
It’s easier with children
Going on holiday with a little one can be a challenge. By choosing to stay in the UK, you can cut down travel time and even take numerous breaks during your journey to make it that little bit easier. You also don’t have to worry about a baggage allowance, so it’s possible to bring along high chairs, baby carriers and any other items which will make your stay a little bit easier!
You don’t need your passport
… or other paperwork! Forget piles of paper, checking your passport is in date or worrying about visas and insurance. With a UK break, most of the documents you’ll need are those you already have with you, such as your driving license. It makes travelling somewhere new and exciting as simple as popping into town!
You can bring your dog
For those of you with furry friends, we know how horrible it can be to leave them in a kennel when you go away. Luckily, there are hundreds of beautiful locations in the UK which your dog will love as much you do! From Norfolk’s dog-friendly beaches to the many walks of the Lake District, there’s dozens of dog-friendly holidays to choose from.
Have we convinced you? If so, make sure to take a look at our fantastic collection of properties throughout the UK. Whether you’re planning a romantic getaway or a family holiday, you’re bound to find something that ticks all the boxes.