The Top Destinations for a Staycation in the UK

4th September 2020


The UK is often overlooked when choosing a holiday destination. With many of us wanting to jet off somewhere in the sun, destinations in the UK don’t get a second thought. However, with the everchanging travel restrictions, holidaying in the UK has never been so appealing. The UK is full of beautiful places to visit – perfect for a staycation.

We’ve put together a list of some of our favourite places to visit in the UK.

1. Cornwall

Cornwall is known for its quaint seaside towns and has been a popular UK travel destination for years. From the beautiful working harbour of St Ives to the lovely coastal town of Looe, you’re never short of locations to choose from in Cornwall. If you are looking for a romantic weekend away or an unforgettable family holiday, we can guarantee you’ll find the perfect Cornish town for your staycation.

If you’re looking for inspiration on what to do, then why not explore the magnificent rainforest domes at the Eden Project and then head to Padstow to enjoy a delicious meal at one of Rick Stein’s famous seafood restaurants – perfect for rainy days. For days where the sun is shining why not enjoy an ice cream on one of the many golden beaches on offer or enjoy a show at the open-air Minack Theatre in Penzance, which is situated right on the coast. Wherever you decide to stay in Cornwall, you’ll find plenty of wonderful activities to enjoy, rain or shine.

2. Dorset

Dorset has been a favourite holiday destination for many years, and with the Jurassic Coast being designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2001, it’s definitely a must-see.

Along its 95 miles, there are some incredible landmarks and coastal formations, at Durdle Door you’ll see a beautiful 140-million-year-old limestone arch and at Lulworth Cove a stunning shell-shaped cove. One of our personal favourites is the beautiful Chesil Beach, which is a barrier beach that has a lagoon behind it. Dorset is a great destination for an activity-packed family holiday but is also great for those that love walking with 3000 miles of footpaths to explore.

3. The Isle of Skye, Scotland

If you’re craving breath-taking views and some time away from the hustle and bustle of day to day life, then Scotland’s Isle of Skye is the ideal place for your next staycation. The Isle of Skye was voted by National Geographic as the fourth best island in the world.

The Isle of Skye is the largest of the Inner Hebrides and is home to some of Scotland’s most beautiful landscapes, with its captivating mountain ranges and coastline, its landscapes seem untouched by the modern world. The Isle of Skye will definitely leave a lasting impression on you. Explore the dinosaur footprints in the Staffin Bay rocks, hike the Cuillin mountains or head to the oldest working distillery, the Talisker Distillery.

4. London

The city that never sleeps. London is perfect if you’re looking for some fun and excitement, with something for everyone. A staycation in London will allow you to see some of the world’s most famous landmarks and tourist attractions, from Buckingham Palace to Tower Bridge at every corner there’s something to see.

No matter what season you visit London, there is always plenty to do, whether you want to watch a show at the theatre or enjoy one of the many free museums, like the wonderful Tate Modern. Or, if you’re lucky enough to enjoy some sunshine, then why not explore everything Camden market has to offer.

5. The Lake District National Park

If a city break isn’t what you’re looking for then and you’re looking for a break away surrounded by beautiful nature, then you should definitely consider the Lake District. The Lake District has been popular with tourists from all over the world for many years, so make sure to book your accommodation in advance as popular places often get booked up quick.

The Lake District National Park has over 900 square miles of idyllic lakes, acres of forests and miles of rolling hills – it’s full of natural beauty. Some good sturdy boots are a must for a trip to the Lakes, with miles and miles of footpaths. Depending on your experience or what you’re looking for, there is a mixture of gentle and more difficult walks. Catbells is a great walk for those looking for an easier hike, it sits at a height of 1,479ft. However, if you’re looking for something a little more challenging, then Scafell Pike is the one to climb, which is the highest peak in England, at a huge height of 3,209ft. Then there’s Hall’s Fell Ridge, at only a 5-mile round trip, it’s shorter than some of the other walks but it’s a lot more challenging, so make sure you’re well trained if you take on this climb.

How we can help!

Travelling by coach is a great, cost-effective and environmentally friendly way of travelling to one of the UK’s best staycation destinations. Whether you’re enjoying a family trip or a holiday with friends. At Coach Hire Comparison, we will put you in direct contact with coach hire suppliers and minibus hire suppliers. Whether you require an 8-seater minibus or 70-seater coach, we will find the best suppliers who can fulfil all your needs and requirements for the best price.