With a roadmap out of lockdown laid out by the government. You might be thinking about getting away to one of the many UK holiday destinations for a picture perfect staycation.
From coast to coast, north to south, you’ll find picture perfect countryside views, quaint villages and amazing people at the heart of unique cultures.
UK holiday destinations like these can offer so much more than you might expect, and if they aren’t on your staycation bucket list yet they should be.
10 popular and underrated UK Holiday Destinations
The Cotswolds have a lot to offer. Expanding over Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Wiltshire, Worcester and Warwickshire, you’ll find peace and quiet in hundreds of miles of countryside whilst visiting chocolate box villages and jaw dropping country estates. It’s also home to England’s most pretty village, Castle Combe.
Norfolk is big sky country, and if you want miles of unspoiled coastlines, beautiful countryside and memorable nature reserves then Norfolk needs to make your bucket list. Norfolk’s sandy beaches are loved by seals and are home to a variety of wildlife. There are also plenty of dog friendly beaches and many attractions to visit to make your trip worthwhile.
3. South Wales
Whatever you’re looking for on your UK break, South Wales can offer it. Spectacular countryside, areas of truly outstanding natural beauty, coastlines and an underrated national park. It’s also home to Monmouthshire and the Wye Valley where you will find some of our most hidden rural wonders in a unique microclimate.
Herefordshire is a hidden gem and one of my favourite UK Holiday destinations. Most people only drive through it on their way into Wales. However, if you stop you’ll discover wild landscapes, market towns and the dramatic River Wye. Tuck into local food and explore the county’s beautiful orchards behind some of our most loved ciders.
5. Scottish Highlands
Go north, really north and explore breathtaking mountains and tranquil lochs in one of the most wild expanses of the UK. Home to our largest national park, the Cairngorms, and our highest mountain, Ben Nevis. The Scottish Highlands is a natural playground waiting to be explored, whilst you’re there you might stumble across Red Deer, Dolphins playing on the coast and impressive castles.
This southwest region is home to many famous landmarks, stately homes, lovely cities and Europe’s biggest natural harbour, making it an incredibly popular location for holidaymakers to visit in the UK. Dorset’s Jurassic coastline is famous for its abundance of fossils and is a worthy UNESCO world heritage site.
One more underrated UK holiday destination is Northumberland. Bordering Scotland, you’ll never be far away from gorgeous countryside, coastline and extremely quiet beaches. One thing Northumberland is famous for is its Dark Skies, making it the perfect staycation for stargazing in unspoilt countryside.
There is simply too much on offer in Yorkshire to write down here. The moors, the dales, the coastline, the north or the south it is simply outstanding, and a land of possibilities. The UK’s largest country is well worth a visit year after year.
Despite Rutland being England’s smallest county there is still plenty to see and do. Including water sports, nature reserves, cycling, fishing & miles walking routes. Believe it or not, it’s home to Rutland water. One of the largest man made lakes in Europe and the largest in England.
The beautiful rural county of Northamptonshire might never have occurred to you as a holiday location before. However, if you love historic villages, estates, manor gardens and countryside walks this underrated holiday destination needs to make it onto your hit list.