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Travel is back, but if high prices, negative news headlines or pictures of enormous queues at airports have put you off going abroad, you may be thinking about booking a staycation. The good news is that there are some fabulous destinations to explore that don’t involve jumping on a plane or spending a fortune. Here are some staycation inspiration ideas to consider for a memorable break closer to home.
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Staycation Inspiration: Where To Travel In 2022
The Lake District
The Lake District is a natural wonderland, which provides a spectacular base for all kinds of holidays. Ideally suited to adventurers and those who love the great outdoors, the Lakes are also a perfect choice for those looking to unwind and recharge their batteries. You can choose to be as active as you like. There are fantastic opportunities to walk, hike, cycle and enjoy activities such as rafting and open water swimming. But there are also spa hotels and plenty of bustling towns and villages packed with tearooms, country pubs and independent shops for those ready to take a break. The most popular destinations for tourists include Windermere, Ambleside, Keswick and Ullswater. There is a huge range of accommodation options available, including sites for camping and glamping, cosy B&Bs and guesthouses and luxury hotels.
The Midlands is a brilliant choice for people who want to enjoy a combination of activities. From vibrant, cosmopolitan cities like Birmingham to chocolate-box towns like Stratford-upon-Avon, there’s something for everyone. For families, there’s a huge range of attractions, including zoos and safari parks, museums and theatres. There are also some spectacular country houses and castles in the area. Look for hotels in Solihull, Leamington Spa or Warwick if you’re looking to enjoy a tranquil break while also being close to the action. It’s worth visiting websites and following attractions and venues on social media to get the best offers. And book tickets if you are planning days out, or you want to go to a concert, play or show.
Brighton is the ultimate choice if you’re looking for a fun-packed beach break. A lively seaside city, Brighton offers something for every visitor. This is a resort that caters to everyone and there’s plenty to see and do. The beach is a highlight for most. But it’s also worth meandering through the famous streets of The Lanes to experience boutique shopping at its best. Or visiting independent galleries and booking tickets for a tour of the Brighton Pavilion. The iconic pier is the place to be for adrenaline junkies.
Cornwall is one of the most popular staycation destinations, and it’s no surprise. With endless beaches, beautiful views and crystal clear blue waters, this corner of the country is a popular choice for all ages. Hit the beaches and catch waves, visit St Michael’s Mount for a history lesson and sample the local produce at the many cafes, restaurants and pubs. Cornish classics include the famous pasty, cream tea and fresh seafood.
The UK is home to some incredible destinations. If you’re keen to book a staycation this year, why not consider these options?