If you are looking to go on holiday and are keen for some great food, beautiful countryside and warm and friendly people, then you do not need to go abroad to find it! There is plenty to offer in the UK for the modern, discerning tourist. And there are lots of little well kept secrets nestling in the countryside where you can pamper yourself or get out and explore and have a good time. Although you may not get the scorching sun all of the time like you would do on a beach in Greece or Turkey, there is plenty on offer to keep you and your family entertained when you go on holiday. You can even do a multi stop holiday and take in a few different locations around our beautiful country, or you can rent a quiet holiday home for a week or two and just relax.
Places to go
There are countless places in and around the UK, which are perfect for a short holiday for a week or two with stunning scenery, friendly hospitality and plenty to keep you and your family entertained.
- The Scottish Highlands
- Welsh Mountains
- Scottish Islands
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These are few of the locations that you can choose to visit on your next holiday. Places like Devon and Cornwall do attract a lot of visitors. However, you can still find some isolated accommodation, which has a few shops and a pub in the local village with not a lot else. The Scottish Highlands and Scottish islands are perfect if you are looking for tranquillity and peacefulness. There are places there that you can rent for your holiday, which literally do not have any other civilization for miles and miles. If you are looking for some isolation, then they are perfect for you.
Renting a Holiday Home
If you search the internet, you will be able to find a myriad of different holiday homes available all over the country that you can rent for a week or two. These come in a range of different sizes, so you can even go away with a group of friends or extended family. You can find homes in the Yorkshire Dales where nobody would bother you, down on the Cornish coast close to the beach. Or if you really do want peace and quiet, then head up to the north of Scotland where you will find some picturesque settings with beautiful holiday homes on offer. There are even homes, which have swimming pools, gyms, Jacuzzi or sauna on offer, so you can live the luxurious lifestyle for a week or two when you are on holiday.
If you have a car, then you can easily drive to any location within the UK with very little hassle. You will also have the bonus of having transportation when you arrive at your destination. If you are looking for a shorter journey time, then you can even get cheap flights in the UK to a multitude of different destinations. By boarding a plane, you can significantly reduce the amount of travelling time to get to your holiday destination. Of course, you can also use the buses and trains on the public transport system, which can make it more of an adventure for the children; although this can take quite some time to get to your final destination and can also be a lot of hassle.
What to do when you get there?
Some of the isolated location might have limitations in the attractions that they offer. You may have a local village with a few shops and a pub or two, but if you are looking for a bit of peace and quiet, this should not be a problem. You can go for long walks and take in the scenery and splendid nature that is on offer. With kids though, this is okay some of the time but they may need a bit more in the way of entertainment. Try taking plenty of books and board games for them. If possible, try and leave the video games at home. You can actually rent some places, which do not offer a TV, so it is a perfect excuse to leave some of the technology at home for a change. If you do have your car, then you can easily go out for excursions during the day and take in the local sights that are on offer. There is history all around us in this great country of ours, and a lot of time we go past it without even noticing it. Get out and explore your surroundings, and you may just be surprised at what you find. One thing is for sure though. You can still have a great holiday in the UK, and there is no need to go abroad!
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This article was written by Ted Hunter. Ted is a keen traveller, who has gone all around the world. He loves to write articles and blogs about his cheap holidays in UK so that he can share his experiences with others. When Ted goes away, he usually gets Travel Republic to make all of the arrangements for him.