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4 Ways to Vacation in the UK

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There are many ways to enjoy all that the UK has to offer, whether you are looking to experience the hustle and bustle of the countries many cities or venturing to the glorious coastlines.

Here are four ways to vacation in the UK

City Breaks

If you are seeking a busy nightlife or a shopping experience, then you may want to take a city break. Bristol, Manchester, Cardiff, Edinburgh or, of course, London are all popular city break destinations for visitors, and there is sure to be a hive of activity to keep you busy on your trip. You are also sure to have a great choice of food and drink available in the city. Seek out the favorite local haunts for something authentic.

Explore museums, galleries or historical landmarks such as London’s Museum of Natural History or Edinburgh Castle. Or explore the music scene at the multitude of festivals and music venues across the country. You could catch a show, do some shopping, sight-see and visit some of the cities popular attractions.

A city break means you get to really experience the area in full, without having to travel large distances, so you can relax and enjoy everything on offer at your own leisure. It is perfect for a long weekend away with your significant other.

Walking Holidays

If you are after something more active, in a rural setting, then consider taking walking holidays. There are beautiful trails, ideal for walking enthusiasts of all levels, spread across the whole UK. You could choose to explore the famous white cliffs, stunning coastlines and woodlands of Sussex, the wide-open expanse of the Devon moorlands or feel the wind in your hair in the Scottish Highlands among others.

Walking tours, self-guided hikes, or organized group walking holidays are growing in popularity, but there’s nothing to stop you from booking yourself into a cozy rural retreat and exploring independently. This is an ideal vacation choice for groups of friends eager for activity.

‘Foodie’ Holidays

Food is an important part of a get-away for many, so what better way for those with a healthy appetite and a passion for fine cuisine to enjoy their trip. Why not visit a local food festival, offering fine foods, craft beers, locally distilled spirits, and delicious desserts. The UK has a wealth of fine cheese, meat, fish, ciders, ales, and gins to delight and entice. Also, street food and vegan food is increasing in popularity, and the UK has many wonderful restaurants, food markets, and tourist destinations that offer visitors a chance to sample and buy produce to take home. 

Seaside get-away

Visiting the seaside is a common activity for tourists when heading on a UK adventure. Whether camping, glambing, caravanning or opting for a bed and breakfast, hotel or even self-catering, there will be an accommodation to suit your day at the beach. There are well over 1000 beaches to choose from in the UK, but some of the favorites include:

  • Durdle Door, Dorset
  • Fistral Beach, Newquay
  • Woolacombe Sands, Devon
  • Bournemouth Beach, Dorset
  • Sandwood Bay, Highlands
  • Barafundle Bay, Pembrokeshire
  • Downhill Strand, County Down

There are also a multitude of seaside resorts available, offering evening entertainment and activities to keep the little ones busy while you relax and enjoy your break. A great family choice.

No matter what your preference, or who you are traveling with, there is sure to be a UK destination to suit. Now all that’s left to do is pack!

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