Reasons to holiday in the UK
It's getting to that time of year again, when you're starting to plan your summer holiday. With so many locations to choose at the click of a button (or a visit to the travel agent), many people might glaze over one of the closest and best places for a holiday – and it's right here on your doorstep. More people are now making the choice to holiday in the UK and here are some reasons why...
1. It's Beautiful
It can be hard to imagine the beautiful mountains, pristine lakes and warm beaches when you're looking out the office window, but they are there! The UK has some of the most breathtaking scenery that people travel from all over the world to see. It can feel like a world away when you travel to the Scottish Highlands, the Lake District or visit the beaches in Devon. Why go anywhere else when you've got it all at home?
2. You'll Save Money
When you cut out the cost of flights, new passports and converting your currency, you'll be in for a big saving. This extra money could allow you to go on holiday more often than before and to have more spending money for days out. If you can swap flights for an extra week's holiday, it might be worth making the switch.
3. Get To Know Your Country
Even if you've lived in the UK for your whole life, chances are you've not seen half of it. You know all about the popular holiday destinations in Britain for tourists, but have you actually been to any of them? There's a reason that tourists visit them, so why not find out for yourself by taking a holiday there too.
4. Less Stress
Getting your money changed, queuing to check in, queuing for passport control, waiting on your suitcases coming out...
With all that and more going on, holidays can get stressful. Before getting away, you have to worry about getting there! Cut the stress out of your holiday by traveling closer to home. A few hours in a car can be much more appealing than a long haul flight, especially if children are involved. Traveling at your own pace gives you the opportunity to stop along the way – for food, a quick stop at an attraction, or just to let the kids burn off some energy.
5. More Time To Relax
When you don't change time zones, you don't get jet lagged! Jet lag can easily knock a few days off your holiday as you recover, not forgetting the time that you've spent traveling. Staying in the UK will give you a few more days to just relax, with no worries about readjusting back to your normal routine.
6. The Weather
The Weather in the UK is something that we all like a good moan about, but we can't deny that it does get quite nice in the summer. These sunny days make our beaches down south rival those in France and Spain, and are the perfect times to get out exploring the countryside. Another plus about our weather is that we're used to it. This can be especially useful when you're on holiday with children, as they'll be able to cope with the heat and be at less risk of sun stroke. Sometimes it can be too hot on holiday, leaving you inside during the hottest times of the day and getting irritable when you're trying to sleep. Stick to what you know, but you'll still need to pack some sunscreen!
7. Variety and Choice
There is a lot to do in the UK. If you choose to stay here, there is a massive selection of what kind of holiday you want. There are beautiful beaches on our coastlines, busy city breaks, adventure holidays and countryside getaways. There really is something to suit everyone and plenty of choice that will accommodate your needs. From five star hotels to small camping sites, we've got it all.
8. Quick Getaway
If you've only got a few days off, a short break nearby could be just what you need. A quick drive or train journey will leave you with enough time to relax and get in to holiday mode. The short journey home also gives you a full last day – no need to leave early in the morning to make sure you're home at a decent time.
9. Good Food
With a diverse range of food all over the UK, why not try some of the local cuisine? Look for local restaurants and pubs to sample the local food and drinks. You might discover a new favourite amongst them! There is a fantastic selection of restaurants all over the country, from small family run pubs to Michelin star restaurants. Go somewhere different and new, to make the most of being in a different part of the country.
10. Take Your Car
Having your own transport can give you more options when you're on holiday – from where to go on days out to how much luggage you take with you. Driving to your destination means that you're only restricted by the size of your boot! And there's always a way to squeeze more stuff in. Again this can be more useful if you have children or pets, meaning that you can take their bikes and toys for when you're having a more relaxed day. Don't forget to pack the essentials if you are traveling with your dog..
Melissa (Forever Bespoke Marketing Team)