Holidays are important to relax, recharge and get away from the every day. A break from routine which can help you come back fresh. Whether you go for a couple of weeks or a couple of days.
But you don’t need to board a plane to ‘get away’. Staycations are not only becoming increasingly popular, they can also be a lot more relaxing then travelling far away, especially if you have animals or children. (NB we are using the UK term of staying in the country, rather than the American term of staying in your home. Unless you are close enough).
Here are some ideas are places to visit without getting on a plane.
For cobbled streets and Cafes – Stamford
Stamford is a lovely town in Lincolnshire. Cobbled streets and cafes and a mix of shops make it lovely for a weekend away.
Places to stay near Stamford include Piper House in Aunby, for large parties. A short distance fro Stamford it is comfortable for up to twenty people. It is a rambling, quirky house with a tennis court and a 2.5 acre wild flower meadow. Minimum stay is 2 days.
If you want to stay closer into town the newly refurbished Riverside Apartments are right on the river edge in Stamford. Perfect for walking into town and back after a fun day or evening out.
For Southern Comfort – Looe, Cornwall
There are many beautiful areas in Cornwall, both inland and on the coast. One of our favourites is Looe. This beautiful seaside town has shops, cafes and fish & chip shops to visit. But most importantly, there is a stunning sandy beach. Perfect for relaxing days and sand castle building.
If you are lucky enough to get tickets, you can also visit Looe Music Festival, which takes place between the 20th and 22nd September.
For fish and chips and coastal views – Whitby
For a northern coastal break, Whitby is a beautiful part of the country to Visit. This harbour town is famed for its fresh fish and Whitby Jet. With plenty of fish and chips. There is also some beautiful historical sites, including the Abbey, to look around. And plenty of maritime history to discover.
A few of our other favourite towns are Alnmouth, Bury St Edmunds, Bude and more… There are also some wonderful cities to visit in the UK, look out for our next blog on City Breaks.