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Five beautiful ‘staycation’ spots to visit this summer

Holidays can be a stress, with airport delays, language barriers and an unstable exchange rate, sometimes it is just not worth the added expense. For those looking to avoid these extra stresses, there is nothing quite better than the great British Summer.

From the idyllic green of the countryside, to ice creams and arcades at the seaside, there truly is something fun for everyone, and we have got it covered. So do not worry about falling into September with empty pockets, and put down that mosquito spray, because our list of hotspots will have your perfect summer staycation sorted. 

The Cotswolds:

The Cotswolds is located in central England, compiled in strips of picturesque green landscape, contained amongst stone cobbled villages. The area of the Cotswolds stretches around an impressive 90 miles long and 25 miles across, stretching between South of Bath, up until just south of Stratford-upon-Avon. Notable areas that it lies across stretch between Gloucestershire and Oxfordshire. Among the golden stone and rolling hills of the Cotswolds, visitors are treated to lively, yet historical towns, and some of England’s most picturesque castle’s and stately homes. With such a vast area of lands, the Cotswold allows visitors both a relaxing and fun filled exciting trip. From the action packed leisure activities provided at Cotswold Waterpark, to a dreamy walk along England’s most romantic street in Lower Slaughter, enjoyment is endured by thousands of visitors yearly.  

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Bournemouth:

The beautiful resort town of Bournemouth is on the south coast of England, just east of the Jurassic Coast. Not only are visitors met with the stunning sea, but it offers seven miles of golden sand. The Bournemouth seaside is truly one of the countries favourites, with an oceanarium on the beach, and the opportunity to take a balloon ride overlooking the tranquil views, it really is the best of the English coast. However, what sets Bournemouth apart from other British coastal towns, is not only the miles of soft sand, but the lively town. Bournemouth offers exciting nightlife, with endless clubs, bars and pubs, as well as relaxing spa breaks to unwind. 

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Bath:

Bath is a stunning historical city southwest of England. The city is unique in so many senses, but coinciding with its name, it is the only place in the UK where you can immerse yourself in ancient Roman baths and naturally hot spa water. This has made Bath the definitive spa location in the UK for centuries. In between this, the city provides visitors with alluring boutique shops, as well as an abundance of restaurants and bars. Ultimately it is a fantastic break for all the family, with exciting activities, as well as a fun trip to Longleat safari park. Additionally, there are plenty of educational activates to get stuck into, surrounded by historical Georgian buildings, museums, as well as the world-famous Stonehenge.

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Cornwall:


Cornwall is located on the southwestern tip of England, embedded by wild hills and moors, as well as plenty a choice of sandy beaches. Due to its size, you are almost spoilt for choice, attracting thousands of visitors each summer. The south coast is nicknamed the Cornish Riviera, embedded with picturesque towns, such as the Boscastle fishing village, to name but a few, as well as rolling hills and exotic gardens. Fun can be had by those both young and old, with rivers making it an ideal trip to rent out a boat. Further North of Cornwall however, provides plenty of fun for those looking for the perfect action packed getaway in England. The coast stretches along forty miles of the Atlantic, providing scenic landscapes, surrounding towns clustered upon cliffs. Visitors tend to be those seeking adventure, both on land and in water. Visit Newquay for an opportunity to ride the waves and experience beautiful ocean views, as well as walks and climbing adventures along the cliffs. Ultimately when visiting Cornwall, a must is to swing by the Eden Project, which has been dubbed the Eighth Wonder of the World by fans of the destination. Hard to miss out, it is a global garden the size of around 30 pitches, and home to an abundance of tropical plants. 

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The Lake District

The Lake District is a National Park and region located in Cumbria in northwest England. It is the most popular national park in the UK, attracting 15 million visitors yearly. The picturesque landscapes are postcard perfect, and renown for lakes, forests and rocky mountains. Inspired by poets such as William Wansworth and the world loved author Beatrix Potter, it is not a surprise that so many choose The Lake District as their staycation year on year. On a clear day, views at Scafell Pike are unforgettable, sights towards the Mourne Mountains of Northern Ireland to Snowdonia in Wales are vibrant on a clear day. 

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