11th January 2018
With Christmas over and the New Year underway, your thoughts may already be turning to your next holiday and where to book your boutique escape. With so many wonderful UK holiday destinations to choose from, it’s no surprise we have become a nation of staycationers and it is easy to be spoilt for choice. To help give you some inspiration, we have listed some of our favourite places from around the UK where you can be assured of a fantastic 2018 UK holiday on home soil!
With its sandy beaches, fossil cliffs, medieval towns and moorland national parks, Devon offers a wonderful mix of things to see and do which is why it remains amongst our favourite holiday destinations. Encompassing The English Riviera, a series of picturesque, south-coast harbour towns including Torquay, Paignton and Brixham, you can enjoy some of the finest seafood in the country. Explore the South West Coast Path which follows the coastline, taking in the towering cliffs of the northern Exmoor Coast and rock formations on the fossil-rich southern Jurassic Coast.
An historic county, North Yorkshire is known for its Roman and Viking heritage, as well as its Norman castles, medieval abbeys, Industrial Revolution-era cities and 2 national parks. The county town of York, founded by the Romans, is home to 13th-century cathedral York Minster, Tudor houses and medieval walls. With a reputation for having some of the friendliest people you could meet combined with stunning scenery, North Yorkshire is definitely one to include on your 2018 top holiday destinations.
Northern Ireland is best known for its Norman castles, scenic coastal rail journeys, Celtic and Christian monuments, and coastal links golf courses. You can also find the UNESCO World Heritage Site – the Giant’s Causeway nearby, along with the worlds oldest licensed whiskey distillery, Bushmills. The chosen filming location for the HBO hit series Game of Thrones and home to the Titanic Quarter, showcasing the redeveloped dockyards where the famous ship was built and a contemporary museum, Northern Ireland should definitely be one of your bucket list UK holiday destinations.
As England’s northern-most county, the Kielder Water & Forest Park in Northumberland is home to the largest man-made lake and forest in northern Europe and the perfect base for those of you looking for a walking holiday. Sporting some of the most stunning coastline to be found, The Farne Islands and Coquet Island off the coast of Northumberland, are reserves for many bird species including puffins and the rare roseate tern. Northumberland’s proximity to Scotland also make it the ideal base to explore the Scottish borders and beyond.
Herefordshire is a patchwork of fields, meadows and small mixed woodlands, held together by calmly flowing streams and rivers, bridleways, footpaths and country roads. With the exception of one city and a few small towns, the countryside is filled with quiet villages, farmhouses and hamlets making it the ideal location and UK holiday destination for those seeking to get away from it all.