Best Places for a Staycation this Year
The coronavirus pandemic has taken international travel off the table for many of us. The risks are just too great, and the likelihood of being quarantined after you’re returned from overseas is enough to give you a second thought or two.
Fortunately, the UK is brimming with destinations that we might visit instead. Doing so might provide a glimpse into the history, culture, and natural beauty that we’ve been missing all this time. But where are the best destinations for a staycation in the UK? Let’s take a look at a few of them.
Highlands of Scotland
Among the things that many of us will be looking for in a potential destination is remoteness. The further away from civilisation we get, the safer it’ll be. And by that logic, it doesn’t get all that much safer than the Scottish Highlands. Packing long hiking routes and mind-blowing scenery, it’s a fantastic place to spend a long weekend.
London is among the world’s most popular tourist destinations. This is so for good reason. For one thing, it’s packed with several dozen attractions that are recognised around the globe. The city authorities have put in place a range of measures designed to ensure that everyone’s kept safe from the virus – so make sure you heed them when you’re travelling the city.
Once you’re done in London, you can make the trip up north via a bound-for-york trains. York, like London, is a city that’s bursting with history. But it’s one that doesn’t receive anywhere near its share of the tourist traffic. With a major cathedral, a castle, and roots that stretch back to the Vikings and Romans, it’s a place worth visiting.
What’s more, when you’re done in the city, you can take the trip out to the astonishing Yorkshire Dales national Park, with its amazing rural landscapes and incredible wildlife. Much like the Scottish Highlands, it offers some of the country’s foremost areas of natural beauty – and there’s so much of it to explore that you’ll struggle to pack it into even several long trips!
The Lake District is among the most attractive tourist destinations in the UK, pairing as it does gorgeous lakes with sweeping hillsides and bags of convenience for those travelling from the northwest. Ideal for would-be sailors and hikers, it’s a perfect choice for those looking to venture from the beaten track, without getting their feet too dirty.
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