Explore the UK this Summer

During the past few weeks the UK has been lucky enough to experience a glorious spell of hot and sunny weather, making a lot of us hope that we will be seeing a lot more of it during the summer. While many of you may have booked holidays abroad in the coming months, there are plenty of destinations right here at home that can be equally as enjoyable. Here are some of the best to choose from, courtesy of holidaycottages.co.uk.

Lake District


The Lake District is a popular holiday destination throughout the year, but even more so during the summer. If you want to experience the outdoors, then look no further. Stunning valleys are surrounded by lakes and woodland providing the ultimate chance to enjoy the best the British countryside has to offer. For keen walkers, the Lake District offers some great walking routes that will show of the best it has to offer, while those who prefer to travel on two wheels will find plenty of different cycling trails.

There are plenty of accommodation options as well, whether you’re a large family or a couple. B&Bs, holiday cottages and hotels are just a few on offer, but there are a host of camping and caravanning sites as well, for those of you wanting to stay as close to nature as possible.

English Riviera

torquay devon uk

While perhaps not as glamorous or luxurious as its French cousin, the English Riviera still has plenty to offer. With towns like Torquay, Brixham and Paignton all along this part of the South Coast, you are spoilt for choice for where to go. In fact, wherever you choose to stay, they are all within easy reach of each other, so don’t feel like you’re going to be missing out. This area boasts fantastic sandy beaches, stunning coastal scenery and award-winning attractions, so is ideal for any seaside holiday.

It is particularly favoured by families however, and it’s easy to see why. With so much on offer to keep the kids entertained, you can be sure you’ll be giving them a holiday they won’t forget.


Queens University

If there is ever a city that has changed in the past few decades, then Belfast is it. Over the last twenty years Belfast has transformed itself into one of the most popular destinations in the UK to visit, with long weekends often had in the city. Belfast has a wealth of heritage to explore, most notably the famous Titanic. Sunk in 1912, its spirit has been recreated in the Titanic Belfast Centre where you can learn all about the worlds most famous ship. Viewers of Game of Thrones will know Northern Ireland well, with many of its scenes shot there.

This city is now buzzing with activity and things to do, so whether you’re a couple on a short break or a family looking for a summer holiday, Belfast is worth serious consideration.


Explore the UK this Summer

The lowest tip of England, Cornwall has been a popular holiday destination for years. While some might say it is metaphorically cut off from the rest of the country, others would say this is what makes the county so special. Its coasts are filled with quaint fishing villages and stunning beaches, while inland you will find breath-taking scenery and open countryside. Renowned towns such as Newquay, Padstow and Falmouth offer the perfect summer holiday for any type of visitor.

For families, attractions such as the Eden Project and Lands End will keep the kids entertained, while for couples, romantic strolls along the glorious beaches throughout the county are a must. Cornwall has so many places to choose from, sometimes it can be hard to pick just one, but rest assured, whichever you choose you’ll be sure to enjoy.


An award-winning writer and travel blogger on a mission to explore the world through deeper, more intelligent travel. Seeking out adventure, cultural exchanges, food experiences and more as she attempts to get to know the world. Lover of the great outdoors, sunsets, good food, and the odd bit of luxury!

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