Top 10 UK Holiday Destinations

4 Nov

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Taking a holiday is essential for everyone. Not only can it relieve stress, aiding your health, and offering you the chance to recharge some batteries, but it is also the ideal opportunity to make some fantastic memories. Whether you are interested in exciting water sports or hiking or you want to sit on a beach all day catching some rays, the great thing is that you don’t even have to leave the country to get this. The Great British isles have a lot to offer solo travellers, families, friends, and couples seeking the perfect holiday places in the UK. You get the chance to enjoy breathtaking views, a taste of history, idyllic beaches, charming villages, and so much more. 

Holiday places in the UK

With so many fantastic places to choose from, we have narrowed it down to ten good holiday locations that are perfect for spending time with those you love. So let’s jump right in so you can gain some inspiration for your next UK getaway.
If you want a family-friendly destination that offers miles of coastline, with historic fishing villages and bustling seaside towns jam-packed with cosy pubs and quaint shops, Cornwall is the place to go. In fact, it is one of the best places to go in the UK for a family holiday. The reason why is simple. It has everything you would need for the ultimate staycation in the UK, from picturesque views of harbour towns or beaches to attractions such as the Eden Project and Newquay Zoo. If your family would rather keep to the beaches all day instead, Cornwall is home to some of the best, with clear turquoise waters and sandy beaches stretching for miles.
Popular towns to visit in Cornwall include Newquay, Falmouth, Penzance, and Red Ruth.
Nestled up in the north of the country lies a small yet famous seaside resort that has been attracting holidaymakers for hundreds of years, earning its place in the top holiday places in UK lists. Scarborough offers a classic British beach holiday with so much more. Let loose in the amusement arcades near the beaches before tucking into some of the most delicious fish and chips, or browse the Scarborough Market Hall & Vaults to find local produce or holiday memorabilia. If you fancy diving into a bit of history, take a trip to Scarborough Castle overlooking the town.
This seaside town holds a classic charm that can’t be found anywhere else.
The Lake District
A holiday is a great way to unwind, but who says you can only achieve that with a beach holiday? Holiday places in the UK like the Lake District in Cumbria can turn your holiday into an unforgettable one, and you will quickly see why the moment you arrive. The stunning scenery is enough to take your breath away, and you can continue to enjoy it while you walk or cycle the many trails or even splash in the lakes. Perfect for people of all ages and extremely pet-friendly, the Lake District provides utter tranquility, especially when you book cottage stays in the UK.
If you love to keep active during your holiday, the Lake District has wonderful mountain treks, as well as trails that are perfect for children
Devon is similar to Cornwall in many ways; it offers a perfect combination of seaside resorts with history and plenty of attractions to keep the children busy. The rolling countryside you can find sitting just above the beaches enables you to get out and about with ease, exploring what nature has to offer. It is a popular destination for avid surfers and water sports enthusiasts thanks to the waves that crash in from the Atlantic. 
The Peak District
Right in the heart of England, you won’t find sandy beaches or crashing waves, but you will find expansive moorlands, fantastic caves waiting to be explored, and the longest-distance national walking trail, which also happens to be Britain’s oldest trail. The Peak District was the first National Park that was established in the UK, and it provides an impressive backdrop for those that love to be out and about.
The Scottish Highlands
When you want a holiday filled with magic, tranquility, and adventure, the Scottish Highlands doesn’t disappoint. As you would expect from the name, you can expect to find magnificent mountains, which makes this one of the most beautiful places to go with friends on holiday. Keep an eye out for the vast array of wildlife that calls the Scottish Highlands home, from birds to seals and otters, and if you are lucky, the Loch Ness Monster.
When you want to a destination that won’t see you lying on the beach every day, why not consider taking a Norfolk break? Here you can still enjoy the beach, but you can also make the most of the many wonderful visitor attractions. Choose from adventure playgrounds or historic castles, or do both, or head to Norwich to indulge in a bit of modern city life where you can shop, eat, and drink.
If you want to enjoy the best of both worlds, then the Cotswolds is an ideal holiday location for couples, families, or friends, and those taking a solo trip. While stunning views can be found on every corner, this isn’t the only reason to take a trip here; you can find plenty to do. Head to the Cotswold Wildlife Park or the Cotswold Water Park for the ultimate fun day out or take a walk on the many trails that exist all over, from the Malvern Hills to Cleeve Hill.
If this wasn’t all, cities including Bath, Bristol, and Oxford are easily accessible, so you can spend one day exploring the countryside and then spend the next seeing what these iconic cities have to offer.
Northumberland Coast
For keen history fans, the Northumberland Coast is your paradise. It homes more castles than any other county in all of England and the famous Berwick Walls and ancient battlegrounds. Thanks to their award-winning Woddhorn Museum, you can also learn all about their rich mining history. You don’t just have to be into history to enjoy Northumberland Coast, though, as they have more than 30 miles of beaches, vintage shops, and plenty of arcades to enjoy.
Tenby (Wales)
Wales has plenty of destinations that are worth exploring that it would require its own top ten list. However, coming up as number 10 on our list of holiday places in the UK is Tenby, a walled, seaside town located in Pembrokeshire in Wales. Tenby offers plenty of attraction to holidaymakers, the main one being that it can make you feel like you are abroad on a clear, sunny day. You can enjoy scrumptious food, local history, fun-filled attractions, and some of the best coastline in Tenby.

By Nicole Dredge