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Summer UK breaks: top 5 UK destinations that’ll make you feel like you’re abroad!

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Brush budget worries aside and go on a staycation this year! The good old UK has much more to it than commuter towns and rainy afternoons. We’ve gone out and found the 5 best British places for budget conscious, all weather holidays that’ll make you feel like you’ve gone abroad.

The beach holiday: Devon

Get down past Bristol, and the landscape and climate of the UK begins to change. Welcome to the West Country, where palm trees grow in the streets and the hurlyburly of modern life is just a rumour. You can still get the traditional fish, chips and beach hut holiday if you want: but with glamping and surf trips abounding, you can also have a week or two that feel like you’re in another country. Book cheap train tickets with redspottedhanky.com and you’ll save even more!

 

The walking holiday: Cumbria

The Lake District looks more like New Zealand than the United Kingdom. Hills and majestic mountains, vast lakes and well-heeled villages make a Cumbrian adventure as exotic as hobbits. Go back to basics with well-appointed hostels on established walking trails, or push the boat out with a week at a swanky hotel. When you post your holiday snaps online, your friends will think you’ve gone to Middle Earth.

 

The historic holiday: York

Fancy escaping the hustle and bustle of the 21st century? You could do a lot worse than a trip to York, home of one of the oldest and best preserved city centres in the country. A duck down the Shambles will make you feel like you’ve just wandered into Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley, while a walk round the city walls will give you an insight into the times of knights and damsels. You couldn’t get further from your average British city centre if you went to the moon!

 

The big city holiday: London

London bears as much relation to the rest of the UK as New York does to America. A country in its own right, the capital city is full of culture, history and world famous sights. Why spend all that money on a Transatlantic flight when you can get the same experience right here? Visit the palaces, wander in the epic parks and get to know the famous postcodes. You’ll be calling yourself an honorary Londoner before the end of your first day.

 

The getting away from it all holiday: Scottish Highlands

There are still wild cats in Scotland’s northernmost reaches – where you’ll also find golden eagles, osprey, and red deer. Look for Nessie on the way up, then vanish into a genuine wilderness with very little population. You won’t necessarily get a mobile phone signal, but you will get a chance to hunt, fish and live in a game lodge. Pack your tweediest jacket and a survival kit, and don’t forget your camera. This is the UK, but not as you know it!

 

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