As the UK’s lockdown restrictions gradually come to an end, now is the ideal time to start planning your next adventure. Holidays abroad may still be off the table right now, but there’s plenty to explore right on your doorstep. Here’s our quick guide to ten of the best getaways the UK has to offer…

  1. Oxford

With its world-class university and lots of sightseeing, Oxford is a high-culture paradise, offering both scenery and great experiences for fans of history, architecture and the arts.

The book shops and pubs are other venues to explore now that travel is back on the table.

  1. Cornwall

Known for its stunning coastline and abundance of history, Cornwall has been a popular destination for weekend breaks and short holidays for many decades. Ideal for a break during the Spring/Summer months, this is a perfect place to go if you’re keen on fresh seafood, surfing and sandy beaches!

  1. Dorset

There’s plenty to enjoy in Dorset, including opportunities to explore the Jurassic Coast (a World Heritage Site) or simply spend some time cycling, hiking or taking a trip by kayak. An active yet traditionally beautiful location, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

  1. Whitstable

A seaside town in Kent, this is a fantastic location with great transport links. Here you’ll find stunning beaches with lots of creative flair, as well as independent shops and cafes galore.

Check out the rows of colourful beach huts which decorate the local coastline.

  1. Isle of Wight

Another destination where you’ll find everything from beaches to shopping, the Isle of Wight is as fun to get to as it is to explore. You can take a quick boat trip or opt for the more scenic route on the ferry, and you’ll also find plenty of affordable accommodation when you arrive.

  1. Scottish Highlands

The scenery of the Scottish Highlands is renowned as some of the most beautiful you’ll find anywhere in the world. For UK residents who can’t yet travel overseas, now is the right time to find out why for yourself!

  1. Norfolk

The Norfolk Broads are world famous for their beauty, but there’s much more to do and see in the local area if you’re not in the mood for an outdoorsy trip. Here you’ll find lavish restaurants and sandy beaches galore, as well as thriving nightlife.

  1. Bath

The historic city of Bath is well-renowned for its beautiful Georgian buildings and the Roman baths which have been feature of the location for centuries. There’s also plenty of more contemporary delights to explore, and the city is easy to get around – ideal for a weekend getaway.

  1. Edinburgh

The city of Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s finest destinations, with great architecture and thriving nightlife. With pubs reopening and the UK getting back to normal, this is a great opportunity to experience this fine Scottish city at its best.

  1. Brighton

More beautiful beaches await you at Brighton, alongside a bustling, energetic atmosphere. Within just a short distance of London, this makes Brighton easy to access from almost anywhere in the UK. Head here for a bohemian getaway any time of year.

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