You may think that the Great British staycation is a modern day phenomenon that has only recently become popular among holidaymakers, and although the phrase ‘staycation’ may well be the latest trend, summer breaks in the UK and Ireland certainly aren’t.
Our grand country has been harbouring secret sites, unrivalled landscapes and mind-boggling wildlife for centuries, this is why summer holidays in the UK have always been prevalent with the savvy traveller.
Imagine burrowing your feet beneath warm sand, watching seabirds circle in the blue skies above and meditating to the soothing sounds of the waves as they pound the shore. As many of you will want to escape with the family during summer breaks in the UK, you will no doubt be wanting to find somewhere that accommodates the kids, so we have also gathered together child friendly hotels. We all know that a gorgeous sandy beach is a pre-requisite for the kids’ holidays, but we also appreciate the importance of having your own space where the family can do as they choose, which is why we have also thrown some luxury self catering accommodation into the mix as well.
With all of our summer breaks you will find great restaurants, historic sites and culture by the bucket load. Spend the long summer days however you choose, from lazing on the beach and walking along cliff tops, to exploring cathedrals and beautiful gardens, there are masses of things to keep you occupied, whatever your passion.
Cornwall is a popular place for summer breaks in the UK, not only for its balmy climate, but also because of its outstanding coastline, fabulous hotels and pretty villages. Or you may prefer to head to the opposite end of the country and experience the Gaelic culture of Scotland, where you can immerse yourself in intriguing history or hide away and enjoy the tranquility of a rural retreat.