Sadly, the UK is often overlooked as a holiday destination, especially by those of us that already live here and associate it with work and stress. However, the UK has a lot to offer when it comes to holidays. Last minute holidays here are even cheaper than to the continent and with everything on your doorstep; it’s easy to escape for a weekend without booking too much time off work.
If you’re travelling as a family, then you’ll be glad to know that there are hundreds of destinations in the UK that will suit both your tastes and your budget. Travelling by car can cut down on expense, while train travel costs can be cut by purchasing family tickets. A weekend away in England’s capital is perfect for everyone, with nights spent taking in a musical in the West end or touring the city on an open top bus to see all the sites. You can even take go on a camping holiday in the countryside, which is often extremely cheap; you just need to take yours and your toddlers sleeping bags.
For a break from city life, then the south coast of England is perfect, with long stretches of perfect blue water vistas, golden sands and breathtaking scenery. You can indulge in long walks across the hills; days spent lazing away in the sun or take part in water sports like diving, water skiing and jet skiing. For those who want to keep their feet dry then you can hire bikes and discover the hundreds of quaint villages nestled amongst woodland or perched on the cliff top, most of these have medieval churches and plenty of period architecture to explore.
Checking online for last minute holidays is always a good idea, plenty of websites offer great discounts on hotels and even on train tickets and attractions so it’s possible to travel to interesting places like London, Edinburgh, the south coast or the English countryside for cheap prices and still indulge in fantastic attractions and of course the sight seeing is second to none! Holidays in the UK are perfect for everyone, whether you are a lovelorn couple wanting a romantic weekend away or a family wanting to please both yourself and your kids there is something for everyone.