The weather has been breaking all sort of records recently, with England seeing summer temperatures usually reserved for the likes of Spain or Portugal. If you’re looking for a last minute holiday to make the most of the glorious weather we’ve put together a list of some of our favourite holiday locations in the UK to inspire you.
With the weather being as warm as it has been so far this summer, Cornwall’s west coast is living up to its nickname – the Cornish Riviera. The southern county is a popular staycation choice with plenty of things to do and see. The north coast is ideal for keen surfers or those looking to try their hand at the sport, while the south coast is perfect for a lazy beach day. Popular destinations in Cornwall include Newquay, St. Ives and the Eden Project.
The Lake District
Widely regarded as one of the most beautiful landscapes in England, the Lake District is popular with holidaymakers who come from far and wide to enjoy the Lake District National Park, which was designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site in 2017. Whether you stay in Keswick to mix in a spot of shopping with your sightseeing or stay at one of the hotels with private grounds to completely disconnect from the insight world, the Lake District has plenty of choices for holiday destination.
Isle of Wight
Located 2 miles off the coast of Hampshire, the Isle of Wight is home to the famous Isle of Wight Festival, making it the ideal last-minute holiday destination for music lovers. The so-called “Dinosaur Island” will be a big with any kids currently in the midst of their dinosaur obsession, with more fossils to find than you could pick an axe at.
The Scottish Highlands is one of the holiday destinations around the world that always live up to expectation. With a scenery that oozes drama and romance, visit here is unmissable for anyone looking for a romantic getaway. If you’re a whiskey lover, then you’ll no doubt enjoy the range of distilleries on offer for you to visit in the Highlands. Famous names like Glenlivet, Glen Moray, Glenfiddich and Strathisla all open their distilleries for the public to tour.
Missed out on booking a holiday on the Italian coast this year? Wales might just be the place for you in that case. The beautiful village resort of Portmeirion was intentionally built to resemble a quaint Italian village, and on a hot summer day, you can almost forget that you’re in Wales rather than Italy. For those after a more active break, Snowdonia National Park is filled with climbing and hiking opportunities. Depending on where you choose to stay in Wales, there are also opportunities for white water rafting, coasteering, and surfing.