The Ultimate Staycations in the UK to experience this year

Bournemouth Gardens

Staycations are becoming one of the most popular summer holidays for families. Staycations in the UK offer us the chance to visit places where we have never been before. Added to this, there is so much on offer when experiencing a UK staycation. No matter where in the UK, you’ll find a location that ticks all the boxes. With things the way they are, saving money is a priority for a lot of us and that’s why you can enjoy the best staycations in the UK which won’t cost the world either.

You don’t need to order taxis to the airport and then jump on a plane to enjoy a week away somewhere or to experience an outdoor adventure. So many people visit the UK every year so that shows that our Island is a premier destination for short breaks or an extended holiday.

You might be looking at staycations in the Scottish Highlands or staycations in the South East of England. No matter your choice of destination, the UK has huge hectors of greenery, endless countryside to explore and amazing city breaks. It also has unbelievable opportunities to find out about the heritage, history and culture that it has in abundance. There are loads of ways to book your UK staycation this year. Book directly with the hotel, through a travel agent or an OTA! Another way is through hotel deals. You can find these amazing offers online which include dinner, bed and breakfast for a fixed price. There
is usually upgrades under certain circumstances as well.

Corfe Castle

Staycations in the UK can save our summer. Let’s find out the best spots to explore when deciding onshort breaks in the UK for 2020.

Short breaks in the UK 2020

Staycations in the Scottish Highlands

Staycations in the Highlands should be considered this year. The area is vast so there is opportunity to experience something new at every turn. The ancient landscape also offers visitors some of the best outdoor adventures anywhere in Scotland and the UK.

The history really hits home here. From the 19th century Highland clearances to the hope for freedom with the Jacobite’s and much more. The Highlands is a deeper place than kilts and bag pipes. Besides the history and landscape, the Highlands offers visitors something different when looking for the ultimate UK staycation. From great hikes and walks, train journeys and mythical lakes as well as a wealth of great places to stay. Explore Loch Ness, find out about the historic castles and take time out on the North Coast 500.


You can’t enjoy staycations in Scotland and not visit the Isle of Skye in the Highlands. It has some of the best scenery with its craggy hills. It has a wealth of castles, a distillery and dynamic history. The Highlands in general has an abundance of whisky distilleries where you can sample some real “Scotch”.

No matter the type of weekend in the Highlands visitors want, they can have it with the wealth of amenities on offer.

Staycations in the Peak District

Weekends in the Peak District are popular for so many reasons. It’s a favourite with the Brits and tourists from abroad. The Peak District is another region where you need to go out and explore it. When visiting the Peak District, lots of visitors want that the full country vibe experience.

Staying in a country cottage will definitely tick the boxes. Enjoy waking up to rolling hills in the wild countryside of the Peak
District. Taking a hike is another must when here. Not only you get your body moving, visitors get the Instagram moment on top of stunning mountain ranges such as the Edale Valley. With the opportunity to experience the Heights of Abraham and bike rides as well, there are endless moments of fun here.

Peak District
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The Peak District has a wealth of award winning pubs and restaurants which pride themselves on their locally sourced produce and ingredients. It’s the perfect place to come when looking for weekends away or staycations in the United Kingdom. With welcoming people, fantastic hotels and cost effective travel; the Peak District should be considered this year as the place to come and make summer memories.

Enjoy staycations in beautiful Cornwall

Cornwall is an underrated staycation destination. Visiting Cornwall offers more than beer and pasties. Cornwall is a region that deserves to be explored. Whether its weekends in Cornwall or a longer staycation, this area is filled with heritage, culture and its well known stunning beaches. We recommend heading to the beautiful Eden Project or somewhere artsy like the incredible Tate St Ives Art Museum.


For visitors to Cornwall looking for the perfect meal out the leafy village of Padstow is the place to go for top of the range restaurant experiences. It’s the place to come for seafood lovers. Of course, you can’t visit Cornwall without experiencing Land’s End and St Michael’s Mount. When looking for hotels in Cornwall or accommodation then there are plenty of picture perfect villages dotted around the coast out with the usual St Ives and Padstow where you can enjoy a comfortable stay.


Experience the Lake District for staycations in the UK

Staycations in the Lake District are the norm for many. With its scenic mountain ranges, gorgeous lakes and it being the place where many renowned writers find their inspiration (Beatrix Potter). As one can imagine, outdoor activities here on the lakes are copious. Scafell Pike is an excellent outdoor challenge with it being England’s tallest mountain. Visiting or staying in the likes of Bowness-on-Windermere and Keswick should be considered as they are the quintessential Lake District villages.

Lake District

There are loads of great walking routes and natural history trips too. Hotels in the Lake District and other options are plentiful with the national park being Britain’s most visited. From the Lakes, to Windermere and Bowness, the option is yours.

Do something different this year, experience UK staycations and create new memories. Whether that’s in Scotland, England or Wales, there is a country right on your doorstep to explore.

13 thoughts on “The Ultimate Staycations in the UK to experience this year

  1. We’re so lucky to have so many wonderful places to travel to in the UK. We’re planning on spending time in Dorset to revisit some of our favourite haunts this summer. Then I’m hoping to take the kids to Yorkshire to see family for a few days. Lets hope the weather stays warm and dry!
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  3. kristina maggiora says:

    We’re looking into doing a couple of staycations this year as all our trips abroad have been postponed. We’re gonna head to Lake District 🙂

  4. Kira says:

    We are staying close this year and just booked a little get away in Great Yarmouth 🙂

  5. We love the peak district, it’s so beautiful and there are some amazing b&bs to stay in.

  6. Melanie williams says:

    We have been to all these places and they are all fab. The peaks is deffo a good choice…no in fact they all are lol x

  7. Jenni says:

    We love Cornwall so much and I am keen to return to Scotland as we have been there since our honeymoon. We are so lucky to have some many incredible places to visit here in the UK.

  8. I would love to visit all of these, we have a friend who comes from Cornwall and I have never been so have been talking about visiting there

  9. Kristine Nicole Alessandra says:

    I am sending the link to this post to my cousin. He lives in the UK and I am sure he’s been wanting to take a break from work and travel for relaxation. Thanks for this list.

  10. Valerie says:

    I’d enjoy spending some time in any of those locations. They all sound great but I think I might want to start with the Lakes first.

  11. Sarah Bailey says:

    There are some amazing places to explore in the UK! I love Cornwall and Devon myself and one day I would love to get to explore Scotland.
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  12. We are looking at staycation this year as we have had to cancel our trip abroad, Peak District has been on top of our list for this summer.

  13. I love a staycation! I’m hoping to get to the Lake District at some point this year or next year but also need to visit/revisit some of the other places you mentioned.

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