Looking for somewhere different to go on a holiday? The UK is full of fantastic destinations that offer something for everyone, regardless of their age.
You don’t have to go abroad to have a great holiday – right on your doorstep here in Britain is an abundance of places that can offer great family holidays. Also, it can often be cheaper to stay in the UK than go abroad – simply look online for the best and relaxing short breaks to find the best deals. Let us help you find the perfect getaway for you and your family. Here are some great places to visit and they will not cost you the earth either.
Ideal for quick weekend breaks away; Cornwall is home to some of the best beaches, 5 of which have been awarded Blue Flag status: Polzeath, Gyllyngvase, Porthminster, Porthtowen and Porthmear. You will often see surfers practising their skills on the waves when the weather is good too.
The good old British favourite! Camping is one of the best ways to get away on holiday without having to go through the hassle of getting to the airport 3 hours early and having to go through security, waiting around to fly then the transport at the other end.
Why not visit one of the many holiday parks such as Butlins where you can try your hand at watersports, ride on fairground rides or watch one of the live shows that take place; be it Sesame Street, Pingu or Bob the Builder. There are also live bands on along with dancing acts too.
Free things to do in Edinburgh?
Despite being a capital city, there are plenty of free things to do in Edinburgh. Visit Portobello beach where you can try kite surfing or “blow karting”. The city’s New and Old towns have both been credited with UNESCO World Heritage status, with over 4000 listed buildings to explore.
The National Musuem and Roof Garden is also free to enter, where you can admire the Edinburgh Skyline after checking out the various exhibitions such as vikings or the Art from Iran section.
Why not climb Arthur’s Seat to get a 360 degree view of the city after hiking up one of the many trails to the top?
Take a walking tour in Suffolk
Spend four fabulous days discovering the many crumbling castles, lovely market towns and ancient churches with your friends on a walking tour that Inntravel offers. On the tour, you will have the opportunity to explore three wonderfull Suffolk towns and they are historic Bungay, the riverside Beccles and Pulman Market. The three hundred and ten pounds that you will pay for this amazing tour covers four nights, B&, one supper, two picnics, all your luggage transfers as well asmaps.
Take a cultural holiday in Derry
Derry owns the title of city of culture 2013 for the UK. For those who enjoy the outdoors, make sure that you do not miss the Turner Prize, a marathon around this walled city. Your break can also include exploring Giant’s Causeway and the Antrim Coast. Prices vary from ten pounds to one hundred and sixty pounds per couple.
London on the cheap
Sightseeing doesn’t have to be expensive – London’s Hyde Park is free to roam and is home to the Kensington Fountain & the Diana memorial fountain. Regent’s Park has a zoo, a boating lake, a rose garden, cafes and an open air theatre.
The British Museum is free to enter, where you can see artefacts from all over the globe such as the Sutton Hoo helmet or sculptures from the Parthenon, while the National Maritime museum is also free, and displays an array of boats from the golden barge belonging to Prince Frederick to modern day ships and vessels.