UK summer staycations: Top 5 places to visit in 2020
Being a tourist where you live is always good fun: no jet lag, reduced travel time, and often way cheaper.
Plus, the UK has so much to offer in the way of culture, history, food and scenery.
Check out my top 5 picks for the perfect UK staycation in summer 2020.
(And ICYMI: How to save money on train travel)
This is a gorgeous fairy-tale of a place.
With quaint stone cottages and traffic-free country lanes, the scenery is postcard perfect.
I’d recommend visiting Stow-on-the-Wold, a quintessentially English town with lots of independent shops, tea rooms and churches worth dropping into. (Top trivia: the north door of St Edwards Church inspired Tolkien’s “Door of Durin” in Lord of the Rings!)
Bourton-on-the-Water is another must visit town, where you can get lost in the Dragonfly Maze, or visit Birdland Park & Gardens and say hello to the penguins.
The Welsh capital is a hit with students for a reason.
The city itself boasts historical landmarks, a vibrant nightlife, incredible food and ALL the shops. More than enough to keep you busy for a long weekend.
And when you’re done? Head to the breath-taking Brecon Beacons: a national park loved by hikers and just an hour outside Cardiff.
Check out Liberty Living’s affordable accommodation for short summer stays in Cardiff.
3. Lake District
Famed for its beautiful lakes, mighty mountains, and stunning walking routes, it’d be a shame not to visit Britain’s most popular national park during the sunniest season.
English students might also be interested to visit the house of renowned romantic poet William Wordsworth too!
Bristol wasn’t named the happiest city in Britain for nothing.
The perfect blend of rural and urban, you’ll find yourself indulging in Bristol’s fantastic eating culture (an abundance of vegan eateries, deliciously healthy cuisine, and award-winning desserts), and getting lost in its thriving creative scene (think live jazz bars, incredible graffiti art, and independent film screenings).
Looking for a lively city with a creative spirit? Head north of the border to Glasgow.
It's perhaps best loved by its students for its music scene, bars, restaurants, and shopping. But you’ll also enjoy marvelling at its Gothic architecture, wandering round its world-famous art galleries, and experiencing the warmth and humour of the locals.
Loch Lomand and Ayr beach are two stunning scenic spots to visit just outside Glasgow if you’d like to mix up your city break with some quiet time in nature.
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