English Tourism Week: The best places for a quiet getaway04 April 2019
Offering an abundance of stunning coastlines, rugged mountaintops and luscious lakes, Blighty has no shortage of astonishing locations to choose from. To celebrate this year’s English Tourism Week, here are some of our favourite homegrown holiday spots:
The Yorkshire Moors
Wild, rugged and beautiful, if the North Yorkshire Moors don’t take your breath away then nothing will. Offering the biggest skies, the freshest air and the most babbling of brooks, there’s something magical about this place - something exciting and familiar in equal measure. From charming, little villages like Goathland, to buzzing seaside towns like Whitby - the Moors are peppered with amazing places to stay. If you’d rather stick to the cities, check out historic York or vibrant Leeds. There’s an incredible array of wildlife to discover, whether you make it the Wildlife Park or not, although you might not find any lions in Ugglebarnby.
The Lake District
Arguably the UK’s best destination for camping holidays, the Lake District is a beautiful and bewitching area home to sixteen magnificent lakes. With plenty of stunning waterfront campsites and cosy Airbnb nooks, this idyllic landscape makes for an amazing weekend break whatever the weather. There are lots of convenient train stations throughout the Lake District, so pick up a Trainline discount code and get your ticket to tranquility for less. From the watercolour landscapes of Lake Windermere to the sky-high peak of Scafell Pike, this gorgeous slice of Cumbria is sure to put a smile on your face.
Fit to bursting with colourful characters and incredible traditions, Somerset is one of the UK’s quirkiest counties, and offers a real abundance of things to see and do. A rich and diverse region, Somerset is renowned for its delicious cider, its gorgeous countryside and its eccentric traditions. Home to a wealth of incredible natural sights such as Wookey Hole Caves, Brean Down Beach and Exmoor, there’s plenty of places to explore. Home to the world-famous Glastonbury Festival, there’s no shortage of excitement.
From the coast to the countryside, Somerset’s a lot bigger than most people think, and stretches from Bath in the North East all the way down to Minehead in the South West corner. Unique in every way, there’s something everyone will love in this rich and vibrant county, so have a look at some of the great hotels available for your stay. What’s more, it makes a brilliant jumping off point for Devon, Cornwall and Wales, so can be the perfect destination as part of a bigger trip.
Wherever you wind up, exploring England really does make for a rich and rewarding experience, and with our great voucher codes there are all sorts of ways to save on your trip. The prospect of rain might put you off an English holiday but the great thing about England is that wherever you are, whatever the weather, you’re never too far from the local pub.