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Traditional English Holidays

Holidaying in the UK can be a great way to save money and experience the best of what Britain has to offer. Here are our top five traditional destinations:

The Lake District

Home of Beatrix Potter, the Lake Didstrict can offer spectacular scenery for you to explore by car, foot or even boat! Lake Windermere is the UK’s largest natural lake, and offers some great walking and water sports opportunities. If you want to take a dog to the English Lakes hotels which accept pets are scattered throughout the region, and kids will love the area too. You can undertake some mammoth scavenger hunts over the hills and dales to wear them out, or spark their imaginations with a visit to the Beatrix Potter museum!


Rekindle the spirit of seaside holidays from your childhood! Cornwall has some stunning beaches with long stretches of golden sands – and it’s pretty good for surfing too! Kit yourself out with a blanket, picnic, buckets and spades and spend the day on the beach (don’t forget the sunscreen!).


The Welsh countryside is absolutely stunning, particularly if you head up to the Snowdonia National Park. If you feel energetic it’s possible to get up and back down Mount Snowdon in a day, and if you’re feeling more sedate you can take the train up and down! On the west coast of Wales is Shell Island; a quaint camping site with fantastic views of the sea. At high tide the only access road is flooded, leaving you on your own little island paradise!


If you want dramatic scenery, head up to Scotland to stay by a loch and wander through the heather-strewn hillsides. Ideally, you want somewhere with an open fire to curl up in front of, after a day of walking and sightseeing! Edinburgh is a unique city, full of gothic architecture and hidden gems, and is perfect for a day of shopping whilst you’re away!


Speaking of shopping, London is your best bet if you fancy some retail therapy! You could join the crowds on Oxford Street, hang with the cultural crowd down at Covent Garden, or look for bargains in Camden Market. Rediscovering London’s sights is also a great thing to do on holiday; most people have seen the Tower of London or Madame Tussaud’s as children, but rediscovering them as an adult can give you a new appreciation of British history.

One Response to Traditional English Holidays

  1. stephen west Reply

    April 27, 2013 at 9:44 am

    The Lake District is truly breathtaking and well worth a visit if you have never been there as it will truly capture your heart and imagination.

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