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3 discovery staycation ideas to beat the blues and enjoy what the UK has to offer

By LLM Reporters  |  July 28, 2020
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So, the walls around you have become a little too familiar for your liking and you’re looking to tentatively step a toe into the travel sphere once more to enjoy some fresh scenery, some newly discovered restaurant food and perhaps even a visit to a spa to truly see those stresses away.

With the recent news and brewing uncertainty again around booking a holiday abroad, it is more than likely for many to be spending their vacations in the UK this year, but you shouldn’t feel short-changed, you don’t have to jet off to some far-flung resort to indulge in a truly special holiday as there are breath-taking spots and beautiful scenery right here on your doorstep.

The staycation has surged in popularity in recent years, with three in 10 domestic holidaymakers spending their precious time off right here on home turf last summer, according to one survey. And with the combination of coast and country, city and village, there are plenty of options available for those seeking a break closer to home.

So, how do you hide away but still benefit from the beauty spots across the land? We are here to provide you with some top suggestions for a stunning summer staycation.

Explore the sheer natural beauty of Loch Lomond

Loch Lomond

If you haven’t graced the shores of Loch Lomond with your presence, then you really are missing out. Fear not though, as the opportunity of a home-turf trip presents you with the perfect reason to tick this trip off your list. The southern Scottish lake forms part of the Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park and boasts utterly remarkable scenery that will leave you in awe.

For an all-round summer staycation, a stay in serviced apartments in Glasgow could be ideal to enable you to enjoy the best of both worlds – from the city sights and eateries to the highlands, loch, picturesque villages and cycle trails of the national park.

Seek out a stunning sunset in Newquay

newquay beach sunset

Take this opportunity to visit somewhere you have never been before. It’s easy to think you know the UK, but there’s nothing like visiting a place and soaking up the local culture to really see what our little island has to offer. If you haven’t been to Cornwall’s large north coast town of Newquay then you won’t regret it. Hotels and holiday rentals alike provide the perfect place to reside while the fine dining scene is certainly on the rise. But what makes the area so special is its location, its fine sand beaches, exciting surf and its unwavering ability to provide some utterly stunning sunsets.

Walk the city walls of York


Take a step back in history with a visit to this North East of England cathedral city. Anyone who visits York – founded by the ancient Romans – comes away raving about this place, and it doesn’t matter if you are a history buff or not. Though, if you are, you will be mightily impressed with the attractions you can take in, from walking the city walls which surround to discovering York Minster, the 13th century Gothic cathedral with its medieval stained glass windows. Betty’s Café tea rooms is a popular spot and you will find a great selection of shopping opportunities, fantastic hotels with great spas and mouth-watering meals up for grabs too.