UK Staycation Ideas

As everything begins to open back up after the pandemic, a staycation might just be on the horizon. Whether you fancy a beach holiday or a challenging mountain hike, there is a vast array of holidays available in the UK.

The UK is full of historic sites, iconic landmarks and beautiful coastal towns. You can make your staycation as budget-friendly or luxurious as you like. Staying in the UK is also a great way to minimise your carbon footprint and explore the sites just a few hours away.

Here are the best places to visit this summer.


Over half of Dorset is classified as an area of outstanding natural beauty. The Jurassic Coast’s limestone arch and white cliffs are famous worldwide. Dorset is the perfect place for a traditional English beach holiday. There are sheltered bays to accommodate water sports, Instagram worthy brunch spots and plenty of rustic coastal towns to visit.

If you would like a taste of the Dorset countryside life, check out Abbotsbury and Corfe Castle as well. Or for a larger town, head to Sherborne or Weymouth for a little more hustle and bustle.

Golden Retriever Experience

If you fancy something a little more unusual, why not take a day trip to the Golden Retriever Experience in Somerset? As one of the largest counties in the UK, Somerset is home to plenty of staycation destinations. The family-run Golden Retriever Experience is a great treat for anyone feeling stressed or mentally low.


North Yorkshire is home to the Yorkshire Dales, stately homes and castles. Visit the seaside town of Whitby to stroll along the medieval streets and learn about the inspiration behind the legend of Dracula. Or, take a trip to Scarborough to enjoy the beach and beautiful Scarborough Castle.

You can take a train back to London after your staycation and return to the city well-rested.

The Lake District

The Lake District is the perfect destination to go hiking or relax in the wilderness. The entire area is classed as an outstanding natural beauty area because of its magnificent lakes, mountains, and views all year round. Climb Helvellyn from the village of Glenridding or take a stroll around the idyll town of Grasmere.

The Lake District is also home to the world’s most famous writers and poets, like William Wordsworth and Beatrix Potter. You can learn about the area’s literary heritage in local museums or read a book by a lake. Stay in a hotel on Windermere to enjoy the break taking views while lying in bed. The Lake District is a brilliant blend of relaxation, outdoor exercise and luxury!

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