Five of the UK’s best holiday destinations to ease those lockdown blues

Oscar Djama Tuckett on 29 June 2020
Five of the UK’s best holiday destinations to ease those lockdown blues

Following the government’s latest relaxation of lockdown rules, hotels and campsites in England will be free to reopen from 4 July.

What better way to celebrate results day or getting into uni than with a long-overdue holiday?

Wondering where your first staycation is going to be? If you’re struggling to make your mind up, then don’t worry; we’ve got a few suggestions for you.

1. Lake District

If you can get to the North West, the Lake District should definitely be on your radar. The Cumbrian National Park is the largest in England and is famed for its beautiful views, quaint country pubs and eponymous lakes (some of which are known as ‘Tarns’).

If you don’t fancy braving the campsite, there are plenty of B&Bs and hotels that would love your custom.

2. Dartmoor, Devon

Infamous for inspiring The Hound of the Baskervilles, your Dartmoor experience is likely to be far more relaxed than Sherlock and Watson’s. The rolling hills and sweeping views are perfect for a long hike and easily accessible by car from Plymouth, Exeter or Torquay. Given Dartmoor’s proximity to the coast, you could also unwind with a dip in the sea after your walk.

3. The Broads, Norfolk

When planning your next trip, be sure to give The Broads some consideration. Renowned for its biodiversity, the area is home to over a quarter of the UK’s rarest wildlife. You can travel through the area on land or by boat where, if you’re lucky enough, you might see some otters or eels! The broads are also a stone’s throw from Norwich, which is also well worth a visit, so there’s plenty to do in this part of East Anglia.

4. Southwold, Suffolk

The sleepy seaside town of Southwold is another East Anglian gem that’s definitely worth a visit. As well as the museums and beautiful churches, you can entertain yourself by checking out the lighthouse or taking a stroll along the pier. Southwold is also home to the Adnam’s brewery, where you can drink your fill of booze after a fun tour.

5. Folkestone, Kent

Folkestone is one of the latest coastal towns to undergo a cultural revival, following a series of regeneration projects in recent years. The up-and-coming town has loads of things going for it. Activities include taking a walk up the Harbour Arm to try the amazing street food, or relaxing in the beautiful Creative Quarter while you have a coffee.

Folkestone is also home to some beautiful beaches, so you can take a dip if you fancy. If the weather is clear enough, you’ll even be able to see France!

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Oscar Djama Tuckett
Oscar Djama Tuckett on 29 June 2020