9 of the best staycation destinations in the UK to visit this year

When booking a holiday, most of us tend to dream of jetting off for sunnier climes abroad.

By Claire Schofield
Monday, 15th April 2019, 5:53 pm
Updated Monday, 15th April 2019, 5:59 pm
An idyllic break doesnt always have to involve an exotic, far-off destination
An idyllic break doesnt always have to involve an exotic, far-off destination

But an idyllic break doesn’t always have to involve an exotic, far-off destination, as there are a wealth of stunning spots to visit right here in the UK. From peaceful coastal escapes, to lively city breaks, here are nine of the best ‘staycation’ destinations you could visit this year.

Home to crystal clear waters and miles of sandy shores, this popular seaside resorts makes for the ideal beach holiday, and comes complete with quaint cobbled streets, shops, cafes and museums at its heart.
This pretty town in the Lake District is home to Englands largest lake and sits against a glorious backdrop of rolling hills. The area offers a range of adventurous pursuits for visitors - perfect for an active break.
Dubbed the original seaside resort, Scarborough is famed for its beautiful scenery and golden sandy beaches, making it a must-visit for those who love to spend time relaxing in the sun by the sea.
Head off on a scenic break to this attractive seaside resort in North Wales, where there is a sprawling bay, Blue Flag beaches, lush valleys and the iconic Llandudno pier and Great Orme all at your disposal to explore.
Scotlands capital city is not short of attractions to keep visitors entertained, with a range of bars, restaurants and entertainment venues at its heart, alongside historic attractions, parks, gardens and walks.
Nestled on the north west of the Isle of Wight, this historic port town is full of charm and beauty, and boasts a historic castle, country park, busy harbour and stunning coastal walks for visitors to enjoy.
Home to seven miles of unspoilt coastline, attractive gardens and parks, visitors can fuel their adventurous side and enjoy hiking, biking and exploring their way around this picturesque seaside resort.
Soak up the lively atmosphere at the UKs capital, where there is plenty of sightseeing to enjoy. From Buckingham Palace and the Tower of London, to Big Ben and the busy West End, there is no time to be bored.
Located in the heart of Northumberland, this beautiful coastal town is famed for its iconic castle which sits overlooking the beach, and offers a wealth of scenic walking trails close by - perfect for an outdoorsy holiday.