Perfect summer staycations

Want to skip the airport queues this summer? A staycation could be your answer!

Idyllic Cotswold village

Taking a holiday at home is a great way to explore what’s right on your doorstep. To help you choose one that’s perfect for you, we’ve handpicked some of the best getaways across the UK.

Cheshire

For a short break in the North of England, Cheshire is an exciting place to visit.

The county is bursting with beautiful gardens, wild moorland and rocky ridges. You’ll also find one of the UK’s oldest cities, Chester, here. Within its city walls lies the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain and Chester Cathedral which is over 1,000 years old. If you’re taking the kids, they’ll enjoy a trip to Chester Zoo, which has 20,000 animals for them to say hello to.

Before you start searching for hotels, why not try glamping? Cheshire Glamping Pods are ideal for families, couples and individuals looking for a little luxury when camping - some of the pods include barbeque areas and hot tubs!

http://www.ladyheyespark.com/pods/index.php

Northumberland

England's most northerly county is home to Europe’s largest area of protected night sky – making it perfect for bird spotting and stargazing.

Along its Heritage Coast you’ll find charming villages, sandy beaches and lush landscapes perfect for fishing and wildlife. If you love nature, Northumberland should be next on your list.

Whether you’re looking to stay on the coast or in a quaint market town, you can find cottages throughout the county here.

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With rolling hills and farm fields as far as the eye can see, The Cotswolds is made for rambling and exploring.

Cotswolds

For a short break in the North of England, Cheshire is an exciting place to visit.

The county is bursting with beautiful gardens, wild moorland and rocky ridges. You’ll also find one of the UK’s oldest cities, Chester, here. Within its city walls lies the largest Roman Amphitheatre in Britain and Chester Cathedral which is over 1,000 years old. If you’re taking the kids, they’ll enjoy a trip to Chester Zoo, which has 20,000 animals for them to say hello to.

Before you start searching for hotels, why not try glamping? Cheshire Glamping Pods are ideal for families, couples and individuals looking for a little luxury when camping - some of the pods include barbeque areas and hot tubs!

http://www.ladyheyespark.com/pods/index.php

Cambridge

Cambridge is a city of awe-inspiring architecture, where you’ll find one of the most prestigious universities in the world and the famous Cambridge College Backs. Acclaimed graduates of the University of Cambridge include Oliver Cromwell, Charles Darwin and Stephen Hawking.

There are so many ‘must-dos’ in Cambridge, but at the top of our list is a traditional punting tour. As you drift down the beautiful Backs, you’ll pass King's College Chapel, The Wren Library at Trinity College and the Bridge of Sighs.

If Cambridge sounds like your perfect staycation, you can find a home for your holiday at https://www.airbnb.co.uk/

Cornwall

If you head to Britain’s most south-westerly tip this summer, you’ll find yourself at The Lizard peninsular in Cornwall.

You can visit Lizard Lighthouse and discover the maritime history of the local area, or take a trip to one of the many fishing ports with restaurants serving up freshly caught seafood. Or perhaps you’ll watch the waves hurtle to the shore of the peninsular.

If you enjoy the outdoors, there are great camping sites dotted round this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

Little Trethvas Campsite is a great base for you to explore this corner of Cornwall, situated in the heart of the Lizard Peninsular.

Henry's Campsite offers characterful spots to pitch your tent, each with an array of wild and exotic plants – not forgetting a beautiful sea view.

Watch this video guide of The Lizard:

Wales

Wherever you go in Wales, there are endless things to do and places to stay. 
From vibrant cities to natural landscapes, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

The impressive mountains of Snowdonia National Park are a great place to hike, before exploring medieval castles and Celtic shrines. Or you can try to catch a wave at the award-winning coastlines of Pembrokeshire

For places to rest your head, take your pick from bustling seaside towns of Rhyl and Prestatyn or Victorian Aberystwyth, which boasts the longest cliff railway in the world.

What wonders await you in Wales? Discover more here.

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