If you are looking for a post-lockdown getaway then why look any further than the UK, there are some great reasons to staycation this year following the coronavirus pandemic.
Some of the benefits of booking a staycation include saving money, less travel and hassle and supporting the local economy. With 15 National Parks and 46 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, you are spoilt for choice. With plenty of space for social distancing, head out and enjoy the wide-open spaces on your doorstep.
No airports, passport control or language barriers, 2020 is the year of the staycations. What is a staycation you may ask? The term comes from the word vacation but ultimately means going on holiday in your own country within driving distance from your home.
This a great opportunity to explore what your own country has to offer; visit a destination you have never been to before. Whether you are looking for a country escape, coastal retreat, city getaway or adventure trip, we have rounded up a few of our favourites for you.
For the perfect country escape visit the beautiful Lake District National Park and UNESCO World Heritage Site. Situated in Northern England, the Lake District National Park is just a 2-hour drive from nearby northern cities of York, Manchester, Liverpool, Chester & Newcastle and easily accessible via public transport from London. Oxenholme, Lake District is the getaway to the Lake District and the southern national park with direct trains from London Euston.
Whether you are looking to camp, staying in a local B&B or a 5* hotel, the Lake District has it all.
So what’s open post-lockdown in the Lake District? Most attractions have reopened including Mountain Goat Tours, Windermere Lake Cruises, World of Beatrix Potter, Lakeside & Haverthwaite Railway, Ullswater Steamers, Honister Slate Mine, among many more.
The Lake District has a wide variety of things do, for all ages, from adventure, sightseeing, pre-historic sites, walking, waterfalls, and distilleries.
This year, Whitby was named the third best staycation destination in the UK, find out why below.
Looking for a coastal retreat, look no further than the Yorkshire coast, Staithes, Whitby, and Robin Hoods Bay are the perfect location.
There is plenty for the whole family in and around Whitby including historic sites, activities, and museums. Visit the sandy beaches lined with beach huts, enjoy the picturesque scenery of the heritage coastline, and learn the history of this seaside town. Filled with history, Whitby is home to Captain Cook Memorial Museum and the gothic Whitby Abbey, the inspiration for Dracula.
Were you meant to be heading off to Vienna or Rome? Why not swop that for one of plenty of cities in the UK with similar to offer such as York, Chester, Oxford or Liverpool. Filled with architecture, fascinating museums, great eateries, and lively nightlife.
Known of its medieval, winding, and cobbled streets, the city of York is crammed full of hidden gems to discover and intriguing British history. Discover the city’s history at the Jorvik Museum or visit the National Railway Museum. Visit one of the largest cathedrals in Northern Europe, York Minister.
Escape into the countryside, visit Castle Howard, one of Britain’s finest stately homes or Fountains Abbey and Studley Royal Water Gardens. Take a Mountain Goat Tour into one of two National Parks, either the Yorkshire Dales or the North York Moors.
2 hours, 30 minutes from London Euston, York is easily accessible via public transport or private vehicle. There’s plenty to do and see, find the most up to date information on Visit York’s what’s open page.
Are you looking for a city break? Famed for being the birthplace of the Beatles and home to one of the world’s most famous football teams, Liverpool has something for all. Be transported on an immersive experience at the Beatles Story, visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site, Liverpool’s Maritime Mercantile city. Just over 2 hours from London Euston, Liverpool is also close by the Lake District, Yorkshire Dales, and North Wales.
If you require transfers from your home to your staycation, get in touch for a competitive quotation and leave the car at home.
What better way to celebrate a milestone or special birthday than organising a private tour with your own driver-guide. Let the day take you where you want, no need to plan, our driver-guide will show you their favourite hidden gems and local favourites.