As the weather starts to warm up, thoughts turn to summer holidays and booking a break away. Planning a ‘staycation’ in Britain can be an appealing idea, particularly for those with pets. No one likes to leave their dog in a kennel and with a break in the UK you can take your precious pet pooch with you, without missing them whilst you’re away.
With summers getting warmer, the UK can be good weather-wise too, particularly for those that don’t like it too hot. For a special treat, booking a holiday cottage with a swimming pool can help your summer break feel extra special.
If you’re short on ideas of where to go for your summer vacation, we’ve got some pointers for you on some of the best of Britain when it comes to summertime getaways.
Experience Coast and Countryside this Summer in England’s West Country
With award winning beaches and lush national parks, England’s West Country has to be one of the most popular parts of the UK when it comes to summer holidays. Perhaps it’s by virtue of the South West being a good bet when it comes to sunshine in the summer months or on account of the renowned beaches in the area, but nowhere quite says summer holiday like England’s South West.
So popular is this area in fact that some families return year after year to this beloved part of England. Whether Devon, Cornwall, Dorset or Somerset is your favourite, each part of the West Country has its own unique appeal and attractions. Take note though, holiday cottages in the South West get booked up early, particularly the luxurious ones or holiday houses with leisure facilities such as a hot tub or a swimming pool, so if you want to stay somewhere special in June, July or August then booking early is recommended.
Go Wild this Summertime in Wales
If there’s one thing people long for when it comes to summer holidays, it’s the chance to be by the seaside, feel the wind in your hair and breathe in fresh sea air. Wales with its expansive coastline can be a wonderful place for a coastal holiday. Whether you choose to explore the Snowdonia coastline (some of which falls within the National Park), the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park or the Gower Peninsula, each part of coastal Wales has its own unique appeal to offer and charm visitors.
Explore Scotland’s Coast in June, July or August
It’s a little known fact that Scotland has a stunning coastline. Summer can be the best season to visit Scotland as it’s the time of year when you’re least likely to get rain and most likely to get sunshine. Everything looks better in the sunshine and Scotland’s coastline is no exception where the sea glistens in the sun and the sand glitters in the sun’s rays. Whether you love walking, jumping from the sand dunes, boating or watersports, Scotland’s coast is wonderful for experiencing the great outdoors and all these activities are made all the better with the heat of the sun on your back.
One of Scotland’s most beautiful coastal areas is Argyll and Bute with its inlets, coves, beaches and quaint fishing villages. This is a fantastic part of Scotland to enjoy a variety of outdoor pursuits and see stunning sunsets.
If you want to truly get away from it all, head for the Aberdeenshire coastline in Scotland. It’s a well kept secret that this area has miles and miles of golden sandy beaches (some of which can be deserted so you can enjoy them all by yourself!), pretty fishing villages and is one of the best places in Scotland to experience soulful scenery without crowds. For those keen to explore the road less travelled, a tranquil holiday along the Aberdeenshire coast could be just what you need to feel relaxed and rejuvenated this summer.
We hope we’ve inspired you with our ideas on some of the best places in Britain to holiday in summertime.
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