Great Ways to Enjoy a UK Escape

The United Kingdom provides the perfect respite for any traveller. Whether you prefer the cosmopolitan vibe of a chaotic city or the tranquil ambiance of a coastal town, there is definitely something that you will enjoy. Keep on reading and we’ll let you know some of the best ways to enjoy the UK and its many wonderful attractions.

Relax on the Beach in Cornwall

Enjoy a UK Escape
Beautiful beach in Cornwall – Enjoy a UK Escape

Gifted with beautiful coastlines, Cornwall is one of the best beach destinations that you can visit in the UK. There are many beaches that are free from the crowds, allowing you to enjoy your time. Among other places, one that you should not miss is the Pothminster Beach, recognised as one of the best in the country. For those who would like to surf, on the other hand, Crantock Beach would also be a good choice. Marazzion Beach, Carbis Bay Beach, Praa Sands, and Kynance Cove are other places that are also worth checking out.


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City Break in Manchester

Sometimes the rest of the UK is overshadowed by London, but its important to remember that all of the UK has so much to offer. Here is a list of the best ‘non-London’ things to do in the UK.

The Opera House, one of Manchester's largest theatre venues
The Opera House, one of Manchester’s largest theatre venues By Tim Green from Bradford – Manchester Opera House, CC BY 2.0

If you only have a few days to spare, or even just a weekend, Manchester will prove to be an excellent choice. Many of the attractions are close to each other, allowing you to save a lot of time. Whether it is an international music festival or a football match, there seems to be something going on all the time. Exchange Square is one of the most popular destinations, especially for shopping. The National Football Museum, Manchester Craft & Design Centre, and Cloud 23 are some of the attractions that you should see.

Tour in a Campervan

Volkswagen Autosleeper Clubman GL, a typical European campervan
Volkswagen Autosleeper Clubman GL, a typical European campervan By Jongleur100 – Own work, Public Domain

If you want to have the freedom to explore the UK at your own pace, renting a campervan is the best way to enjoy your trip. You can opt to visit a single city or drive from one to the other. You can do it for a couple of days or a couple of weeks. If you are going to be arriving at London Heathrow, then the Spaceships Rentals depot is conveniently located nearby.  There are plenty of campsites where you can spend the night. The Jurassic Coast, North Norfolk Coast, Devon, West Coast of Scotland, and the Lake District are just some of the destinations that you might want to consider.

Go for a Stroll in Cotswolds

Castle Combe, a typical Cotswolds village made with Cotswold stone
Castle Combe, a typical Cotswolds village made with Cotswold stone By Saffron Blaze – Own work, CC BY-SA 3.0

The honey-coloured villages and charming towns of the Cotswolds will be the perfect alternative for anyone who is looking for a relaxing escape. Walking around town will make you feel like you are stepping back in history. It can also be compared to walking in an open-air museum where you get to enjoy quaint architecture. There are also many pubs to provide you with a good place to enjoy a bottle of beer or two. If you need more convincing, here are 14 reasons to visit the Cotswolds.

Have a Food Trip in Yorkshire

Yorkshire puddings, served as part of a traditional Sunday roast.
Yorkshire puddings, served as part of a traditional Sunday roast By HotBabyHot at German Wikipedia – Self-photographed, Public Domain

When in the UK, a lot of destinations have been attracting foodies, and one of the best would most probably be Yorkshire. It is considered to be the best destination in Britain for those who love eating and drinking. It is home to several Michelin-star restaurants, which has the highest concentration compared to other places in UK. Some of the culinary gems that you should try include The Old Vicarage, The Burlington Restaurant, The Box Tree, The Star Inn, and The Malt Shovel. To work up an appetite, there are plenty of scenic walks to enjoy in Yorkshire, and there are also lots of great places to stay. If you are looking for a family-friendly cottage, make sure you have a look at what Baby Friendly Boltholes have to offer.

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