As you’ve probably guessed from my blog I absolutely love going on holiday but I love going away for weekends in the UK as much as jumping on a plane. In the UK you don’t have to worry about passports, currency or a difference in language and there’s just as much to do over here as there are in cities across the world. I want to make more of an effort to go on weekend trips and just jump in the car and drive to places and explore my own country. Here are sone of the places I’d love to head to.
Edinburgh is my favourite city outside of London and 2016 saw me head there twice, but there’s always so much more to do in the city and I have an ever growing list for going back including some Harry Potter related things. I want to be a real tourist and get on one of the hop-on-hop-off buses to see the city in full and then explore some of the nice restaurants. I’ve always wanted to go for New Year as well as their Hogmanay celebrations are legendary.
The Lake District
As much as I love cities I also love the idea of being far away, almost in the middle of nowhere, no 3G service and the ability to just walk around. The Lake District has over 900 square miles of lakes, mountains, and forests and from the photos I’ve seen there are some stunning views. I’d love to stay in a little cottage somewhere and wake up to the green views while having breakfast before going on a long walk and just see where I end up.
I remember going to Cornwall once as a kid but never right down to Lands End but with harbors, sandy beaches and coves to explore I’d love to head here for a lazy holiday. Plus my inner foodie knows it’s the only place to get authentic cornish icecream and a cornish pasty. In the summer I’d totally go and try to learn to surf (although I know I’d fail).
I went to Bath for the Christmas market last December but it was so manic we didn’t get to explore more. With the UNESCO Roman Baths I’d love to explore and then head to the Thermae Bath Spa to bathe in thermal waters which comes directly from the natural hot springs underneath the city. This is another of those cities where I’d love to just to walk along the cobbled streets, find a cosy pub and relax in the city.
Isles of Scilly
Just off the Cornish coast, there are a bunch of islands which are covered in sandy beaches and I’d love to have a summer holiday here. With 5 inhabited islands I’d love to take a trip and feel like I owned my own island and just relax on the beaches as the islands get a lot more heat than the rest of the country due to their location. There’s a 17th-century castle, subtropical plants and even a shipwreck along the islands and I think it would make a beautiful summer holiday.