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Staycation – Our Guide to Holidaying at Home

The sun is here, so why go anywhere else? With all eyes focussed on Staycation this season, the UK has plenty of hidden gems to explore, so check out our guide to find out all the UK has to offer.

The Adventure Holiday

Cheddar Gorge, Somerset

Where?

Cheddar Gorge is a limestone gorge in the Mendip Hills, near the village of Cheddar, Somerset, and is the perfect stop for an adventure get away!

What to do? 

Explore the great outdoors! Pack your rucksack and spend the day hiking the beautiful cliffs of Cheddar Gorge. The famous 3 mile gorge walk guides you around the edge of the 450ft gorge, with stunning views of the weathered crags and pinacles.

And then?

Feeling tired? Walk down into the quaint historical village of Cheddar for a well deserved afternoon tea, or a hearty fish and chips!

Still got energy? Or fancy an adrenaline rush? Well you’ve spent the morning up high, now its time to dive deep. Cheddar caves are over 500,000 years old, and under the supervision of an expert guide you can descend over 40ft to explore the hidden beauty that lies in the caves underneath.

The Seaside Break

The large tidal bathing pool at Bude North Cornwall England UK

Bude, Cornwall

Where?

The lovely Bude! This beautiful area of Cornwall is hidden away from the crowds but this small Cornish beauty holds its own next to the bigger names thanks to its natural beauty.

What to do?

Just a five minute walk from the centre of Bude town lies the beautiful beach of Summerleaze. The river mouth bobs with fishing boats and nestled in the foot of the cliffs lies a stunning sea pool. This sheltered sea pool creates a safe and calm environment for kids to play in the sea, meaning you can relax while they have fun!

And then?

If you’re more inclined to adventure seeking than chilling on the beach, fear not! Take a hike around the stunning Area’s of Natural Beauty that surround Bude or book yourself in for a surf lesson!

The City Break

Mountain view point over Edinburgh city.

Edinburgh, Scotland

Where?

Edinburgh, the beautiful historic capital of Scotland. Make sure you pack your trainers for this city break, after all, Edinburgh city is set on an extinct volacno!

What to do?

Spend your morning visiting Edinburgh Castle, a 7th Century set on top of an extinct volcano. When you’ve finished soaking up the history, wander down The Royal Mile, Edinburghs oldest and most famous street and find yourself a bustling bar to try Scotlands famous Whiskey.

And then?

Edinburgh Fringe, one of the worlds largest arts festivals, runs through August and involves over 55,000 performances. With everything from theatre, comedy and dance to circus, cabaret and children’s shows, there is something for everyone!