Are you looking for some inspiration for the best places to stay in the UK? Perhaps you are busy planning your next holiday, or deciding on the best place to buy a static caravan.
Whether you are used to going abroad, or you are wise to the benefits of a British staycation, the following list of popular UK destination ideas is sure to inspire you to explore some areas closer to home.
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According to a YouGov poll in 2018, Dorset ranked number 1 as the most popular county in England.
Dorset is home to miles of stunning coastline – from the golden sandy miles of beach along the Bournemouth coast to the more rugged and dramatic Jurassic Coast.
Dorset often tops the list for family holidays in the UK, whether it’s to enjoy some classic bucket and spade days at a favourite Dorset beach, or exploring one of the many cute and quaint villages dotted throughout the countryside.
Whether you are looking for static caravans for sale in Dorset, or you are thinking of visiting the area for a short break, there are plenty of holiday parks in Dorset, from lively resorts to the more quiet get away from it all sites.
And there seems to be an endless choice of things to do in Dorset, choose from swimming, kayaking, hiking, exploring castle ruins, boat trips and stately homes.
Further on into the southwest of England is the popular holiday destination of Cornwall. The county of Cornwall is a favourite with British tourists with many visiting to experience one of the many sandy beaches set among the palm trees.
The popular villages of Falmouth and Fowey, with their pretty harbours, can be found on the ‘Cornish Riviera,’ on the south coast of Cornwall. On the north coastline is the livelier surfing resort of Newquay, home to the famous Fistral Beach.
If you can drag yourselves away from the beautiful beaches, Cornwall offers plenty of well known attractions including the world-famous Eden Project.
Cornwall is home to the most holiday parks in the UK – there are over 100 holiday parks in Cornwall – they range from lively resorts to sites where peace and quiet are more welcome!
Devon is another popular UK holiday destination with activities to suit everyone.
Surf lovers will feel at home at one of the popular north coast resorts of Woolacombe, Croyde or Illfracombe. When the surf is done, head inland to explore the beautiful Devonshire countryside and enjoy a scone with some clotted cream.
Enjoy the experience of a steam train ride on the South Devon Railway or explore Exmoor National Park, learn to sail in Salcombe or go for a canoe on the River Dart.
And no holiday to Devon is complete without some crabbing – head to Kingsbridge, Lynmouth or Dartmouth Quay.
Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight is perfect for a family holiday full of traditional British seaside fun.
It ticks so many boxes, from the excitement of a ferry trip to the island, to the beaches, watersports, cycle tracks, outdoors sports, fossil hunting and general good old fashioned family fun.
Dinosaur lovers will rejoice with a visit to the Dinosaur Isle museum, home to the most dinosaur remains in Europe.
Popular locations on the Isle of Wight include Ryde, Shanklin and Ventnor. A visit to the island won’t be complete without a trip to the world famous Needles with the 3 large chalk rocks that can be spotted from the south coastline of England.
There are plenty of holiday parks on the Isle of Wight, from the quieter seaside resorts of Bembridge, to the livelier buzz of those in Ryde.
A holiday to North Yorkshire will please the whole family. England’s largest county, known as ‘God’s Own Country,’ offers outdoor adventures, coastal resorts, historic tours, market town pubs and two rugged national parks.
For coastal resorts head to the Victorian seaside towns of Scarborough and Saltburn.
For outdoor adventure don’t miss the world famous North York Moors or the Yorkshire Dales.
And a visit wouldn’t be complete with a day out exploring the historic city of York with the gothic York Minster cathedral.
Located on the east coast of England, Norfolk has over 90 miles of stunning coastline, idyllic countryside, a national park, pretty market towns and traditional seaside resort towns.
Head to the coastal towns of Great Yarmouth, Hunstanton or Cromer and experience the wide sandy beaches – or try a spot of fishing and crabbing.
Explore the 125 miles of waterways on the Norfolk Broads, experiencing the pretty towns and villages along the way.
Shropshire, located on the border with Wales, is a county brimming with outdoor activities, historic sites and charming market towns.
Shropshire is home to many museums with Ironbridge Gorge Museums being the most popular. The museum has World Heritage status owing to it being the birthplace of the Industrial Revolution.
Elsewhere in Shropshire you can explore the stunning countryside and valleys or experience a ride on the Severn Railway.
Staffordshire, in the middle of England, is a landlocked county bordering Cheshire, Derbyshire, Leicestershire, Warwickshire, West Midlands, Worcestershire and Shropshire.
The county may not have a coastline, but it makes up for it with stunning scenery, adrenalin fuelled activities and miles of waterways to explore.
Staffordshire is an area that will appeal to the whole family, with the Peak District National Park, castles, lakes and shopping centres, you won’t be short of things to do – and of course, if the kids are with you, a visit to Alton Towers and/or Drayton Manor (home of Thomas Land) will definitely be on the list!
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Wales may be small but it has plenty to shout about. Wales has castles, national parks, cities, medieval castles, lakes, hiking trails and beaches you’ll never want to leave.
Cardiff, the capital of Cardiff has acres of parkland and is not far from the beach. Head to Cardiff Castle to explore 2,000 years of history, or have fun at the science centre, Techniquest.
If a physical challenge is on the agenda, a hike up Snowdonia should be on the list – and if you don’t quite have the energy, but want to check out the views from the top of a mountain, take the Snowdon Mountain Railway to the top.
Scotland is a stunning and diverse country with jaw dropping scenery.
Explore the beautiful countryside, the miles of idyllic beaches, or the wild and remote Shetlands. Take a break from the peace and quiet of the great outdoors and head to one of Scotland’s 7 cities with Edinburgh and Glasgow topping most visitor lists.
Fuel the children’s imagination with a hunt for the mystical Loch Ness Monster in one of the many lochs. Once they tire from the hunt, explore the castles and battlefields from years gone by, or visit one of the many museums (head to the Glasgow Science Centre if you are close).
No matter where you visit in Scotland, once you visit you will fall under the magical spell of the country.