5 best UK destinations to visit in autumn 2022

If you missed the opportunity to have a staycation during the summer months, you don’t have to worry. As the autumn season draws nearer, there’s no reason why you can’t enjoy a break with friends or family just as much… You might be wondering where to go to make the most of the autumnal months, when the air is just a little chillier and the colours turn to rust. Luckily, we’ve outlined some of the best places in the UK that continue to thrive after summer is over. Why not find out where you could be off to next?

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds contain an abundance of beautiful forests and woodlands, as well as quaint rivers running beside idyllic cottages. Autumn is one of the best times to visit The Cotswolds, with the colours and winding lanes making you feel like you’ve stepped into a calmer part of the world. Whether you visit Tetbury, Stroud, or Winchcombe, you’re bound to find something to occupy your time, whether it’s on a hike through the woodlands or exploring the independent shops.

Royal Botanical Gardens Edinburgh

You may think that spring and summer would be the best time of year to visit a botanical garden. However, the Royal Botanical Gardens in Edinburgh has many flowers and plants that bloom in the season just afterwards, making September, October, and November the ideal months to visit. The nature you can experience here is only a stone’s throw away from the city, meaning this trip could offer you the best of both worlds.

The New Forest

The New Forest is always one of the most beautiful locations in the UK. However, in the autumn season, the leaves on the trees turn into a sea of gorgeous colours, and the woodland is the most dynamic sight you’ll see! Although it may be slightly colder, there is never a bad time to visit the area of The New Forest. Whether you decide to find a charming hotel near the forest or you wish to camp within the woodlands, the area in autumn is something you can’t miss.

Bournemouth on bonfire night

Maybe it seems like bonfire night is still far away, but it’s never too early to start making plans! Bournemouth beach and pier holds a dynamic bonfire night party, complete with fireworks and festive drinks and snacks. A bonfire night on the coast is a great way to welcome in the winter and, although it may feel odd to wear warm clothing on a beach, the celebrations are a beautiful view to enjoy during a cold night!

The coast of Cornwall

Yet another beach destination, the coastal line of Cornwall can more than deliver if you need an autumnal staycation. Cornwall is known as the perfect place for surfers to practice their skills, and this doesn’t change when the weather gets colder. Taking your friends for a surfing holiday on the famous Cornwall waves in the autumn is bound to be refreshing. Despite the colder weather of autumn, the dramatic landscapes of Cornwall do not disappoint.

If you have decided on a holiday destination for the autumn months, whether it be with your extended family or a group of friends, you’ll need a mode of transport. At CVS Van Hire, we offer minibuses for hire, allowing you to travel to your location in comfort and with ease. To book yours now, get in touch with us on 020 8003 1184 or email info@cvsvanhire.co.uk.

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