The summer is finally upon us! We don’t know about you, but we have been basking in the sunshine as much as work will allow and have been thoroughly enjoying it. Which got us thinking… If you were planning a staycation this year, what would be the top 10 places to choose from? So we got to researching and put our top 10 list together. In alphabetical order (to avoid any hint of favouritism) here it is. Let us know what you think!
Just a few hours down the M4, the old Roman city of Bath is full of character and beautiful architecture. Wander around the city and soak up the atmosphere with an ice cream in one hand and your camera in the other and you will not be disappointed. The surrounding countryside also offers plenty of walking opportunities too so you can combine a city break with the rural idyll of the English countryside.
For the lovers of adventure sports the Brecon Beacons offer everything you can possibly imagine: cycling, mountain biking, abseiling, rock climbing, horse riding, watersports, walking, and even going underground to visit caves and old coal pits. There is something for everyone and every level of difficulty so if you are looking for outdoor fun, head to Wales.
Need some seaside time? Cornwall may be a little further to go, but the rewards once you get there are enormous. Miles and miles of coastline, gorgeous little fishing villages nestled away, and some of the most delicious food you can find. Cornish pasty anyone?
Combine the bucolic beauty of the Cotswolds with a city break in Bath and you have found the perfect staycation. Filled with country houses and the odd palace as well as historic market towns, which are as much of a joy to explore as it is taking a walk on the rolling hills surrounding them, the Cotswolds have something for everyone.
Elegant and timeless, Edinburgh is the majestic gateway to Scotland and all the riches it has to offer. Wander through the castle and head down to the Grassmarket for a tea and scone before a little whisky tasting for the evening.
Where do we start? The dramatic scenery of the Lake District rivals that of the Scottish Highlands and offers some amazing walking opportunities. If you are not into walking you can always give stand-up padding a try on calm Lake Windermere, or enjoy a quiet pint in the village pub.
From the windswept north Norfolk coast, to the serene Norfolk Broads by boat, and the historic Norwich Castle you are guaranteed to find things to do for the whole family.
Fancy a bit of canyoning with some dramatic scenery as a backdrop? Perhaps your little ones enjoy crabbing or puffin spotting? Get active along the Pembrokeshire coast this summer and it will be one that you will never forget.
Sherwood Forest & the Midlands
If medieval England fascinates you, head to the East Midlands. Lincoln Castle and cathedral will take you back to a long-lost time and place while learning how to shoot a bow and arrow in Sherwood Forest like Robin Hood will delight kids and adults alike.
The Dales? The Moors? The coast? The north, south, east, or west of Yorkshire? Suffice to say, there is so much to do and see that one holiday is probably not enough!
Agree or disagree with our list? Has it got you planning what to do this summer? If you need a way of getting your family and all your gear there CVS Van Hire is here with the right van for you. Give us a call on 020 8003 2785 and we will sort you out.