While many places in Europe have given British holidaymakers the green light to return, concerns about the further spread of coronavirus and accompanying travel restrictions have led many to consider a staycation this summer.
Here are our top 5 places to visit in the UK.
Padstow is a wonderful destination for holidays in Cornwall. Centered around the attractive harbour the bustling town is a great mix of fisherman’s cottages and cute merchant’s houses. Over the years the little town has been dubbed ‘Padstien’, as the great chef Rick Stein has many delicious restaurants there. With wonderful golden sandy beaches and scrumptious Cornish ice cream, it is a must-see place!
The 25-acre Mayfield Lavender farm with café and shop is located in Banstead (Woodmansterne), Surrey – approximately 15 miles from Central London. The farm is a popular visitor attraction throughout summer where you can wander through a sea of beautiful organic lavender. Entry is only £4 per person and the café is operating a takeaway menu, which includes there unique lavender cider! This place is the perfect backdrop for all your insta-selfies!
The Hush Heath Estate in Kent is one of the nicest wineries to visit. Along with award-winning and world-class English wines, beers, and ciders, Hush Heath Estate is home to some of England’s prettiest flowers and wildlife. For walkers and wine lovers alike, the Estate offers an unparalleled guest experience, with a self-guided stroll through beautiful vineyards, apple orchards, and ancient oak woodlands. You can join an expert-led tour and tasting experience in the Winery too. Guided tours and wine tasting start at only £30 per person.
Harry Potter fans!
Dubbed the ‘Windsor of the North,’ Alnwick Castle is the second largest inhabited castle in the country and has been home to the Duke of Northumberland’s family, the Percys, for over 700 years. One of the great things about this castle is that it featured in two Harry Potter films. When you visit you can even have a broomstick lesson on the very spot where Harry and friends had theirs, in the film ‘Harry Potter and the Philosophers Stone.’
The Eden Project is an educational charity that connects us with each other and the living world. It explores how we can work towards a better future. Nestled in a huge crater in Cornwall, the massive Biomes houses the largest rainforest in captivity. With stunning plants, exhibitions, and stories to share, it is a striking place to visit. Plus it is home to the longest zip wire in England, where you sore above the Eden project Biomes, covering 660 meters and traveling up to speeds of 60mph. With more thrilling activities to uncover, this is the place to visit for the whole family.