4 stunning holiday destinations in the UK
With the pandemic still going on in the background, we’re a bit limited as to where we can go to for our summer holidays. Even when we think a country is on the green list, it can change in a matter of weeks. If you’re like us and you’re thinking it might be best to stay in the UK this summer, we’ve rounded up a list of destinations that we can’t wait to see, once we’ve taken a Healgen rapid antigen test, of course.
Take a look below to find your next UK holiday destination.
The Scottish Highlands
The highlands of Scotland are vast and encompass a great number of places, but they’re well worth the trip, even if you only see a few hotspots. Stunning landscapes filled with mountain scenery will greet you wherever you turn in the highlands, and if you’re looking to get back to nature, there is no better place.
From walking trips and stargazing in the Cairngorms National Park and sightseeing at Duncansby Head – a beach with some unusually stacked rock formations – to soaking up local folklore at Loch Ness, the Scottish Highlands have got something for everyone.
The Isle of Wight
The Isle of Wight, located in the English Channel, is a small island that has been a resort destination since the Victorian times. With its lush beaches up and down the coastline, it’s easy to see why Queen Victoria had soft spot for the place. If beach days aren’t your thing, there is also masses of cultural history to soak up, including a long list of historical churches on the island. You can venture out to see the famous Needles landmark too, a great spot for photographs and a ride on the chairlift to get you up close to the landmark. The Isle of Wight can offer both relaxation and energetic walks and is firm favourite with us.
The Peak District
An area at the south end of the Pennines in England, known for its dramatic hilly landscapes, the Peak District can offer a variety to walkers and sightseers alike. With villages such as Bakewell (yes, they invented the Bakewell tart) and the village of Eyam (with a gruesome, Plague-filled history), culture is easy to soak up in the area. If you’re more interested in seeing the peaks on long walks, then walks to Stanage Edge and Mam Tor may be more your cup of tea. The Peak District has a wide-ranging history and dramatic views to immerse yourself in this summer.
The Lake District
Another dramatic part of the English country landscape is the Lake District. With mountains and lakes alike, the country walks in this area of the UK offer sightseers some of the most impressive views in the country. With Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England and Windermere, the largest natural lake in England, the Lake District is as unique as it is record-breaking. With water sports being offered on lakes throughout the district, mountain climbing and hill-trekking, you’re unlikely to be bored on a holiday in the Lake District.
Though we may not be able to go abroad and soak up the sun, this summer we all have the opportunity to see the beauty of the UK. While restrictions are still in place throughout the nation, most UK tourist destinations are operating as usual with social distancing measures in place. If you’re worried about the spread of Covid-19 while planning your trip, remember you can still take rapid tests with you, like the Healgen Rapid Antigen test, to make sure you feel safe and relaxed your entire trip.