Places To Visit In The UK That Might Be Off Your Radar
15 October 2020 -
This week’s blog is all about the hidden gems in good old Blighty. In the past, you may have overlooked some seriously lovely locations, but now 2021 UK-based staycations are becoming more and more popular, it’s time to take a closer look at the treasures that were right on your doorstep all along…
Are You Going to Scarborough Fair?
Crowds have been swooning over Scarborough since God was a boy, or for the last 400 years at least! It really hit the tourist circuit when a little lady called Mrs Farrar was frolicking around the harbour and came to the realisation that the natural mineral waters had medicinal benefits… and so commenced the ultimate Victorian pool party! Soon more people were flocking up to ‘take the waters’ than you could shake a stick (of rock) at, which led to Scarborough nabbing the ‘First British Seaside Resort’ accolade.
These days, it still flaunts its old-fashioned resort charms, sitting pretty between two lovely bays and crammed with quaint ice-cream parlours and a rainbow-cascade of beach huts. We cosy up to the Queen of the Yorkshire Coast during this fab five-day break which includes free excursions to Whitby, Beverley Market & Filey.
Ten Out of Tenby
Ah, the wild, wild west - no we’re not talking about cowboys and gunfights, we mean the rugged Pembrokeshire coast! Gurgling, blue coves and gnarled sea cliffs stacked up pell-mell like a giant’s drunken game of Jenga. Drink in the stunning shorelines, explore the come-hither beaches and wander around mysterious, old pilgrimage sites.
Our Picturebook Pembrokeshire, Tenby & the Vale of Rheidol Railway tour offers the chance to slip into this heather-clad county and discover everything from postcard-perfect landscapes, vintage railways and picturesque seaside towns.
Welcome to the North
Northumberland, eh? Easily one of Britain’s most secluded and unspoilt coastlines. Trade in fish and chip piers for long sandy stretches, a tangle of quaint villages and castle-crested hillsides without a soul in sight.
See the rolling moorland and striking seascapes for yourself during our Northumberland, Hadrian’s Wall, Holy Island & Alnwick Castle break, where we explore the UK's most significant Roman site, Hadrian’s Wall, and venture across to the unique Holy Island of Lindisfarne.
Knockin’ on Devon’s Door
Next up on our treasure hunt of Britain’s hidden gems is Devon. Truly a sonnet of a county with fishing harbours and the swish of sea air at every turn. From bunting-clad fudge emporiums, barefoot beach strolls and the cobbled lanes of clever, old Exeter, we couldn’t stop with creating just one break to this delicious county!
Head north for waterfall cruises and Exmoor national park, or south for palm-tasseled Torquay. It might be forever associated with Fawlty Towers’ hospitality hijinks, but rest assured that Devon’s tourism trade is far superior in real life.
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