Get ready to put away your passport this summer.  Today we’re bringing you the very best places to visit in the UK.  From the Kent Downs to the Scottish Highlands, there’s something for every type of traveller on our list!

Are you looking to plan your next travel adventure?  With recent research indicating that more Brits are opting for staycations as a result of (you guessed it) Brexit, now’s the time to learn more about the incredible holiday spots sitting on your doorstep. 

Nowadays, you will be hard-pressed to find any reasons to leave the UK, when there are so many exciting adventures to be had at home.  From deserted beaches and awe-inspiring landscapes to fresh cultural hotspots and arts festivals, get ready to create your ultimate UK travel bucket list for the summer break.


Scottish Highlands

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Forget the otherworldly coastlines of Asia.  You may be surprised to hear this, but we have incredible natural landscapes far closer to home.  If you’re currently on the hunt for a well-deserved break from the hustle and bustle of city life, why not plan a Scottish road trip this summer?  This type of trip couldn’t feel further from city living! Make your way through the atmospheric Glens, and you will find yourself within day-tripping distance from dolphin spotting at Chanonry Point, hikes in the atmospheric Cairngorms and monster hunting at Loch Ness. 


If you fancy yourself a bit of a Potterhead, why not visit the Glenfinnan Viaduct?  If you’re more of an adrenaline junkie, why not face the dizzying heights of Ben Nevis?



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We can all agree that there is never a bad time to visit Bristol, and this summer is no exception.  The city’s brand-new shipping container park is open for business in new Wapping Wharf.  Here you’ll find some of the best kept eating and drinking hotspots in the city.  If you’re a fan of craft beer you should definitely check out the creative selection of modern beers from Wild Brew Co.


While you’re here, why not stay at the Artist Residence?  This boutique hotel chain was born in Brighton and has recently opened its doors in a renovated Grade-1 listed factory.  We know where we’ll be staying this summer…


Causeway Coast, Northern Ireland

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Not quite ready to say goodbye to your beloved Game of Thrones?  With the last ever episode set to air before summer, it may be time to visit the rural wilds of Northern Ireland, where you will be able to visit some of the show’s most famous locations.  Belfast is the perfect base to explore from, with a special Game of Thrones escape room in the middle of town. The top-rated Titanic museum is worth a visit too just to see how the world’s most famous ship played such a big part in the city’s history! 


If you’re feeling a little lost when it comes to planning the perfect Game of Thrones itinerary, there are plenty of Thrones themed tours to join.  If you do plan a trip this summer, you should definitely check out Castle Ward aka the infamous Winterfell, Ballintoy Harbour (the Iron Islands) and The Dark Hedges.  This enigmatic scene forms the foreboding tunnel made famous as the King’s Road in the show. 


Around the Antrim coast where much of the show was filmed was also be busy this summer as the British Open will be played at Royal Portrush in July.  



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With misty clifftops, mysterious settings, rugged rocks and plenty of myths, Cornwall is certainly a county of contradictions.  Get ready to enjoy vitamin D-soaked beaches and sleepy towns packed with surfers.  This summer, why not go in search of all things Wiccan?  The Museum of Witchcraft and Magic is home to one of the largest collections of magic-related items.  So, get ready to see lucky charms, sinister mirrors, spell-casting stones and even mummified cats.  If this sounds a little too creepy for your tastes, why not journey to Tintagel’s romantic clifftop ruin to find the legendary King Arthur. 


Finish off a spectacular day with a feast under the stars at The Hidden Hut.  Lastly, the Eden Project is a must-visit location.  This special project is home to the largest indoor rainforest in the world – making it the perfect backdrop to an unforgettable family day out!



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Glasgow is one of everyone’s favourite year-round travel destinations.  This famous city is a magnet for creative types, and it’s not difficult to see why!  As a creative hotbed, Glasgow easily lives up to its musical reputation.  From independent local gems to the world-famous King Tut’s Wah Wah Hut, this city is home to both established artists and emerging musicians. The summer also sees Glasgow Green in the middle of the city transform in to TRNSMT festival, and Bellahouston Park hosting the Summer Series in August with acts like Foo Fighters & The Cure coming to town.


If you’re looking for a central city centre location to stay at, look no further than Fraser Suites Glasgow.  This spectacular residence comprises of studios and serviced apartments in Glasgow’s Merchant City.  This ensures you are near all of the action without sacrificing elegance and luxury. 


The foodie scene in Glasgow is also the stuff of dreams.  Restaurants here cover everything from the modern Scottish fare of Stravaigin, to Asian street food hotspots like Kimchi Cult, Indian restaurants like Mother India and Italian institutions like Celinos.  Regardless of whether you’re on a shoestring budget or looking to enjoy the finer things in life, you can expect to embark on a remarkable culinary tour; all served with a healthy dose of Scottish charm.


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We hope this has given you some much-needed inspiration for your very own staycation this summer and you visit somewhere spectacular that you never knew was so close to home.


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