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We all have a dream holiday whether it’s somewhere sunny, a trip to a capital city or just a place where you can sip on a cocktail (or three) with a nice view, but we know our options are quite limited at the moment. Airports are not exactly where you want to be spending time and it seems like the second wave might not be far away but this doesn’t mean you’re limited to your living room!

That’s right, you’ll be glad to hear that the UK is also filled with charming destinations where you can either spend the day or a few nights to get a change of scenery from the city and it might even turn out cheaper than you think! With Boris urging Brits to stay on the island to both protect their health and support the economy, it’s hard to get around to booking a ticket to Spain and France but the great thing is that you can still rent a car, or even jump on a train! Just make sure you wear your masks.

Britain has plenty of gorgeous countryside landscapes, cute fish and chips villages and welcoming pub owners that’ll be more than happy to accommodate you whichever way you need. We’re talking anything from B&Bs, campsites and other small businesses that really need your support at the moment and that are taking in bookings.

That’s right, believe it or not, a British holiday might just be around the corner! The question is: what takes your fancy? Would you like to spend your two days strolling down a picturesque beach? Or take some fun selfies with farm animals? We’d love to know what you think of our recommendations in the comments below!

The Peak District

Why? For the breathtaking scenery and to walk through the most picturesque British villages filled with traditional cottages.

Where? Dovedale is a renowned spot with a romantic valley hidden between two cliffs, but we also recommend heading to Chatsworth House which is a stunning building filled with history, or heading over to the heart of the district: Stanage Edge for the best view.

How? Take the train from London Kings Cross and you’ll be there in just over an hour!


Why? For the beach, the surf and all the amazing seafood you can eat along the way…

Where? St Ives is known as “the prettiest beach in the UK” so you could try it out, or you could also pop into Port Isaac, a small fishermen village, if you’re keen to avoid crowds.

How? We think you should hire a car for this one to truly take in all the beautiful coast when you drive down from London! Bear in mind its about a 5 hour car journey so make sure you stock up on snacks and fill up your phone with good tunes.

The Cotswolds

Why? For the history, the cider and the comfort food.

Where? Although the Cotswolds is one of the most touristic spot in the UK, we’re 100% sure you can avoid crowds if you pick random, small villages to visit. We strongly recommend Blockley, Kingham and Mickleton to get the best grams of your life.

How? You can easily jump on a train from Marylebone and get there in under an hour. Although if you want to drive around it’s probably best to get a car, but you can also find a cute cottage with a cozy living area and enjoy the scenery.

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