For many people, a true “holiday” is one that takes place away from the UK – and there’s no doubt that there are countless wonders to be experienced across the globe. Whether it’s a city break to Paris, a long weekend in the south of France, or a two-week sightseeing extravaganza in Egypt, travellers can be assured of an incredible time as they leave old Blighty behind for the duration of their trip.
However, there’s something to be said for holidaying here in the UK as well, and below, we’ve highlighted four particularly persuasive reasons you might want to give the idea a try…
Reason #1: Affordability
As soon as you remove flights from the equation, holidays become significantly more affordable. As a result, choosing to holiday in the UK means that the funds you save by following money saving tips in 2020 will go far further than they would if travelling further afield, which can mean one of three possibilities: a) you are able to take more holidays, b) the holidays you do take are more luxurious or c) you can stay on holiday for longer.
Reason #2: Amazing natural sites
The UK is home to some of the most incredible natural sites in the world; ranging from the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland (pictured above) to the waterfalls in Wales. Whether you’re interested in mountainous terrain, beautiful beaches, lush rolling green hills, or rugged moor landscapes, there’s a place in the UK that is sure to provide a stunning experience should you choose to visit.
Reason #3: Convenience
Travelling across the globe is undoubtedly an amazing experience, but the sheer size of the planet does subtract time from your holiday that has to be dedicated to travel. Travelling in the UK, in contrast, is far more convenient thanks to the relatively small size of the country. There’s also no need to worry about jet lag, having to change money, or getting to grips with a language you’re unfamiliar with; instead, you can simply arrive and start to enjoy your holiday as soon as possible.
Reason #4: Incredible range of cities
Given that all of the cities in the UK are technically in the same country, it would be fairly reasonable to expect a certain uniformity between them – but this is far from the case. If you’re a fan of city breaks, then the UK offers an incredible array of options: from the vibrancy of London, to the quaintness and rich history found in Winchester (Winchester cathedral pictured above), to the nightlife of Manchester, to the art and culture available in Edinburgh, to the stunning architecture of York – you’ll find something different whichever city you choose to visit.
Travelling outside of the UK undoubtedly has its delights, but staying closer to home and exploring the wonders of the UK has – as we have highlighted above – numerous benefits, both in terms of practicality and the type of experiences you are able to enjoy. Why not give a UK holiday or two a try this year and experience the wonders for yourself?