I know the majority of the UK is under strict rules at the moment, but once 2021 rolls around, I thought I would highlight some of the best weekend trips to do in the UK. Seeing as most of us are embracing the staycations anyway.
Joe and I have been quite fortunate that we got to travel around the UK in 2020. We did the Cotswolds at the start of the year, more recently we’ve travelled to Bristol, The Lakes and Cornwall. We’re were also planning to go to Oxford but then the national lockdown happened… But nevermind, I’m sure we’ll get to go in the new year.
Any who, here are 7 of the best weekend trips in the UK:
We stayed in the beautiful Falmouth when we went and had such a great time despite it was raining in the Summer! I’d highly recommend doing a staycation there. We’re planning to go back in 2021 – I’d love to do Newquay!
How to spend 72 hours in Cornwall.
Bristol is a great location for lots of cool cocktail bars, loads of trendy places to eat and coffee shops. There’s also lots of colourful houses that look ever so pretty.
How to spend 48 hours in Bristol.
One of my favourite locations in the UK has to be Bath. It’s such a pretty city and The Gainsborough hotel treated us like royals. Highly recommend staying there if you want to splash out.
How to spend 48 hours in Bath.
4. The Lakes
The Lake District is great to do a staycation all year round. If you love walking/hiking than this is perfect for you! We stayed in Levens, on the cusp of the lakes, but we travelled to Windermere and Kendall while we were there!
How to spend 72 hours at the Lakes.
If you’re looking for the perfect getaway that’s not too far from London, then I highly recommend exploring Cambridge. Lots of beautiful bridges, cobbled streets and tasty treats.
How to spend 48 hours in Cambridge.
6. The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is magical during Christmas time but also super pretty in the warmer months. We went in January and loved it. We dressed up warm, so prepare to layer!
How to spend 48 hours in the Cotswolds.
If you’re looking to go somewhere further up north, Edinburgh is a great choice! The castle is beautiful, the town is buzzing (pre-Covid days) and the food and drinks are wonderful!
What’s your favourite staycation in the UK?
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The Cotswolds will always be my favourite place here in the UK!
The Cotswolds is gorg! Love it there. x
I’d love to visit The Cotswolds, its a place I’ve had on my list for ages!
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It’s dreamyyy. Would love to go back next year. x
These all sound so great! We are in California but dreaming of visiting places around the world right now like the UK =o)
California, how dreamyyy! x
I’ve heard a lot about some of these places. Would love to visit Bristol.
Bristol is lovely – the food and drinks are so good over there! x
One of my goals this year was to see more of the UK, for obvious reasons that’s not really happened. However, I’m hoping to do more next year…or 2022? Would love to visit the coast more xx
Yeah, it’s such a shame. Hope you get to travel more in 2021/2022 lovely. x
Ahh what a lovely post! I have been to a few places on your list already, including Bath, Cornwall & Cambridge, but i would absolutely love to go to the Cotswolds for a weekend break, it looks so beautiful there!
Thank you Hannah :). The Cotswolds is dreamy, highly recommend having a staycation there. x