Hidden UK Getaways
You don’t have to get on a flight and travel for hours to find a beautiful place to holiday – there are lots of great holiday and day trip destinations right here in Britain, many of them not as popular or well-known as many further-flung destinations, which makes it perfect if you’re just looking to get away for a while. So, if you want to save yourself an tonne, why not check out these wonderful hidden gems right here in the UK?
The North-East isn’t the first place that most of us would think of visiting for a British-based holiday, which is a shame because it is home to some of the most spectacular landscapes and sweeping coastlines in the whole country. Barnard Castle, in particular, seems to be neglected by the tourists. Located in a quaint little market town, Banard Castle is home to (what’s left of) a completely stunning 12th Century castle, which overlooks the River Tees.
Lansallos is a very small village in Cornwall. As you will probably know, Cornwall is one of the most beautiful, picturesque places in the country, possibly even the world, thanks to the rolling hills and rugged coastlines you’ll find there. However, it’s also a massive tourist trap, which can make having a relaxing holiday there difficult. This isn’t so if you stay at Lansallos, which is home to a beautiful, barely populated beach that is pure perfection! Definitely add it to your Summer 2018 travel wishlist.
Evesham is another market town, this time located in the Wychavon area of Worcestershire, nestled between the Malvern Hills And the Cotswolds, so it goes without saying that it is home to breathtaking views, and The Wood Norton Hotel in Evesham, which has a seven-course tasting menu to die for. Not only that, but there’s a fun, light railway there, which is perfect for kids, and plenty of pretty places to walk.
THE ISLE OF MULL
If you fancy a trip up to Scotland, you’re probably thinking Edinburgh, Glasgow, or if you like it a bit more rugged, The Isle of Skye, but all of these places are always teeming with tourists. If you’re looking for somewhere that’s every bit as stunning as Skye you need to head to The Isle of Mull, specifically Knockvologan beach. On a good day, it’s beach is amazingly beautiful and, who knows, you might even see one of the mermaids that are purported to swim off the coast there!
CAMLEY STREET NATURAL PARK
You can’t exactly say that London is a hidden gem, it is, after all, one of the most famous and loved cities in the world. However, there are parts of London which aren’t as well known. One such place is Camley Street Natural Park, which despite not being far from King’s Cross, is a wonderfully calm place where you can listen to the birds and bees and watch the butterflies float by.