So far this year, it’s fair to say that the weather has been a little on the bleak side. However, it’s surely not going to rain forever, which will give those of you who are planning to go on holiday at some point a little bit of encouragement. If money’s a bit tight, you might want to consider staying in the UK in some great value accommodation.
One great place to visit this year is the countryside near Edinburgh. Historic landmarks such as the city’s eponymous Castle, numerous museums, stunning countryside and events such as the Fringe Festival are all reasons to come here. As for finding somewhere to stay, holiday cottages can be booked through popular travel sites for reasonable prices.
Mersea Island in Essex is a great place to visit if you want something a little different. Sampling the local oysters, visiting the island’s vineyard and enjoying the tranquil surroundings all appeal, especially if you want a quirky holiday on the cheap.
Cornwall is perhaps the most popular county in the UK with holidaymakers. Here, you’ll find a range of quirky yet charming places to stay including holiday cottages, hotels and service appartments. You can even stay in a holiday park in Cornwall. Rent a caravan with your family or even bring your own. You’ll have all the facilities and amenities you’d need for a comfortable stay, while also being closer to nature.
Isle of Wight
Camping is great during the summer, especially on the Isle of Wight. There, you can head to the beach, visit towns such as Newport, Ventnor and Ryde and go window shopping or, if you feel like it, go walking from coast to coast if you like to go wherever your feet take you. Getting the ferry over to the island is cheap and easy, plus the accommodation here’s not too pricey.
Derry is the UK’s City of Culture this year, and that title means that visitors may begin to flock to this part of Northern Ireland. As well as being within easy reach of Ulster’s most famous landmarks like Giant’s Causeway, it’s also hosting events such as the 2013 Turner Prize and various musicals, plays and exhibitions.