It’s not uncommon to think that you need to go abroad for the perfect summer holiday – the excitement of getting on a plane and soaring through the clouds over sitting on a busy motorway, authentic local food, exploring a different culture plus miles and miles of golden sand.
Let’s be honest, heading overseas offers much to love and the weather is often more predictable than the UK but that doesn’t mean you cannot stay in the UK and experience much of the same cultural, culinary and beach experiences you get abroad.
There is so much to see and do in the UK, from beach towns to historical cities, mountains and hills and other areas of outstanding natural beauty on your doorstep just waiting to be explored.
So, if you are contemplating a holiday in June this year, why not check out these fantastic reasons to stay in the UK and start planning a holiday to remember in 2019.
Oh, the scenery. In the UK, we are fortunate enough to have miles of countryside to explore much of which is steeped in history. The beaches of Cornwall are equal to many that can be found in the Med with golden sand, clear blue waters (plus great surfing) and as to the spectacular vistas from the mountains of North Wales, the Lake District and Scotland – they truly are amazing.
Wherever you go, the scenery is breath-taking. Britain has a medley of landscapes right outside your front door. One of our favourites is the recently revamped Cotswolds Country Park & Beach in the Cotswolds Water Park. With water sports, boats, real sand and more, you get the best of both worlds; the fun of the beach set amongst some of the most idyllic and typically British countryside.
For those who love nature and want to be one on one with wildlife, there is plenty of indigenous wildlife to watch and photograph across the UK.
The highlands of Scotland boast many rare and endangered species including the Scottish Wildcat and you can also find Reindeer and Red Squirrels or spot a Golden Eagle soaring above the mountain peaks. In the New Forest in Hampshire, you can see all 6 species of deer living in the UK, whilst the coastline of Cornwall acts as the perfect viewing platform for Bottlenose Dolphins, Grey Seals and even Basking Sharks.
Finally, for the avid bird watcher, you cannot beat the Cotswolds Water Park – an excellent birding destination throughout the year with thousands of birds coming and going all year round. Read this blog to see what’s been spotted CWP birds blog.
For many, the attraction of exploring the culture of a new country on their holiday is a big draw and yet how many can truly say they’ve fully experienced the vast culture on offer within their home country.
The UK has an unrivalled heritage just waiting to be explored and enjoyed. From ancient castles where royalty once lived, classic manors where Lords and Ladies danced and dined to museum filled cities such as Edinburgh and London.
And with 27 World Heritage Sites dotted around the UK including Stonehenge, The Giants Causeway, the city of Bath and the Lake District there is somewhere for everyone to immerse themselves in the varied culture on offer.
The Outdoor Adventures
Have you climbed a mountain? No, well you don’t need to venture outside of the UK to do so. The UK’s highest mountains; Ben Nevis in Scotland, Snowdon in Wales and Scafell Pike in the Lake District offer stunning scenery from the top of peaks that are accessible to a wide range of walkers and climbers.
If heights aren’t your thing then the UK is littered with beautiful national parks and forests ideal for walking, cycling and camping under the stars. In fact, one of the best ways to enjoy the Cotswolds is on foot. Find some jaw-dropping walking trails here.
The great outdoors in the UK is something that cannot be easily rivalled, especially when it comes to the quintessentially English countryside that is at its best in the June sunshine.
There is no better romantic getaway than one of the many medieval castles of the UK. Whilst the windswept moorlands of Wuthering Heights fame and the spectacular coastlines are the perfect backdrop if you are looking for romance. Add the quaint villages of the Cotswolds and a cosy local pub and you’ve found yourself a gloriously romantic spot for any couple wanting to reconnect and relax. With Valentine’s day coming up shortly, take a look at our blog from last year to see why you should retreat to the Cotswolds this Valentine’s Day.
Ready for a UK Holiday this June?
From beaches to museums, stunning gardens, sports and more, the UK, and in particular the Cotswolds, has it all and more. With a full range of self-catering properties, many of which are pet-friendly, we are certain that our properties in the Cotswold Water Park would make the perfect base for your June holiday.
For more information, give us a call on 01285 861839 or browse our website to see our availability.