If a staycation is on the cards this year, then you’re in the right place for some top notch UK destination inspiration. From the scenic landscapes of the Scottish countryside to the white sands of the Scilly Isles, us Brits often oversee the rich heritage, beautiful coastlines and 5* cuisines that our country has to offer. With our tiny island only spanning 847 miles, whether with family, friends or planning a solo trip, it’s time to get exploring.
#1 Pentle Bay, Isle of Scilly
For a little slice of paradise, Pentle Bay is quite possibly the most beautiful beach that the UK has to offer. Located on the Isle of Scilly, Pentle Bay boasts white sands and crystal clear seas. Home to some of the UK’s most luxury spas, you’ve the got the choice to relax, explore or both.
#2 West Wittering, West Sussex
If you’re into water sports then we suggest a trip to the beaches of West Wittering. Particularly popular with windsurfers and body boarders, the low tides make for ideal conditions. Or if you’re into a spot of relaxation, spend the day basking in the sunshine and make sure to stick around for picturesque sunsets.
#3 Durdle Door, Jurassic Coast, Dorset
One of Dorset’s most photographed and iconic landmarks, Durdle Door is a natural limestone arch on the Jurassic coast. Created when the sea pierced through the limestone structure, Durdle Door has been in existence for around 10,000 years. For keen photographers, coast walkers or nature lovers in general this is a must see.
#4 The Roman Baths, Bath
For one of the UK’s finest historic landmarks, we’d highly recommend a trip to the Roman Baths in Bath. Explore the World Heritage Site for rich history and impressive architecture from one of the most religious spas of the ancient world. Discover the naturally hot temperatures and healing powers of the Sacred Spring, the Roman Temple and the cold circular plunge pool brought to life with animated projections.
#5 Exmoor National Park
Situated in West Somerset, Exmoor National Park is known for its impressive wildlife, woodland and coastline. Recognised as a heritage coast in 1991, the park spans a massive 18,810 acres. The ideal destination for hiking and mountain biking, if you’re looking to get up close and personal with mother nature, this is the park for you. With 16 conservation areas for you to explore, oak woodland, clear streams and coastlines attract a whole host of wildlife including red deer, otters butterflies and even bats.