Holiday at Home This Summer

We all love going on holiday overseas. There are so many amazing countries out there to see, but it’s going to be expensive. This year I have already had a big trip to Brazil during Carnival, so a lavish summer holiday might be out of reach. 

When you add up the costs of flights, accommodation, and spending, you get a total that is much higher than what you expected. That doesn’t mean that you can’t have a break at all. There are plenty of places much closer to home that you can visit. Britain is full of interesting and exciting cities and holiday destinations that are much more accessible if you are on a tight budget. These are just some of the great destinations that I would like to visit and are just a few hours on the train from home:



Yorkshire is probably one of the most popular counties in England, and for good reason. It has a rich culinary heritage, so if you are a food enthusiast this is the place to go! Did you know that there are more Michelin starred restaurants here than in any other county? And many of them set in picturesque locations. But the food is just the tip of the iceberg; there are also plenty of brilliant attractions to suit all tastes. Cities like York and Sheffield are packed with historical monuments and museums to be enjoyed. You can also find Hull, the 2017 city of culture here, so you won’t be short of things to do. Outside of the cities the county boasts some of the most beautiful natural landscapes in the country, dotted with traditional guesthouses that you can stay in if you are looking for a peaceful break away from the hustle and bustle of the city. 



Ideally, I'd like to go back to laying on the beach in Copacabana, but that’s not going to happen. But there’s plenty of opportunity for sunbathing right here at home. Cornwall offers the best beaches in the country, and the weather is likely to be good all summer. One of the main attractions is the popular surfing scene in the area; there are lessons on offer for beginners and if surfing sounds a bit daunting, you could try bodyboarding instead. Places like the old bridge house in Cornwall offer luxury accommodation near the many monuments to the area’s plentiful artists and sculptors. Any artists would be silly to miss out on an opportunity to take inspiration from the landscapes on offer in Cornwall. 



Suffolk is another great beach location, but it has a lot more than that to offer. You’ll find busy beaches all the way up the Suffolk coast as soon as the sun comes out, and if you eventually get bored of sunbathing, there are plenty of large woodland areas to explore. These are perfect for anybody interested in wildlife as they play host to hundreds of different bird species. You could also take a boat trip on the Broads, one of the country's best loved national parks. 

I'll try visiting some of these places for a much cheaper alternative this summer, and am open to more recommendations.


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