During the pandemic, all we dreamed about was leaving the UK behind and hopping on a flight to our favourite luxury destinations. The thought of sand between our toes and cocktail-fuelled evenings were a dream that felt too far away to bear.
We soon slipped out of the pandemic and the prospect of travelling didn’t seem so impossible anymore. It was a welcome relief after months on end of staring at the same four walls and waving through windows to our loved ones.
This means that – for the first time ever– we’ve stopped looking beyond the shores of our home nation and started, instead, looking at what we can do just minutes from our doorsteps. The beaches we once visited daily aren’t just a dog walking destination anymore, but a relaxing destination to sunbathe and listen to the waves. The forests and hills no longer a drive-by piece of our landscape, but an excuse for adventure. We’ve taken these small details about where we live and realised, truly, how magical they are as home turned into holiday.
We’re now in a restriction-free world, where travel is (mostly) unlimited once again. We have seen what our local areas, and areas on other shores within the UK, can provide in terms of a relaxing break. So – why now are we longing for plane journeys, baggage allowances and far-away lands when we know just how precious our home really is? With so many reasons to stay put and holiday in the most stress-free way possible, why are we rushing to stand in airport queues?
We have rounded up the top 10 reasons to holiday right here, in the UK! Let’s dive in…