With many of us tightening the purse strings during the cost-of-living-crisis, some might be abandoning the idea of a summer holiday altogether. And whilst jetting off to tropical paradises might be off the table, there’s nothing stopping you enjoying some downtime in good old Blighty.
But let’s give the UK some love; with all the beauty and warmth of the southern coastline, the peaks in the northwest and wealth of historic towns, it’s the perfect destination for a road trip. Pack up the motorhome and check out the below destinations. Just don’t forget to pack your drivers license and your motorhome insurance papers!
Home to some of the most pristine beaches in the UK, a fantastic surfing scene and exquisite seafood, Devon is one for the adventurists. Best known for its craggy coastlines, Devon is brimming with stunning coastal walks that can take hours or days – the length, of course, is up to you!
And if you fancy a spot of culture, visit all the Norman churches and Medieval castles before having the catch of the day for your supper.
Isle of Skye
It might be a long drive away, but it’s absolutely worth it. Miles and miles away from modern civilisation with only a few residents to its name and endless uninterrupted horizons, the Isle of Skye is where people come to get away from it all.
That’s not to say it doesn’t get busy during the summer months with tourists. Indeed. Thanks to all the brilliant hikes around and untouched beaches, this remote island really is one in a million. Take advantage of the motorhome parks on offer and truly be at one with nature during your staycation.
A hidden gem in many ways, lots of people from England don’t even know how great Northumberland truly is. For those who don’t want to endure the crowds down south, Northumberland is a fantastic option and offers plenty for avid walkers and cold-water swimmers.
It’s a hotspot for history lovers too. Packed with ruins from the Roman empire, as well as historic towns and castles, you can’t walk far before encountering a relic of the past.
Another underrated destination, Wales has everything from rugged peaks to coastline and plenty of sheep. There’s something so wild and unpreened about Wales, and many tourists find it refreshing.
One highlight from Wales has to be Snowdonia National Park. There’s no feeling quite like weaving in and out of the valleys, the towering mountains framing your windscreen in all their majesty. If you’re feeling particularly adventurous, there’s nothing stopping you attempting Mount Snowdon itself!
For those who don’t fancy reaching crazy summits and high altitudes, the Cotswolds offers that British snugness that we all need from time to time. Pretty as a picture with some of the most beautiful architecture in the country, gawp at Blenheim Palace and Gloucester Cathedral or take a cruise on one of the area’s many lakes.