As we all know, more and more people are choosing to ditch the airport in favour of taking a holiday at home. Dubbed as a “staycation”, Brits are packing up their car and heading to another location within the British Isles. This doesn’t require exchanging currency, an in-date passport or sticking to any strict deadlines. But just why is a UK staycation better than going abroad? We have taken a look at some reasons below:

The Sights

Britain is steeped in history, with famous landmarks, stately homes and castles scattered right across the country. There is something quite special about learning more about the history of our great nation by visiting relics of the past.

The UK also has some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, lining our coast wonderfully. With sandy, pebble and shale beaches, each offers a different experience underfoot as you walk along them, drinking in your surroundings.

If the coast isn’t for you, how about the rolling, green hills of the Great British countryside? Offering a view like nowhere else in the world and allowing you to gulp in lungfuls of fresh air, whilst keeping an eye out for the wildlife native to our shores make for a fantastic day out.

The Sounds

As we previously mentioned, walking on the beach and through the country allows you to take in some wonderful sights, but what about the sounds? The waves gently lapping against the shore, the call of a seabird and even the faint buzz of a bumblebee as he buzzes around, pollinating our crops for us; these sounds offer an extra dimension to your holiday experience.

And for when the outdoors is proving too much and you want to unwind, what about the Great British pub? Regardless of where you are in the country, you will find a traditional pub, full of great characters and traditional pub food, providing an excellent end to your day.

The Tastes

Whether you are looking for the more traditional dish, or you are looking for something a bit more exotic, you won’t have to travel far to find something to cure that craving. From a three course gourmet meal to a bag of fish and chips on the seafront, the choice is completely yours.

You may even wish to experience the traditional past time of afternoon tea, for something a bit more civilised. There aren’t many places you can visit in the world where you will be presented with a stand of finger sandwiches and scones, all washed down with a cup of tea!

Of course, these are just a few reasons why staying in the UK is perfect for your holiday. If it sounds appealing to you, why not take a look at our range of holiday chalets for sale, offering you a perfect holiday home for you to head out and discover what makes the UK so great for yourself.


Photos courtesy of Dave Hitchborne, Andrew Dunn and Jo Turner, under Creative Commons