The Great British Staycation
With many of us preferring to stay closer to home rather than travelling abroad this year, this summer is the perfect opportunity to rediscover the wonderful sights around England. Here are some of our favourite places to visit around the country.
Cornwall is an obvious choice for its scenic beaches and rugged coastline. Along with a whole host of tourist activities, the Eden Project is a fab day out for the whole family.
At the other end of the country and equally beautiful is the UNESCO World Heritage Site of the Lake District. Perfect for those who like an active trip, hike Scafell Pike, the highest mountain in England, or go kayaking on Lake Windermere. Of course you can take it easy and mooch around the charming villages and towns like Kendall to try the famous mint cake.
For quaint scenes between those two geographic extremes, visit the Cotsworlds. Full of quintessentially English villages, Bibury has been labelled the UK’s prettiest village for a reason! With Cotswold Water Park you can experience all kinds of water sports from water-skiing to wakeboarding.
Nearby Bath is an ideal weekend away with its mixture of contemporary culture as well as rich history and heritage. A must-do when in Bath is a visit to the Roman Baths. Built in circa 70AD, it’s the best-preserved Roman Spa in the world, and is still filled with 1,170,000 litres of steaming water each day.
For a seaside break, Norfolk boasts over 90 miles of coastline to choose from. Cromer is a great choice, and this small town has all the charms of a traditional seaside holiday. There are a wealth of attractions, including Cromer Pier and the Pavilion Theatre.
If you wanted to stay even closer to home, get the marshmallows over the BBQ, dig out a tent and camp out in your garden for a nostalgia hit. Rippon gardens are spacious enough to create your home away from home. Check out the garden in your nearest Rippon showhome to see for yourself https://www.ripponhomes.co.uk/show-homes/