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    The UK’s best holiday destinations

    The UK is absolutely packed with amazing holiday destinations, so you don’t necessarily have to jet off overseas in order to enjoy an excellent break this year. If you fancy cutting the cost of your holiday, consider staying in this country and get to grips with some of the astounding landscapes the UK has to offer.

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    No matter what kind of holiday you’re after, you can find the ideal destination without paying for any expensive flights. For instance, the UK is perfect for walking holidays, seaside breaks, spa weekends, historic visits and family-friendly stays, so there really is something for everyone.

    Consider trying out some of these options:

    1)      Devon

    If you want a seaside holiday to rival all others, Devon really is the place to be. This English county has everything you could possibly need for a relaxing break by the beach, and there’s certainly more than enough coastlines to choose from. Some of the best beaches in Devon include Woolacombe Village Beach and the Westward Ho! beach, if only for its imaginative name!

    2)      Sussex

    This part of the country is famous for its amazing landscape and so it’s perfect if you want to go on a challenging yet enjoyable walking holiday. There are numerous walking routes, including long distance ones for those after something a bit more strenuous.

    3)      Lancashire

    Lancashire has the best of both worlds – it is close enough to Manchester to enjoy city life but it’s also surrounded by beautiful countryside. With this in mind, you can enjoy a relaxing break in the country but still pop into Manchester for an amazing day out.

    4)      The Lake District

    Stunning rolling hills, idyllic lakes and quaint villages await you in the Lake District, where relaxation can be enjoyed without any worries. This part of the country holds lots of history, and if you’re a fan of the poet William Wordsworth it’s sure to be a hit. Some of Wordsworth’s most famous poems were inspired by the stunning scenery in the Lake District.

    5)      Wales

    Wales is a country in its own right and it’s just a few hours’ drive away from those living in England, making it an ideal holiday destination. Wales features beautiful countryside and has lots of historic sites to visit, such as Caernarfon Castle, the Elizabethan house Plas Mawr and Beaumaris Castle. Its pristine beaches are also a huge draw for visitors!

    6)      Scotland

    There’s so much to see and do in Scotland that you’ll definitely need to visit more than once to experience it all. A trip to its capital city, Edinburgh, is definitely in order though. You can immerse yourself in art and music in the city, and find out all about Edinburgh’s fascinating history by visiting Edinburgh Castle, the National Museum of Scotland and Holyrood Park.

    7)      Kent

    Another excellent destination for seaside holidays, Kent can be found within the Home Counties and is sufficiently close to London for daytrips if you’re staying for any good length of time. You can find some exceptional architecture in Kent, thanks to its historic roots, and a trip to the beach is always a great option. Why not visit Bleak House while you’re there? It was Charles Dickens’ summer home and was where he wrote one of his best novels, David Copperfield.

    8)      London

    And finally, we’ve reached England’s capital city. You must visit London at least once in your life, as this city is the hub of everything within England. You’ll instantly fall in love with its bustling, busy culture and it’s amazing attractions, restaurants and sights.

    If you can’t decide where to go for your holiday, why not work your way through the entire list? It could give you some superb holiday memories!

    This article was provided by Aurora Johnson on behalf of Barton Grange, a Lancashire hotel.

    Aurora Johnson
    I'm Aurora Johnson, a travel writer at Custard. I'm absolutely obsessed with all things travel and love experiencing new locations around the world. From trying new cuisines to uncovering unexpected tourist attractions, I do my best to blog on the best bits of travel! Google+

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