Fun Ways to Make The Most of the UK This Summer

Travel is never a bad idea- it’s fun, it broadens your horizons and you get to make memories that last a lifetime. But jetting off abroad isn’t always an option, whether it’s a financial issue or a practical one, there are lots of reasons you might not be able to holiday in a foreign country each year. However that doesn’t mean you need to give up the idea of travel altogether; us Brits have a beautiful country full of exciting cities, towns and villages. We have mountains, beaches, caves, lagoons and forests. There’s so much for us to see and do that’s practically on our doorstep- why not make the most of it? Here are some of the ways you can enjoy the UK this summer.

Go on a Road Trip

Hitting the open road and going for a long drive with your best pals can be an incredible experience. Road trips are often associated with American adventures, but there are some fantastic routes you can take in the UK. From Scotland’s ‘North Coast 500’ to beautiful circuits through Yorkshire’s picturesque villages and countryside. You could take the ‘Dorset to Cornwall’ route, stopping off at Weymouth’s beautiful beach. There are lots of self catering cottages and other kinds of accomodation nearby if you wanted to stretch out the road trip over a few days and turn it into a full on break away. Another option to consider would be renting a campervan, that way you have your vehicle and accomodation in one.

Go Camping

Camping is what summer is all about- time spent outdoors hiking, fishing, orienteering and eating alfresco. When the long warm evening draws in, you can sleep under the stars or in a tent. If you want more of a ‘home from home’ you could choose a caravan or chalet. Lots of places now offer ‘glamping’- this is particularly popular with groups of girls who want to enjoy some outdoor time with friends but still want their creature comforts such as electricity and running water! Going camping is a great way to take in some of the scenery that the UK has to offer, bring your binoculars for birdwatching and a camera to snap some of the stunning picturesque views you’re bound to see. Camping is cheap and cheerful and is something all the family can enjoy.

Be a Tourist in Your Home Town

Growing up in a place can cause you to lose appreciation for it. Often it can feel like you’ve seen it all before and it’s a little boring, however that shouldn’t be the case. Every place in the world has something of interest, why not discover what’s right under your feet? Visit the museums and galleries that explain about your town’s history. Go on guided walks to learn more. Visit cafes, restaurants and bars that you’ve never been to, or not been to in years. Discover woods, meadows and forests that you perhaps used to explore as a child but haven’t been to in years. See your town with fresh eyes, appreciate where you came from and enjoy it. Work out why tourists come to your town and go and do the things they would do. To make it more of an actual break, you could stay in a hotel.