We are living in the age of the deadly pandemic and more than half of humanity is on lockdown. With all the travel restrictions and stay-at-home orders in place, people are stuck at home and confined to binge Netflix and scroll Instagram for entertainment. All those spring break plans seem to have been canceled and all of us are Lowkey wishing that we at least had the option to go on a vacay in these tough times. But the good news is, Not all is lost for Britons as they can still give themselves the spring break they so very much need and deserve.
As found by the newly conducted researches, about 83% of tourists are planning to plan their spring Staycation in the UK than traveling abroad this year.
Almost three-quarters of respondents intend to plan a UK spring Staycation in 2021, As found by New research from The Cumberland, with the main motivation for the UK staycation being the fear of being stranded abroad and uncertainty around COVID-19. But the question remains, where and How to plan your UK spring Staycation in 2021 in these Corona times without being unsafe for yourself and the society? We have rounded up 5 best places to visit in your 2021 UK spring staycation and we hope they can help.
London is an amazing place to visit even during these unprecedented Corona times. Although like everywhere else, the pandemic took hold of London too. But the charm, the culture, the food, the entertainment, the breathtaking landmarks, and even nature, everything remains the same and it stays the topmost option for those looking for a spring Staycation in 2021.
With all its negative impact on humanity, the coronavirus has done something good for nature as a serious decline in London’s level of pollution has been witnessed. London has never looked quieter, calmer and, better which gives you a bright chance of getting photos alone next to the city’s famous Landmarks. Walkthrough London’s streets like you own the city and enjoy yourself like never before!
There is quite a lot you can do on your spring Staycation in London for example, if you are a museum enthusiast, you have a list of museums to visit. British Museum, the Natural History Museum, the Science Museum, London is so full of art and culture that you will never get enough of that. You can also enjoy the changing over of the Queens’ Guards at the Buckingham palace and take videos and pictures with them. Spend your nights gazing up at the Fascinating Lights of Picadilly Circus or sit by the River Thames or, listen to Big Ben chime or relax in any of the awesome parks in London and that’s just the beginning. If you are looking to relax and rekindle this spring Staycation, there is no better time to visit London than Now!
While a lot has changed due to Covid, Cornwall still reigns supreme as the top UK spring staycation in 2021, with approximately 48% of Britons intending to visit the country for a staycation. With a new set of guidelines to follow concerning the health and safety point of view, Cornwall is open to tourism and makes it into our list of the 5 best places to visit in your 2021 UK spring Staycation for those long-awaited and cherished holidays and short breaks.
Spend this spring on the dockside in the traditional fishing village of St Mawes in Cornwall, The Idle Rock, a place that claims excellent sea views and fresh seafood. The head chef in The Idle Rock is a profound forager and the food contains unique twists such as Birch Tee Syrup and a unique range of brunch dishes is always available. Sip on some cocktail in the bar or spend your evenings on the terrace enjoying the beauty of panoramic sea views. Go on a travel spree to visit some of the best tourist hotspots this village has, such as St Mawes Castle, coastal and inland walks and watersports. You can also visit Falmouth, which is a mile away by ferry and operates year-round, and Trelissick Gardens, St Austell, and Truro town centres that are just on a 30-minute drive from The Idle Rock.
The Cotswolds is another tourist delight and a perfect staycation for a short break and even an extended holiday. The Cotswolds is huge and you can easily spend an entire week exploring the different areas, each unique in its sense, yet reflecting the exclusive Cotswold features, golden stone and rolling hills, the wolds. Travel around and quintessentially English villages, lively market towns, and explore the magical castles and country houses, get lost in the beauty of the most famous arboreta in Britain, have a stroll through the magnificent landscapes, or spend some beach-time in the Lakeland area.
With more than 3000 miles of footpaths and bridleways to walk around and 4000 miles of historic Cotswold stone walls dividing the landscape, the city has a rich rural vibe to it. Take your family and explore places buzzing with vibrancy and excitement like Cheltenham, Cirencester, Tewkesbury, Stroud, and Witney. Curl up in the charismatic B&B or set up a tent at the campsite, The Cotswolds is full of never-ending fun and adventure and finest cuisine which makes it perfect from a tourism perspective.
The second most visited city in the UK, Edinburgh has no shortage of amazing galleries, museums, parks, and attractions. Dazzling skyline, cobbled streets, and vibrant characters as your backdrop, this city is perfect for your spring staycation this year. There are plenty of things you can do to embrace and explore the city and its culture and have the best time of your life. Despite the challenging corona times, Edinburgh still has a plethora of options to offer. Steeped in history, this iconic UK city seamlessly blends old and new and makes a perfect tourist destination to experience the sights, sounds, and tastes of a miscellaneous and vibrant city.
Spend your days wandering and unwinding in the beautiful grounds of Royal Botanic Gardens or gaze at a marvellous and eye-catching collection of fine art from the early Renaissance through to the early 19th century in the Scottish National Gallery. Or If you are looking to explore the cultural side of the city, head to St Giles Cathedral which is a free site to visit. Recollect your childhood memories in the Museum of Childhood, the first of its kind, or rekindle yourself in an oasis nestled into the banks of the Water of Leith, Dean Village. Don’t miss out on visiting The famous Royal Mile that connects Edinburgh Castle with the Palace of Holyroodhouse via a mile of a cobbled street, and neighbouring Grassmarket when visiting Edinburgh. Pick up a free Edinburgh Greater Grassmarket Historic Trail map from a nearby shop and go on exploring and unearthing the shocking past of this medieval marketplace. Arguably one of the coolest cities in the UK, you will never regret planning your spring staycation in Edinburgh and that’s a promise!
With its massive skyline, panoramic landscapes, lip-smacking cuisine, and hospitable natives, the Highlands is the Scotland of your imagination. With a natural backdrop and a tempestuous history that demands to be explored, the city has some of the most romantic and beautiful castles in the world.
Get lost in the grandeur of majestic mountains and mysterious lochs or take a walk through Britain’s largest National Park or head towards the Moray Coast to witness dolphins frolicking off the coastline. Explore the sensational seascape of the North Highlands, and the stunning islands and stretches of coastline or walk in the shadow of Britain’s highest peak, Ben Nevis. Full of fun activities, popular destinations, iconic locations, and panoramic landscapes and a must-visit this spring.
With most of us confined to homes and international travel still banned, now is the ideal time to plan your spring staycation 2021 in the UK. Leave your passport at home and forget about the international Covid restrictions. You can easily drive or get the train to the above-mentioned destinations and bring countless mementos back home without having to stress about the stressful airport security and luggage limits, so Happy Holidays y’all!
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