The coronavirus outbreak meant that summer was pretty much a bust this year. Many people missed out on the holidays they had been planning for months, and things had been looking a little too precarious to attempt travelling anyway. Thankfully, lockdown restrictions have started to ease, and the world is returning to a relative form of normality. Of course, travelling to other countries is still looking rather treacherous. As a result, many people are turning their attention to an autumn getaway in the UK this year as compensation for their lacklustre summer. But what kind of staycations are any good in the Autumn-time? Let’s have a look.
One brilliant idea for a staycation this autumn is hiring out a holiday cottage in the country for you and your family. There are plenty of beautiful places dotted throughout the UK, most of which are best enjoyed in the colder months. After all, nothing beats cosying up in a good old-fashioned cottage with the wood burner roaring away. What’s more, being based in the country means that you’ll have some lovely walks through pastoral England right on your doorstep. This is ideal after being cooped up indoors for all of lockdown.
Most people only ever visit the shoreline when its summer, hoping to sunbathe on the beach and swim in the sea. However, coastal towns have a lot more to offer than this, even in the off-seasons. From picturesque cliffside walks to fish and chips in local pubs, there’s plenty to love about a coastal retreat in the autumn. Fishing ports like St Ives and Mevagissey in Cornwall are some of our top recommendations.
If you love adventure and exploration, then going on a campervan holiday this autumn is the way to go. Enjoy a road trip through the Scottish Highlands, sightseeing and stopping off wherever you fancy. You’ll also be entirely self-sufficient when campervanning, so you can really disconnect from reality and responsibilities. This is a great opportunity for you to get closer to nature, too. Sleep under the stars, surrounded by stunning landscapes. There are some fabulous luxury motorhomes out there which are perfect for snuggling up in during the chillier autumn months. Start your journey by searching online for motorhome dealers Scotland based today.
For those who need to unwind after this year, getting away to some lakeside lodgings might be the solution to all your stresses. There’s no better remedy for anxiety than relaxing in a remote location alongside a tranquil body of water. Though lakes might be a little too chilly to swim in during the autumn, they’re still perfect for walks and boat trips. There are also few scenes more atmospheric than a lake at dusk with autumn leaves falling all around.
These are our top holiday recommendations for a getaway in the UK this autumn. You don’t have to feel too disappointed about missing out on your summer with all of these amazing things on your doorstep.