Although the UK is becoming more lenient and is easing up on travel restrictions, there is still a degree of doubt and uncertainty about leaving the UK during these unprecedented times. Now more than ever, people are exploring the idea of staycations, and there has been an ever-increasing boom revolving these types of holidays.

The term staycation refers to a holiday within ones’ home country, and what better way to have fun and explore new walks of life than discovering true gemstone locations within the UK?!

When it comes to the UK, there are a plethora of truly breathtaking places that you will not find anywhere else. Picturesque villages, sandy beaches, national parks, scenic hikes – the UK is not shy of options. In today’s fabulous article, we’ve digressed upon the best staycation destinations within the UK for 2021.


Cornwall has always remained one of the best staycation destinations for Brits to travel to when looking for a place by the beach, with a ton of activities and adventures to be explored by the whole family. Whether you’re looking to venture across oceans, discover new castles, or whether you’re looking to relax on the sandy beaches – Cornwall is the place for you!

Cornwall has an amazing range of fantastic destinations to choose from, which you can tailor to the type of staycation you’d like. Those who enjoy beach activities and would prefer to spend the majority of their stay along the coast would enjoy trips to places such as Newquay.

Portloe is one of the most stunning picturesque and historical villages alongside other towns like Marazion – both being the perfect locations to inspire creative types. Another place worth noting is St Ives, also known as one of the most beautiful places to visit in Cornwall – and also in the entire UK. St Ives has some truly spectacular beaches alongside being known as an ‘artistic town,’ attracting a wealth of artists over the years for its scenic beauties.

If you’re looking for some adventure, why not take up the challenge and hike for 3 days in Cornwall? Bodmin Moor provides the perfect hiking destination to accommodate a range of differing hiking levels, from walks to multi-day long hikes. For some extra adventure why not take a road trip to Plymouth along the way?

Wherever you choose to go in Cornwall, it’s guaranteed to be a staycation you will never forget. Just be sure to snap some amazing photographs to cherish as memories for years down the line!

Peak District

The Peak District is one of the UK’s most visited and breathtakingly beautiful national parks. With more than 550 square miles of land, why not immerse yourself exploring the stunning countryside? There’s a range of activities to participate in such as a nice stroll alongside a river, intense hiking sessions venturing up some of the most famous hills, and miles of wild moorlands to roam around and get lost in.

Whatever your preference, the peak district has just about every landscape you can imagine and is sure to become one of your most favourite staycation destinations. There’s plenty of things to immerse yourself in, from secret caves to quaint villages, panoramic views and natural springs! Some of the best places to traverse within the Peak District include: Dovedale, Bakewell, Tissington, Castleton, Eyam, Buxton, Hathersage, Edale, Ashford-in-the-Water and Leek – you’re definitely spoilt for choice!

Why not have a look here at some of the amazing holiday homes we have on offer in the Peak District, to help assist In creating the perfect staycation for you?


Take advantage of hours under the sun exploring rock pools and watching dolphins somersaulting in the heart of Devon. With miles of Heritage Coastline, Devon is the perfect location for families wanting to engage in fun-filled activities with hours spent on the beach and land exploring the bountiful of rolling hills, thatched cottages and coastlines decorated with dramatic cliff-edged statuettes.

Devon has remained a strong family preference for decades due to the sheer amount of things to experience and do during a staycation. Sandy beaches, medieval towns, moorland national parks and fossil cliffs – what more could you ask for? Some of the most picturesque towns that you won’t want to miss along the riviera include: Torquay, Paignton and Brixham – offering the perfect scenery for family photos!

Pembrokeshire Coast

The stunning beauty of Pembrokeshire Coast National Park features over a magnificent 186 miles of diverse coastline all waiting to be explored! If you are looking for award winning beaches, coastline walks to remember, idyllic towns and villages to explore with plenty of things to do for the kids, then Pembrokeshire is perfect for you.

New adventures are waiting to be made across the spectacular national trails covering some of Britians most unique costal scenery, inclusive of famous harbouring towns such as Tenby, Newport, Narbeth, St. Davids and more. Pembrokeshire has plenty of things to do to get the whole family involved, such as visiting Wales’ own theme park – Oakwood Park, or bottle feeding a lamb and visiting the lions, penguins and giraffes at Folly Farm.

Pembrokeshire not only has fabulous scenery and coastline but activities for all ages, making it one of the best staycation destinations in 2021. For a chance to stay in some of our luxurious Pembrokeshire accommodations, take a look here at our fabulous dwellings!

Lake District

Let’s be honest – this list would never be complete without mentioning the natural beauties that reside in England’s largest National Park and World Heritage site – Lake District. Discover a whole new world of breathtaking lakes, soaring mountains, picturesque valleys and even a sandy coastline. The Lake District promises to give you a staycation you will never forget!

The Lake District is a stunning national park in Cumbria, northwest England and is known for its historic literacy associations, glacial ribbon lakes and sculpted mountains offering the perfect train for hikers and adventures to wander off in. Why not discover the lake district by river? Take it all in on a traditional steamboat, chugging through tranquil lakes, or get on the water with motor boats, rowing boats, kayaks and paddleboards to hire on the shoreline.

The Lake District manages to captivate all passers with its scenic views and tranquil atmosphere. Famous towns worthy of exploration include, but are not limited to: Kendal, Ambleside and Keswick. It’s no wonder a plethora of creatives such as Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth and a range of painters were in awe and inspired by the natural gemstone of a location. Why not book luxury accommodation here and experience the unrivalled views the lake district has to offer?

Lets face it – after reading this your bucket list has probably expanded a whole lot, yet you might not have all the time in the world to visit every location on the list, but that’s okay. Staycations are meant to be about fun, relaxation and discovery – no matter what location you choose, you’re bound to have fun. After all, it’s all about the company who you choose to experience it with and the memories you make, so why not fast-track the process and take a look at the wide range of properties we offer to accommodate to your tailored staycation? We offer a wide range of both short-term and long-term stays across the UK and we have a fantastic variety of properties available which you can book directly here and get started on your UK staycation

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