Summer 2020 is the summer of staycations and we've put together a list to help you find beautiful destinations that are on your doorstep.
1. St Ives, Cornwall
Known for its sandy beaches and clear waters, St Ives is the perfect destination for families, budding surfers and sunbathers alike. It also has a flourishing collection of local businesses that would reap the rewards of tourism this summer. The south-western beaches are gorgeous beach spots by day and provide striking sunset views by dusk. Airbnb have an amazing collection of places to stay that you can find here.
2. The Norfolk Broads
The Norfolk Broads provide the perfect mix of tranquility and luxury. Situated on the water the broads are perfect for sailing, yachting and even kayaking. Whether you prefer to catch the sun on the deck of a boat or put your upper body strength to test by steering a boat, the broads are excellent for both! Book a boating holiday here.
3. Windsor, Berkshire
The fact that it's Queen Elizabeth's chosen spot for lockdown says it all. Windsor has the perfect balance of greenery, history and shopping. It has countless restaurants scattered along the river and a colourful mix of both high street shops and independent boutiques to wander through. It's great for a family day out or as an escape from the kids to do a bit of shopping. Find out more about Windsor here.
4. The Cotswolds
The Cotswolds bring to life scenes from fairytales in its beautiful architecture and greenery. What better way to escape the hustle and bustle of London than to go on the ultimate countryside retreat. The Cotswolds is the perfect place to get lost in your imagination and unplug from the digital world: it's ideal to get children away from screens and to give yourself a well-earned break from work. Read about what to do in The Cotswolds here.
5. South East England
The South East coast of England is full of small seaside towns waiting to be discovered. Soak up the rays over the summer holidays on a sandy beach whilst still only a couple of hours away from London. The perfect weekend spot to unwind and temporarily forget normality. Find a guide to Britain's best seaside towns here.
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