Though flights to certain European countries have resumed from the UK, following guidance from the Foreign & Commonwealth office on post-COVID-19 travel, many of us are still choosing to embrace holidays slightly closer to home this summer. Giving you that same sense of escape without having to travel too far, it’s no wonder why staycations are already trending (#staycation2020 has already reached over 100k posts on Instagram alone, compared with under 10k posts back in 2019), and our feeds have filled up with scenes of sunny Brighton beaches and countryside getaways post-lockdown.
When you consider the pros — not having to go to an airport or get on a flight, less risk of cancellations and potential quarantine on arrival back onto UK soil — it makes total sense. Even more than that, though, the UK is home to some beautiful and diverse destinations, whether it’s the dramatic coastlines of Cornwall, the chocolate-box villages synonymous with the Cotswolds, or the rugged and remote Scottish Highlands — so really, now’s just a great opportunity to explore all that the UK has to offer. With that in mind, we’ve rounded up the best staycations around the UK that let you go off the grid completely, from remote escapes to quintessential country estates, unique spas, picturesque beaches, and some seriously cool coastal cabins . . .