Feel a world away, right on your doorstep
Here are twelve British holiday destinations for that far-away feeling.
Tropical sunsets, Mediterranean coastlines and Alpine peaks — you don’t have to travel the world to discover some of its most beautiful spectacles. That’s why, this year, we’re helping our customers to discover world-travel worthy wonders, right here in our beautiful British Isles.
And to help you make the most of every second away, we’ve suggested some memorable days out, from our truly local teams across the country.
Ibizan sunsets in Cornwall
Bask in the warm-hues of Mediterranean-style sunsets. Head to the rugged shores of The Lizard, Britain’s most southerly point, and indulge in a tasty treat from Ann’s Pasties, while strolling through a haven of extraordinary plants and flowers and taking in the breathtaking scenery.
Californian breaks in Devon
Cruise the California-like coastline, where palms line the bustling beaches of The English Riviera. Take the grandchildren for a day of jungle-themed adventure golf under the subtropical Torquay sun at Jungle Journey.
Mediterranean marvels in Dorset
Explore a prehistoric coastline that holds as much history as the shorelines of Greece. Embark on a magical expedition, with Jurassic Safari, spotting wildlife on a 4×4 guide through glorious Dorset.
Bordeaux views in Kent
Wander through the ‘Garden of England’. With over four hundred species of animals, from snow leopards to African Elephants, the 90-acre Howletts Wildlife Park is the perfect day out for the whole family.
Basque country bliss in The Lake District
Discover remote mountain-ranges and untouched countryside without the hiking boots. The award-winning Mountain Goat tours will take you to some of the most breathtaking spots in Britain, from England’s largest lake to its tallest mountain.
Icelandic descents in Lancashire
Hike across dramatic, Icelandic-style landscapes and unspoilt valleys. A bird-watcher’s dream, RSPB Leighton Moss Nature Reserve has plenty of tranquil hides for spotting and photographing rare breeds.
Gold Coast dunes in Norfolk
Bathe on Gold Coast-like sands and rugged dunes under cloudless blue skies along the north coast. One of the driest, and sunniest counties in the UK, you’ll find hundreds of seals relaxing along the shores of Blakeney Point.
Swedish-style hideaways in Northumberland
Travel to the kingdom in the north where coniferous forests blanket the landscape, and islands teem with wildlife. Take a boat trip to the famous Farne Islands, and spot colonies of seals bathing on the rocks, and puffins perched shoreside.
Tuscan tranquillity in Suffolk
Immerse yourself in a Tuscan-like countryside, where emerald green trees and meadows shimmer under horizon-stretching blue skies. Take some time to truly relax along the banks of the River Stour, in the heart of the inspiring Constable Country.
Vegas vibrancy in Sussex
Celebrate under the bright lights of Sussex’s Vegas-style city by the sea. Brighton is brimming with things to do, from playing old arcade games on the pier to rising skyward in its new i360, offering panoramic views of the city and beyond.
Danish plains in Yorkshire
Ramble across wide-open spaces and rugged heather-topped moors. Perfect for families, the beautiful, cascading waters of Janet’s Foss are hidden under a canopy of trees, just outside the Dales village of Malham.
Alpine-esque ascents in Wales
Climb snow-tipped mountains, to see spectacular glacial lakes below. Head to the heavenly peaks of Snowdon on one of the world’s most unique mountain railways, with views beyond words along its gentle climb.
As a family-run, UK-based company, we’re proud to champion holidays closer to home. And whether you’re heading away with your family, friends, or loved one, with over 4,900 properties to choose from, you’ll find your perfect, worlds-away cottage getaway, right here in the British Isles.
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