A Guide to Some of the Best UK Staycations – Guest Post

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With the sun peeping from behind the clouds, it’s time to think about what your plans for the summer will entail. Are you hoping to jet off to faraway shores for a week or two? Or, like many families, are you feeling the pinch a little this year and hoping to save a few quid by staying a little closer to home? If this is the case, don’t feel as though you’re missing out on a decent holiday – far from it! Whether it’s a coastline retreat or a city escape, the UK has some sensational destinations to choose from – and you don’t need to plan and book flights months ahead to enjoy them. Here are some of the best.


Let’s start with a city break. With plenty of affordable Travelodge’s in London, a trip to the big smoke needn’t cost an arm and a leg, despite the stories of it doing so. With so many attractions and sights to see, you can surely fill your itinerary as much as you’d like. Plus, if you’re on a budget, many things to do are completely free, including the superb museums and glorious parks. The new Travelodge Get Up and Go Guide has plenty of suggestions to fill a quick getaway to our fair capital.


Step away from the hustle and bustle of the big cities and head to Cornwall instead. As one of the sunniest places in the country, the summer should offer sublime sunshine, blue skies and warm days. Try your hand at surfing, wander the Eden Project or sit on the beach and watch the world go by.


The city of Bath is a World Heritage Site, full of inspiring architecture. It’s also home to a thermal spa that’s definitely worth stopping by if you’re in need of a little relaxation. It doesn’t matter what the weather’s like – the heated rooftop pool is a must! Plus, you’re only a short drive from the diverse city of Bristol, which is fabulous news if you hope to merge a couple of stopovers into your staycation.


Head to the Scottish capital if you’re hoping to appreciate as much culture and entertainment as you can muster. The Edinburgh Festival is an umbrella that covers a number of festivals that are running this summer, most notable being the Edinburgh Fringe Festival in August. If you are a lover of live entertainment, it’s the city to be in this August.

The Lake District

Stay in the north of England and you’ll be astounded by the views and adventures to be enjoyed. The Lake District is a warren of walks, forests, lakes and mountains to explore, and, as it’s considered to be one of the most tranquil places in the UK, you can enjoy your surroundings in complete peace. Aaaah, bliss.


It may not be equipped with golden sands, but Brighton’s shingle beach is the destination of choice for many Brits throughout the summer. Understandably so, especially when you see the wealth of what’s on offer. From the SEA LIFE centre to the Pavilion, there are plenty of attractions to enjoy. Or, you could quite easily spend the hours in the arcades and on the pier, eating fish and chips out of paper bags and munching on a stick of rock!

Don’t worry about rummaging through your paperwork for the passports this year. Save some money and choose a staycation instead, you’ll be amazed at just how much the UK has to offer!

Disclosure: This is a Sponsored Post with Travelodge. Post supplied on behalf of Travelodge.

  • spicers1976

    We’ll be choosing places in the UK after our holiday this year. There is so much I want to see in this country

  • Mellissa Williams

    Some great places here, I adore Bath and London. Edinburgh is amazing when the festival is on too!

  • Joanna Imran

    I love London and I’m glad we live close – with Hubby unable to take holidays and little Bubba we’ll probably just be popping out there during weekends. But there are so many places in UK we want to see, hopefully one summer we will finally organise our dream road trip around the country!

  • sonya

    The Thermae Spa in Bath is AMAZING, really must go back soon!

  • RollercoasterMum

    I do love the UK but I get twitchy if I don’t use my passport at least once a year! London can be great for kids – we love Greenwich and have had some fab weekends there. I love Cornwall too but it always seems to rain when we are there!

  • There’s so much to explore here, we’re really lucky. I just wish we could rely on the weather a bit more!

  • I’d love to go for a staycation in the lake district, I havent been in years.

  • You Baby Me Mummy

    I would love to go to Cornwall. Great post x

  • I’ve never been to the Lake District but I’d love to visit one day

  • we’re planning a trip to London next year – and would love to go to Cornwall again one day

  • Vaichin@RamblingThroughParenth

    A great list! Have ticked most off as a couple, need to go with DS now.

  • So much choice and I do love London, Travelodges make staying there so affordable.

  • Globalmouse

    I love trips to London, especially int he summer…and Cornwall is one of my favourite places to go!

  • We’re planning a couple of Summer Holiday trips now and we’re stuck for choice – there really is so much to do in this country isn’t there x x

  • Kirsty Phillipson-Lowe

    The last 3 years we have stayed in England. The holidays are so much cheaper, especially now we have the twins it would cost us a fortune to go abroad x

  • Kara

    I love all these locations – especially Cornwall. We always end up back there