It has been reported that the summer events of London 2012 has evoked a great increase in British patriotism. In fact over 6 in 10 people feel more proud to be British as a result of the London Olympics and Queen’s Jubilee. Consequently popularity for the British Staycation is following suit, as many families and couples have decided to ditch their air miles in exchange for a traditional break by the seaside, surrounded by greenery, or in one of the UK’s thriving cities.
Following the Government’s Holiday at Home campaign in Summer 2012, it has become clear just what our little country has to offer. From stunning cultural sites found in Castles and Cathedrals, to spectacular beaches and coves, there are many hidden gems in Britain that are often overlooked.
Britain offers us the chance to reconnect with our heritage, to appreciate the lush greenery and the glorious views through a range of outdoor activities and tourist attractions. What’s more a trip to the coast or to the Yorkshire Dales does not involve the expense of air travel, a long wait at the airport or a struggle with luggage restrictions. There is something almost liberating about being able to jump in the car and know that in a matter of hours you will have reached your holiday destination.
Take Cornwall for example, famous for the Cornish pasty and spectacular beaches, Cornwall really is a corner of our country worth a visit. Whether you spend your time soaking up the British sun with a bucket and spade on the beautiful beaches, or if you want to spend your time capturing the breathtaking views following the bicycle trails, it can be assured you will not be disappointed in this part of the UK. Not to mention the choice of Cafes, bars and restaurants are a-plenty where you can sample homemade cuisines and delicacies fresh from local sources.
Many UK holidaymakers are also ditching the traditional British hotel in exchange for self-catering accommodation. From holiday cottages to log cabins, tourists prefer the sense of freedom that comes with the choice of renting self-catering accommodation. Most rental properties offer greater space, the freedom of eating in or dining out, and sleeping quarters large enough for families to share instead of being divided across hotel floors. The new fad, log cabins with hot tubs, provides holiday makers with that added bit of luxury, a private space to relax and unwind with a glass of wine at the end of an action packed day.
Sound Idyllic? What are you waiting for?
This post was contributed on behalf of www.cottages.co.uk.
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