Britain’s welcoming the Olympics and celebrating Queen Elizabeth’s Diamond Jubilee this summer, so there is no better time to take a holiday in the UK.
There will be a great festival atmosphere nationwide and as part of the celebrations many activities and attractions are offering 20.12% off too, so you could end up getting some really good deals. Through the Visit England website you can get money off Theatre tickets, tours around historic castles, discounts on visiting Open Gardens or tours of the Harry Potter studio, so there’s sure to be something that you will enjoy.
There are lots of areas of the UK that make fantastic holiday locations. If you like beaches and can think of no way better to spend a day than hanging out with friends and family, splashing around in the surf then why not find yourself one of the many last minute self catering cottages in Cornwall? Self-catering is always fun since lots of the best holiday memories involve cooking and eating with friends and hanging out afterwards, with not a pressure in the world. The North Coast of Cornwall is great if you like the surf and there are many places to hire wetsuits and boards if you don’t have your own. And great news for those who leave these things till the last minute – there is no need to book these, you can just turn up on the day and find something in your size and get cracking.
Late availability cottages are available in other parts of the country too, making your last minute holidaying really possible. The Peak District is a fabulous location to get a break. There is lots of walking to be had there and great days out at stately homes such as Chatsworth House, where you can hang out when your feet need a rest. Take a picnic, pack your swimming things and go for a dip in the river for the ultimate English summers afternoon. Don’t forget the strawberries! But if you do they do scrumptious ice creams in the shop.
If you are more of a culture vulture when it comes to holiday time, why not look away from the usual and head to Liverpool? Liverpool has loads to offer and after being named European Capital of Culture in 2008 is recognised as a serious culture destination by those in the know. There is the Tate Liverpool, the Walker Gallery, (which is the national gallery of the North) and the spectacular Grade I listed Bluecoat Arts Centre. For Museums Liverpool has the Museum of Liverpool, which opened in 2011 and the Merseyside Maritime Museum along with the International Slavery Museum. All of these museums are truly fantastic and make for hours and hours of interest and inspiring times during your holiday get away. Although occasionally visiting exhibitions at the Tate get booked up, all of the other galleries and museums allow you to just turn up on the day, making them great for last minute holidayers!
There are countless more brilliant places to visit in the UK, so if you haven’t been yet, come along and see what you have been missing out on!