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Lockdown and all associated restrictions are supposed to be lifted on June 21st in the UK. Naturally, everybody has their own thoughts and opinions on this milestone, with many doubting whether this will actually happen. Travel is set to pick up again this summer and while many have the travel bug and can’t wait to go abroad, others are less inclined to book an overseas holiday just yet. Luckily, we’ve put together a list of five of the best staycation options for UK travellers. These staycation ideas are not only perfect for those wanting to stay local this year, they’re also an excellent way to rediscover what’s on your doorstep.
If you’re a hardcore Harry Potter fan then this staycation travel experience is for you! This Harry Potter tour takes you to all of places in London which gave J.K. Rowling inspiration when writing the books, as well as the filming locations used in the movies. You will be taken to each location by a fully qualified and knowledgeable driver and tour guide in one of the world famous Black Taxi’s, electric powered with zero emissions.
Think you’re too old for treehouses? Think again! The Treehouse in London offers a completely unique hotel experience. Technically it’s a hotel – not a real tree, so don’t worry if you can’t climb! A staycation here provides you with a sense of outdoor living but with all the benefits of a luxury hotel stay. The initial concept was to create a hotel founded on the ideas that inspire children to build treehouses. Independence, adventure, small cosy spaces, filled with crafty creations. Each of the Treehouse hotels incorporate these qualities, along with locally sourced produce and lots of cute handmade details.
We’re all guilty of too much screen time and although the internet and technology has its advantages, sometimes it would just be lovely to switch off and completely go off-grid for a while. Often referred to as a ‘digital detox’, your phone will be locked away for 3 full days in order for you to relax and unwind in one of Unplugged’s stunning cabins. This is just what we need after spending every waking minute online during lockdown!
Ever fancied the idea of glamping? Tom’s Eco Lodges give you the option to choose from four different types of accommodation. If you’re not quite ready to commit to tent life, you’ll be glad to know that there are also modulogs, safari tents, eco pods and wood cabins. The glamping site is situated at Tapnell Farm on the Isle of Wight in a peaceful location with spectacular views of the sea. It’s perfect for those who are in need of a healthy dose of ‘vitamin sea’ but don’t wish to travel too far.
For those of you who looking to be pampered in a luxury hotel set in a scenic location, we recommend this Cairngorms National Park experience. It’s a fantastic package deal, which includes a 3-night stay in The Auld Kirk, Bed and Breakfast in a converted Victorian church, a trip to Balmoral Castle – the Queen’s main residence when in Scotland, as well as a tour of the Royal Lochnagar Distillery. The scenery here is simply breathtaking!
Which would you try?