Which places would you add to your British holiday bucket list?

The UK is well known for its diverse range of fabulous holiday destinations and with a plethora of holiday homes readily available to couples, friends and families, there’s nowhere better to take a well-earned week’s holiday or a short break.

Studland Bay Dorset

City break or country cottage holiday in the UK?

As the capital cities of England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland, London, Glasgow, Cardiff and Belfast respectively are well worth a visit if you and your loved ones crave bright lights, culture and amazing architecture. However, if you’re looking to savour the peace, tranquillity and delightful walking routes of the lush, green British countryside, you are encouraged to explore areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the picture-perfect Lincolnshire Wolds in eastern England and the stunning Causeway Coast in Country Antrim, Northern Ireland.

Causeway coast Northern Ireland

How about a few days in northern England?

If you’re hoping to embrace the fresh British air on your stay, you can achieve your 10,000 steps and scale mountain peaks on a dog friendly holiday to the picturesque Yorkshire Dales. A place so much more than Yorkshire Tea, Pies and Last of the Summer Wine. With striking abbeys, spectacular coves and scenic views in abundance, this really is a holiday that you will never forget! If however you are entranced by roaming around some of the island’s most historic market towns, then you can’t miss out on an amazing adventure to Northumberland. Offering an eclectic mix of hidden coastal and countryside gems like Alnwick with its spellbinding castle and gardens, Morpeth with its traditional farmers markets and Hexham with its winding streets and impressive Viking heritage, you and your nearest and dearest will immediately fall in love with life as a townie in this impressive northern paradise.

Alnwick Castle Northumberland

Make your dreams come true in Scotland

When talking about fascinating destinations to add to your Great British Bucket List, you can look no further than the Scottish Highlands. The ideal location for an active family break, children and adults can engage themselves in a whirlwind of land and sea activities such as kayaking, gorge walking and clay pigeon shooting. Prefer to relax and unwind? Sit back and gaze at the splendid views all around you; from crystal clear lochs and wonderful woodland to bright and bustling evergreen trees and snow-capped mountains.


Cardigan Bay in Wales is amazing for holidays

Likewise, Cardigan Bay found along the free-flowing River Teifi in West Wales offers the whole package for its visitors; a sandy coastline, a beautiful landscape and a splattering of charming and characterful market towns. Looking for the ultimate holiday photo to show to your jealous group of friends back home? See if you can find that perfect snap of one of the gorgeous dolphins that roam happily around the bay. A memory that will simply stay with you for ever!

Cardigan Bay Barmouth

The Lake District should be high on everyone’s list

Regarded as the UK’s most romantic holiday destination, England’s largest National Park, the Lake District is quite simply the epitome of peace, serenity and pure luxury. Breathtakingly beautiful with stunning scenery and dramatic pools of water, this amazing area, which has recently been named a World Heritage Site doesn’t just consist of Westwater. the deepest lake in England but also the country’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike. Whether you decide to stay in a waterside cottage during your stay or go traditional and reside in a countryside lodge, it won’t take you long to realise why the Lake District ranks as one of the most popular breaks for people across the UK as well as for tourists further afield.

Lake District

Britain has one of the best coastlines in the world

Forget the Caribbean and the Costa Blanca. The UK is actually home to some of the most stunningly sandy beaches that you will ever see. Wanting a coastline that the whole family can enjoy building sandcastles and sunbathing on? Cornwall is a place that can undoubtedly satisfy all needs and tastes. Get your adrenalin pumping by surfing on the wild waves at Newquay or go hunting for treasure at Lands End, the home of the fabled Penzance Pirates. Savour the modern art exhibitions of St Ives or explore the Eden Project, the largest indoor rainforest in the world. The choice is entirely yours! Similarly, Dorset on Cornwall’s doorstep also consists of a series of old-fashioned seaside resorts throughout its county like Weymouth and Swanage; both of which provide hours of family-friendly entertainment to its visitors.

Land's End Cornwall

Decide on a UK location and book a cottage with Country Cottages Online

Wherever you go on your trip to the UK; be it England, Scotland, Wales or Northern Ireland, you will fall under the spell of an enchanting history, cultural heritage and mesmerising views a plenty. With holiday homes found just a stone’s throw away from the most popular landmarks, you are in the perfect place to go on a series of amazing adventures during the day, before relaxing and unwinding in luxurious comfort in the evening. A match made in heaven! With many holiday cottages offering spacious gardens, a wide choice of bedrooms and amenities such as complimentary Wi-Fi, you can really make the most of whichever fascinating destination you choose to explore. So, what are you waiting for? It’s time to book your perfect holiday home, pack your belongings and start ticking off your Great British Bucket List today.

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