The Most Exciting Ways to stay in the UK

When you’re thinking about making some travel plans, I can often get away with myself dreaming of far flung and exotic destinations. There’s more than likely to be a whole host of places abroad you too want to visit and experiences that you’d love to have. Sometimes I find that there’s just too much to choose from, especially being based in the U.K. where most of Europe and even Northern Africa are so easily accessible.

Since having not just one mini-explorer but two we’ve had to think differently about our holiday plans and are looking at exploring more of the U.K. instead. We totally still want to and think you can travel further afield with kids but we also think we can have a calm, luxurious, or natural stay in the UK without the fuss of traveling too far. So to help inspire you into my current way of thinking I want to have a look at how to have a great break in the U.K.


  1. Luxury Hotels

First up, there’s always luxury hotels and of course the ones in the U.K do not disappoint. We all know that booking yourself into a luxury hotel and enjoying all of the services such as spas, fitness facilities, afternoon teas and fine dining and much more is an ultimate luxury however maybe not with kids. 

We’ve been fortunate enough to stay in some great luxury hotels for short stays and weekend breaks, often finding the best deal can be booked directly with the hotel itself or through where you can also build up a brilliant rewards programme and get your tenth night free!


  1. Holiday Home Living

Next up, you might even want to choose to stay somewhere that feels a bit more like home. With the likes of Airbnb, this is easier than ever before. Maybe you really want to go to a local city? Or you’re keen to explore a set area of the country you’ve never been to before? Then definitely consider staying in a holiday home style place so that you can get a local feel for the location.

We most recently used Airbnb for a stay in Winchester over New Year and could not fault any part of the experience so will be using it again for a little summer trip to Dorset and Cornwall we have planned later on in the year.


  1. Camping

And, of course, can you really rule out The Great British pastime of camping? Certainly not now with the fact you can camp with very little effort and hardship! It’s not all about a basic tent and cooking on open stove. Up and down the U.K there are plenty of holiday parks, glamping sites and luxury style lodges that can make you feel like you’re camping but without any of the problem of what to do if it rains (which it inevitably might in the U.K!)

For this, you might want to think about the benefits of staying at a Holiday Park, as you can see in the infographic below. As this can give you a really fun and traditional stay away.


Infographic Design By Lyons Holiday Parks – Yours to Discover

Do you have any recommendations of excellent places to stay in the U.K?