AD | I’m a huge fan of staycations. In fact, I haven’t been abroad in a good number of years now. Of course I’d like to (anxiety permitting) but I’m thoroughly enjoying exploring the UK and what it has to offer. There is so much variety. So much to see and do and some real gems to find too! So today I’m sharing my relaxing UK Summer holidays with you – the perfect destinations for a relaxing and memorable getaway this Summer!
If you’re after tranquility, nature and a peaceful holiday, the Norfolk Broads is the place for you. If you can, hire a river cruiser for the week, cruise and enjoy the slow pace of life the river has to offer. I’ve done this twice and it’s such a lovely holiday. And something a little different too.
The broads are utterly beautiful, with plenty of nature and wildlife to see, cute pubs and places to eat. And of course not far from Great Yarmouth. Where you can moor up for the day and enjoy the traditional English seaside!
Bedford Lodge Hotel & Spa
Situated in the heart of Newmarket and adjacent to the famous racecourse, the Bedford Lodge Hotel combined modern luxury and and comfort rolled into one. Situated in 3 acres of secluded gardens in a beautiful country setting, this could be the perfect option for some romantic but relaxing UK Summer holidays!
But it doesn’t stop there. The hotel also has it’s own 5 Bubble Rated spa, which features a spacious hydrotherapy pool, rooftop hot tub, sauna, steam room. And a variety of treatments and packages you can indulge in. The Spa at Bedford Lodge offers everything you could need for your perfect relaxing Summer break.
Severn Valley Railway
I like to do a range of different things when it comes to relaxing UK Summer holidays and spending a weekend on the Severn Valley Railway wasn’t something I ever thought I’d enjoy. Turns out, I love it! And we now go twice a year. Whether you’re into steam trains or not it’s a lovely, slow weekend that really takes you back in time!
Twice a year the Severn Valley Railway host their steam galas. Although they don’t do one in the dead of Summer anymore, their Autumn gala (which is usually mid-September) often has nice enough weather. For something that’s completely out of the ordinary, I’d highly recommend giving this a go!
Brooklands Hotel & Mercedes-Benz World
I have to cater for everyone and although motor racing and fast cars might not be relaxing for everyone, it certainly is for me! The Brooklands Hotel is situated on the site of the old Brooklands race track. The oldest race track in the world! And although the hotel is stunning and the restaurant is spectacular, it’s what’s nearby that I want to mention.
Literally a stones throw away is the Mercedes-Benz World, a seriously impressive facility which offers Mercedes-Benz related entertainment all year round. Not to mention a whole host of driving experiences for the speed freaks among us!
The Lake District
And finally, I couldn’t not mention The Lake District. One of the most beautiful and relaxing places I’ve been in the UK. If you want spectacular scenery worthy of Pinterest. This is the place to go! There’s just so much to say about The Lake District but I did a blog post when I actually went which you can read here.
I staying in a gorgeous bungalow cottage overlooking the Solway Firth when I stayed and although we were a little far from the actual lakes (if I went again, I’d stay somewhere closer) everywhere we went was utterly beautiful.
So if you’re struggling with ideas for your relaxing UK Summer holidays this year, I hope you’ve found some inspiration! Where do you like to go for a relaxing break?
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