- Charlotte Nichole
The best places to visit in the UK for your 2022 staycation
Uncover breathtaking UK locations perfect for some Spring / Summer staycation destinations.
Even in 2022, UK Staycations are going to be hot trips for many of us. Perhaps it's to keep cost down, or to minimise our carbon footprint, or you're just a little sceptical to hit that runway just yet, a UK Staycation is a great alternative.
Thankfully, we have an abundance of beautiful beaches, landscapes and even bustling cities for us to enjoy and explore. Drive a few hours up the road and relax from it all with these beautiful UK Staycation Locations.
You will have seen endless quintessential British snaps on the 'gram and undoubtedly it would have been from the stunning region of the Cotswolds. Spread over Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire, this pocket of England makes the perfect location for a weekend break.
With honey-coloured houses, market towns, castles, country houses, excellent restaurants and endless landscapes to wander, the Cotswolds is a great spot for your 2022 UK Staycation.
Being the biggest city in Somerset, it's no surprise it's a popular city for weekend breaks. Named after the stunning roman-built baths, it makes a historical wander and exploration for those wanting to discover British history on their UK staycation. Make sure you enjoy the Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa, as well as lanes of independent shops and Bath abbey.
A true hot spot on the Sussex coastline, the city of Brighton has pretty much everything you need for a successful UK Staycation: sea, beach, bars, clubs, restaurants and even quirky boutique shopping.
Sightseeing hot spots include the Royal Pavillion, Brighton Pier and the newest addition to the seafront, the British Airways i360.
There is no denying, Cambridge certainly lives up to its name as one of the most picturesque university towns. Built around the river cam, explore the incredible university building (King's College Chapel is a must), hire a punt for the day or grab an afternoon tea at one of the central cafes.
The Jurassic coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, and is arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the world. With so many stunning spots to explore, make sure you beeline for the infamous location of Durdle Door (pictured).
snowdonia - wales
Nope, you're not looking at Lake Tahoe: it's Snowdonia. Situated in North Wales, this is an absolute haven for those looking to be immersed in nature. Snowdonia boasts the highest mountain in England and Wales, and the largest natural lake in Wales (plus there's a railway up to the top if you get tired.)
Picture-perfect from practically every angle, York is what you'd envisage when you think of a postcard English city. Surrounded by medieval walls, but with modern touches from shops and restaurants, York is the perfect mixture of history and contemporary sights - plus the Yorkshire Dales and North York Moors are nearby. No wonder the Sunday Times voted it as the best place to live in the UK.
No list of stunning places in the UK would be complete without the Lake District. Probably one of the most well-known holiday destinations, the glassy lakes and rolling hills are as idyllic IRL as you'd hope. Luckily for us, it even looks breathtaking in the rain - just be sure to pack your wellies, in case.
Whether you’re keen on history, architecture or Harry Potter (multiple scenes in the films were shot in various locations in the city), there’s no denying that Oxford is a must-visit. The famous university should be toured, and the Botanic Gardens and Arboretum are also worth seeing.