There’s a lot to be said for holidays in the UK; this country has so much to offer whether you want to get away for a fortnight, a week, or a few days. We’re lucky to have such a fantastic mix of exciting cities, historic market towns, peaceful villages, beautiful beaches and spectacular wild places. The other thing is you can travel at your own pace and don’t have the bother of queueing at airports or waiting for ferries. Just load the car, in you get and off you go.
Holidays in the UK have always been popular and the last few years has seen a significant increase in demand, but it’s still possible to beat the crowds and get away to somewhere where you can truly unwind and recharge any flagging batteries. Sleeps12 have carefully chosen group accommodation for 8-30 people in Somerset, Devon, Wiltshire, Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, Hampshire, Worcestershire and Surrey. Our amazing properties have private swimming pools, hot tubs, saunas, steam rooms, games rooms, BBQ lodges and children’s play areas, so they’re perfect for all ages.
So why do so many people choose to take their holidays in the UK? Well, that’s easy – we’ve got the lot! We have wonderful cities packed with magnificent architecture, family attractions, cathedrals, art galleries, museums, theatres and great places to eat. See the sights in Liverpool, Manchester, York and Edinburgh, take in the London hotspots – Buckingham Palace, The Tower of London, The Houses of Parliament, Madame Tussauds and the London Eye.
We also have glorious countryside and miles upon miles of unspoilt landscapes to discover – the vast meres of the Lake District, the rufty tufy Yorkshire Moors, the heather topped heaths of Dartmoor and Exmoor, the glorious Peak District, the beautiful Gower Peninsula, the charm of the New Forest, the depths of the Forest of Dean, and the magical Norfolk Broads. Step back in time in the Cotswolds and amble through villages lined with centuries old cottages built of mellow honey coloured stone, wander down to the West Country, pootle round the winding lanes and pull up at a cosy country pub for lunch. Families tend to flock to the beaches of Devon and Cornwall for their holidays in the UK, where there’s so much fun to be had. Build sandcastles, go crabbing, explore the rockpools, catch the surf and watch beautiful sunsets – in other words, make memories.
History abounds in the UK; it’s just deciding what to see first that’s tricky because there’s so much to choose from - Stonehenge, the Roman Baths at Bath, Hampton Court Palace, Leeds Castle, the university cities of Oxford and Cambridge, and countless stately homes like Chatsworth House, Blenheim Palace, Castle Howard, Sissinghurst and Stourhead. We have our culture, our music halls and galleries, museums and literary festivals like Cheltenham and Hay-On-Wye; think of all those eminent writers, poets and composers who were born in the UK – Shakespeare of course, Charles Dickens, Dylan Thomas, Thomas Hardy, The Brontes, Laurie Lee and Beatrix Potter. Many of their birthplaces and homes are now owned by the National Trust and are open to the public so go and see what you will.
And of course, there’s every opportunity to sample the best of British; we have a cornucopia of bountiful fresh produce – meat that’s raised in the lush green pastures, fruit grown in the orchards, cider made in old barns, scrumptious cream teas, and seafood galore. We have our traditions and events too – village fetes, horse racing days, hill climbs in vintage cars, Guy Fawkes Night, Hogmany, our music festivals and our carnivals.
Oh, we could go on and on and on! But seriously, what could be better than getting a big group of your favourite people together and finding a stunning place to stay for your holidays in the UK? Start planning now by finding the perfect holiday house and book your stay today!