ENTR’s Top UK Holiday Destinations for 2024!

In 2023, British staycations continue to thrive, riding the wave of renewed popularity sparked by the COVID-19 pandemic. As we transition back to normalcy, the enthusiasm for domestic getaways remains undiminished. Whether you’re a property owner looking to rent your space or a guest planning your next escape, here are our top UK holiday destinations for the year:

1. Berkshire

To the west of London and nestled at the heart of England, is a multifaceted destination that weaves together history, culture, and natural beauty. Windsor, home to the illustrious Windsor Castle, enchants with its regal heritage, while Ascot adds an air of sophistication, hosting the renowned Royal Ascot. Henley-on-Thames beckons with its rich rowing history, picturesque riverbanks, and riverside charm. Marlow is a culinary haven with its Michelin-starred dining, and the surrounding areas offer serene countryside escapes and the enchanting village of Bray. In 2023, explore the county’s diverse offerings, which cater to royal enthusiasts, food lovers, and nature seekers, making Berkshire an alluring choice for your travel itinerary.


2. The Lake District

The Lake District, England’s largest national park, has always been a cherished destination for staycations. It’s no mystery why this region, with its charming towns like Ambleside, Keswick, Grasmere, and Coniston, plus breathtaking natural wonders and serene lakes, offers the perfect setting for family relaxation. Don’t forget to mark your calendar for the Keswick Mid-Summer Festival in June 2023, featuring a dog show, park picnics, and musical performances.


3. South Wales

For those who prefer not to journey to the far South-West, South Wales presents a remarkable alternative with its picturesque coastal villages, rugged coastlines, and golden, sandy beaches that rival Cornwall. Explore the local culinary scene in Tenby, savor the delights of the Gower peninsula, and take a stroll along the awe-inspiring Pembrokeshire Coastal Path. Make a note of the Abergavenny Food Festival in September 2023, a foodie’s paradise not to be missed.


4. East Anglia

East Anglia, encompassing Cambridgeshire, Norfolk, and Suffolk, is renowned for its extensive coastlines and sprawling countryside. From Thetford Forest to the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Coast & Heaths, there’s plenty to engage the whole family with a mix of coastal villages, cathedral cities, and medieval towns. Mark your calendar for Jane Austen’s Emma Open-Air Theatre in July 2023, a comedic adaptation of the classic novel for the whole family.


5. Cornwall

Undoubtedly, Cornwall is one of Britain’s most popular staycation destination, often referred to as the English Riviera. It’s an ideal choice for beach enthusiasts, boasting numerous award-winning sandy beaches, great surfing conditions, and the mildest and sunniest climate in Britain. The Southwest Coastal Path traces the extensive coastline, and Tintagel, the birthplace of Arthurian legend, is a must-visit. Don’t miss the Tropical Pressure Festival in July 2023, a family-friendly event featuring workshops, food stalls, and live music.


6. North Yorkshire

Increasingly sought-after as a staycation destination are the North York Moors and the charming surrounding areas of Ripon, Harrogate, Knaresborough, and Richmond. Coastal towns like Staithes, Whitby, and Scarborough offer great access to explore North Yorkshire’s rugged coastline. The medieval walled city of York is a worthy day trip if you’re in the area. The Great Yorkshire Show in July 2023, held on a 250-acre show ground, is one of the UK’s premier agricultural shows.


7. The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds, a beautiful region in Central-South-West England, is a haven for rural staycations. It offers extensive opportunities for hiking and cycling, with the Cotswold Way providing hundreds of miles of picturesque countryside to explore. The idyllic villages of Bourton-on-the-Water, Castle Combe, Stow-on-the-Wold, and Chipping Campden are well worth a visit, as are historic palaces like Blenheim, Berkeley, and Kenilworth. Keep the Cheltenham Music Festival in your calendar for a magical musical tour set amid the Cotswolds’ scenic beauty.


8. Dumfries & Galloway

Situated in the Scottish lowlands, Dumfries & Galloway offers over 200 miles of rocky shoreline, woodlands, sandy beaches, and an expansive forest park. From quaint harbour towns to medieval castles and charming coastal villages, this region, including the South-West coastal drive, offers a less obvious but equally appealing destination for your summer staycation.

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