While holidaying in the UK may not sound as appealing as jetting off to sunny shores abroad, there are plenty of exciting locations to be discovered on home soil if you are keen for a break. For those seeking thrills and adventure this summer, here are some of the best destinations to pay a visit.
Take a walk along the Giant’s Causeway in Northern Ireland, where you’ll find a landscape of dramatic cliffs, hidden coves and islands to explore along the rugged coastline.
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Ideal for biking enthusiasts, or for a fun road trip, this 63 mile route travels along uninterrupted coastline, past cliff-top moorlands, steep hills and quaint villages, to provide plenty of thrills.
The Snowdonia National Park is home to a vast array of trails, peaks and lakes to explore, including Wales’ highest mountain, Mount Snowdon, which offers spectacular views that make the tough climb up worth the effort.
As well as being one of the most attractive parts of the UK, the Lake District offers plenty in the way of adventure. From abseiling and rock climbing, to hiking up its rugged fell mountains, this is a great spot to visit for an outdoor holiday.
Enjoy getting back to nature and escape everyday life in the Forest of Dean, where you’ll find cosy log cabins sheltered beneath a canopy of oak woodland, and a maze of forest walks and trails to wander.
Travelling from Skegness to Whitby, this 180 mile route offers the chance to visit some of England’s best seaside resorts and explore Yorkshire’s beautiful moorlands, ideal for a peaceful escape.
If you’re craving a break by the sea, Devon is home to a spectacular coastline and has lots of adventure potential, from sea kayaking, coasteering and hiking, to fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast.
Discover the wild and remote landscape of the Hebrides off the northwest coast of Scotland where you can take to the waters for kayaking, windsurfing and snorkelling, or go exploring ashore on scenic coastal hikes.
Pembrokeshire in Wales is a haven for exciting outdoor sporting adventures, with visitors able to wander along 186 miles of trails on the Pembrokeshire Coast, while more than 50 beaches provide plenty of water sport potential.
A haven for those who love the outdoors, the Peak District offers lots to explore both on foot or by bike, with visitors able to enjoy the likes of abseiling, caving, tree climbing, caving and canoeing.