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Staycations are becoming more popular than ever before, with many Brits choosing to holiday in good old Blighty ‒ even if the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Where are the UK's holiday hotspots, and where should you avoid?

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Date: 16/10/2015

UK Holiday Hotspots

Staycations are becoming more popular than ever before, with many Brits choosing to holiday in good old Blighty ‒even if the weather can be a bit unpredictable. Where are the UK's holiday hotspots, and where should you avoid? Here is the low-down.

Cornwall

If sun, sand and surf are your bag, then you might be surprised to learn you can find them all here in the UK.

It might not be as hot as a week on a beach in Spain, but temperatures in Cornwall can actually get pretty high during the summer months and it is one of the warmest places in the country.

Beautiful Blue Flag beaches, stunning coastal trails and plenty to keep the whole family amused ‒ such as the Eden Project ‒ make Cornwall a top holiday destination for families, couples and anyone who loves the great outdoors. Don't forget to bring your surf board ‒ surf's up!

Fort William

We're not knocking the second largest town in Scotland but we will say this ‒ it's the rainiest place in the UK.

If grey, rainy days are your idea of the perfect holiday, then spend a long weekend in Fort William. With that said, when the sun does shine this is a beautiful part of the country and a great destination for active, outdoor family holidays.

Nestling in the shadow of Ben Nevis, Britain's highest mountain, you can enjoy boat trips, beach walks and mountain hikes on your outdoor holiday here. Just make sure you pack your waterproofs.

Edinburgh

For an altogether different Scottish experience, why not enjoy a break to Scotland's capital city? Busiest during the month of August when the Edinburgh Festival is on, there is plenty to recommend this historic city to visitors year round; in fact, we recommend avoiding the city during August and visiting at other times of the year to explore the city sights.

Edinburgh has more listed buildings than any city in Europe and you can spend your days climbing the Scott Monument and visiting Edinburgh Castle, while at night the city's winding alleyways are home to world-class restaurants and bars.

There is plenty to see and do here and it is a great choice for families, couples and solo travellers.

As you can see, the UK has plenty of destinations to tempt holidaymakers considering a break closer to home, but make sure you keep one eye on the weather forecast.


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