Whether you’re planning a ‘staycation’ or travelling from abroad, now’s the perfect time to holiday in the UK.
1. It’s more affordable
You can get a good exchange rate on the pound right now, so those coming from other countries should take advantage. For those of us in the UK, we can make our money go further by spending it here.
2. Amazing scenery
In the UK, you’re never far from a beautiful landscape – stunning Scottish mountains, England’s rolling hills, the green valleys of Wales and dramatic Northern Irish coastline. Being a small country, you can get from place to place quickly, so plan a road trip! The famous journey from John o’ Groats in the far north of Great Britain to Land’s End at the most southerly tip can be achieved in around 15 hours driving time – and there’s so much to see along the way.
3. Bright city lights
There are some fantastic towns and cities to visit. Our favourite is Edinburgh (we’re a bit biased as that’s where you’ll find us at The Dunstane Hotel) but don’t just take our word for it… Scotland’s capital city is frequently listed as one of the best cities in the UK. There’s also London, Cardiff, Belfast, Glasgow, York, Newcastle, the list goes on. Each place has its own unique history, architecture, attractions and events.
4. History and Culture
The British Isles have a very long and fascinating history. Just walk around our oldest cities and you’ll find historic buildings, monuments and landmarks on every corner. You can learn more through an amazing choice of UK national and regional museums, covering every subject from ancient cultures to the latest scientific discoveries.
5. Fantastic Festivals
There’s always a festival happening somewhere in the UK. Edinburgh alone has 12 official festivals on throughout the year, including the famous Fringe and International arts festivals which take over the city every August. Then there are the big UK music festivals Glastonbury, LoveBox, Creamfields, T In The Park, Green Man and so many more. Not forgetting some of the more obscure events such as Up Helly Aa Viking Festival, The Padstow ‘Obby ‘Oss and Gloucester Cheese-Rolling. Something for everyone!
If you’re planning a trip around the UK, be sure to visit us at The Dunstane in Edinburgh for 4 star luxury hotel accommodation, a taste of Scotland in Skerries Restaurant and a selection of whiskies and other delicious drinks in our Stane Bar.