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Best Holidays to Go on in the British Isles During the Pandemic

Posted on
August 1, 2020

Now travel restrictions have been lifted in the United Kingdom, people can go on holiday once more. However, this prospect isn’t as appealing as it was before, particularly because 14-day quarantines are being enforced for people who are returning from trips in various countries like Spain. Many tourists have decided to stay in the UK this year, which leads us on to the question of the article. What are some of the best holidays to go on in the British Isles during the pandemic? After all, everyone needs a break following the stress of 2020.

The Wye Valley

One of the most beautiful landscapes in the United Kingdom is the Wye Valley, which meanders along the border between England and Wales. If you want to escape to the countryside and cosy down in a cottage, then this is the perfect location for you. There are plenty of holiday cottages in the Wye Valley, all of which are surrounded by freshwater rivers and brilliant bouquets of greenery. For instance, this collection of cottages is located in some of the best areas of the Wye Valley. Here, tourists can enjoy the remoteness of quintessential country villages whilst basking in the beauty of British nature.

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Loch Lomond

Moving from Wales to Scotland, we have Loch Lomond which is situated in the Trossachs National Park. We think it’s best to avoid the cities at the moment and instead visit places where there’s plenty to do in the open air, which is exactly why we recommend Loch Lomond. The scenery is nothing short of spectacular in this area, and the pellucid waters of the lake are perfect for recreational water sports like kayaking and paddle-boarding. There are plenty of lakeside cabins and luxury lodges nearby to stay in, too. Tourists might also enjoy a stroll to Balloch castle or hiking up Ben Lomond for the best views of the Loch. Go explore the south of Scotland and see what you can discover for yourself.

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St Ives

Let’s visit the very southernmost part of the British Isles now by taking a trip to St Ives in Cornwall. This idyllic little town is best known for its art scene, being home to the famous sculptor Barbara Hepworth. The Tate St Ives art gallery sits on the shoreline of Porthmeor beach, where refreshing winds blow over from the sea. There are many coastal paths around for tourists to walk along, all of which are boasting stunning views of the big blue and craggy clifftops. Even better, the Barbara Hepworth museum and sculpture garden has opened to the public once more. Visitors can go on a guided tour through the sculptor’s former studio, where her artwork, tools and incomplete projects remain. The town centre of St Ives is also worth exploring, being quaint and cultural.

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These are some of our top picks for holidaying in Britain during the pandemic. There are so many hidden treasures in our country, we don’t need to go abroad to have a good time.


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