Top 10 Summer Holiday Destinations In UK You Don’t Want To Miss

Whenever you are in your holiday time, ensure to enjoy an unforgettable journey during your stay in UK. There are various amazing places in all across the UK that have magnificent sights to offer. 

To help you decide your holiday destinations during your stay in the UK, we have summarized top 10 summer holiday destinations in UK that have distinctive uniqueness hidden in each spots.

During your stay, you can stay in cozy cottages across the country and explore the breadth and length of UK’s island nation. UK has a lot of wonderful places for sightseeing from shorelines to the historical castles.

1. West Cornwall

When we talk about top 10 summer holiday destinations in UK, then West Cornwall is surely on the lists. Many tourists come to West Cornwall to enjoy the natural landmarks that lies in this district. 

West Cornwall itself is refer to the westernmost area of Cornwall. There are many ways to get to Cornwall from London.

You can take a train to Cornwall by choosing route from London Paddington to Newquay. This route is the most favorite route among people who want to reach Cornwall. 

This route is operated by Great Western Railway. It only takes for about 5 hours to get to Newquay.

Once you get to West Cornwall, you can discover the beautifulness of Porthcurno Beach, Praa Sands, Godrevy Beach, and so on. You can also take your time by walking the South West Coast Path, you might stumble across hidden gems here. 

All the beaches in West Cornwall are the best, but Marazion Beach surely offers you with magnificent sight.

2. Isles of Scilly

Isles of Scilly offers the tourists with the atmosphere and the sight like in the Caribbean islands. Isles of Scilly is located for about 28 miles from the coast of Cornwall. 

These range of small islands offers its visitors with white sands and crystal – clear turquoise waters. The climate in these areas is slightly milder which make Isles of Scilly is the best place for holiday in UK.

There are about 140 isles available with five of them are inhabited. Tresco, Bryher, St Mary’s, St Agnes, and St Martin’s are the inhabited isles. 

Isles of Scilly offers not only the beautiful natural landmarks, but also natural wildlife such as Atlantic grey seals.

People can reach Isles of Scilly by taking a flight or a ferry. There is only one ferry route available that operated between Scilly Isles and England. 

It only takes for about three hours to get to the Scilly Isles by ferry. Meanwhile, if you choose a flight, then you can book your flight from Penzance, Exeter, Lands End and Exeter.

3. North Devon

North Devon is surely listed as one of the top 10 summer holiday destinations in UK that offers its visitors with outstanding natural beauty. There are many stunning coastal areas available in this district. 

People can enjoy the white sand surrounding the beach with crystal clear blue water. The beaches in North Devon are the best holiday sports for family.

Children can build a sandcastle while the parents are relaxing. One of the best beaches available in North Devon is Woolacombe. 

Woolacombe is located at the mouth of a ‘combe’ or valley in the Mortehoe parish.  Woolacombe faces the Atlantic Ocean with 4.8 km long.

To reach Woolacombe from London, you can take a train via Exeter St Davids and Barnstaple. It only takes for about 4 hours to get there. 

The waves in the beaches of North Devon are not very rough but not so calm, so they are the favorites place among water sports’ enthusiasts such as surfers.

4. Wight Isle

Wight Isle is the favorite holiday location for Queen Victoria. There are many reasons of why people like to visit Wight Isle. 

It is not only because of Wight Isle’s stunning beaches, but also because of this isle’s warmer climate. Osborne House which is the summer home of Queen Victoria also built in this isle which has become one of the great tourist attractions in Wight Isle.

Unlike other beaches, Wight Isle has golden sands which make it looks more magnificent. If you want to go around Wight Isle, don’t forget to visit Shanklin Chine, which is a breathtaking brink with numerous wild plants varieties grow in the area. You can also see the exotic and rare plants grow in the Ventnor Botanic Garden.

5. Hebrides

Hebrides is surely one of the top 10 summer holiday destinations in UK you must choose during your visit in England. Hebrides offer tourists with delightful white sand beaches and the natural wildlife. 

Hebrides consist of numerous archipelago that range from the mainland Scotland west coast. Hebrides comprise of two main group, the Inner Hebrides and Outer.

The Outer Hebrides is known as one of the last untouched natural habitats across the Europe. Here you can spot a lot of wildlife animals such as deer, puffins and eagles. 

Out of their natural wildlife, Hebrides also have magnificent castles ready to be explored such as Dunvegan Castle located on Skye and Duart Castle on Mull island.

You can reach the Outer Hebrides by ferries sailing from the mainland. There are many routes available to get to the Outer Hebrides such as Uig to Tarbert, Ullapool to Stornoway, Oban to Castlebay, Uig to Lochmaddy.

6. Norfolk

Norfolk has anything you can imagine from your wonderful holiday tour across the UK. This place has a lot of royal attractions, amazing natural landmarks, and stunning natural wildlife. 

Therefore, it is no doubt that Norfolk has become one of the top 10 summer holiday destinations in UK for most tourists across the globe.

You can reach Norfolk by taking a train or bus from London. The cheapest price to get to Norfolk from London is only £10. Meanwhile the fastest way to reach Norfolk from London only takes up to one hour. You can take Bure Valley Railway, Bittern Line, Mid – Norfolk Railway and Bittern Line.

7. Cotswolds

Cotswolds is located in the south west to the south central of England. This area is the most popular place for filming scenes for television programs and movies, especially for movies that have classic vibes. 

Cotswolds is not very far from London, it is only 80 miles away and can be reached by public transit and road.

The picturesque views of Cotswolds is what makes many tourists come to the area. This place has chocolate village vibes which is surrounded by natural beauty landmark. 

There are many tourist spots available in Cotswolds ready to be explored. You can visit the Highgrove House gardens which is technically the private residence of Prince Charles.

However, Cotswolds has a lot of beautiful and impressive villages. You can visit Burford, Castle Combe, Blockley, Bourton – on – the – water, Blockley, Stanton, Cirencester and many more.

8. Peak District

If you are a natural landmarks’ enthusiast, then don’t forget to put Peak District on your top 10 summer holiday destinations in UK bucket list. 

Peak District offers its visitors with isolation – inspired break from the crowded city life. Here you can explore the England’s truly wild beauty. This is actually an England’s upland area that located at the Pennines southern end.

To get to Peak District is actually a very easy task. You can reach this upland area by train from around the UK. 

If you come from London, then you can take a train from London St Pancras International. It only takes for about 91 minutes for the train to get to Derby. Then you have to continue onwards to Sheffield and Chesterfield.

There are also several antique shops available in Peak District that sell unique souvenirs for those who like to collect antique souvenirs. Chesterfield Flea Market and Chatsworth House are surely the best antique shopping for you.

9. Northamptonshire

Northamptonshire is the home for a lot of historic buildings and manor gardens. If you are a historic architectural lovers, then Northamptonshire will surely become your first choice. 

This place is technically the underrated holiday spot in UK that not many tourists come to visit. But trust me, Northamptonshire is a hidden gem in UK.

The historic houses in Northamptonshire that you can visit are the Earl Spencer House and the Althorp House, which are the highlights spots in this county. These houses are filled with traditional yet amazing furniture, art and ceramics.

There are many ways for your to get to Northamptonshire. You can book a perfect trip from London Victoria to Northamptonshire by taking Belmond British Pullman train.

10. Lake District

The Lake District National Park is located in the county of Cumbria. It is in the northwest side of England. This place is technically a mountainous region which has a lot of valleys, mountains, towns, coastline and villages.

This place offers you with marvelous natural scenery that has inspired many artists for decades. There are many tourist attractions available in Lake District such as kayaking or sailing. The Coniston Water in this area is another amazing option to explore.

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