Enjoy a much needed staycation in a few of our favourite places...

After the year we've all had, we could definitely do with a vacation and while we may not be able to get on a plane to enjoy the sunshine, we've discovered we've got some pretty great spots right here in Great Britain.

From nature trails to the much-loved British seaside, discover the best places to vacation this summer in our handy guide...

Wales

Explore Wales by railway.

With over 10 heritage railway lines, each with incredible views through national parks and seaside towns, it’s an idyllic way to explore the very best that Wales has to offer.

Find out more and plan your trip here.

Cornwall

Pick up a new skill this Summer by learning to surf on one of Cornwall’s iconic sandy beaches.

Treat yourself to a cream tea after a salty day in the water and start it all over again the next day.

Check out: ww.surfingschool.co.uk to book your first lesson.

Isles of Scilly

Indulge in island life on the Isles of Scilly this Summer.

Unspoilt and untouched, discover crystal clear water, white sandy beaches and fresh seafood at every turn.

Bring the whole family and enjoy a staycation to remember.

Book your trip and find out more here.

London

The London Parks Way is a 62-mile walk split into 6 sections that takes you through the very best green spaces that London has to offer.

Pop on our bamboo activewear and take it section by section, picnic in hand.

The New Forest

Put on your Asquith activewear and enjoy a cycling holiday through the New Forest.

Full of history and wonderful cycle trails suitable for the whole family, it’s the best way to take in the great outdoors this summer.

The Malvern Hills

Grab your walking boots and get ready to enjoy majestic views from the top of the world-famous Malvern Hills.

Reward yourself with afternoon tea at one of the many tearooms dotted throughout the town.

Plan your walking route here.

Brighton

Take a trip to the British seaside.

Enjoy fish and chips on the beach, get lost in The Laines or visit the traditional beach-side Swedish Sauna and cool off in the sea.

Book your sauna session here.

Wensleydale

Home of Wensleydale cheese, this traditional Yorkshire town is a great day trip for adults and families.

Wander through town to lunch at the ‘cheese factory’ and walk it off with a brisk hike across the dales.

The Shetland Islands

Discover magical beaches, mysterious Viking history and, if you’re lucky, swim with seals and otters on a staycation to the Shetland Islands.

Book your visit here.

Main image, Wales header image: © Crown Copyright (2021) Visit Wales. Shetland Image credit: Yolanda Bruce.