Beat the Brexit Blues: Inspiration for an English Holiday

So the pound has fallen from its mighty perch, and suddenly going away this summer seems far more expensive. Far from being a disadvantage, it’s actually the perfect opportunity to see what the UK has to offer, and I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. We are blessed with gorgeous landscapes, quaint cobbled street villages and a rich history thanks to the Romans and Prehistoric wonders. Hit up airbnb for some cheap accommodation or invest in a tent and some comfortable bedding, bundle into the car and have a good old fashioned road trip. These are four of my favourite places in England to get you inspired.

The Lake District

Hadrian's Wall
Hadrian’s Wall, Martyn Wright
Keswick
Keswick, Colin Capelle

The perfect destination for gorgeous scenery, watersports and cute towns like Ambleside, Windermere or Grasser. Sure it can rain a lot up here, but we brits are used that, and it shouldn’t detract from what a lovely place this is. You can stay in Carlisle for cheap accommodation or camp in and around the lakes. While you’re up here you can check out Hadrian’s Wall for an impressive piece of Roman History or Castlerigg Stone Circle to see a neolithic stone circle that dates back over 5000 years!

Cornwall

Coast path near Towanroath shaft, St Agnes, Cornwall
Coast path near Towanroath shaft, St Agnes, Cornwall by Thomas Tolkien

Great for some beach time and afternoon tea, Cornwall is a firm favourite for Brits in the summer. There’s a great atmosphere here, whether you want somewhere buzzing like Newquay or chilled out like St Ives. There’s dozens of picturesque towns and villages to choose from here, its all about finding the one that’s right for you.

Newton Ferrers

The River Realm by Tom Bastin
The River Realm by Tom Bastin

This small town in South Devon packs plenty of charm if you’re looking for somewhere quiet, with just a couple of bars and great camping or houses to rent. It’s only 10 miles from Plymouth so it’s easy to get to, but feel worlds away from civilisation with loads of gorgeous country walks and secluded swimming holes to be found. Bovisand beach and Wembury bay are the nearby areas of natural beauty but if you spend your holiday here you’ll have time to explore and find many others too.

Wembury Bay by Robert Pittman
Wembury Bay by Robert Pittman

The South Downs

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If beaches aren’t your thing check out the South Downs for some stunning landscapes and windswept cliffs. There is a huge variety of walks to do in addition to the charming historic town of Lewes complete with its own castle, and Brighton for those who love great nightlife and restaurants.

For help organising your last minute trip or other suggestions suited to your interests, please get in touch on 07836 315 436 or lauren@theholidaydesigner.co.uk 🙂

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