Places to Visit: Post Lockdown
As far as lockdown goes, things are looking up at last…and we’re getting pretty excited. So excited, in fact, that we’ve decided to put together 5 of the UK’s most stunning sites that you can visit after lockdown!
Ready to be blown away? Keep reading…
Situated in the North West of England in the county of Cumbria, the Lake District National Park has long been revered as one of England’s most utterly breath-taking beauty spots. In the past it’s attracted over 19 million visitors per year!
Naturally, if you’re heading to this part of the country, you’ll want to check out its glorious lakes. We’d recommend Windermere, Coniston Water, and Ullswater as the three largest stretches of unspoiled majesty – rest assured there’s plenty of gorgeous fells, quiet forests and cosy villages dotted about too!
Isles of Scilly
Just off the coast of Cornwall, this stunning five-island cluster is teeming with pretty beaches and sunlit strolling spots. If you’ve never been before, you’ll want to head to St. Mary’s, where 80% of the population of the Isles of Scilly reside.
Nature runs the show here, so you can expect some friendly interaction from birds like starlings, swallows and blackbirds, which are lesser-seen in today’s mainland Britain. Oh, and did we mention there’s plenty of red squirrels knocking about too?!
Residents include: Kate Winslet, Hugh Grant, Johnny Depp, Liz Hurley, Kate Moss…need we go on? Clearly, there’s something special about this area – and seeing as it usually attracts about 38 million visitors a year, we’d wager it’s about more than keeping a low profile from the paparazzi!
If you’re prepared to be seriously charmed, journey to the Cotswolds and select one of its quaint villages or historic hamlets as your prime daycation spot. Wherever you go, you won’t be short of thatched roofs or rolling green hills to admire. Admittedly you’re a little spoilt for choice here, so we’d recommend kicking off with Castle Combe, Burford or Bibury.
If you’d sooner make a beeline for the north, you can’t beat the rugged majesty of the Scottish Highlands. A proud home to Britain’s largest National Park and its highest peak, Ben Nevis, there’s plenty to do here while avoiding the crowds.
Did someone say Scottish…seaside? Really?
Yes, really! It may be unexpected, but the coastlines in the Northern Highlands are about as resplendent as they come. Head to the Moray coast to glimpse actual dolphins bobbing in the ocean, or if the seaside isn’t your thing, there’s plenty of gothic castles to explore.
Isle of Wight
Fancy kicking your daycation up a notch? Drive for just an hour off the M25 to hop on a ferry and immerse yourself in the spectacular beauty of the Isle of Wight. With some 60 miles of white coastline to appreciate while the English Channel laps at your toes, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a lengthy lockdown.
Whether you’re a fan of water sports or you’d just like to take a day to amble around and admire its sweet little retro beach huts, you can expect plenty of impressive views and surprisingly lovely weather. In fact, the Isle of Wight gets roundabout 500 hours more sunshine a year than London!
Excited for your dreamy days out yet? Not long to go! As well as being eager to head to the great outdoors, we’re also pretty excited to be getting back to restaurants, cinemas, and of course BINGO HALLS! We’ve missed seeing your friendly faces and can’t wait to see you all again soon for plenty of fun, laughter and a rip-roaring game of bingo. Let the countdown begin!