Whether you’re planning a holiday in the UK, or you’re thinking about investing in property with a view to renting it to holidaymakers, you’ll be pleased to learn that there are plenty of options available. On these islands of ours, you’ll find soaring peaks, mighty rivers, and thousands of years of history and culture. But, while these things are to be found just about everywhere in the UK, it must be said that certain areas are especially worth your time. So here are some popular holiday destinations worth a peak.
Wales is home to long sandy beaches, rolling green hillsides, and amazing rock formations, escarpments and cliff edges. All of these things are to be found in abundance in the north of the country. As well as all that, you’ll find an impressive selection of castles, traditional seaside resorts (like Llandudno Sea Front – main image) and other structures of particular architectural interest and beauty. In other words, it’s a part of the country worth visiting.
If you’re planning repeated trips to North Wales, then it might be a good idea to invest in a holiday home. This way, you’ll be able to enjoy quality accommodation when you come to visit, but you’ll also be able to earn a respectable passive income when you’re not. There are plenty of holiday homes for sale in North Wales, and it’s sure to remain a popular destination among tourists.
North Wales also offers a range of activities for visitors to enjoy, from hiking and mountain biking to surfing and water sports. You’ll also find plenty of shopping opportunities, with numerous quaint towns and villages worth a stop. The countryside is also great for exploring, with plenty of wildlife and scenic walks that you won’t want to miss. North Wales is a truly beautiful part of the UK.
Haworth, West Yorkshire
If you’ve ever wanted to find out what it was about the Yorkshire moors that that inspired the Brontë sisters, then it makes sense to visit this little patch of the county, nestled in the Pennines. It offers ample opportunities for stretching the legs in areas of outstanding natural beauty, with a cobbled high street and a number of great pubs.
You can even visit the house where Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights and The Tenant of Wildfell Hall were all written over just a few years in the mid-19th century. If you take a look at the surrounding countryside at the right time of year, then it’s easy to see how it might have inspired some of the most important literary works in the history of the English language.
Haworth in popular holiday destination walking the picturesque Pennine way, with it’s quaint charm and numerous pubs and places to stay. The nearby Hardcastle Crags are a great place to explore too. These wooded valleys and gorges offer plenty of walking trails and scenic views, perfect for a day out in the countryside. Adventure seekers can also take to the skies with a hot air balloon ride or try their hand at rock climbing and abseiling.
In the evening, it’s worth heading to the cobbled high street to take in the local culture. Here, you can find independent shops and galleries, as well as a few cosy pubs and restaurants. It’s a great place to spend an evening or two, soaking up the atmosphere and learning more about the fascinating history of the area.
It’s difficult to beat the south west when it comes to seaside breaks. Plymouth on the south coast, in particular, is a waterfront city with a rich history that’s begging to be explored. You’ll find a museum which dives into that history, in the form of ‘The Box’ – which is actually an art gallery and museum rolled into one. Then there’s the National Marine Aquarium, which houses thousands of different sea creatures, and the Dartmoor Zoo, too. And that’s before we consider the ways to pass the time down at the seaside.
Realistically, those wishing to explore everything that Devon has to offer as a holiday destination had better set aside the better part of a week! The county is full of popular seaside towns and beaches and Plymouth is an ideal location for a base.
The nearby towns of Torquay, Paignton and Exmouth are all worth visiting, with plenty of attractions to keep visitors busy. From the unique Living Coasts Zoo & Aquarium to the Babbacombe Model Village, there’s something to suit everyone’s tastes.
And then there’s the many picturesque beaches, perfect for swimming and sunbathing. Further inland, Dartmoor National Park is a great place to explore, with its rugged landscapes, wild ponies and ancient ruins. For those looking for an action-packed holiday, south Devon is full of activities.