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Top Summer Destinations in the UK

You don’t need to travel by plane or boat to have a fantastic holiday. Britain is bursting with sandy beaches, historical cities and stunning scenery. You speak the language, you can take your car and no luggage allowance! Enjoy a glorious getaway at home. Explore Britain’s top summer destinations.

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Sun Holiday Destination – Torquay

Torquay is the classic British sun holiday destination. This beautiful bay in Devon is described as the English Riviera, due to its palm-lined seafront. There’s plenty to do. From prehistoric caves to the curious Babbacombe model village. Torquay boasts stretches of sandy beaches, perfect for families and sunbathers. Its stylish marina provides a picturesque backdrop while enjoying a drink at one of the bars and cafes. This top summer destination was made famous as the setting for Fawlty Towers, perhaps you’ll bump into Basil on your travels!

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Conwy Town

Conwy Town is a top summer destination in Wales. This medieval walled market town is looked over by an imposing 13th-century castle. The magnificent Snowdonian mountains in the background make this dark stoned fortress an impressive sight for visitors. Conwy is only 5 miles from Llandudno, the most popular seaside resort in Wales. The beautiful Snowdonian landscape makes the area perfect for exploring by foot or by car. Enjoy your summer holiday in this quaint medieval town surrounded by lush green nature reserves.

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Great Yarmouth

Donkey rides on the beach, fish and chips, deckchairs and 99s. Great Yarmouth is a seaside resort, quintessentially British in style. Norfolk is known for its warm dry weather, making a perfect choice for families lookng to enjoy their summer holidays on the beach. Relive your childhood memories of collecting shells and sandy sandwiches. Create memories of your own in this top summer destination on the East coast.

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Ambleside – The Lake District

A top summer destination in the Lake District is the small town of Ambleside. Set close to Lake Windermere, Ambleside is perfect for walkers or families looking for a holiday full of adventure. Beatrix Potter left 14,000 acres of this area to the National Trust and her presence can still be felt. Her watercolours and books are in the Ambleside Armitt museum. Go boating on the lake or hike one of the many trails. Then enjoy a traditional pub lunch and some Kendall mint cake as a well-earned reward!

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The Shetland Islands

The Shetlands is an unusual choice for top summer destinations. The islands are where Scandinavia meets Scotland. Where the North Sea clashes with the Atlantic creating a unique heritage. The area is influenced by Norse legends and folk culture. Magical abandoned beaches provide excellent opportunities for wildlife watching. You might see orcas and dolphins playing off the craggy coastline as well as an array of birdlife. If you want a holiday off the beaten track, to a destination unlike any other. Then find a cosy B&B on the ethereal Shetland Isles.

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Emma Samson

Armchair explorer with wanderlust and a bucket list a mile long. A split personality, looking for the balance between adventure and home comforts. Loves airports and wine, hates camping!

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