The summer holiday season is upon us and many Britons look forward to hopping on a plane and lounging somewhere on a distant beach, but one doesn’t have to travel that far in order to find some fantastic holiday destinations. In fact, you don’t even have to leave the country. There are some beautiful spots in the UK just waiting to be discovered and on top of that, getting there is cheaper than a flight and a lot less hectic. You can fit your whole family in the car easily and don’t have to worry about baggage restrictions. Especially when considering that the cost of car insurance has reached its lowest point in four years and that second hand cars are cheaply available on sites such as www.carshop.co.uk, holidays in the UK are getting rather popular. Some lovely places to visit in Britain include the Norfolk Broads and the Yorkshire Dales.
The Norfolk Broads are a unique network of rivers a few miles east of Norwich. The Broads are Britain’s largest protected wetland area and a paradise for all wildlife lovers. Otters, birds, dragonflies and many other rare species call the Norfolk Broads their home. You can hire a boat to explore the area and discover the rivers in a unique way. There are different styles of boats available for hire from old traditional yachts to modern, comfortable cabin cruisers.
According to Lonely Planet, the Yorkshire Dales are the third best region worldwide to visit in 2014. Most of the Yorkshire Dales are part of the Yorkshire Dales National Park, which is famous for its rugged peaks, windswept moorlands, green valleys, dry-stone walls, picturesque villages and winding country roads. The Dales offer a range of different activities. Most tourists come here to enjoy the scenic countryside. The area is ideal for cyclists, hikers and climbers. There are plenty of caves and castles to explore and museums and country houses to visit. Some of the beautiful towns and villages in the Dales that are worth a visit are Settle, Clapham and Horton in Ribblesdale. The latter is also a good starting point for all those wanting to conquer the Yorkshire Three Peaks.
If you’d rather spend your holidays by the seaside then Haven holiday might be a viable option for you. Haven holiday own 35 holiday parks all along the UK’s beautiful coastline from Cornwall, Kent and the Lake District all the way up to Scotland. So you don’t have to travel far to find beautiful landscapes and great entertainment.