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Where to Staycation like you’re Abroad

July 11, 2017 Travel Deals No Comments Email Email

You don’t have to travel thousands of miles to get the perfect Holiday. National Holidays have created a list of the top long-haul holidays and found the perfect UK alternative destinations.  Experience the big city, have that relaxing beach holiday, or explore breath-taking scenery right here in the UK.

Swap New York, USA for London, England

London has so much to offer and is full of iconic sights. Replace the bright lights of Broadway and get your musical fix at the West End. Linked to the theatre for hundreds of years, the West End is going from strength to strength with its quality shows and famous actors. Swap Central Park for Hyde Park, and the Statue of Liberty for Big Ben to view your tourist hot spots. Big Ben boasts grand buildings of parliament in its perimeter, making there plenty to see in the City of Westminster. It’s the perfect place for family fun with free museums, London Zoo and Lego Land located nearby, giving it a strong reason for your staycation choice.

Swap Queenstown, New Zealand for Snowdonia, Wales

For those that love exploring the great outdoors and witnessing stunning scenery at a mountains edge, Snowdonia is the ideal destination. Snowdonia features four mountain ranges and over one hundred lakes, which rivals the likes of Queenstown, New Zealand. These highlands are popular with sports such as swimming, canoeing, cycling and triathlons with events taking place throughout the year. The Snowdon Mountain Railway can also take you to the top of Wales’ highest mountain, alternatively there are several walking trails which keen hikers can conquer.

Experience breath-taking views on the journey up, from the first views of the waterfall plunging into the gorge below, to the stunning sights over the sheer edge of Rocky Valley.” (

Swap Bondi Beach, Australia for Newquay, England

You don’t have to travel to the other side of the world to catch some waves when you have Newquay – the UK’s surfing capital. It’s also host to surfing championships such as the National Surf Championships and the Groms, which attracts competitors from all around the world. Newquay has been voted as the best seaside resort in Cornwall as it boasts an array of spectacular beaches with a laid back atmosphere. No need to travel abroad for that relaxing beach holiday.

Swap Yosemite, America for Loch Lomond, Scotland

Loch Lomond is one place you need to have on your bucket list “One thing you can be sure of when you arrive in Loch Lomond is the warmest of welcomes.” ( With unspoilt scenery and home to 25% of the UKs most threatened bird, animal and plant species it is a nature preserve. Take a trip on the Loch cruise and visit quaint villages that will give you a tranquil experience. If you need a little more adventure, you can also take your experience higher and explore the surrounding hills and snow-capped mountains. Water-lovers can also enjoy the lake with kayaks, canoes, jet skis and cruisers, whilst stopping off at a local pub to end the day.

Swap Beijing, China for York, England

Beijing is hard to match for its vast amount of history, however York in England has a strong sense of medieval history which spans throughout the city. The ancient wall which runs across the city is met by York Minister which also towers over this quaint city showing off the architecture from years passed. “From the largest Gothic Cathedral to the longest and best preserved walls in England York makes a perfect Staycation.”( The buildings and shops even have a touch of York’s past with the Shambles being a well sought after tourist spot due to being arguably the best preserved medieval street in the world.

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