The Ultimate UK ‘Staycation’ Guide (2021)

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It’s finally time to book your UK ‘staycation’ and get away for the first time in what feels like forever.

But where will you end up?

If you’re struggling for inspiration, we’ve created the ultimate UK ‘staycation’ guide to suit everyone. We’ve included locations all over the UK, with a brief overview of the main attractions and nearby day trips to help you make a decision. We’ll even throw in some of the UK’s most scenic routes for those who want to turn this into a road trip.

Plus, we’re keeping most of our ideas in line with Step 2 of the UK Government’s ‘Roadmap of Lockdown’ (correct at time of publication). We’ve also let you know where points of interest aren’t yet reopen, just to help you plan future ‘staycations’. All that means you can plan a fun trip and stay safe while doing so.

Speaking of safety…

 

Have you followed your ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ yet?

Before you pack everything into your car and set off, you need to make sure it survives the journey. The last thing you want to threaten your ‘staycation’ is a breakdown.

After a year in Lockdown, the chances are your car is in no fit state to drive anywhere. To get the holiday you deserve, follow our Roadmap out of Lockdown before travelling. We recommend at least an Oil and Filter Change and Vehicle Safety Check, but you can also book a CV1 shot and Air Con Regas. We also offer a DPF Flush and AdBlue top up for diesel vehicles.

When you book these services, you’ll avoid a stressful, expensive breakdown and get the peace of mind you deserve. That way, nothing can stand in the way of your fun.

 

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Don’t let a breakdown scupper your UK ‘staycation’ this year. Follow our Roadmap out of Lockdown before travelling to ensure your car is safe and reliable! (Photo by Jamie Street on Unsplash)

 

What’s more, it’s easy to book online with BookMyGarage! Just enter your reg number and postcode to instantly compare deals from thousands of fastfit, independent and franchise garages near you. Filter the results by price, availability, distance or reviews to find your perfect deal! Compare. Save. Job Done.

Once you’ve got your car back into top condition, you can start thinking about where you want to spend your next UK holiday. Here are some of our best ‘staycation’ ideas…

 

UK ‘Staycation’ Ideas

Here are 30 ideas, split by geography. Pick an area and let us give you some inspiration about where to visit!

 

Central England

Visit the diverse and bustling towns and cities of Birmingham, Buxton, Leicester and Stoke-on-Trent during your UK ‘staycation’.

 

East of England

Discover beautiful landscapes and rich Roman history in Cambridge, Dover, Lincoln and Norwich.

 

North of England

Discover the rich industrial past and vast open spaces of Carlisle, Durham, Hull, Kendal and Scarborough.

 

Scotland

Blend Scottish tradition with modern culture in Edinburgh, Glasgow, Inverness and the Isle of Skye.

 

South of England

Visit the beautiful South Coast with ‘staycation’ ideas in Bognor Regis, Newport, Reading and Weymouth.

 

Wales

Dragons, magic and tradition await in Wales. Discover all it has to offer with holidays in Aberystwyth, Cardiff, Porthmadog and Swansea.

 

West of England

There’s plenty of other ‘staycation’ ideas than just Devon and Cornwall in the West Country. Consider Bath, Bristol, Gloucester, Newquay and Shrewsbury this year.

 

Where are you planning to spend your first UK ‘staycation’ this year? Let us know in the comments below! Remember to follow our ‘Roadmap out of Lockdown’ to get your car back in top condition and you to your destination safely!

Drew Hickman

Drew Hickman

Drew works for BookMyGarage writing blogs, website content and almost everything else in between. He works closely with ex-mechanics and subject matter experts. When he’s not helping you save money on running your car or making your driving life easier, he can be found either with his head in a book or with a golf club in his hands (usually looking for his ball in the woods)