The best bank holiday staycations ideas that will make you feel like you’re going abroad – without leaving the UK

FANCY making the most of your May Bank Holiday with a last
minute UK break? We thought you might like that idea.

More and more Brits are shunning holidays abroad as staying
closer to home can be easier and cheaper for everyone involved.

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Recent research by Sykes
 found that
66 per cent of Brits chose
to holiday in the UK at least once
last year, with holiday cottage bookings up 36 per cent. This is up
from 56 per cent who said they staycationed in 2017.

With this in mind, we’ve rounded-up  a list of gorgeous
getaways worthy of your attention and ideal for a last minute

From stunning Lake District to a busy city break in Belfast,
there’s no need for hours of research to find a destination.

These staycations are exactly what you need.

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With more than 17.32 million visitors a year, the Lake
is a popular holiday destination and is known for its
iconic landmarks and locations.

From the highest mountain to the deepest lake, the scenery is
spectacular, so you’ll be opening yourself up to the great

Stay at the Kendal
, located just 18 minutes from The World of Beatrix
Potter, and step into Peter Rabbit’s own garden.

If history is more your thing, a trip to Wray Castle, just 28.5
miles from Penrith
, will give you lots to explore both outdoors and indoors
– the perfect family-friendly spot

Galway Alamy

If you’re planning to visit Ireland this year then you better
put Galway at the top of your list of places to see.

This little gem of a city is a great place to spend a weekend
shopping, exploring or going out for a few ”quiet ones”.

We would suggest staying at the
Galway Bay Hotel
, located just five minutes from the city along
the famous Salthill Promenade.

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is perfect for those looking for a short city

The capital is full of hidden little gems. Music fans should
head over to the Oh Yeah Music Centre where they can learn about
the city’s legendary music makers including Van Morrison, James
Galway and Snow Patrol.

For a scenic tour of the city, rent a Belfast Bike from any of
the 35 docking stations and take a leisurely ride along the River
Lagan towpath.

Looking for a place to stay? We like
The Bullitt
located in the heart of the Cathedral quarter, just
a stone’s throw away from the shopping mecca, Victoria square and
Belfast central station.

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Thousands of tourists visit
each as the city is full to the brim with fascinating
museums, cosy pubs and fine dining.

Going away with your loved one? Take a walk on the river side
and relax in one of the city’s peaceful green spaces.

If you’re into history, visit the Trumpington Street museums.
Recently voted the East of England’s most popular free
attraction, it contains some remarkable collections from the
ancient world.


has been voted one of the top ten places to go by
TripAdvisor’s Traveller’s Choice Awards for the last two years,
so it’s definitely worth a visit.

If you love water and sun, it has 20 beaches and coves with 20
miles of South West Coast Path to explore, along with countryside
and nature reserves – perfect for a sunny bank holiday.

Author Agatha Christie who was born in Torquay is the area’s
most famous resident and there are plenty of opportunities for fans
to learn more about her with a special trail.

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The best bank holiday staycations ideas that will make you feel like you’re going abroad – without leaving the UK