How to have the perfect UK holiday this summer

Whether you're craving a serene coastal escape, a buzzy city break or an invigorating hiking trip, you'll find it all without having to use your passport

Loch Lomond
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If you're reading this, it's likely that you're planning a UK staycation this summer. And why wouldn't you be? Holidaying closer to home is a great choice this year. There's no risk of having to self-isolate when you return, it's more sustainable than air travel, and you'll be supporting the many wonderful independent businesses and attractions that rely on tourism to survive. Above all, the UK is absolutely packed with incredible places to visit and things to do – and that's where we come in. We're working with the 'Enjoy Summer Safely' campaign to bring you all the inspiration and information you need to have an awesome summer holiday in the UK. For the next month, we'll bring you tips on where to go and what to do, from cute camping spots to amazing foodie itineraries.

As you travel, remember to plan ahead and to look out for the 'We're Good to Go' mark. Any business with this industry standard – recently introduced by Visit England – means that they have put the necessary staff training and social distancing measures in place. Happy travels, pal. You're in safe hands. 

Find more inspiration and guidance for your UK summer holiday here.

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