Thought lockdown 3.0 was isolating? This tiny island off the coast of Devon, which successfully raised funds to secure its survival this year, is truly remote and home to less than 30 people and some puffins. It’s dotted with historic buildings that have been turned into holiday rentals for people seeking solitude (a couple of the cottages sleep just one) or the feeling of being temporarily cut off from the real world as well as the mainland. Ideal if you don’t feel like you’re actually on vaycay until you’ve crossed a body of water.
Four-night stay from £123.
Thanks to lockdowns and travel restrictions, 2020 was officially the year to holiday closer to home – and, luckily, it didn’t even feel like a compromise. Sure, the UK might be small, but when it comes to amazing landscapes, world-class attractions and incredible history, this country really can’t be beaten.
International travel might be opening up now, though all the faffing about with PCR tests and quarantines means that opting for a UK adventure has never been so appealing. So forget green lists and vaccine passports – we’ll be booking up the incredible British campsites and treehouses, cabins and cottages that don’t come with so much Covid-related risk. From remote islands to lush national parks, here’s the lowdown on the best UK holiday destinations and places to visit in 2021.
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