International holiday opportunities might be thin on the ground this summer, but who really needs them with so many great holiday destinations in the UK?
Roam the four countries that constitute our island nation – England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland – and you’ll discover different dialects and ancient languages, unique communities and traditions, myths and legends galore. There are surfer havens, rugged rock formations, punishing mountain hikes and deep, glassy lochs all waiting to be discovered.
So this summer, forget all the faff of hunting down your passport and hanging around at baggage claim for hours. Instead of holding out for new additions to the green list or enduring long quarantines elsewhere, start planning your staycation with our round-up of the best things to do in the UK.
You can head out on a rural excursion promising lush greenery, ancient woodland, utter silence and nights so dark you can see all the stars, or go on great trips to the UK’s coolest towns and cities – from Manchester to Belfast via Oxford and York – where you’ll find striking modern architecture, historic landmarks and amazing bars, pubs and restaurants ready to welcome you with open arms after months of closures. Happy travels!