With the staycation growing in popularity, more and more Brits are looking for holiday hotspots closer to home whilst more and more tourists are ditching the coach trip and taking off by themselves to explore the real Great Britain. The UK is blessed with miles of unspoilt coastline and stretches of lush land, but how can you make sure your holiday is one to remember?Say goodbye to traditional postcards and fridge magnets and say hello to multipurpose maps and celebrity sightings! Whether you're travelling from across the country or visiting from the town next door, we're bringing you 8 unique souvenirs you'll definitely want to bring back from your British trip!
1. Become a Lord or Lady!
If you're a fan of the great outdoors and love nothing more than getting lost in nature, a Scottish staycation will be right up your street. From breath-taking views of placid lakes to lush landscapes ready to be explored, Scotland is a true testament to what makes Britain great. If you're looking for a unique reminder of your time spent in the Highlands, why not treat yourself to a title and become a Lord or Lady of Glencoe?
2. Get lost in a Beatles book
If you're taking a break in Liverpool, you won't want to miss out on a visit to the Cavern Club. The Beatles are a core piece of Liverpool's history and were once the biggest band in the world. Whether you're British, born and bred, or visiting from across the pond, the Beatles' story is one you'll want to hear - and when it comes to quirky memorabilia, Liverpool does it best. Postcards might be out, but books are in! Head to the famous Beatles Shop and browse through a collection of quirky memorabilia - bagging a book for the journey home.
3. A multipurpose map
If you're a fan of traditional souvenirs, you'll love London. Head to just about any high street and you can pick up a tea towel, coaster or fridge magnet adorned with a map of London.
As England's capital, London has a vast array of exciting activities for tourists to try - and if you're looking for a more creative way to bring the capital home, why not treat yourself to a map of the underground? Whether you use it as a poster, tablecloth or gift wrap, you'll love creating your own unique souvenir of your time spent in London.
4. Bespoke biscuit tins
The UK is obsessed with the Royal Family - and from the Queen down to her great grandchildren, we just can't resist having their faces all over our memorabilia. Brits love biscuits almost as much as the monarchy - so naturally, it makes sense to combine the two. From the beautiful Cornish coast to the picturesque appeal of the Lake District, you'll find custard creams aplenty on your UK staycation - perfect for dipping in your British brew when you return from your holiday.
5. Take home a snap with the stars
If you've always fancied rubbing shoulders with the stars, a trip to Blackpool's Madame Tussaud's should be top of your list. Famed for its seaside attractions and theme park, Blackpool is brimming with souvenirs to take home from your holiday. But if you really want to make your friends jealous, why not snap a picture of you with a star? Whether it's hanging out with Robbie Williams or helping Barack Obama in the White House, you can meet celebs from all over the world - without having to venture beyond Blackpool!
6. Discover your own Blue John
The Blue John Caverns in the Peak District National Park is pretty much the only place in the world to discover the beautiful distinctly blue/purple semi-precious mineral Blue John. You can explore the stunning caverns for yourself, which form a series of breath-taking limestone tunnels and enormous cavernous areas that sit just under the stunning Derbyshire hills.
7. Better tea from Betty's
Betty's Tea Rooms began life in the beautiful spa town of Harrogate. It encompasses everything that is quintessentially English and quickly became a national institution. Today, there are 6 Betty's tea rooms around Yorkshire - and of course, each is stocked with its own supply of beautiful Betty's tea gifts to take home.
8. The Tale of Peter Rabbit
Beatrix Potter is one of our all-time most loved children's authors and you don't need to look hard to see why. As well as beautifully written stories about her animal friends, Beatrix was a gifted artist who illustrated her own stunning books at a time when it was considered improper for a lady to work. She famously went to live in the Lake District and to this day, no visit to the Lakes is complete without a wander around her Hill Top Farm. A small Beatrix Potter book (or boxset) is not only a beautiful souvenir but an incredible gift for children throughout the world.
With so many exciting souvenirs guaranteed to make your trip one to remember, the hard part will be deciding where to visit first!
By Highland Titles
Date: 2017-11-28 13:13:33