When it comes to holidaying in the UK, you'd be forgiven for immediately thinking of washed out campsites or drab city centre hotels - but this amazing country has so much more to offer. Whether you're bored of the usual accommodation options or looking for something special, you only have to lift the lid on the UK's holiday options to find some truly unique places to stay.Today, we're bringing you five weird and wonderful ways to spend a break in the UK. Whether it's a romantic weekend away or a week-long family holiday, there's adventure aplenty and something for everyone in beautiful Britain.
Exploring the UK on water
One unique way to see Britain's sights is by boat. Whether you're exploring city canals, taking to the lakes or cruising the coastline, there are a number of boating holidays on offer. Numerous charter companies offer tuition, meaning you don't need any prior experience on the water. A boating holiday can be a great way to see the UK from a different perspective, with Britain's diverse canal network and rivers giving you access to some of the best views in the country. Why not opt for a canal boat holiday in Yorkshire or a relaxing week cruising the Norfolk Broads this summer? You never know, if you take to it like a duck to water, you could end up buying your own boat and getting a taste of the leisurely lifestyle enjoyed by so many.
Camping under the stars
In the UK, we're lucky enough to have some of the darkest skies in Europe, with rural areas almost entirely free of light pollution. A weekend stargazing offers a unique way to escape city life and learn a little more about the cosmos. From educational trips with the family to some much-needed alone time, a night spent under the stars guarantees rest and relaxation. With Northumberland's National Park offering some of the best views around, you can head over to Hadrian's Wall during the day and lose yourself in the unspoilt skyline when night falls. Much of Scotland such as the Isle of Skye and Orkney offers incredible views with the added bonus of the possibility of glimpsing the Northern Lights during the winter months.
If you fancy getting closer to nature, head to the country and pitch up in a rustic farmhouse. Available to hire in a variety of hotspots throughout the UK such as stunning Pembrokeshire or delightful Devon, a stay in a secluded farmhouse means you can enjoy all the perks of a solitary life - and then jump in the car and head to the nearest village when you're ready to socialise! Ideal for family gatherings or group get togethers, a stay in a traditional farmhouse guarantees a true taste of nature - and the wildlife is never too far away.
Camping and glamping
If you're a fan of the great outdoors but still want a touch of luxury, glamping is the way to go. With all the appeal of a night spent under the stars, glamping combines the comfort of home with the excitement of the great outdoors. From high rise treehouses to stunning yurts, you can enjoy a rural retreat without having to sacrifice your home comforts! The Lake District is a great option for camping and glamping and if you're planning on moving around the UK, why not hire a campervan and hit the road? Allowing you to pitch up whenever and wherever the mood takes you, a campervan is the ultimate travelling companion. If this is something that takes your fancy, be sure to mention it when you submit your dream itinerary to us.
Britain is awash with any number of hidden gems and if you're looking for a holiday with a difference, why not set up home in a cave? The Rockhouse Retreat near Worcestershire is the UK's first cave holiday home, providing a peaceful haven away from the hustle and bustle of everyday life. Unique and exciting, staying in a cave might not be the first thing you think of when you're searching for holiday accommodation - but it's sure to provide an experience you'll never forget.
Feeling inspired? With these amazing accommodation options on offer throughout the UK, what are you waiting for? Get planning your adventure to remember today!
By Pegasus Marine Finance
Date: 2017-11-28 13:18:05