With the world’s greatest sporting event just around the corner, it is official that 2012 is the year of the staycation. Despite the gloomy start to the British summer, it is expected that a record number of people will look to holiday in the UK this year, visiting seaside resorts, taking city breaks and exploring the countryside. With plenty of fantastic locations throughout the UK, Days Inn have put together some of the best places for a UK summer staycation:
The historic city of Chester is ideal if you’re looking for a family staycation; home to the award winning Chester Zoo, the magnificent Cathedral, and the entertaining Chester Races, there is something for everyone. There is a fantastic range of guided tours and walks and the city has a jam packed events programme this summer, with the annual RHS Flower Show at Tatton Park, the new MBNA Chestival and plenty of events on at Chester Zoo.
Days Inn Chester Tip – Make sure you take a walk along the famous city walls - the only complete Roman Wall circuit in Britain.
If you’re looking for an active holiday, Kendal is the perfect place thanks to its excellent position to the south of the Lake District. The market town has a splendid mix of shops and attractions including two museums, an art gallery and a vibrant arts centre. The Lake District towns and villages are within easy reach along with its diverse range of mountains and lakes, so you can be as adventurous or as laid back as you like.
Days Inn Kendal Tip – Take a trip into the town and try some Kendal Mint Cake for which Kendal is most famous for.
City, countryside and coast is what you can expect from Durham this summer. With the world famous Durham Cathedral and Castle District in the city, the North Pennines and Durham Dales countryside and the stunning landscape of Durham’s Heritage Coast, there’s everything you could want from a British summer holiday. There’s also an exciting events calendar with music festivals, art exhibitions and guided walks.
Days Inn Durham Tip – Enjoy a luxury river cruise along the River Wear for great views of the Cathedral and Castle.
With a rich heritage and a delightful location, the town of Lockerbie is perfect for families and couples wanting a relaxing or activity break in Scotland. With the beautiful Dumfries and Galloway region on its doorstep, there is so much to see and do from visiting castles and spotting wildlife to playing golf and walking one of its many countryside and costal routes.
Days Inn Lockerbie Tip – Take a 15 minute drive towards Moffat to see the spectacular Grey Mere’s Tail Waterfall.
Book any one of these Days Inn locations for your staycation in 2012.