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Planning the perfect 2020 getaway: Durham, Southampton and Taunton

30 January 2020

There’s something for everyone here in the UK, and you don’t need to spend a fortune to see it! Planning the perfect 2020 getaway is easier than ever with us at Days Inn.

Check out the things to do in the following UK destinations we’re showcasing this month: Durham, Taunton and Southampton and find out more about the things to see and explore!


The city of Durham has a lot to offer its visitors and is renowned as one of the cultural and historical hubs of the North West. The historic city centre is home to the must-visit Durham Castle and Cathedral, both of which host a variety of annual events for visitors.

For more local events in Durham, check out some of the city’s 2020 events


The county of Somerset a popular UK staycation destination all year round, but especially during the summer months when you can make the most of the many beach resorts on the South West coast.

If you’re looking to stay local, then you should spend the day exploring Taunton’s town centre. There are plenty of high street shops, cafes and restaurants to visit to fill up the day, and if it’s some local history you’re looking for, then check out the Museum of Somerset, located in Taunton Castle. 

For some downtime, visit Taunton’s main recreational ground, Vivary Park. This 7.5-hectare park is the perfect place for a picnic in Taunton and has a range of activities to keep you busy, including a miniature golf course and tennis court.

If it’s a beach resort you’re after, then look no further than Weston-super-Mare. You can find all the family-favourite activities here, and if it’s a warm day, take some beach towels and a picnic and spend the day sunbathing.


Southampton is another coastal town that’s perfect for a 2020 getaway! Our Days Inn hotel is conveniently located so that you can take in all the city has to offer on your break this year. Whether you want to have a full day of shopping or want to sample some of the great food and drink on offer in the city.

Most of us will know that Southampton is famous for its connection with the Titanic and its maritime history in general. To get up, close and personal with that, visit SeaCity Museum, where you can view permanent exhibits such as the Titanic Story, but for events, all year round click here.

For a different slice of history, check out Southampton’s Tudor House and Gardens. Renowned as Southampton’s most historic building, and home to 800 years worth of history, this attraction is a must-see for anyone who’s into the Tudor period or British history in general.

For some upcoming events in Southampton this year, check out what’s on here

Wrapping up

We hope that showcasing these three amazing places to visit in 2020 has given you some inspiration for planning your own perfect getaway.

For more great UK locations, and to book your own 2020 getaway, book now with Days Inn.

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