As the days get shorter and the temperature drops it is tempting to go into hibernation mode and spend as much time inside as possible. However, as appealing as that may be, there is a persuasive argument for enjoying a staycation at this time of year. From the huge savings on offer to the spectacular frost-bitten landscapes, the UK is full of surprises. Here are Snaptrip’s top reasons to embrace a winter getaway.
1. Make some great savings
It probably won’t come as a surprise to say that the most popular time to go away is during July and August. However, if you aren’t restricted by the school summer holiday then a winter getaway can offer some fantastic savings. Top properties have been known to cost hundreds of pounds less during the winter, compared to the summer peak. Additionally, as there is less demand, you’ll even have more choice too. With more choice also means you can be more comfortable leaving your break until the last-minute and enjoying an extra last-minute discount.
2. Enjoy the solitude
With lower demand and more accommodation choice also comes quieter streets. The more popular holiday towns of the UK can be overwhelmingly busy for some during the summer. However, during these cooler months, you’ll have far more freedom to explore unencumbered by crowds of other holidaymakers. Whether it’s popular heritage sites you want to visit, walking routes you want to conquer or a delicious eatery you’ve been hankering to try; you’ll have far more peace and quiet in the winter.
3. Embracing the cosiness
With the days being shorter and the weather not always cooperative, you’d be forgiven for thinking this time of year was rather bleak. However, it is also prime time for roaring fires, cheeks rosy from long walks and snuggling up inside. As much as we believe the great outdoors can offer exciting days out when the weather is less than idyllic; there are some days when staying in is the best option. These days are to be celebrated. Bring out the board games, movies and blankets while appreciating the stunning, icy landscapes through the window.
4. Catch up with friends
Getting friends together can be a long-winded and expensive process if you don’t live down the road from each other. Our social calendars are often quieter between New Year’s Eve and the arrival of spring, so all the more reason to take advantage of this yearly lull. The days might be shorter but there is plenty of time to wrap up warm for a walk or indulge in a meal by the fire. Not only are cottages cheaper at this time of year, but when you’re splitting the cost between a large group there are some extra savings to be made.