If that has you dreaming of your next holiday, here are some of our favourite places to visit for a spontaneous getaway!
It may seem a bit bold, or even a bit of a cop out, to include a whole country here. That said, Wales is a remarkable place and we simply couldn’t narrow it down to one spot. Home to 3 National Parks, covering 20% of this country, the natural beauty in Wales is impressive. We could happily spend days exploring the coast and rambling around the countryside here. If you tire of ambling around the great outdoors there are plenty of attractions to pique your interest. From the Pickie Fun Park in Bangor to Beaumaris Castle in Anglesea there is something for everyone in the wonderful country.
The South West
Our nifty group of content creators all have their soft spots for certain corners of the UK. Fervent discussion ensued as to which of the counties in the south west was the best; as a compromise we have added this whole corner as a top place to go. From the stunning coast and exotic plants on the southern tip of Cornwall to Dartmoor, Exmoor, and the delightful villages of Somerset, the South West is full of possibilities. If you have already exhausted all of these well-known spots there are still gems to discover. From the Museum of Witchcraft and Magic in Boscastle to the wonderful Berry Head National Nature Reserve in Brixham, you’re sure to find something to tickle your fancy.
Norfolk, jutting out to the east, is an oft forgotten about holiday spot. However, at Snaptrip we believe is has great potential for a spontaneous weekend away. Norwich is undoubtedly a strong draw for visiting this county; from its plethora for quaint tea rooms to beautiful buildings including the imposing cathedral. Nearby you’ll find the idyllic Norfolk Broads and there is a generous swathe of coastline to explore too. Looking for a beautiful place to get lost? Try Priory Maze and Gardens in Sheringham. Looking for a playground with a cool name? Take a trip to the HMS Invincible Play Park in Happisburgh.
Oxfordshire is a stunning place to visit. This county is home to all sorts of gems from the White Horse Hill to the winding River Thames. Part of the Cotswolds can also be found here, ideal of strolls surrounded by beautiful countryside. If you’re interested history and architecture, head to the city of Oxford. Here you’ll find the world-renowned University of Oxford and it’s impressive buildings. This city has a rich history to be explored, and fittingly, was the birth place of E. P. Thompson; born on 3rd February 1924. The county surely has a wonderful selection of spots to explore on a spontaneous getaway.
Few spontaneous breaks can beat a trip to the Lake District. This beautiful, tranquil and wild part of the UK is a haven for getting back in touch with the great outdoors. From the top of Scafell Pike to the depths of Wastwater, and the expanse of countryside in all direction, there are miles of National Park to be explored here. If you need a break, there are numerous tearooms and cafes, providing the perfect location to enjoy a beverage with a view. If you’re looking for a treat, look no further than Kendal which is well know for it’s Kendal Mint Cake. If it’s a trip to a stately home you’re after, look no further than Holker Hall and Gardens in Grange-over-Sands. The Lake District has plenty on offer.