With UK lockdown still in place for at least another three weeks, it can be hard to envision a world after this is all over. I’ve been daydreaming about all the places I want to travel to when I can and, although there are places abroad like Santorini and Disneyland Paris on my list, I think I will feel more comfortable sticking with UK travel to start with. Our family are no stranger to a good ‘staycation’, having spent the school holidays in Cornwall, Wales, the Lake District and the Scottish Highlands in the last year alone. If you are also looking at breaks away in the UK after the coronavirus pandemic is over, here are some of the places on my list.
I have a bit of a love hate relationship with our capital city. I can feel hemmed in if I spend too long in London, but I also love to visit for theatre and shopping trips and to get caught up in the bustling metropolitan atmosphere the city has. London is only a couple of hours drive away from us so it is a nice and easy place to head to for a one or two night break away. We tend to drive part of the way and get a train in from the outskirts. We used to live in Kent and still have some family there, so I usually search for trains going to Orpington from central London and go from there. I will be spending my birthday at the beginning of May in lockdown, so I have been looking at what show Ed and I can go and see in London as a belated birthday trip.
I have such a soft spot for Bath, having visited a few times previously including a surprise trip for my birthday with Ed, early on in our relationship, and as part of my hen weekend, where we decorated cupcakes, which was so much fun. It is high up on my list of places to visit again. I especially want to go back to the Thermae Bath Spa, as it was so relaxing with the nicest rooftop pool to just chill out in whilst overlooking the beautiful city.
We have stayed in The Cotswolds once before, and it is another place I can’t wait to return to. It is truly one of the most idyllic parts of the country, in my opinion, and I have been looking at converted farmhouses, or little cottages as a place to head to either this summer or next, depending on how the situation develops. The children love being outdoors, and it is just the perfect place to head for a little family break away.
Ireland has been on my bucket list for so long now and I just never got round to booking a break. I have fallen in love just from looking at pictures, and it always sounds like such a fantastic place to visit, without the expense of going abroad. I have no clue which part of Ireland is best to head to for my first trip, so let me know if you have been and have any recommendations!
I actually only just went to Edinburgh, for February half term, but we were only there for 24 hours and it just isn’t long enough to explore the city properly, although we did manage to fit quite a lot in. I can’t wait to go back and spend a few days there. I want to take the kids to the zoo, and to learn more about the city’s history. Edinburgh castle was amazing and I would love to head back there again too.
Do you have any UK travel planned once this is all over?
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