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Brexiteering Staycationers

by Robyn Fletcher | Aug 1, 2016 | Blog, Residential

Whilst the Brexit strategy enters its formative weeks, it is clear that nothing much is going to happen over the summer months, which means that us Brits are probably stuck with a weak currency for the foreseeable future. It is estimated that the sudden and significant rise in the cost of holidaying abroad will lead up to 2.5 million more of us deciding to holiday at home this year. Which is not all doom and gloom, as our little island has so much to offer, much of it right on our doorsteps or just a short car ride away.

The UK has some of the most fantastic beaches to be found anywhere in the world and, wherever you live, you are unlikely to be more than a couple of hours drive away from one of them. From Kynance Cove in Cornwall, via Oxwich in Wales, West Wittering in Sussex and Botany Bay in Kent, up to Runswick Bay in Yorkshire and Aberlady Bay in Scotland, there is somewhere beautiful on the coast near you. And if its piers, promenades, donkey rides and fish and chips you’re after, our traditional seaside resorts do it better than anywhere else: Margate, Brighton, Weymouth, Bridlington, Tenby……the list goes on.

If the weather isn’t inclining you to a day at the seaside, there is still a whole host of adventures to be had. If history and heritage is your passion, we have one of the richest supplies right here in the UK. From ancient stone-age sites, old abbey ruins and tumble down castles, through to more intact stately homes, museums and medieval towns, there is a plethora of destinations to visit and be transported back to times gone by.

Or maybe walking is more your thing. We’ve got the Cornish Peninsula, Exmoor and the South Downs at the bottom. There’s Pembrokeshire, the Brecon Beacons and Snowdonia in Wales and Epping Forest or the South Downs further East. Moving further North we have the Peak District, the Lakes, Hadrian’s Wall and the West Highland Way, and so much more in between. And remember, there is no such thing as bad walking weather, just bad walking clothes, so kit yourself out appropriately and head outdoors for some bracing country air and breath-taking scenery.

And if all this being outside has made you hungry, Britain has a rich food heritage and an ever growing number of talented cooks and chefs making full and delicious use of locally sourced products. Whether you fancy fish and chips at the seaside; a cream tea; a gastro pub feast or fine dining…it’s never far from you. Or maybe visit one of the growing numbers of farmers markets or food festivals to pick up some bits and pieces to rustle up something nice at home.

Whatever it is you like to do, one of the nicest aspects of being on a summer holiday is the amount of time we spend outside. And if you are embarking upon a Staycation at home, there is always the temptation to hole up indoors whenever the weather looks a little iffy (which, let’s face it, it often does in the UK). So, maybe a little incentive to go outside might be in order.

A Garden Escape provides the perfect excuse to get outdoors. A place to shelter from showers or the midday sun, with perhaps a covered deck on which you can barbeque whatever the weather and a toilet and kitchenette so that you don’t have to head back indoors too often. Somewhere to snuggle up camp style at night, without the hassle of putting up a tent. A place where the family get to enjoy being together without the distractions of screens and everyday life. Somewhere to plan your next day’s adventure in this island of magic, beauty and fun. Great Britain.

About the author

Robyn Fletcher
Robyn has been with TGEscapes for 8 years working in various areas of the company including sales, administration, marketing and customer service with a particular interest in social media. She has trained in business and administration, as well as working for a short time in insurance. Robyn has grown up and lives in rural Herefordshire, she is the mother of a lovely 6 year old boy and has an interest in all things environmental.

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