Over the last while, our blog posts have looked at the best summer destinations from around the world. Yet we realise not all our readers will be travelling outside the UK this year. That's fine because there are a lot of great destinations right here within the British Isles. You do not necessarily have to go abroad to enjoy an exciting and relaxing summer holiday.
Below are just a few of the destinations you might consider for 2015. Moreover, if you do not get to do everything you want to this summer, you can always pick up where you left off next year!
St Ives, Cornwall
St Ives is a seaside town in Cornwall, in the extreme south-west of England. What is most remarkable about the region is that you would swear you were visiting the Mediterranean had someone blindfolded you before depositing you there. The beautifully clean water and tremendous beaches are breathtaking. Moreover, in St Ives, it is all about water sports such as swimming, surfing, and body boarding. It is quickly becoming one of the favourite hotspots for both young and old who love the water.
Orkney Islands, Scotland
If your idea of fun is more history and heritage than surfing and body boarding, consider a summer holiday in the Orkney Islands. You will still enjoy a beautiful seaside environment, but you will also be able to spend your days exploring the location of some of the oldest settlements in the British Isles. For example, Skara Brae is a 5,000-year-old village whose remnants are still visible today. It is also one of several UNESCO world heritage sites located on the Orkney Islands. In between explorations, you can enjoy a relaxing afternoon by the water with a cold drink and a good book.
None you foodies need despair, you can plan a perfect summer holiday anywhere in Devon. The county is one of the most prolific food producers in all of England, resulting in plenty of opportunities to try things you have never had before. We recommend you consider Dartmouth if you are into seafood. Dartmoor in the south of Devon is another good option. There are a number of Michelin-starred restaurants in towns such as Chagford and Ashburton. When you are not trying great foods, you can enjoy the incredible Dartmoor National Park.
UK travellers love Yorkshire because it has something for everyone. The interior portions of the county include many wide-open spaces where you can enjoy nature at its finest. Along the coast, Yorkshire features an endless supply of seaside towns offering excellent dining, exciting nightlife, arcades for the kids, and lots of sights and activities. It is hard to be bored in Yorkshire.
We hope our three-part series discussing the best UK summer destinations has been helpful to you. There are many options, so don't spend your summer holidays pottering around the house this year. Get out there and explore something new, whether domestically or abroad!