Camping is officially cool. With the growth of outdoor festivals year on year, the number of people deciding to try camping for inexpensive and portable accommodation is being more and more popular.
The numbers who decide to pack a tent and sleeping bag and head to a UK campsite is now edging close to 1.5 million every year. The combination of more outside events and looking for more cost effective holidays has increased the number over the last few years.
In decades gone by, food in the United Kingdom was seen as dull and uninspiring by chefs and food connoisseurs abroad; this was mostly due to the food shortages during and after World War II. Things have certainly changed now though as there is an abundance of stunning regional produce which is used to create wonderful dishes; some with centuries of history attached and all which form part of the diversity of contemporary cuisine of the UK.
When visiting the hills and valleys of the beautiful country of Wales, there’s as much local food to try as there is history and scenery to discover.
Fresh produce abounds in this country of rugged coastlines, famous mountainous natural parks and centuries old celtic culture. Step across the border from England and you’ll find lovingly cooked dishes where delicious lamb is a central delicacy on many tables, hearty soups will fill you up on a damp day and if you visit the coastline you’ll be able to choose from such luxuries as monkfish.
The largest city in Scotland and renowned for culture, heritage and friendly residents, a trip to Glasgow will leave you with happy memories of a welcoming environment which as much to see and do as you can cram into your time there.
A vibrant place both day and night, Glasgow has a stunning array of museums, art galleries, restaurants and bars as well as festivals and events throughout the year.
Visiting market towns when on holiday is a great way to combine history, architecture and shopping.
With many having a past steeped in stories of bygone times and buildings which tell the tale of the destination, they are a fantastic snapshot of life over the generations. Market towns which are true to their roots will still offer local produce and goods from stalls on particular days and many will have independent shops selling goods which are a little more unusual or local to the area.
A self-catering holiday cottage is a fantastic experience. A real home from home, you can visit a different part of the UK every time you want to go away and relax in a property equipped with everything you need for cooking, sleeping and relaxing.
Many holiday cottages are now furnished and equipped to a very high standard as they know that those renting them will want the extra touch of luxury whilst on a break.
If you have a second home you would like to rent out as a self-catering holiday cottage, it’s important you put the time and effort in to make it appealing.
The market for holiday lets is now very competitive so it’s all about pulling out the stops to ensure every room is inviting, the photographs entice people to book and the facilities offered match those expected in the 21st century.
For that really special occasion, splashing out on luxury hotel accommodation is a must.
Hotels with a major price tag for a night away often have unique and unusual facilities and features and will offer the absolute highest standards in rooms and services offered.
If you want to surprise someone special with a weekend away for a time you’ll never forget, here are 5 of the most expensive hotels in the UK you can choose to treat them to.
Whether it’s for a romantic weekend away or an overnight conference bed for the night, you’ll always want to know you’re heading to a hotel which meets your needs and expectations.
The UK has a star rating system which standardises what must be offered and this is an excellent way to know what facilities and amenities will be on site when you arrive.