Off the Beaten Track UK Staycation Destinations

By Julia O'Driscoll

Swapping an overseas trip for a relaxing break closer to home is one simple way to make your summer holiday more sustainable. Avoid the crowds with these off the beaten track destinations.


Staycations are rising in popularity – and that can only be a good thing for the sustainably-minded holidaymaker. By cutting down on travel emissions and investing in the UK economy by supporting local tourism, a staycation is a great way to reduce the carbon footprint of your much-needed summer escape.

The first hurdle when planning any holiday is settling on a destination. Ideally, you are after somewhere that will provide the perfect blend of rest and relaxation with a varied selection of attractions nearby – and factoring in your destination’s Instagram-ability doesn’t hurt either… 

Here are just a few staycation destinations that may have slipped under your radar.

Read Venetia Falconer's guide to planning the perfect staycation.

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Off the Beaten Track UK Staycation Destinations