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5 Hassle-free UK Staycation Ideas

The recently announced cautious return to international travel has left many wondering whether the hassle is really worth it. Strict testing, quarantining and rigorous checks can quickly turn a fun holiday into a logistical nightmare. Can you really enjoy yourself whilst stuck in hotel quarantine?

Luckily, we have a number of incredible destinations right on our doorstep that avoid the hassle of travel restrictions. The UK is full of vibrant cities, stunning landscapes and picturesque coastlines that can easily be reached by car. Most of the time, that’s as far as you need to go for an unforgettable holiday.

If you’re looking to get on the road again after a long hiatus, Budget Insurance can offer great quality annual cover. Just remember to follow the most recent government guidelines.

UK Staycation Ideas

Chester

Chester gets its name from the Latin word, Castrum, used by the Romans to describe a military camp or fort. It’s no surprise, therefore, that this city in the northwest of England is steeped in history. It’s extensive Roman red sandstone walls seamlessly blend in with Victorian half-timber buildings and multi-storey arcades. Meanwhile, the breath-taking Cathedral has influences ranging all the way from Norman to Gothic. The city is a brilliant staycation idea for history buffs and curious travellers alike. If you’re based around Manchester, Chester could be the perfect day trip. Otherwise, this stunning historical city is well-worth a longer stay.

Brighton

Home to one of the UK’s most iconic coastlines, Brighton is a great option for those who want easy access to the seaside. If you’re based in London, it only takes about an hour and a half to travel down, making it a great choice for a day trip. If you’re planning to stay longer or are coming from further afield, there’s of plenty of cosy hotels and B&Bs to turn your trip into a longer holiday. There’s also loads of great attractions that are only a stone’s throw from Brighton itself, such as the stunning Seven Sisters chalk cliffs.

Cheltenham

If you’re after a holiday brimming with culture, look no further than the regency spa town of Cheltenham. The town is famed for its many festivals of culture that include a literature festival, a jazz festival and of course its world-renowned horse-racing competitions. The town is a great day-trip option for those based in and around Bristol. For those wanting to stay a bit longer, the town is full of picturesque hotels set in stunning regency architecture.

The Peak District

The Peak District is a great staycation idea if you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city. There’s a range of walks to choose from that wind through picturesque hiking trails and historic market towns. If you’re based in the midlands, you could even pop over to the Lake District for the day – it’s only a 50-minute drive from Nottingham or just over an hour from Birmingham.

Sandwood Bay

If you’re after a real adventure that doesn’t cross any international borders, Sandwood Bay could be a great option. Situated on one of the northernmost parts the UK, the remote mile-long beach has preserved its outstanding natural beauty for centuries. Wild camping laws in Scotland also means that you could pitch a tent, start a small fire, and have an immersive stay by the sea. Just remember to leave no trace.

That wraps up this list. All that’s left is for you to make sure you’re all set for Summer driving by reading our guide, and making sure you’re covered with an annual policy.

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We’re currently experiencing a high volume of calls into our contact centre and whilst we are doing our very best to maintain service levels, we ask that you only call our contact centre if absolutely necessary so we can keep our phone lines available  for vulnerable customers and those who don’t have access to online services.

If you need to check any details or make a change to your policy, please  log in to your Self-Service Centre. It will be much quicker for you to make changes to your policy online at the moment. Once logged in, you can also use our Webchat service which is available Monday- Saturday 8am-6pm and Sunday 10am-4pm to make changes, accept or decline your renewal or if you need to let us know about a claim. To log in, please click here.

We also have some other information that may be useful. Click here to read our FAQ’s, and information on what we are doing to support key workers can be found here.