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Bucket List Destinations For 2018

Posted to Wanderlustings by Charlotte on 3rd January 2018

From the shimmering shores of the Lake District to the chalky cliffs of the Dorset Jurassic Coast and the tangles of golden villages that make up the Cotswolds AONB, it's easy to see why us Brits are a nation of staycationers. Our unique collection of private homes can be found in some of the most extraordinary locations the British Isles has on offer, so let us inspire you with our favourite destinations which ensure an unforgettable holiday on home turf.

Dorset

Home to the Jurassic Coast which famously stretches out over 95 continuous miles, Dorset boasts a unique coastline complete with exquisite sweeping beaches and ancient rock formations dating back to dinosaur days. Beach picnics, fossil hunting and exploring the South West Coast Path passing Lulworth Cove and Durdle Door should be high on the holiday agenda.

The Cotswolds

Boasting blankets of patchwork countryside, networks of footpaths and oodles of quaint villages, the Cotswolds is an excellent base for escapades in the country. One of the most photographed Cotswolds scenes, Arlington Row beautifully encapsulates the architecture and landscape that this traditionally English area is renowned for - not to be missed!

Scottish Highlands

Home to arguably the most dramatic scenery in the UK, the Scottish Highlands is a vast and varied kingdom boasting pale sand beaches flanked by soaring cloud-shrouded mountains. A magical base for far-flung staycations, the Scottish Highlands flaunt glacial lochs, craggy terrain and breath-taking views which together provide the most impressive of backdrops for that secluded escape.

Wales

If your idea of holiday heaven includes landscapes cloaked in vibrant purple heather, imposing waterfalls hidden in undiscovered places and impressive coastlines of smugglers caves and big sand beaches, Wales has it all. The Brecon Beacons and Pembrokeshire peninsula are the best destinations for active holidays where you can hike to the summit of Pen y Fan, clamber along St David’s undulating headland or romance in a secluded cove. For zip wires and an inland surfing lake, head to North Wales - one of the top places to visit in the world according to Lonely Planet’s latest Best in Travel List.

The Lake District

Alluring scenery stitched together with tranquil lakes, mossy woodlands and majestic fells is what puts the Lake District onto our list of the best staycation destinations to visit this year. Recently awarded a prestigious World Heritage status, the picture-postcard landscape flaunts landmarks such as Lake Windermere, Scafell Pike and Aira Force waterfalls which promise not to disappoint.

3rd January 2018
by Charlotte

Charlotte

Hailing from The Isles of Scilly, Charlotte grew up on her family´s farm complete with holiday lets, which is where she learnt all about what makes the perfect home stay experience.

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