Summer Holidays 2020: The Best Summer Holiday Deals
Summer is one of the best times of the year to travel—you get to enjoy warm weather, plenty of festivals, outdoor bars and cafes, and long days of hiking through nature or wandering through cities. Maybe you want to try your first glamping trip, travel somewhere exciting with a group of friends, take a family trip abroad, or even just plan a "staycation" in the U.K. We've got deals to all your favourite destinations, from dreamy beach hangouts in Mallorca to last-minute city breaks in France. You may even find some deals to places you never dreamed of going—but this summer is your chance. A word to the wise: summer is also one of the most popular times to travel, so it's worth trying to book an early bird holiday before prices increase. Browse our latest offers and find the one that's right for you.
The Best Destinations for Summer Holidays in the UK
If you don’t fancy heading off abroad for your summer holiday then don’t worry, the UK has you covered. We have everything you could need right here for a great summer getaway including cities, quirky towns and villages, seaside breaks, theme parks, holiday camps, canals trips and relaxing wellness and spa breaks to name a few, along with a wide range of accommodations to pick from at many locations.
As well as all the shops, bars, restaurants,theatres and comedy clubs, London also has many things to do that are better in the summer than in the winter. There is a choice of outdoor swimming pools, some heated, some not and even open lakes you can swim in.
During the beautiful weather London enjoys in the summer you can either jump on a train and head to the coast for the dayat the beach or take advantage of city beaches put together during the warmer season.
Another great idea to enjoy the outdoors during your summer holiday in London is to take a picnic to one of the many gorgeous parks.
Also, in London, in the summer months you will find outdoor gigs such as British Summer Time Hyde Park and Westend Live where you can enjoy 2 days of free theatre shows in Trafalgar Square.
There is also London Zoo which is worth a visit, and a must see we think, is a visit to the one and only Buckingham Palace which is only open for a limited time from July onwards.
The Scottish capital is the place to be in the summer as the city really comes alive. Edinburgh Festival is the largest Art’s festival in the world and lasts from July through to the end of August, ending with a spectacular fireworks display.
Edinburgh festival provides 1000’s of events for you to choose from, from comedy, theatre, music, spoken word, improv and more.
As well as the events you can attend, there will be outdoor bars set up with live music, street performers, street food to name a few.
Apart from the festival, Edinburgh has loads of attractions on offer, it’s big on shopping with a choice of Harry Potter shops, bars and a number of theatres.
Edinburgh has such an interesting history and you can learn about the secret street under the city ‘Mary Kings Close', see Edinburgh Castle, head to the Dungeons, do a ghost tour and take ghost bus around town.
If you are an animal lover, Edinburgh is the only zoo in the UK which houses pandas and koala bears.
3. Lake District
The Lake District is a popular destination, the weather should hopefully be on the nicer side in the summer months and you can get back to nature. The Lake District has many different types of accommodation you can choose from depending on the type of holiday you are after. There are many glamping sites, camp sites, quirky accommodations, hotels and spa breaks just to name a few.
Hiking is a very popular activity when visiting the Lake District, head to the Low Gillerthwaite Field Centre in the Ennerdale Valley, see stunning Lake Buttermere or check out Muncaster Castle if you dare as it is known for being haunted.
If you are looking for a break in Cornwall you will find stunning locations, a beautiful coast line and absolutely amazing beaches. The south coast should be high up on your list if it is a beach break you are after, coupled with countryside you can enjoy the best of both worlds.
As far as accommodation goes, Cornwall has lots of different types to choose from including hotels, b&b, private houses and cottages, glamping, lodges and even tree houses.
Depending on your price range you can book a great break, some with an awesome choice of amenities like outdoor swimming pools and hot tubs.
For a summer holiday in the UK don’t forget about one of the cutest cities ‘York’. York is easily reached from all parts of the UK and has so much on offer for you throughout your stay.
Take a trip to York Cathedral, the Railway Museum, Castle Museum or the Viking Centre for some fun as well as education. If being scared is your thing then heading to the York Dungeons is a must, and we highly suggest taking part in a walking ghost tour.
Summer is a great time to visit York, enjoy a refreshing beverage in a beer garden or check out the quirky shops down one of the many cobbled streets.