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Things To Do While In the United Kingdom

Lake District England

Stayvacations are a great way to discover the UK without the hassle of travelling abroad. With a host of activities and places to visit you can still enjoy the fun and excitement you would if you went to another country in the UK. There's no need to travel to the Alps for a skiing holiday. The Scottish Highlands offers great ski facilities that boast ski runs that are suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels. There are three ski resorts open to the public, each offering day passes. To enjoy the great outdoors by taking a walking or sight seeing stayvaction. The Lake District, Yorkshire Moors, Exmoor, Dartmoor are a few examples of beautiful countryside waiting to be enjoyed.

For the more adventurous there are many different adrenaline filled activities to take part in, from gorge walking, kayaking and rock climbing, there is something for everyone, and all available within leaving the UK. Watching whales swim freely in the sea isn't confined to travelling New Zealand or Canada. You can whale spotting off the coast the East coast, where you could see Minke and Hump Back whales, along with other aquatic creatures including turtles and dolphins. Wine tasting holidays in the south of England will save a trip to the French vineyards. You will be able to sample prestigious wines and award winning sparking wines which are akin to champagne. With so much to see and do in the United Kingdom you can enjoy a holistay that can even give you plenty of warm sunshine during the summer months if you're lucky.


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ABROAD IN THE UK

It's normal in times of economic uncertainty for people to forego their holiday abroad. But instead of being down about it, why don't you view it as an opportunity to get the most out of staying in the UK?

 

WHALE WATCHING

You don't have to go to Canada or New Zealand to see whales. The UK's waters are teaming with wildlife.

WHAT YOU COULD SEE

You could see all sorts of wildlife on these tours, including dolphins, sea turtles, puffins, and numerous other types of birds, fish, and mammals. Here is a brief guide to some of the whales you might see.

HUMPBACK WHALE

Distinguishing Features
Long pectoral fins and knoobly tubercles in the fin and lower jaw.

Mass: 30,000kg
Length: 13m
Lifespan: 45-50y
Population: ~80,000 and increasing
When to see? May - Sep

MINKE

Distinguishing Features
The Mike whale has two long flippers, a small dorsal fin and a series of small ridges running up its back.

Mass: 4-5 tonnes
Length: 6.9m
Lifespan: 45-50y
Population: 515,000 and increasing
When to see?  Apr - Sep

 

WINE TASTING TOURS

When you think of vineyards, the South of France probably springs to mind. But did you know there are some pretty well renowned vineyards much closer to home?

WHERE YOU CAN DO IT

DENBIES WINE ESTATE

The Denbies Estate comprises 627 acres, 200 of which are woodlands. It includes 10 estate houses and is situated on the North Downs, in the town of Dorking. The chalky soil helps to produce wines with strong flavours. Some tours include leisurely train rides around the vineyards.

TOURS INCLUDE

Outdoor Vineyard Train Tour £6

Sparkling Outdoor Vineyard Train Tour £10.50

Cost for Wine and Food Tasting Experience: £16.95

TripAdvisor 4 Star Rating

PRIZE WINNING DENBIES WINES AT THE INTERNATIONAL WINE CHALLENGE

Denbies Greenfields Brut, NV won Gold at the 2016 awards

2014 Noble Harvest desert wine won silver at the 2015 awards

Denbies Chalk Ridge Rose won Gold in the 2010 awards

DID YOU KNOW

Sparking wine accounts for 60% of the five million bottles produced in Britain each year.

 

WALKING AND WILDLIFE

If you were planning on an adventure holiday, or just relaxing in the Tuscan hills, why not consider the Lake District?

WHAT CAN YOU DO?

On top of the numerous trails and walks available in the Lake District, the more adventurous may want to try their hand at these activities:

WATERSPORTS

The 16 lakes are ideal for watersports. You can hire a boat, ride on the stream yacht gondola, or try your hand at watersports like sailing, kayaking, and even rafting.

Coniston Boating Centre offers

Rowing boat hire from £15 per person
Canoe hire from £25pp
Motor Boat hire from £30pp
Paddle Boards from £20pp
Sailing dinghies from £40pp

TripAdvisor 5 1/2 stars

OUTDOOR ADVENTURE ACTIVITIES

Joint Adventures, based in Coniston, offer a range of activities including: kayaking, hillwalking, gorge scrambling, and even archery.

Prices start from £33pp for groups of 4 or more.

TripAdvisor 5 stars

RiverDeepMountainHigh, offer activities like rock climbing, gorge walking, and sailing if you're feeling adventurous.

Prices start from £33.50pp for family sessions.

TripAdvisor 5 stars

 

SKI IN SCOTLAND

Instead of travelling all the way to the Alps, you can hit the slopes closer to home in the Scottish Highlands.

NEVIS RANGE MOUNTAIN RESORT

TripAdvisor 5 1/2 stars

Day Pass: £32pp

GLENCOE MOUNTAIN RESORT

TripAdvisor 4 1/2 stars

Day Pass: £32pp
Season Pass: £330pp

DID YOU KNOW?

Before Carngorm's first chairlift was built in 1961, locals would hike up with super long skis, leather boots, and rat trap bindings. In the late 1970s and 1980s, some weekends would see more than 50 coachloads of club skiers descend on the resort.

 

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OVERLOOKING LAKE WINDMERE


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  • Stayvacations are a great way to discover the UK without the hassle of travelling abroad.
  • With a host of activities and places to visit you can still enjoy the fun and excitement you would if you went to another country in the UK.
  • The Scottish Highlands offers great ski facilities that boast ski runs that are suitable for a variety of ages and skill levels.
  • The Lake District, Yorkshire Moors, Exmoor, Dartmoor are a few examples of beautiful countryside waiting to be enjoyed.