UK Staycations Perfect for the May Bank Holidays

Posted in General Travel Insurance Able2Travel, UK Staycation on 16 April 2024

As the Early May Bank Holiday approaches, now could be the perfect time to book a staycation. Simple to book, easy to get to, and perfect for long weekends away, staycations offer a great alternative to planning and booking an overseas trip. With no shortage of delightful destinations right here in the British Isles to explore, you’ll be spoilt for choice.

Whether you're craving coastal retreats, countryside escapes, or vibrant city breaks, the UK offers something for everyone. Here at Able2Travel Travel Insurance, we want to help you make the most of the UK bank holidays by helping you find the perfect staycation break. That's why we've curated a list of idyllic spots, perfect for those looking to make the most of the May Bank Holiday weekend

1. Cornwall: Coastal Charm and Seaside Serenity

For those seeking tranquil coastal vistas and quaint fishing villages on their British Staycation, Cornwall is an ideal destination. From the picturesque harbours of St. Ives to the rugged cliffs of Land's End, there's plenty to be excited about. Take leisurely strolls along golden beaches, indulge in fresh seafood delicacies, and immerse yourself in the region's rich maritime history this bank holiday without having to leave the country. With its mild climate and stunning scenery, Cornwall promises a rejuvenating staycation experience.

2. Lake District: Majestic Mountains and Serene Lakes

Embrace the tranquillity of nature in the Lake District, a haven for outdoor enthusiasts and nature lovers alike. Wander through verdant valleys, ascend majestic peaks if you’re feeling adventurous, and cruise along shimmering lakes. For a leisurely day out, why not board a scenic boat trip on Lake Windermere or explore the charming villages of Ambleside and Grasmere? With its breathtaking landscapes and abundance of walking trails, the Lake District offers the perfect retreat for seniors seeking relaxation and adventure over either of the bank holidays in May.

3. Edinburgh: Historic Charms and Cultural Delights

Immerse yourself in the vibrant atmosphere of the Scottish capital, Edinburgh. With its iconic landmarks, including Edinburgh Castle and the Royal Mile, as well as its bustling cultural scene, there's no shortage of things to see and do here. Be sure to explore the city's rich history with a guided tour of its historic sites and indulge in traditional Scottish cuisine at charming cafes and eateries. With its wealth of attractions and welcoming atmosphere, Edinburgh is a must-visit destination this May Bank Holiday.

4. Cotswolds: Quaint Villages and Picturesque Countryside

Take a step back in time and experience the timeless beauty of the Cotswolds, an enchanting region renowned for its honey-coloured stone cottages and rolling hills. Explore idyllic villages such as Bourton-on-the-Water and Bibury, where time seems to stand still, and wander through lush green meadows dotted with grazing sheep. Take the chance to enjoy traditional cream teas, browse quaint artisan shops, and unwind in cozy country inns. With its quintessential English charm and tranquil ambiance, the Cotswolds provides the perfect setting for a relaxing staycation.

5. Northumberland: Wild Landscapes and Historic Sites

Last but by no means least, discover the untamed beauty of Northumberland, a region steeped in history and natural splendour. Explore the dramatic coastline with its rugged cliffs and pristine beaches, visit ancient castles such as Alnwick Castle and Bamburgh Castle, and marvel at the stars that are beautifully on show at the Northumberland International Dark Sky Park. Whether you're a history buff, a nature enthusiast, or simply seeking peace and quiet, Northumberland offers a wealth of experiences for seniors looking to escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life.

There is such an abundance of perfect staycation options from England, Wales, Scotland, and Northern Ireland that we haven’t already mentioned. So, if the above options aren’t quite right for you, don’t worry, there are so many hidden gems for you to choose from Devon all the way up to the Scottish Highlands.

With the Early May Bank Holiday just around the corner, now is the perfect time to start planning your UK staycation. Whether you're dreaming of coastal adventures, countryside retreats, or cultural escapades, the British Isles has something to offer every discerning traveller. Here's to unforgettable memories and unforgettable staycations this May Bank Holiday!

Able2Travel Travel Insurance for Staycations UK

With Able2Travel’s Travel Insurance, you can enjoy cover even for Staycations this May Bank Holiday 2024.

You can enjoy the following policy benefits with our policies:

  • 3 levels of Travel Insurance Cover to meet your needs and budget,
  • Emergency Medical/Dental Cover Abroad up to £10,000,000 (but no more than £450 in total for dental care),
  • Trip Cancellation up to £5,000,
  • Trip Interruption up to £5,000,
  • Travel Delay & Missed Departure up to £1,000,
  • Baggage up to £3,000,
  • And much more…

Plus, until midnight on the 21st April 2024, get 20% off* your policy using code: LOVETRAVEL

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Whether you plan to Staycation in Scotland, England, Wales, or Northern Island, make sure you plan ahead to avoid disappointment should accommodation be booked up. Remember, this year the May bank holidays fall on May 6th for the early bank holiday and Monday May 27th for the Spring Bank Holiday.

This article is for information and entertainment purposes only. It does not constitute advice in any way. The information provided here is correct at the time of writing however please check the latest policy wording for the latest terms, conditions, and exclusions.

*Ts&Cs apply, 20% off refers to the base premium.

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