British holiday destinations that are better than going abroad

Why go to the French Riviera when we've got Salcombe right here?

England, Isle of Wight, View towards the cliffs from The Needles

Looking to stay in the UK this year but still want to enjoy a fabulous holiday?

Well look no further because there are a whole host of British destinations which are just as good as going abroad!

With the help of Harbour Hotels we've put together a list of some of the best British holiday destinations.

So, whether you enjoy lounging by the beach, charging around a historic city or taking your chances on a surfboard, there's something for everyone.

British holidays that are better than going abroad Salcombe

Salcombe, Devon

Forget the French Riviera because everything it offers can be found in Devon on England's south coast. Soak up the sun while surrounded by areas of outstanding natural beauty in the picturesque village of Salcombe. Fresh, local seafood is the order of the day, every day, and sailing, surfing and yachting are some of the best ways to spend your free time. The Salcombe Estuary is one of the most idyllic areas of open water in the UK and celebrity inhabitants include Sir Clive Woodward, Kate Bush and Sir Michael Parkinson.

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British holiday destinations that are better than going abroad

Liverpool, Merseyside
Known as the 'city of pop', Liverpool was the birthplace of the Beatles and their legend lives on in the northern city. Spend time walking in their footsteps or head to iconic locations like Penny Lane, Strawberry Field or the Cavern Club where the Beatles played more than 300 times. Live music is still played daily so it's perfect for those with a love of good music.

British holidays that are better than going abroad Margate

Margate, Kent
Relive your childhood at the recently re-imagined Dreamland on the Kent coast in Margate. There's no need to trek to Disneyland Paris this summer when Britain's oldest amusement park is still up and running and more fun than ever. With the original rides having been restored and a collection of retro-style additions, what more could you want from a British holiday?

British holidays that are better than going abroad Isle of Wight

Isle of Wight
Swap Ibiza's white sand beaches and dance music culture for the golden sands of the Isle of Wight. Not only will you find coastal beauty to rival the Spanish island but the Isle of Wight also plays host to two of the biggest events in the music calendar with Bestival and the Isle of Wight Festival both taking place during the summer months.

British holidays that are better than going abroad St. Ives

St. Ives, Cornwall
St. Ives is another coastal sun spot that boasts spectacular views, clear blue waters and perfect surfing conditions. There's no point heading 'Down Under' to catch a wave on Bondi Beach when you can dash down to Cornwall for your surfing fix. Not only does the town have the best year-round surfing conditions in the country, it's also known for its artistic culture and coastal activities.

British holidays that are better than going abroad York

York is one of Britain's most historic cities and it has a culture that rivals the ancient city of Rome. York was founded in 71 AD by the Romans themselves and it's not hard to fall in love with the city when you take a stroll through the cobbled streets on your way to gaze at the stained glass glory of York Minster.

British holidays that are better than going abroad Isle of Man

Isle of Man
Would you like the opportunity to see the Northern Lights? Well the good news is you won't have to head to Norway or further afield to catch a glimpse of this incredible spectacle because it's visible from our very own shores. The lack of light pollution on the Isle of Man means you have a chance to spot the dancing lights in the winter months.

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