It’s official – 2021 is the year of the staycation!
Perhaps one good thing that came from Covid (other than eating and drinking like a king, because “oh well, it’s lockdown”) was rediscovering the place that we call home. 2020 saw new glamping and holiday businesses launch as people found a new feeling of wanderlust for exploring the many jewels in the crown of the UK.
What better base to explore the beauty of the great British outdoors from than a glamping dome? Offering all the comforts of home while nestled in the wilderness in company with the stars. TruDomes glamping domes provide a unique experience unlike any other, no matter the season! We’ve put together our favourite destinations in England for a staycation in 2021.
God’s own country! This area of Northern England certainly earns its nickname. Best of all, tourists rarely flood the area so you can enjoy the stunning surroundings in the company of friendly Yorkshire faces. Truthfully, you could write a book on all of the places listed and the many days out that they offer. Rolling moors, dramatic scenery, picturesque coastal towns and villages, abbeys and castles… North Yorkshire has it all, steeped in rich history.
Visit the city of York, with its spectacular cathedral, and pay a visit to the Guy Fawkes pub, the birthplace of Guy Fawkes. Head to Whitby or Staithes for your fix of sea air and the best fish and chips you’ve ever had! If it’s stunning countryside views your after, head to the moors for a day and take in the many scenic walking routes. For the history enthusiasts, Castle Howard (the filming location for Bridgerton), Rievaulx Abbey and Ripon Cathedral are just a few points of interest that are a must-visit if you are in North Yorkshire with time to spare.
This area of outstanding beauty comprises rolling hills, stone-built chocolate box villages, beautiful churches and more. The Cotswold Hills is famous throughout the UK and beyond – a sure pick for a staycation this year. Spend a few days visiting the many villages that are nestled in the Cotswolds, seemingly frozen in time with their golden stone built cottages. Bourton on Water, Stow-on-the-Wold, Chipping Campden, Cirencester and Burford are just a few of the pretty towns and villages within a stones throw of each other that you can visit during your trip.
The Lake District
The awe-inspiring landscape of the Lake District has influenced some of England’s most famous writers and poets; Beatrix Potter, William Wordsworth, John Ruskin and many more. The Lake District truly has so much to offer that it deserves at least a week staycation to do it justice. The dramatic valleys are unlike any other in the UK and if you are a dog owner or walking enthusiast, you will fall in love with the Lake District.
If the name wasn’t enough of a hint, the Lakes are famous for their beautiful lakes, from Lake Windermere to Ullswater; you will find many walks of all difficulties around the lake, while the more adventurous among us take to the water to paddle board, jet ski, sail, swim and more. The Lake District is famously home to “the three peaks”, namely Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Skiddaw. People from all over the world make the journey to the Lake District to conquer the three peaks challenge, climbing all three summits.
Norfolk is a stunning area of the country to visit for a staycation. Most famous for the Norfolk Broads that snake through the countryside and its many charming villages and towns; Norfolk has miles of stretching coastline, 90 miles in fact, providing the perfect beach day out. Amongst it’s many towns and villages, visit Blakeney, Cley-next-the-Sea, Cromer, Wells-next-the-Sea, just to name a few. Head to the coast and if you’re a seafood fan, make sure you indulge in a dressed crab for lunch by the seaside. A short drive from the Norfolk coast, you can visit the royal estate of Sandringham, where the queen enjoys spending Christmas each year.
The New Forest
If you’re a horse lover, then you will fall head over heels for The New Forest. The New Forest Ponies roam freely across the forest and have done for around 2000 years. These hardy little characters are joined by cows and pigs, which also graze openly across the national park. The New Forest looks beautiful all year round, but especially so in Autumn, when the whole forest is shrouded with a golden blanket as the leaves turn orange and red.
With 94,000 acres of forest, you won’t run out of places to explore during your glamping staycation. The best thing about glamping in the New Forest for sure is catching the breath-taking sunrises and sunsets that light up the sky each morning and evening.
Northumberland is an unspoilt area of the UK that is defined by rugged landscapes and stunning coastlines and beaches. Northumberland is the home of many impressive beaches, as well as Kielder Water & Forest Park, overlooked by Bamburgh Castle. Perhaps not as popular as the beaches of Cornwall and Devon, this part of the country has just as much to boast, and is regularly voted as one of the UK’s best surf spots. Northumberland is steeped in history at every turn, from imposing castles to ruins, and a short journey from Hadrian’s Wall; Northumberland is a cultural gem.
Neighbouring North Yorkshire and the Scottish Borders, Northumberland provides a perfect base to explore a few different places that the North has to offer, and what better way to do it than from a glamping dome? With acres of untouched space and the benefit of coast and forest, Northumberland is the perfect location to plan your glamping staycation.
So there you have it, TruDomes top 6 staycation locations in England. With so many unique spots to choose from, why not start planning your staycation today? Or if this blog has inspired you to consider starting your own glamping business venture, get in touch today to discuss the amazing benefits of dome outdoor accommodation!