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Stunning staycation spots in the UK for when we can go on holiday again


Read on for inspiration (Pictures: Shutterstock/Getty)

The latest easing in lockdown restriction says we can now go on day trips if we’re traveling safely and observing social distancing – but holidays and mini-breaks are still off limits.

But, with foreign holidays this summer looking increasingly unlikely, more people are starting to fantasise about the perfect staycation – for when we are actually allowed to go on holiday again.

Holidays in the UK may be our new normal for a while, as the threat of the virus slowly recedes and the travel industry tries to get back on its feet.

Luckily, here in the UK we are not short of natural beauty. Some of our coastal, countryside and highland locations look like idyllic paradises – and we can’t wait until we’re allowed to jump in our cars and get acquainted with these picturesque places.

Research from  Faraway Furniture  has uncovered the most underrated and unknown staycations that look like they’re abroad – so you can keep your Instagram feed happy without leaving the country.

West Voe, Scotland

This doesn’t look real (Credits: Getty Images)

The quietest getaway is likely to be West Voe in Scotland.

This gorgeous town is certain to make you feel like you’re on a Finnish beach.

Observatory Gully, Ben Nevis, Scottish Highlands

Breathtaking scenery (Picture: Shutterstock)

There are only 170 searches for Observatory Gully on Ben Nevis, ensuring an isolated but adventurous weekend away.

Perfect for those who like to combine action and fitness with their getaway.

Elegug Stacks, Pembrokeshire, Wales

How is this in the UK? (Picture: Shutterstock)

There are only 320 online searches monthly for Elegug Stacks in Wales; if the weather is right these clifftops highly resemble Nusa Penida in Bali.,

The striking rocks emerging from the water remind us of the CGI beauty in the film Avatar.

High Force, Durham, England

We love the drama of this waterfall (Picture: Shutterstock)

High Force in Durham is surprisingly unknown to Brits – so it probably won’t be busy.

This beautiful 70-foot waterfall is surrounded by natural beauty and would make the perfect spot for stunning walks and taking gorgeous photos.

Langamull Beach, Isle of Mull, Scotland

Practically white sands (Picture: Shutterstock)

The jaw-dropping beach is one of Mull’s best kept secrets.

Take a book, a towel and imagine you’re somewhere tropical.

Norfolk Lavender Fields, England

You could definitely be inf France (Picture: Shutterstock)

Norfolk’s lavender fields are highly recommended by travel bloggers but have low interest from Brits with only 580 Google searches each month.

The 100 acres of lavender resemble the lavender fields in Provence, France.

Mealt Falls, Skye, Scotland

So dramatic (Picture: Shutterstock)

The 55-meter free dropping Mealt Falls is slightly more popular, but still likely to be a quiet getaway.

The utterly dramatic drop over the waterfall offers up some truly stunning views.

Bidean nam Bian, Scotland

Looks like something out of Lord Of The Rings (Picture: Shutterstock)

This complex Scottish mountain resembles peaks on the Himalayas.

It is an eight-nine-hour walk, so it is certain to be a desolate trip.

Cockington Village, England

This quaint village in Devon is sure to offer peace and quiet (Credits: Getty Images)

Cockington Village in Devon is a fun-filled family day out which offers a lively atmosphere and picturesque scenery.

Sgwd yr Eira, Brecon Beacons, Wales

It looks so tropical (Picture: Shutterstock)

Sgwd yr Eira is part of Brecon Waterfall Walk in Wales, on route you can also visit three others on the ‘Four Falls Walk’ which is said to be an unforgettable family experience.

Remember, we’re still not allowed to go on holiday yet, because it isn’t safe.

But that doesn’t mean you can’t start dreaming and planning your perfect getaway for when the lockdown ends.

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