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Ever since COVID came into all of our life's, life has been anything but normal. But with the vaccination programme being rolled out, the daily data looking promising and the restrictions slowly lifting, normal life seems to be gradually returning. If everything carries on looking promising on the daily data front then hopefully from the 17th of May hotels and B&B's will be allowed to reopen (in England) and travelling abroad for a holiday will also be allowed. (Please note: that is the date that is currently pencilled in but not confirmed). 

However, if you're still unsure about travelling abroad this year because of COVID and worried about the potential added fees of having to book and take tests pre-departure and on your return and potentially having to quarantine on your return as well depending on where you travel abroad then a UK staycation might be a better choice for you this year. There are plenty of lovely locations to choose from in the UK including places such as Cornwall, Wales, Yorkshire, Scotland, Derbyshire and more. I thought I'd share with you three places that are on my UK staycation list for later this year and why I've chosen them.

The first place on my list is Cornwall because it's somewhere I've wanted to visit for quite a while because it just looks like such a picturesque place to have a little holiday and there are lots of little seaside towns to visit. Even if I just spend my time visiting independent shops, eating chip shop chips, scones and relaxing on the beach, I would be more than happy. The only thing that would potentially put me off from visiting Cornwall is my health because it would be a long drive from where I live which would definitely make my chronic pain/illnesses flare. I would probably have to stop halfway down to Cornwall and stay overnight at a hotel just to give my body a break but I'm sure it would be worth it. 

Next up is York which which I think would be a lovely place to visit for a staycation. It's another stunning location with lots of history behind it and plenty of things to do. I'd love to visit Betty's Cafe Tea Rooms, explore the ancient streets and maybe do a spot of shopping as well. I'd potentially even be up for doing a ghost tour as well because those kinds of things really interest me.

Wales is the third place on my list and I am actually already really familiar with Wales, particulary North Wales as it's somewhere I've visited a lot over the years, particularly when I was growing up. I haven't visited for a few years and I actually do kind of miss it. So I'd love to visit the places and attractions I usually visit when I'm there such as Conwy to walk around Conwy Castle, visit the Smallest House in Britain and have a stroll around Conwy Quay, I'd visit Llandudno for the traditional seaside shops, the beach and to visit The Great Orme and also drive down Marine Drive (pictured above) which is behind The Great Orme as it's just a lovely scenic route whether you're driving or walking down and Llangollen just because it's a really pretty place to visit. I'd maybe even visit Anglesey too if I was staying for more than a few days.

If you are also planning to holiday in the UK then no more than six people or two households will be able to stay together. The earliest limits on these numbers could be lifted is the 21st of June.

What are your plans for this year?
Will you be travelling abroad or staying in the UK for a holiday?

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