Planning a Summer Trip in the UK
When you plan a summer trip in the UK, you can choose from a number of different ways to travel. For example, you can fly into the country and stay at one of the many hotels, or you can decide to tour the various sights and attractions by car. You could also book coach hire with a driver to help you along your tour of the area. Regardless of which way you choose to get around, there are a few tips that you should keep in mind if you want to make sure that your vacation goes off smoothly.
One of the most important things that you need to do when you plan a summer trip in the UK is to determine where you will be going to. The best way to do this is to ask people you know for recommendations. If they are planning a vacation in the UK and want to share their experiences with you, it would be a good idea to use the internet to gather information. You can find out everything you need to know about the various areas in the UK, including popular sights and attractions, from the website of a travel agent, you can also contact one of our friendly coachcompany.co.uk advisors who would be more than happy to assist. In order to save money on your coach hire, you should book coach hire with a driver in advance, you may even be able to find cheaper rates.
Where Do You Want To Go?
Probably the most varied of the UK's nations, England offers urban lifestyles, country living, empty beaches, rugged coasts, national parks, historic touring, markets, shopping, lakes, hikes, riding, cycling—a kind of United Kingdom in miniature.
Scotland is the emptiest of the nations of the UK with great, beautiful stretches of highlands, dramatic lochs, rolling borderlands and upland moors. It also has two of the UK's most exciting cities, Glasgow and Edinburgh, and some of its wildest holiday celebrations.
Wales is more rural than most of the UK. It has storybook pretty valleys and wonderful areas for walking. In Snowdonia, it has the highest UK mountain outside of Scotland as well as several brilliant waterfalls and cascades. In 2017, the view from the top of Snowdonia was voted the best view in Britain in a survey of 3,500 visitors. And, if you like castles, this is the place to be. Wales also has gorgeous beaches and miles of protected, heritage coastline. If you tour and visit local pubs, you are likely to hear Welsh spoken as a first language in parts of North Wales.
Belfast is experiencing a cultural revival and Northern Ireland is finally being discovered by visitors. Ulster, as it is also known, has lovely, rural landscapes, dramatic coastal features like the Giant's Causeway and some of the UK's oldest historic monuments. It has maintained an open border with Eire (the Republic of Ireland), but following the U.K.'s official withdrawal from the EU (Brexit), this open-border policy may change.
A few other things to consider is your accommodation, food and any admissions you may have to pay for some of the UK's many attractions. Read on for some more information about costs and what to expect:
The average price of a night in a UK hotel in 2020, was just under £100—but the average price of acceptable hotel accommodation in most major cities was still above £100, with London and Edinburgh leading at about £200. Check out some of these ideas on how to save on accommodations. And if your aim is London, have a look at some cheaper places to stay just outside the capital.
Food and Drink
Expect to pay a minimum of £25-£30 per person per day. If you're really on a very tight budget, these are some ways to save on food and drink.
From £10 to £25+ per adult, per attraction. You can save a great deal by buying a UK discount pass. Some of them are only available to overseas visitors and are remarkably good value.