July 08, 2021
Well, if anything is certain this year, then that is that Summer 2021 is most definitely NOT cancelled! I know the whole traffic light system, tests and jabs are confusing as hell, but I'm here to make it all that little bit easier and also recommend some of the best places for a staycation! After all, a staycation is the new abroad right?
Well following government advice, they advise against all travel, but this changes all the time and we can only advise you to keep up to date with the GOV website.
Now, we have what should be an easy to follow so-called traffic light system, again this is changing all the time but here's what I know now.
Before you travel to England you must:
You must take a COVID-19 test on or before day 2 after you arrive.
Children aged 4 and under do not need to take this test.
You do not need to quarantine unless the test result is positive.
You must quarantine if NHS Test & Trace informs you that you travelled to England with someone who has tested positive for COVID-19.
On arrival in England you must:
Read about quarantine and taking COVID-19 tests.
Children aged 4 and under do not need to take the day 2 or day 8 test.
You may be able to end quarantine early if you pay for a private COVID-19 test through the Test to Release scheme.
You should not travel to red list countries or territories but if you absolutley must here is what you have to do.
Here are the updated countries on the green list as of 08/07/2021.
The Brecon Beacons National Park in Wales is considered one of THE most stunning British landscapes. Undulating hills, soaring mountains and fields of sheep beneath vast skies, create a sense of space that’s immensely welcome after a being locked down in a town or city.
It’s easy to forget Britain is surrounded by incredible islands, including the beautiful Isles of Scilly archipelago off the coast of Cornwall. Thanks to a unique micro climate it boasts white sand beaches and palm trees (yes, really) and the top place to stay is Hell Bay, a glorious New England-style hotel on the tiny island of Bryher. Sorry is that picture actually in the UK?!
The biggest city in Somerset gets its name thanks to Roman-built baths, which are absolutely stunning. While you're there, also enjoy the Royal Crescent and Thermae Bath Spa, as well as lanes of independent shops and Bath abbey.
The Jurassic coast stretches from Exmouth in East Devon to Studland Bay in Dorset, and is arguably one of the most beautiful stretches of coast in the world.
If you like history then this picture-perfect from practically every angle city is a perfect contender for you. York is what you'd envisage when you think of a postcard English city. Surrounded by medieval walls, but with modern touches from shops and restaurants, York is the perfect mixture of history and contemporary sights.
The perfect destination for those who love to be out and about, the Pembrokeshire Coast Path is the UK's only true coastal National Park, and has 186 miles of trails with over 50 beaches along the way.
It wouldn't be a list of top staycations without the Lake District now would it?! Probably one of the most well-known holiday destinations, the glassy lakes and rolling hills are as idyllic in real life as you'd hope.
With beaches so stunning you'll wonder if you're actually in the UK, Anglesey is a peaceful gem if a seaside getaway is what you're looking for. The Duke and Duchess of Cambridge lived in the Welsh isle after getting married, and said they would "miss it terribly" after leaving - and with views like that, who can blame them?
The Broads is a birdwatcher’s paradise – the two standout rarities are marsh harriers and bitterns. The Broads also has a number of wonderful nature reserves that can be visited, such as the “floating” Broads Wildlife Centre on Ranworth Broad.
Top Tip: Exploring the Broads by boat means you can not only easily visit all the waterside wildlife centres, but you get right up close with the bird life and stop of at different destinations around the Broads.
The Highlands really is the Scotland of your imagination. Think big skies, mind-blowing landscapes, superb food and hospitable people - and you've got the Scottish Highlands. There's a natural playground which begs to be explored, while the region's turbulent history has left behind some of the most beautiful and romantic castles in the world.
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