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Friday 11 July 2014

Friday favourites.........summer holiday destinations

..........Summer holiday destinations

I love a getaway as much as the next person, but sometimes life, lack of funds and lack of time off work means a UK holiday......or even just a weekend spent in the sunshine in the garden or the park is often enough to recharge and relax. 

1- Manchester

There is so much going on in Manchester....music, art, architecture, and cafes. Lots of cafes and bars to wile away the day and if you venture outside of the city centre there are loads of parks to relax in too.  Manchester gets a bad reputation for the weather but in reality it doesn't rain too much, and when it is hot and sunny it is very hot and sunny!

2- Norwich

A small-ish city, perfect for shopping and lunching in its many independent cafes, bars and restaurants. You can easily explore the city by foot over a day leaving plenty of time to get to the coast! The Norfolk coast is as varied as it is beautiful, from calm sandy beaches (such as Sea Palling) to the pebbles of Sheringham, to the marsh and woodland of Holkham and the seals at Horsey. 

3- Brighton

Walk along the promenade, have a go on the rides at the pier, eat at an American diner and visit some fab independent, quirky shops. Brighton has something for everyone so is definitely worth a visit (or two).

4- Low Newton-by-the-Sea

A stunning beach complete with castle in rural Northumberland. Great for lounging on the beach or a good hearty walk. The Ship-Inn serves fantastic fresh seafood (or so I have been told not being a fish lover myself), but remember some cash as they don't take card (speaking from someone who only had enough cash to share a cup to tea between two!) 

Anyone else have any favourite holiday hot-spots in the UK? Some may find these odd as favorites (wheres Newquay on that list?!? etc) but I wanted to share some of the less obvious, but equally as great, places. Plus, I've never been to Cornwall!

Take it easy, have a great weekend,



  1. I love York in the summer - so many markets and festivities going on, also the Northumberland coast and Scotland has a whole is always worthy of a visit if you want to get away from it all.

    1. Thanks Rachael- haven't been to York, or Scotland in years! Next year.....