Top UK Holiday Destination for 2022

Feeling the January blues? With many holiday operators offering great deals in January, there’s nothing like the thought of a break away to cheer you up! In this article, we will give a roundup of some of the best places to get away in the UK and give some ideas for holidays in each region too.


With just around 4 and a half hours between the north and south, what Wales lacks in size it more than makes up for in its natural beauty and things to do. Breath-taking mountains, areas of outstanding natural beauty on the coast. Immerse yourself in a holiday in a small traditional village or the hubbub of the bigger cities.

Holidaying in Wales offers a wealth of things to do and experience – choose from over 600 castles, four UNESCO World Heritage Sites, such as the castles and town walls of King Edward 1 in Gwynedd, and three national parks. Walk, enjoy water sports or a swim at the award-winning beaches or enjoy the history and culture of the capital, Cardiff.

To the South, 65 years ago, The Gower Peninsula was designated as the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and its beauty just becomes more breath-taking each year. Wild moors, golden sandy beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs combine to make a wonderful holiday destination for those who love the great outdoors and its many pursuits.

Why not hire a narrowboat and enjoy a scenic and relaxing holiday on the Welsh waterways?

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Who can fail to be stirred and relaxed in equal measure at the sight of the Scottish landscape? Secluded glens, magnificent mountains, lochs, waterways and forests all create a magical holiday where you truly feel away from it all.

With something for everyone, northern Perthshire ‘The Gateway to The Highlands’ can be found in the very heart of Scotland. Anglers will enjoy the wonderful opportunity for fishing the lochs and rivers, whilst walkers will the many hills and ‘Munro’s’ (a mountain over 3000ft) to walk. This region really does have it all – gardens, historic castles, water sports to name but a few.

Wilderness Scotland offer adventure holidays where there really is something for everyone – be it sea kayaking, sailing, mountain biking or wildlife, you are sure to find thrills and spills in beautiful Scotland.

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Lake District

Almost 16 million people visit the Lake District each year and it’s not hard to see why. In July 2017, it was awarded the status of UNESCO World Heritage Site and is a wonderful, spell-binding place to visit all year round. The breath-taking scenery remains so throughout all the seasons. You will find the lakes are the obvious draw and rightly so. Windermere, the largest natural lake in England is undeniably spectacular, as are the other lakes such as Wastwater and Thirlmere. The Lake District is so much more than just the lakes. Take your pick of castles, museums, and boat trips to enjoy culture and history or simple relaxation. Did you know that, officially, there is only one lake in the lake district? Bassenthwaite Lake! All the others are meres, tarns and waters.

Continue the relaxation on a spa break in a fabulous Lakes spa hotel. Mud wraps and massages await! Check out a roundup of some of the best offerings here from The Telegraph.

The South Coast

The south coast is undeniably an extremely popular holiday destination for millions each year and the draw is clear. Mile upon mile of sandy beaches, hours of beautiful sunshine, every water sport you could desire. Devon, Cornwall, and the outstanding beauty of the Jurassic Coast in Dorset are always popular choices, as is the so-called English Riviera of Torquay. Wild Swimming has come up with a list of some of the best hidden beaches on the South Coast to get away from the crowds and truly relax and enjoy a little peaceful holiday getaway but shhhh…we didn’t tell you!

Hobby Holidays

Pursuing a hobby whilst enjoying exploring new surroundings is a wonderful way to relax on holiday. From beekeeping to knitting, golf to painting there is a hobby-based holiday for everyone. Meeting likeminded people whilst learning new skills and enjoying meals together in the evening can see the start of beautiful friendships. Prima Magazine gives a roundup of some of the best hobby-based holidays.

The UK is full of some of the most beautiful places on earth, so why jet off to foreign climes when you can have the holiday of a lifetime right here on your doorstep?