The UK’s love of summer escapes abroad may be taking a break this year, with new data from Visit Cornwall reporting that 56% of Brits will be taking a staycation as they battle rising energy, food and general living costs. In light of these findings, HyperJar reveals Britain’s most affordable and beautiful summer escapes.
Beaches or Bust:
This spring and summer, why not try making the most out of Britain’s infamous coasts including the Jurassic coast, which boasts areas of outstanding natural beauty such as the iconic Durdle Door Beach and Lulworth Cove. A return train ticket from London Waterloo to Bournemouth costs just £42 with a railcard.
Rosé in Provence or Kent:
Famous for its wine, France has witnessed a 119% increase in bookings in January 2023 compared to 2020, according to loveholidays. For Brits planning to travel to the iconic wine-making region of Provence to sample their premium Rosé, this could come at a premium price. The average return ticket will cost a whopping £904 in June.
Why not beat the airlines this Summer by exploring Britain’s budding wine industry and getting lost in the vineyards in the Southeast region? Located just an hour from London, the wine-making regions of Surrey, Sussex, and Kent boast beautiful countryside views and a wide array of wine selections. Return train tickets start at just £36.
Walk in Wales:
Europe boasts some of the most beautiful walking holidays in the world, including the popular Amalfi Coast trail ‘Path of the Gods’ which serves heart-stopping views. However, the average return flight costs around £300 – a considerable amount of money before you factor in accommodation and food.
Why not travel closer to home for breath-taking trails? Wales offers incredible natural scenery and a varied choice of views, including Mount Snowdon and Pen y Fan. You can expect everything from long sandy beaches to sheer craggy mountains – with train tickets costing £80 return with a railcard.