VisitBritain boss Patricia Yates has said staycationers will be ‘worth billions’ to the economy this summer, and the nation is ready to welcome domestic tourists when lockdown eases.
So here is our pick of nine brilliant places to stay in the UK. You should carefully check cancellation policies when booking and only travel if the law permits at the time of your trip.
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Holidaymakers are seen here waiting for the Rock to Padstow ferry in Cornwall - Padstow is a working fishing port as well as a destination for foodies thanks to its association with celebrity chef Rick Stein. Photo: Getty Images
Here's the Royal Crescent in Bath, the largest city in Somerset - its Roman heritage, Georgian architecture, shops and restaurants combine to make it a popular staycation choice. Photo: Matt Cardy
A punt on the River Cam, a stroll through the Botanic Gardens and a trip to the unique Kettle's Yard gallery are just some of the things to do in Cambridge - the University Arms hotel is a particularly nice place to stay, and a Chelsea bun from Fitzbillies is a must. Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS
4. Lake District
Here's a view of play at Keswick Cricket Club in the Lake District - Windermere, Coniston, Kendal and Ambleside are all much-loved towns and villages too. Photo: Laurence Griffiths