Why Britain Is Becoming A Holiday Destination Once More

2012 – Olympics included – looks to be a year in which Britain cements itself as a travel destination in its own right – and not only amongst international travelers. One key effect which the recession has had on tourism has been the renewed emphasis on holidaying close to home.


Whilst the last two decades’ explosion of wealth and budget flights has encouraged more and more travelers to explore exotic far-flung destinations, in 2012 more and more UK holidaymakers are eschewing the jet lag and dubious duty free for an altogether more homely experience.

Caravanning, camping, hostelling and visiting B&Bs have enjoyed renewed support and rightly so, as they allow us to explore heretofore unknown areas of the relatively small island. UK holidaymakers who are particularly enamoured could do worse than investigate the thousands of UK mobile homes for sale, via Park Resorts.

With prices starting in the low thousands for minimal mobile homes, and encompassing rather more permanent and less mobile bungalows and seaside flats in the mid £100,000s range, there is something to suit several tastes and calendars.

For those who like to be within easy access of London, the beaches of Kent are an ideal spot for a holiday home, as the big smoke is a short train ride away – it also makes a very simple, and enjoyable getaway from the expected throng which will be caused by the Olympics in the city.

Those who are happy to really get away from it all should look into coastal Scotland and Wales. Pembrokeshire, on the west coast of Wales, is one of the UK’s overlooked treasures, with miles of sandy beaches, fantastic walks and wonderful wildlife, as well as majestic views and excellent local pubs.

Just make sure that you select a location which is accessible and a good travelling distance for you – something that suits your lifestyle and the frequency with which you might visit.