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Airedale's Top 5 UK Summer Destinations

17th March 2022

As we are starting to see the sunshine, we have put together a list of Airedale's Top 5 UK Summer Destinations for you to peruse. These holidays have been picked by us as they are all stunning, sunny and they certainly have the 'wow' factor. From sandy beaches to historic houses, these UK summer destinations will be perfect for a summer holiday with your group.

1) North Devon

Rugged cliffs give way to sandy beaches along this Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, along with pretty fishing harbors and the cosmopolitan seaside town of Ilfracombe. The cosmopolitan town of Ilfracombe is a favourite, with its pretty fishing harbour and beautiful coastal scenery. With Bideford and Barnstaple just round the corner, as well as Lynton and Lynmouth there is definitely lots to visit! 

Find a group tour to North Devon here.

2) The Lake District

The remarkable landscape has inspired artists for centuries. The fine seaside resort of Morecambe is set in a sweeping bay with views towards Cumbria and the Lake District. Visit the nearby lakes themselves and explore elegant historic houses and relax in the verdant and serene gardens of England’s most beautiful landscapes. As well as the stunning historical houses and gardens, you can also visit Windermere, Ambleside, and Ullswater for stunning scenery and relaxing views.

Find a group tour to The Lake District here.

3) The Cotswolds

Picture-perfect villages make the Cotswolds a top destination for you to visit with your group. Outstanding beauty, famed gardens, and grand homes are just a few of the delights to expect on your visit. With winding country lanes, Roman architecture, and an array of formal gardens combine to make your visit to the Cotswolds a delightful one. 

Find a group tour to the Cotswolds here.

4) The Brecon Beacons

Another Outstanding Area of Natural Beauty, the Brecon Beacons is a spectacular place to visit with an impressive mountain range, rolling countryside, and valleys. Surrounding the fifth-longest river in the United Kingdom. Discover Wye Valley situated within the rolling mountain range. The River Wye is regarded to be one of the nation's favourite rivers in an area of striking contrasts.

Find a group tour to the Brecon Beacons here.

5) Dorset

With a fantastic sunshine record, we just love Dorset! Mixing the sunshine with beautiful countryside, golden beaches, and clifftop promenades, it has it all for the perfect group summer getaway. Almost half of Dorset is designated as an Area of Outstanding Beauty, with villages and quiet coves that feel as if you've just discovered them. 

Find a group tour to Dorset here.