Summer holidays in the UK vs abroad

When thinking of summer holidays, some people think of soaking up sun, sea and sand on foreign shores, but this isn’t the only backdrop for a fun and relaxing break. With household budgets squeezed in recent years, there has been an increase in ‘staycations’ – where people choose to explore the culture, history and stunning natural beauty of their very own country.

How much could you save with UK breaks?

There are lots of reasons why a UK holiday may be the right choice for you and your family this year. First and foremost, the cost. For a foreign holiday, you need to pay for everything from flights and transfers to accommodation, travel insurance and many other small costs that all add up. Overall, it can be very expensive. By holidaying in the UK, all you really need to pay for is somewhere to stay and transport there and back. This can be a huge saving, one that you can even put towards next year’s holidays.

By holidaying in the UK, you will also be supporting your country’s economy, as well as the tourist industry. This may not mean much to some people, but it is still an important factor to consider.

Save time, and save the planet

With so many things to do and see, hidden gems to discover, bustling cities to explore and natural beauty to drink in right on your very doorstep – why would you go to the expense, time and effort of travelling thousands of miles to go abroad? You can drastically reduce your carbon emissions by skipping the plane (and the hundreds of gallons of fuel each flight requires) and holidaying closer to home.

You’ll also get more of a holiday if you forego the hours of queuing for check-in and passport control, the flight itself and then the transfers to your foreign resort. In the UK, you can simply drive or use public transport to get directly from A to B in just a couple of hours. It’s more eco-friendly, and it gives you more time to relax with your family.

Why have your 2015 UK holiday in Leeds

A prime example of a fantastic UK holiday destination is the exciting metropolis of Leeds and its surrounding areas. There’s lots going on in the city in summer 2015, from the Yorkshire Post Food and Drink Festival to the Great Yorkshire Show, from the Game Fair to the iconic rock event Leeds Festival, held every year at Bramham Park. Live music hits the city in the form of Fleetwood Mac and more, while the West Yorkshire Playhouse hosts the much-loved play The Rise and Fall of Little Voice.

Leeds is alive with music, performance, art, sport, comedy, drama, history and so much more – making it the perfect holiday destination. Head out of the city and there are acres of stunning countryside to enjoy, along with scenic places to stay – such as Weetwood Hall, a 17th Century Manor House with its own nine acres of gardens and woodland.


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