The rise of the British summer holiday: Planning a holiday in the UK


Who needs to battle the crowds at the airport and struggle in the heat when we’ve got the scenically stunning lands of the British Isles on our doorstep? This is the sentiment of a growing number of British holidaymakers who are giving up the sangria, sun and, dare we say it, stress of holidaying abroad, in favour of a thoroughly enjoyable, memorable, and cost-efficient holiday in Britain.

Weetwood Hall, which, being located just outside the bustling city centre of Leeds and with easy access to the Yorkshire Dales, is perfectly situated for guests to enjoy the best of Yorkshire’s urban and rural worlds, looks at the rise of the British summer holiday and why so many of us are opting to stay on home soil for our summer holiday.

Less time and hassle spent travelling

Lengthy delays at the airport and hotel coach transfers in the stifling heat can be waved goodbye when holidaying in the UK. One definitive advantage of staying on Britain for a summer holiday is that there is typically less time required for travelling. This is particularly prevalent when travelling with children, young children in particular, who are often difficult to keep entertained on flights.

No luggage limitations!

If you are driving to a holiday destination in the UK by car you can throw what you want into the boot and not be forced to pack frugally to get all your holiday necessities into a single suitcase. From wellies for those muddy walks, to cocktail dresses and heels for those romantic dinners for two, you can pack what you want to on a British staycation.


Without having to fork out costs on flights and other means of travel, having your summer holiday in Britain can work out more cost-efficient than travelling abroad. With less travel costs you are able to spend more of your budget on eating out, visiting sites and shopping in the many fabulous cities and destinations Britain is home to.

Holidaying in the verdant lands of Yorkshire

Tourism and hospitality in Yorkshire looks set for a “bumper year”, as more and more people flock to the historical, scenic and culturally-exciting county of Yorkshire for a memorable and magical summer holiday.

According to a survey by Barclays Corporate Banking, a third of people from Yorkshire say they would prefer to holiday in Britain rather than going abroad. The survey also showed that Yorkshire, alongside Scotland, are the most popular ‘staycation’ destinations.

Sir Gary Verity, chief executive of Welcome to Yorkshire, a regional tourism body, spoke of the widespread appeal of Yorkshire.

“It’s no surprise that so many Yorkshire people want to stay in our fantastic county as it has so much to offer holidaymakers from near and far. it’s the perfect getaway, combining stunning landscape and coastline with the buzz of thriving cities,” says Sir Verity.

If you are planning a holiday in Yorkshire this summer, you can look forward to plenty of exciting things to do and see in this wonderfully varied country. If you enjoy hiking, why not discover and explore the stunning landscapes of the Yorkshire Dales? When staying at Weetwood Hall, you can enjoy being on the doorstep of this scenically-inspiring part of Yorkshire. With ancient castles, historical abbeys and outstanding scenery, the Yorkshire Dales provides the perfect place to let of steam in the fresh air and enjoy some invigorating walks in an area of incredible natural beauty.

As well as the countryside, the thriving city of Leeds on the banks of the River Aire also offers great shopping, a large number of museums and art galleries, attractive parks and gardens. Including one of the largest parks in Europe, the 700-acre Roundhay Park and plenty of fun and memorable things to do in Leeds for children. They’ll never be a dull moment when visiting Leeds, whether you’re on a romantic city break or a fun getaway with the kids!

If you are looking for a stylish and luxurious hotel, Yorkshire based Weetwood Hall offers comfortable rooms to cater for different sizes of parties.  For a hotel in Yorkshire with a difference, spend your British staycation this summer in the magical surrounds of Weetwood Hall, conveniently located in Headingley just outside of the vibrant city centre.

From feature bedrooms with a four-poster bed to spacious and comfortable family bedrooms, take a look at our range of rooms and book to spend your holiday in Yorkshire this summer at Weetwood Hall.

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