A Different Holiday

The summer is almost here and that means it’s time for a vacation. However, instead of just taking a regular holiday this year, why not try something a bit different? In honor of the New Wallace and Gromit’s Great UK Adventure campaign, I’m going to throw you some ideas for a Great British holiday and some of them even have a bit of a twist.


Winding country lanes cut through the rolling hills of Britain, covered in a network of emerald green fields, passing through picturesque villages; it sounds idyllic and a road trip is one of the best ways of taking this all in. It’s easy to find good rental deals and with plenty of camping grounds around the country, so you won’t have any problems finding a place to rock up for the night.

Barge Holidays

In years gone by the network of canals that cross through the countryside and entered the cities used to be one of the main ways of moving cargo around the country. The heavy goods traffic has now moved onto the motorways and railway lines, leaving the canals empty for happy holidaymakers.

The Midlands and the Norfolk Broads are two of the best parts of the UK for barge holidays. These areas offer the perfect mixture of beautiful countryside and winding waterways. A peaceful week in a barge chugging through the English countryside is one of the best ways to explore Britain. Barges are also available for daytrips, which can be a great option for a birthday party or a small gathering of friends.

Vardo Holiday

Enjoy Britain from the front of your Vardo to the rhythmic sound of horses hooves. These old fashioned and extremely colorful Romani caravans are perfect for the green traveller looking for an eco-friendly holiday. It is definitely a holiday experience that you will never forget, though after a week guiding with your carthorse, you might end up wanting to take the horse home with you.

The intimate atmosphere in a Vardo makes it a great options for couples looking for a rustic romantic getaway. Try to make sure that you pick a good weekend for this type of holiday though as the weather can be pretty unforgiving and there is not much space to hide away from the rain.

Bed and Breakfast

There are hundreds of luxury Bed and Breakfast over the length and breadth of the country that are just perfect for a couple looking for a weekend escape. There are so many places to choose from that with a bit of research you are bound to find a Bed and Breakfast that is perfect for you. You choose, do you want to holiday in a beautiful town houses in the centre of Bath, on a working farm in the Lake District or even a in the Cornish countryside.

A night in a luxury Bed and Breakfast can cost as little as £80 a night, making it a great and affordable holiday option. Many of the more upmarket Bed and Breakfasts’ are also linked to gourmet restaurants, meaning you can enjoy more than one meal on the premises.

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Caravan Holiday

Just like camping, a holiday in a caravan is a nice way to experience the great outdoors. Unlike camping however, a modern caravan comes with all of the amenities that you might expect from a modern hotel room or small flat. There’s a TV, a nice comfy bed and even a small space where you can do a bit of cooking. For people who like to go on holiday, this is the perfect home away from home.