An increasing number of British families are choosing to stay in the UK for their summer breaks this year due to recent events around the world. With so many more of us flocking to the beaches of Spain and Portugal, limited spaces have driven up the price of family holidays abroad, prompting more of us to holiday at home this year.
As always, the weather man has predicted another record year for temperatures in summer 2016 and those who stay home this year might just be treated to a long, warm and dry summer – the perfect conditions for a “staycation”.
The Lake District is one of the most popular attractions in the UK with over 16 million people visiting the National Park every year. Both local and international visitors are attracted to the 26 miles of coastline and estuaries, England’s most famous lakes – including the deepest and longest, as well as the highest mountains in England.
For those who love the outdoors, it is a haven offering every outdoor activity you can imagine – from scuba diving to hiking and rock climbing to open swimming. For those not interested in getting out and about in The Lakes, the area is also rich with traditional British culture and history and has been the home and inspiration of some the world’s most famous writers and artists.
For animal lovers, The Lake District doesn’t disappoint – the park is home to the country’s only bald eagles as well as the famous red squirrel and the beautiful fell pony. The varied topography, lake and forest environment provide a diverse range of habitats for some of the UK’s most famous native fauna – attracting bird and wildlife watchers from all over the world.
If you’re looking to escape this summer, but fancy somewhere closer to home, The Lake District makes for the perfect summer staycation.