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Adventure Holidays in the UK

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The Best UK Holidays for Adventure, Exploration and Culture

If you're looking for an adventurous destination for your holiday, the UK offers a variety of fascinating places. Whether you're travelling alone or in the company of your pals, your partner, or your children, here are the best adventure holidays in the UK to keep you super entertained.

Adventure Holidays in the United Kingdom: Top Holiday Lettings

Apartment Barmouth
1 Nov - 8 Nov
-46%
£165
£89 per night
Apartment ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Flat in Barmouth with Garden, Terrace & Barbecue + Water Views

4.7
Excellent (70 ratings)
Barmouth, Gwynedd, United Kingdom
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House Camrose
27 Sept - 4 Oct
-25%
£64
£47 per night
House ∙ 3 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Holiday Home in Camrose + Wonderful Views

5.0
Outstanding (32 ratings)
Camrose, Pembrokeshire, United Kingdom
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House Downderry
30 Mar - 6 Apr
£67 per night
House ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Lovely House in Downderry with Large Patio + Superb Views

4.8
Outstanding (28 ratings)
Downderry, Deviock, United Kingdom
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The Best Adventure Holidays In The UK

The Best Adventure Holidays In The UK

Beaches, mountains, and thriving cities - all in the UK. There are gorgeous beaches all around the British Isles; there are mountain peaks waiting to be climbed; and there is so much history and culture that you'll never run out of culture to explore. Below are our favourite ideas for adventure holidays in the UK.

  1. Beach trips

    Take a trip to Rhossili Beach, which has a fascinating view of the rough waves from the Atlantic Ocean, and is one of the best beaches for adventure holidays in the UK. Alternatively, check out Portstewart Strand, one of the most frequented beaches in the UK. Its two slender, blonde sand strips which are surrounded by clear, pristine waters make it a beautiful scenery to behold. It has plenty of tiny sand dunes, which makes it a perfect place for playing beach volleyball. If you're on the look out for a romantic getaway, head to Pelistry Bay instead. This beach is often secluded and completely unspoiled. Whether you want to take a leisure walk or have a reflective moment, Pelistry Bay has got you covered.

  2. Mountain explorations

    Scafell Pike is the highest mountain in England, with a refreshing peak. It houses the Broad Crag Tarn - England's highest standing water. Climbing this mountain is not only adventurous but also offers a far-reaching view of Scotland, Ireland, and Wales! Alternatively, Cat Bells is an ideal starter pack for new mountain climbers. It's totally appealing, since it gives a clear and wide view of the Skiddaw and Derwentwater below it. Snowdon in Gwynedd is also a great choice. This is Wales' highest mountain and is accessible to both experienced and inexperienced climbers.

  3. City breaks.

    There are dozens of thriving artistic and multicultural cities in the UK. Maybe head to Bristol, the largest centre for culture in South West England. Built around River Avon, it offers beautiful scenery as well. Or look north to Liverpool. Here, all seven national museums in Liverpool are free to access, so it's an ideal destination for those on a tight budget looking for culture. Or maybe make a day of it in the capital city itself. London offers a feast of attractions: Buckingham Palace, the Houses of Parliament, the Tower of London, the Palace of Westminster, Maritime Greenwich... the list is endless.

Best Places to Stay for Adventure Holidays in the United Kingdom

Cottage Applecross
9 Nov - 16 Nov
-55%
£170
£76 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Lovely Cottage in Applecross with Garden

Applecross, The Highlands, Scotland
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Lodge Cargill
16 Mar - 23 Mar
-61%
£87
£34 per night
Lodge ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Wonderful Lodge in Cargill with Garden

5.0
Outstanding (1 rating)
Cargill, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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Lodge Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre
9 Mar - 16 Mar
-67%
£163
£53 per night
Lodge ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms

Lodge in Balquhidder, Lochearnhead And Strathyre

Balquhidder, Lochearnhead and Strathyre, Stirling, Scotland
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Information about Adventure Holidays in the UK

📏 Average size of a holiday home 99 m²
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular accommodation types House rentals and Apartment rental
🌡️ Warmest weather 17 °C in July and August
🥶 Coldest weather 1 °C in February and January
🌧️ Rainiest months August and July

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of holiday homes are available for Adventure Holidays in the UK?

The most popular types of holiday rentals for Adventure Holidays in the UK are Apartment rental and House rentals.

Adventure Holidays in the UK: what's the average price for the accommodation?

Vacation homes cost around £46 per night in the United Kingdom.

Where I can find holiday rentals for Adventure Holidays in the UK that can host a family or large group?

On average 5 guests, can stay in Apartment rental in the United Kingdom, with holiday rentals also available for larger and smaller groups.

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Find great value in the great outdoors

More adventure for your money

Long summer days are stretching ahead, and outdoor enthusiasts are getting ready to gear up and set off on active trips across the countryside. For intrepid travellers looking to maximise their outdoor fun, HomeToGo - the marketplace with the world's largest selection of holiday rentals - has compiled a guide pinpointing places in Great Britain where keen explorers can find the most adventure for their money.

Looking at locations renowned as adventure travel destinations, HomeToGo used internal price insights to assign scores to more than 100 rural towns and villages. Points were given for the affordability of holiday accommodation in each area, plus the number of hiking paths, biking trails and climbing routes listed nearby. The resulting ranking names twelve Scottish, seven Welsh and six English destinations amongst the top 25 places to visit for a great value outdoors trip. Grab your walking boots, your helmet and your carabiners, and explore the full list of locations below.

Revealed: Where to find more adventure for your money

Rank
Town / Village
Country
Score out of 40
1.
Capel Curig
Wales
36.50
2.
Keswick
England
32.30
3.
Aviemore
Scotland
27.80
4.
Ballater
Scotland
27.40
5.
Llanberis
Wales
27.10
6.
Callander
Scotland
25.90
7.
Wooler
England
25.20
=8.
Kingussie
Scotland
24.80
=8.
Grantown-on-Spey
Scotland
24.80
10.
Dolgellau
Wales
24.40

Mapped: Where to find more adventure for your money

Learn more about the top three spots for a great value adventure break

1. Capel Curig in Conwy, Wales

Situated deep in the stunning setting of the Snowdonia National Park, this village is surrounded by lakes and majestic mountain scenery. There's no shortage of shores and summits to explore, with spots such as Llynnau Mymbyr and Crimpiau close by.

2. Keswick in Cumbria, England

Located by Derwentwater in the Lake District National Park, Keswick and its surrounding area boast an incredible infrastructure for outdoor breaks. Take in the sights on waterside walks to viewpoints like Friars Crag, or during ascents of Blencathra and Skiddaw.

3. Aviemore in the Highlands, Scotland

Aviemore in the Cairngorms National Park serves as an outstanding base for adventure stays. The Ben Macdui mountain, Loch Vaa, and the Craigellachie Nature Reserve are all within reach, to name just a few nearby points of interest for active travellers.

Methodology

To produce this guide, HomeToGo first compiled an extensive list of small towns and villages across Great Britain which, in part due to their proximity to landscapes such as mountains and lakes, are recognised for their for adventure and outdoor activity infrastructure. To rank these destinations, HomeToGo used a number of data points: the median price per night per person in the area for a holiday rental via hometogo.co.uk, as well as the number of hiking and mountain biking trails within 5 miles, plus nearby rock climbing/via ferrata routes, as listed on outdoor activity apps and websites such as Komoot and AllTrails. After obtaining the raw figures, each data point was assigned a representative numerical value between 5 and 10, using the following equation in order to calculate this for every factor: score(i) = 5 · (x(i) - xmin ) / (xmax - xmin ) + 5. Total scores were then calculated to form the final ranking, with 40 out of 40 as the hypothetical "perfect score".

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