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Holidays in the UK in April

If you prefer to spend spring closer to home, the UK has many top destinations to explore. Whether you're an indoor person or outdoor adventurer, there's so much to do in the beautiful cities of the United Kingdom in April.

April Holidays in the United Kingdom: Top Holiday Lettings

Cottage Glenridding
12 Apr - 19 Apr
£93 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Cosy Cottage in Glenridding with Private Parking + Spectacular Views

Glenridding, Patterdale, United Kingdom
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Cottage Trawsgoed
12 Apr - 19 Apr
£109 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Cottage in Trawsgoed with Hot Tub & Garden + Scenic Views

Trawsgoed, Ceredigion, United Kingdom
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Cottage Hebron
6 Apr - 13 Apr
£187 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms

Pleasant Cottage in Hebron with Indoor Pool + Rural Views

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Hebron, Cilymaenllwyd, United Kingdom
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The Top Places to Visit in the UK in April

The Top Places to Visit in the UK in April

With the rolling hills of Scotland, historic towns of England, and the fascinating Welsh coastline, there are so many places to have fun and set your adventurous spirit free in the UK. Here are the top places to see in the UK in April.

  1. Bristol

    The historic town of Bristol has rich culture and grand architecture that will blow your mind. Its maritime heritage is on full display at the local museum, and your jaw will drop at the opulence of its beautiful cathedral.

  2. Brighton

    The sunny Brighton coastline is the venue of thrilling beach adventures for families in London. Explore the interesting Seven Sisters Country Park with your friends or stroll past the swanky indie stores in the North Laines. Whether you're looking for nature or city adventures, Brighton is a great place to be in April.

  3. Cornwall

    With extensive beaches and historic harbours, Cornwall offers a country feel with picturesque, natural landscapes. It's a popular destination among RVers. Don't miss its famous attractions, such as Tintagel Castle and the Eden Project.

  4. Harrogate

    One of the happiest places to live in the United Kingdom, Harrogate is a romantic town popular among couples. The town is easily walkable, and there are lots of spas, gardens, castles, and restaurants where you can to reignite your passion for that special person.

  5. The Cotswolds

    The scenic honey-coloured stone villages of the Cotswolds are some of the most enchanting UK destinations to visit in April. Flush with blossoming primroses, snowdrops, and daffodils, this beautiful countryside is ideal for romantic strolls along peaceful rivers.

Best Places to Stay for April Holidays in the United Kingdom

Lodge Crieff
12 Apr - 19 Apr
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£127
£106 per night
Lodge ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom

Lodge in Crieff with Hot Tub

Crieff, Perth and Kinross, Scotland
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Cottage Aberdeenshire
19 Apr - 26 Apr
£73 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Lovely Cottage in Aberdeenshire with Garden + Moorland Views

Aberdeenshire, Scotland, United Kingdom
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Cottage Applecross
13 Apr - 20 Apr
£91 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms

Lovely Cottage in Applecross with Garden

Applecross, The Highlands, Scotland
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Information about Holidays in the UK in April

😎 Quietest month April
🥳 Busiest month January
🛏️ Popular accommodation types Cottage and Apartment rental
🌡️ Warmest weather July and August
🥶 Coldest weather 1 °C in February and January
🌧️ Rainiest months August and July

Frequently Asked Questions

What types of holiday lettings are available for Holidays in the UK in April?

Best types of holiday home for Holidays in the UK in April are Cottage and Apartment rental.

Holidays in the UK in April: what's the average price for a holiday apartment?

Vacation homes cost £14 per night in the United Kingdom.

Can I find holiday accommodation for Holidays in the UK in April that's suitable for a family or large group?

The average size of a Apartment rental is 99 m², with an average capacity of 5 guests - perfect for medium-sized groups and families.

Marazion in Cornwall
Scenic Spots for Spend-Savvy Staycationers

The Top 15 Market Towns to Visit this Spring

Aiming to provide spend-savvy travellers with plenty of fresh inspiration for scenic places to stay ahead of the bank holiday season, HomeToGo has released a list of the 15 top market towns in the UK to visit this spring.

Pinpointing locations that are both picturesque and purse-friendly, this ranking features only market towns situated within a one-hour walk of a National Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Heritage Coast, and in which holiday accommodation prices for spring 2023 are lower than the UK median of £160.17 per night. To uncover the areas in which it's truly possible to find more for one's holiday budget, the destinations have been further ranked according to:

Scenic Setting:

taking into account each town’s precise proximity to a National Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Heritage Coast.

Affordability:

looking at the exact median nightly price per person for holiday accommodation in the area, as well as the number of free things to do.

Climate:

factoring in average hours of sunshine and average maximum temperatures during spring for each destination. 

2023's Top Affordable Market Towns for Scenic Spring Staycations: Ranked

Market Town
County
In / Near To
Price Score
Sun Score
Warmth Score
Position Score
Things to Do Score
Final Score
Coleford
Gloucestershire
Wye Valley AONB
9.10
7.83
10.00
8.66
6.92
42.51
Blandford Forum
Dorset
Cranborne Chase AONB
9.42
7.30
9.58
9.11
6.92
42.33
Bovey Tracey
Devon
Dartmoor National Park
9.89
8.58
8.35
8.66
6.54
42.02
Stalham
Norfolk
The Broads National Park
9.88
8.66
8.49
8.66
5.38
41.07
Horncastle
Lincolnshire
Lincolnshire Wolds AONB
9.23
8.27
9.11
5.54
8.46
40.61
Lechlade-on-Thames
Gloucestershire
Cotswolds AONB
8.58
8.61
9.61
6.61
6.54
39.95
Malton
North Yorkshire
Howardian Hills AONB
10.00
7.29
5.92
8.21
8.08
39.50
Okehampton
Devon
Dartmoor National Park
8.12
6.85
7.41
8.66
7.69
38.73
Lostwithiel
Cornwall
Cornwall AONB
9.78
9.32
6.86
6.43
5.77
38.16
Camelford
Cornwall
Cornwall AONB
9.93
9.84
6.86
6.07
5.00
37.70
Knighton
Powys
Shropshire Hills AONB
8.94
5.37
7.20
8.66
5.77
35.94
Marazion
Cornwall
Cornwall AONB
5.00
10.00
6.08
8.66
6.15
35.89
Alston
Cumbria
North Pennines AONB
7.93
6.27
5.50
10.00
5.00
34.70
Leek
Staffordshire
Peak District National Park
9.76
5.00
5.76
5.00
10.00
35.52
Rothbury
Northumberland
Northumberland National Park
8.25
7.81
5.00
6.79
6.15
34.00

Learn More About the Top Market Towns for Spring

#1 Coleford, Gloucestershire

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £40.32

A great base from which to explore the Wye Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with 190.1 hours of sunshine a month and a maximum temperature of 17.32°C on average in Spring.

Don’t miss: the Puzzlewood, a magical area of forest which featured as a set location in Star Wars: The Force Awakens.

#2 Blandford Forum, Dorset

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £35.93

A lovely spot for a stay near not just one but two Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty - Dorset and Cranborne Chase - with 186.1 hours of sunshine a month and a maximum temperature of 17.02°C on average in Spring.

Don’t miss: the Blandford Fashion Museum, which follows style through the ages across 12 exhibition spaces.

#3 Bovey Tracey, Devon

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £29.62

An ideal location from which to visit the Dartmoor National Park, with 195.6 hours of sunshine a month and a maximum temperature of 16.14°C on average in Spring.

Don’t miss: a stroll through the stunning grounds of Parke Estate - a National Trust site.

 Sailboat on the water on the Norfolk Broads National Park

#4 Stalham, Norfolk

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £29.80

Perfect for breaks in proximity to The Broads National Park, with 196.2 hours of sunshine a month and a maximum temperature of 16.24°C on average in Spring.

Don’t miss: a scenic ride down the river on a boat trip from the Museum of the Broads.

#5 Horncastle, Lincolnshire

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £38.77

A picturesque destination close to the Lincolnshire Wolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, with 193.3 hours of sunshine a month and a maximum temperature of 16.68°C on average in Spring.

Don’t miss: the selection of high quality antique shops, for which this quaint market town is well-renowned.

#6 Lechlade-on-Thames, Gloucestershire

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £35.93 / Situated close to the Cotswolds Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#7 Malton, North Yorkshire

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £28.32 / Situated on the edge of the Howardian Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#8 Okehampton, Devon

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £53.76 / Situated on the edge of the Dartmoor National Park

#9 Lostwithiel, Cornwall

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £31.36 / Situated close to the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#10 Camelford, Cornwall

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £29.30 / Situated close to the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#11 Knighton, Powys

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £42.74 / Situated on the edge of the Shropshire Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#12 Marazion, Cornwall

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £96.07 / Situated on the edge of the Cornwall Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#13 Alston, Cumbria

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £56.41 / Situated in the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty

#14 Leek, Staffordshire

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £31.51 / Situated close to the Peak District National Park

#15 Rothbury, Northumberland

Median nightly price per person for a holiday rental: £52.00 / Situated close to the Northumberland National Park

2023's Top Affordable Market Towns for Scenic Spring Staycations: Mapped

How We Produced This Guide

We used HomeToGo price data to identify the market towns in which the median price per night for a holiday rental was less than the UK median price per night for a holiday rental during spring (20th March - 21st June 2023). We then created a shortlist of the destinations situated within 3 miles of a National Park, Area of Outstanding Beauty and/or Heritage Coast. To rank these destinations, we researched 5 data points: the median price per night per person for holiday accommodation, the average hours of sunshine, the average maximum spring temperature, each market town's exact distance from the nearest National Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Heritage Coast, and the number of free things to do. After obtaining the raw data, we assigned each data point a representative numerical value between 5 and 10, with 5 representing the lowest data point and 10 representing the highest data point. The hypothetical "perfect score" would be 50 out of 50. We used the following equation in order to calculate this for every factor:

Score(i) = 5 · (x(i) - xmin ) / (xmax - xmin ) + 5

Price Score: We used HomeToGo price and inventory data to find the median accommodation price per night per person for a holiday rental with a check-in date between 20th March - 21st June 2023 for each destination. The market town with the lowest median price per night per person was awarded a maximum score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher. Data was collected in March 2023, prices are subject to change. 

Sun Score: We used data from each market town's nearest climate station, made available by the Met Office, to calculate the average hours of sunshine for the months of April, May and June. The market town with the most hours of sunshine on average across all three months was given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher.

Warmth Score: We used data from each market town's nearest climate station, made available by the Met Office, to calculate the average maximum temperature across the months of April, May and June. The market town with the highest average maximum temperature across all three months was given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher.

Position Score: We calculated the exact distance in miles, journeying on foot, from each market town to the closest point of the nearest National Park, Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty or Heritage Coast. The market town with the shortest distance recorded was given a score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher.

Things to Do Score: We collected data from sources including Tripadvisor to determine the number of free things to do and see in each market town. The market town with the most free things to do and see was given a final score of 10, and the remaining areas were awarded a score of 5 or higher.

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