With long lazy days, plenty of sunshine, and time away from work, it's no wonder we all love August. So what are the best places to explore in the UK for a staycation holiday in the height of summer?
August Holidays in the United Kingdom: Top Holiday Lettings
The Top Places to Visit the UK in August
Whether you're travelling as a couple or with your family, you'll surely love these favourite spots for holidays in the UK in August.
1. The coast
With the brisk Yorkshire coast, traditional South coast seaside resorts, and wild beaches of Wales and Cornwall, the UK is blessed with some of the finest and most diverse coastlines in the world. Take your pick from bustling resorts filled with entertainment, cafés, bars, and restaurants, or watch rare sea life and birds in wild landscapes. Whatever your pick, you'll feel recharged and ready to go after a few days of sea air.
2. The Lake District
Although the Lake District tends to be busy in August, if you book your accommodation in advance, you'll be in for a treat. Walk the hills, take steamer rides across Ullswater, enjoy great gastropubs, and challenge yourself on varied terrain with your hiking boots and bikes. This is one great outdoor playground just begging to be explored!
3. The Forest
From Sherwood Forest and the New Forest to Mabie Forest, the UK is packed with some wonderful woodlands. Many of them offer excellent visitor attractions, such as high-ropes courses and other outdoor pursuits. Enjoy the contrast of the UK's busy market towns and villages with its calm green spaces for the perfect summer holiday. The kids will love the variety of activities on offer, including digging into that all-important holiday ice cream!