What's the most eco holiday choice?

If you've discounted simply staying at home or taking day trips by public transport, then the next greenest option is to holiday in the UK.

Award-winning large coastal holiday cottage with stunning views across Lyme Bay in East Devon. Built in 1897, Upcott House is one of the highest rated luxury

Heron Cottage
Heron Cottage
Biddenden
Kent

Heron Cottage is a large detached house with parts dating from the 16th Century.  Peacefully set in six acres of grounds surrounded by unspoilt countryside, it is situated between the ancient village ...

Eaton Manor
Eaton Manor
Church Stretton
Shropshire

Eaton Manor Country Estate is a glorious rural retreat set in 500 acres of peaceful Shropshire countryside, offering award winning luxurious 4 and 5 star self catering properties, including holiday cottages, barn conversions and ...

 

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Discover Britain's best cottage holiday destinations

Choose a UK holiday – there’s so much more to discover!

From a fisherman’s cottage in Cornwall to lodges in Scotland, why not avoid airport mayhem and explore the beauty and rich diversity of the UK and Channels Islands? There are stunning areas to visit, magnificent beaches, fascinating historic houses and gardens, great pubs and restaurants to sample, and plenty of attractions to keep the kids entertained.

 

Blue Flag Beaches what are they and where?

To gain the Blue Flag certification, Beach Operators have to meet a number of criteria covering environmental information and education, environmental management, safety, services and water quality. These environmental awards are given to Beach Operators who make a special effort to manage their coastal water environment and beaches.

See all Blue Flag Beaches on a map

 

Why holiday in a National Park?

Holidaying in a UK National Park offers great opportunities for outdoor activities; from mountain biking to mountaineering or simply strolling around and enjoying the view.

There are fifteen National Parks in UK - they are the real gems of our countryside - the special places nationally protected because of their beautiful countryside, wildlife and heritage. They are working areas that welcome visitors and provide opportunities for everyone to experience learn about and enjoy their treasures and culture.

 

UK holiday destinations in Areas of Outstanding National Beauty (AONBs)

When you choose a holiday in one of the thirty-eight AONBs in England or Wales you are guaranteed beautiful countryside whether it's rolling hills, wild moorland or sandy beaches.

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