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 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 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 ...
Whether it's climbing in the Lake District or a quiet ramble in the Yorkshire Dales the North of England boasts some fabulous countryside and coasts, as well as historically fascinating places like York, Durham and Harrogate, and of course Hadrian's Wall. Stunning castles and great pubs too.
Stunning lake views, glorious walking opportunities and a great place to take the dog on holiday! The Lake District truly is a remarkable place to visit. Whether it's for week or weekend away, there is lots to see and do; from watersports on Windermere or mountain biking in Grizedale Forest to challenging climbs or gentle stile free walks.
Glorious heather moorland, a stunning coastline, ancient woods and a wealth of history and heritage to explore, the North York Moors is a wonderful holiday destination. Some great walking routes and exhilarating mountain bike trails. And lovely towns and villages to discover, such a Pickering or Staithes by the coast.
If you need to get away from the crowds, enjoy some stunning scenery and experience the great outdoors, Northumberland National Park has it all. Bordered by Scotland, with Hadrians Wall running through it, this area provides great walking, horse riding and cycling opportunities, and one of the few places in England where you may be lucky enough to spot a red squirrel!
Drystone walls, field barns, rugged crags, dramatic waterfalls and gently rolling hills and dales characterise the Yorkshire Dales National Park. Visit in the spring for the glorious wildflower rich hay meadows or in August for the purple dazzle of heather. Whatever the season, this area offers great walks, lovely pubs, lively market towns and villages full of local produce and lots to see and do.
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.
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.
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.
As the name suggests these are areas nationally recognised and protected for their natural beauty and distinctive character. When you choose a holiday in one of the 38 AONBs in England or Wales you are guaranteed beautiful countryside whether it's wild moorland, rolling hills or sandy beaches.