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 ...
Think rugged coastlines, sandy beaches, great surf and sparkling blue seas, the wild moors of Dartmoor to the Somerset Levels and the dramatic Cheddar Gorge, the South West has plenty to offer. With a lively arts scene, great local food and walking and cycling opportunities galore.
Full of history and heritage, ancient woodlands, dramatic wild moors and a wealth of archaeological treasures, artistic and literary connections, Dartmoor is a great place to stay - not just pass through going to Cornwall! Plenty of walking routes for all abilities; horse riding and cycling opportunities; pretty villages and thriving towns with great local produce.
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For gentle wooded valleys, breathtaking open moors, and a stunning coastline, Exmoor offers numerous opportunities for walking, mountain biking, cycling, climbing, canoeing or sailing. Not forgetting horse riding and fishing or simply visiting the wonderful host of pubs available.
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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.