Make a World of Difference when you book your next UK stay online via easyfundraising. The UK is a nation with more to offer than most: historic cities, picture-post-card villages, stunning countryside, beautiful coastlines, and more culture than you can shake a stick at.
To help you pick out your perfect UK stay, and help you raise free donations when you book online, we’ve collated a list of the very best locations across England, Wales, Scotland and Northern Ireland.
Head west to Cornwall for landscapes to rival anything you’ll find on the continent. Join the surfing scene on Polzeath Beach, pop into Rick Stein’s famous fish eaterie in trendy Padstow, and imbibe some culture at Tate St. Ives. If you really want to push the boat out (literally!) take the short hop across to the splendid Scilly Isles, where you’ll find a perfectly relaxed pace of life and views to die for. Hoseasons (up to 2.12% donation) have a range of holiday parks across the county.
The Cotswolds are archetypally English, so spend a few days strolling around the golden-hewed villages, hiking in the rolling hills and enjoying the hospitality at the many quaint and friendly pubs and inns in this prettiest corner of the country. Book a cottage or apartment via Manor Cottages (up to 2.25% donation).
There’s a lot more to the Lake District than simply the lakes themselves. This beautiful National Park is home to some of the best walking country in the world, plus the highest mountains in the country and one of the hippest music festivals – Kendal Calling. Book into one of Park Resorts scenic holiday parks (up to 3% donation).
We can’t talk about England without mentioning London. One of the world’s great cities, London has an unparalleled variety of historical buildings, diverse neighbourhoods, shopping destinations, pubs and clubs, plus a superb public transport network that makes it easy to explore. Find a central hotel for less at Booking.com (up to 3% donation).
Travel to the north of England, to Manchester and discover a vibrant and vivacious city with a fascinating heritage, a wealth of impressive architecture, and a world-famous music scene – all surrounded by wonderful countryside. Find a great base from which to explore at lastminute.com (up to 5.5% donation).
If you’re heading to Wales, make sure the wonderful city of Cardiff is on your itinerary. The city is blessed with excellent shopping, a fine selection of museums and trendy Cardiff Bay boasts a splendid range of restaurants, bars and clubs. Head over to Laterooms.com (up to 2.5% donation) for a good deal on your stay.
To Scotland and mighty Edinburgh, famed for its beautiful Georgian architecture, diverse cultural scene and its varied and sometimes macabre history. Go on a night-time ghost tour, climb Arthur’s Seat, explore the city’s crowning glory – Edinburgh Castle – and be sure to sample the fine Scotch whiskeys at one of the city’s many atmospheric pubs. If you visit in August, you’ll be treated to some of the best (and most cutting-edge) comedy and theatre at the International Festival. Thomas Cook (up to 1.25% donation) have some excellent travel and accommodation options.
St Andrews is the home of golf, its university is the oldest in Scotland and the old town has a charm all of its own with an eclectic variety of galleries, restaurants and shops nestling among the medieval streets. Homeaway.co.uk (up to 10% donation) have some gorgeously cosy cottages in the area.
Head north to Scotland’s highlands and islands, and you’ll feel like you have sped back through the mists of time. The vast landscape of the highlands, dotted here and there with isolated villages and crofts are epic in scale and home to a huge variety of wildlife, while the islands have a character all of their own. Travelling by coach is a great way to explore this magical part of the world – visit Shearings Holidays (up to 1.5% donation) for more information.
Belfast is a fascinating city, alive with history and culture, and the craic is something else. Here you’ll experience a vibrant cocktail of music, history, art and culture that combine to make it a very desirable place to visit. Find excellent deals on flights and hotels at superbreak.com (up to 3% donation).