VisitBritain boss Patricia Yates has said staycationers will be ‘worth billions’ to the economy this summer, and the nation is ready to welcome domestic tourists when lockdown eases.
So here is our pick of nine brilliant places to stay in the UK. You should carefully check cancellation policies when booking and only travel if the law permits at the time of your trip.
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5. Yorkshire Dales
Not for nothing is Yorkshire often referred to as God's Own Country - the Dales are especially stunning, and the area has just been named the best national park in Europe by Tripadvisor's Travellers Choice Awards. Ingleton, Malham, Grassington and Settle are some of the best-known places to stay - here people are pictured using stepping stones to cross the River Wharfe at Bolton Abbey near Skipton.
Photo: OLI SCARFF
As the local tourist body points out, Pembrokeshire in South Wales is surrounded by the sea on three sides, making it a magnet for lovers of water sports, seafood and coastal walks. It has more than 50 beaches and is home to the smallest city in Britain, St Davids. Tenby is pictured.
The Cotswolds is picture postcard England at its finest - you won't find more perfect-looking villages than the likes of Castle Combe. Westonbirt Arboretum is highly recommended, particularly in autumn. Bourton-on-the-Water is pictured.
Photo: JUSTIN TALLIS
Kent, nicknamed the 'Garden of England', has plenty to offer. Canterbury is steeped in history, Ramsgate - pictured - has undergone a café culture revival and the White Cliffs of Dover are simply iconic in the truest sense.
Photo: Dan Kitwood