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10 best UK holiday destinations for a 2023 staycation

10 best UK holiday destinations for a 2023 staycation

Although the Coronation bank holiday has come to an end, all eyes should stay firmly on the UK when it comes to travel.

Not only is Liverpool gearing up to host the 67th Eurovision Song Contest this Saturday, 13 May, but it won’t be long before the summer holidays are upon us – now’s the time to be cautiously optimistic about a potential three months of sun, sightseeing and celebrations in the Great British Outdoors.

While the pleasures of top European tourist destinations such as Venice, Marbella, Dubrovnik or Positano are undeniable, you’ll still find peaceful beach breaks, culture-packed urban escapes and countryside retreats without leaving UK shores. Whether travelling by train, car or a typically British bus, heading on a family holiday, trip with friends or a solo excursion, there’s a wealth of great options across England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales. Here’s The Independent‘s selection of ideas to inspire your next domestic break this year.

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Edinburgh, Scotland

Take in the stunning Edinburgh skyline from Carlton Hill

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Scotland’s capital, Edinburgh, adds the excitement of the world’s largest performance art festival to the rich history of its cobblestoned Old Town, medieval castle and Royal Mile come summer. Edinburgh Festival Fringe, running from 4-28 August, is the star of an already impressive itinerary of farmers’ markets, jazz and food festivals and stand-up shows in the city over the summer months.

The Scottish gem has a versatile ability to accommodate both stylish spa stays and eccentric festivals, immersing visitors in comedy, museums and modern art for cultural days out. Regardless of the vibe of a Scotland staycation, trying some haggis is a non-negotiable component of the perfect Edinburgh trip. Fast trains enter and exit the city frequently from across the UK.


Boutique hotel the House of Gods has a central clubland location, bar, opulent suites and Drag Queens performing on weekends.

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