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Best solo holiday destinations in the UK 2024

Simon Calder’s Travel

After building up the courage to holiday alone, the punishing sting of a singles’ supplement often added to accommodation and tours is a feeling solo travellers know all too well.

Thankfully, unique adventures in the UK and its islands don’t always have to come with a steep price increase when holidaying as a party of one, with perks including travelling light and squeezing into that last spot on the train thrown in for free.

Whether a social break to make new friends on escorted tours or heading out alone for a stay in solitude, there’s something for every single traveller on trips to England, Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland.

From solo sports to hiking holidays and skills retreats, from historic cities to literary and cultural domestic breaks, going it alone enables you to indulge in your passions – no compromise required.

Here’s The Independent’s selection of ideas to help inspire your next lone adventure.

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Best for: Golfers

Location: Shropshire, England

Solitary golfers can go at their own speed round the course
Solitary golfers can go at their own speed round the course (Getty Images/iStockphoto)

Golf is one of the UK’s most loved individual sports for good reason. Single players of all ages can focus on their swing without distractions to take on – and hopefully beat – personal records on the course during weekend escapes across the UK.

Solos Holidays offers a two-night UK golf getaway to the Shropshirecountryside, just inside Ironbridge Gorge, including two morning tee times for rounds on the 18-hole Telford Golf Course. Expect to stay and play in the comfort of the Telford Hotel & Golf Resort with onsite spa facilities, including an ice cave and heated loungers. Prices for the solo sports trip start from £579pp, half board, including half a bottle of wine with evening meals.

Departure dates in September and October

Best for: Surfing

Location: Isle of Wight, England

Crashing waves at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight
Crashing waves at Compton Bay, Isle of Wight (Getty Images)

Surfing, while a very sociable sport, takes individual effort and a laid-back lifestyle to master – ideal for beach bums who enjoy their own company.

Surfs up at Compton Bay on the Isle of Wight’s west coast, an exposed beach with reliable surf and breaks that peak in the winter. The popular spot gets winds from the southeast and northwest and surf schools including Eddie’s Surf Academy are on hand to teach beginners…

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