After a long and busy spell at work, who wouldn’t want to just chill out? Getting some down time in this fast paced modern world is very important to mental health and a great opportunity to explore, spend time with loved ones or meet new people, here’s a “top 3 places to chill in the UK” and unwind.
Located on the South coast of Wales, Carmarthen Bay (Welsh: Bae Caerfyrddin) is a stunning place to visit. There are a variety of small hotels and B&B available in the area as well as Carmarthen Bay Holiday Park which features a range of holiday chalets available to rent at pretty good prices. It makes the ideal base to explorer more of what Wales has to offer, including Swansea and the stunning seaside town of Tenby.
The Caravan Park is right on the coast and on a good day the tide will recede anything up to 2KM leaving you plenty of places to explorer like rock pools and fast moving streams. If you’re into fishing then this is ideal, you can also pick up a fair few muscles for your tea.
It is worth noting the tide times and be mindful about where you cross the small streams as the tide can come in very fast and cut you off from the mainland. If your into more lively sports, again there is plenty of room for kite biking, jogging and beach vollyball.
Fort William is situated on the West coast of Scotland and a major tourist hot spot due to its proximity to Ben Nevis and the other Munro Mountains. If your into camping then this place is ideal, the views and fresh air are simply divine, there is also a good range of quality hotels, self-catering cottages, and hostels to chose from.
I know we are talking about relaxing but a walk up Ben Nevis really is worth the trip, expect four seasons in one day; Snow, Rain, Sun the lot but once you are at the top the views really are breath taking.
There are loads of other places to explore in and around Fort William (Scottish Gaelic: An Gearasdan (É™n ËˆkÊ²É›rÉ™sÌªtÌªÉ™n), “The Garrison”) including Loch Linnhe another stunning site and plenty of outdoor activities to choose form like, hiking, mountain biking and fishing.
Donâ€™t forget the town itself, it features a good selection of shops to keep you going with everyday essentials and food outlets serving a range of local produce including the famous battered Mars Bar.
With regards to the weather, the best times to visit are May to September but this is Scotland and itâ€™s always worth going prepared. If you do decide to head out across this wide open space or take on the Nevis challenge then always seek the advice of a local tour guide just to be safe.
By far one of the most relaxed places on the planet, Whitby is a seaside town and port in Yorkshire on the East coast of England. I’d be surprised if you haven’t heard of Whitby due to its rich fishing heritage, the Whitby Abbey and the famous novel Dracula by Irish author Bram Stoker (great book) where he took his summer holidays.
Dating back as far as the 6th century Whitby has that little something for everyone, the town is separated by a swing bridge which was built in 1908 and separates the upper and lower harbours.
For those who want to really wind down, Whitby offers a great range of tea houses, little restaurants and pubs serving some of the best fish the country has to offer.
If you want something a little more bloody pumping then a walk to the Abbey and along the coast is ideal or head inland towards the Yorkshire Moors (Stick to the road and beware the moon) and check out some of the stunning views, you could even make a visit to where they used to film Heartbeat.
Whitby is easily accessible by Bus, Car and the nearby Train station and has a great selection of holiday cottages and holiday cottages, self-catering accommodation, caravan and campsites, guest houses, bed & breakfast establishments and hotels.
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