Keep calm and holiday on


A UK holiday will give you a great time – whether you’re a family, a couple or a singleton – and if you’re feeling somewhat patriotic there’s the knowledge that you’ll be keeping British money circulating in Britain’s economy.

The visitor economy is worth £106 billion a year to England, supporting thousands of businesses and seriously boosting the performance of supplier industries including farming, transport, retailing, sport, museums and galleries, the theatre and other performing arts.

Our domestic tourism sector is the nation’s third largest employer, supporting 2.6 million jobs and providing a significant source of employment for those unable to work fulltime. It’s a major employer of school leavers and young people and is an incubator for entrepreneurs.

Here in the North, we’re lucky to have some of the best hotels in the country, often surrounded by the best of English countryside, whether it’s the Lake District, Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland, the Yorkshire Dales or Bronte Country. We’ve got peaceful village inns, stately country houses, lively townc entre hotels…the lot!

Every year, more and more holidaymakers are enjoying England’s rural charms at close quarters by camping or caravanning for a few days or a couple of weeks, or by heading for a holiday park.

Camping, for a start, isn’t what it used to be, and nothing like it was back in the days when Carry on Camping with its saucy postcard humour made us chuckle at the cinema.

Now we’ve got Glamping. Not sure what ‘Glamping’ is? Glamping is the term for ‘Glamorous Camping.’ It’s often a unique style of accommodation either in the form of canvas, wood, glass, plastic or metal located in a field or woodland, many of which include added luxuries such as home from home style furnishings, beds, log burners/gas fired heating. Some even have luxury sofas, kitchen
and dining areas while others may be a little more basic.

The pleasure of glamping is that it is more luxurious than standard camping; you don’t have the hassle of erecting your own tent, sleep on air beds that often deflate during the night or have to battle with space in the car. You can simply pack some clothing, food and drink essentials turn up and begin your hassle-free holiday.

Ever fancied living in a cottage in the country, with or without the roses round the door? You can live the dream for a few days or a couple of weeks by renting a country cottage.

Many UK holidaymakers enjoy a stay at holiday park, which will offer a great experience, with good-class restaurants and cafes, well-equipped leisure facilities, plush bars with entertainment, and lots of indoor and activities for the children.

Choose a holiday park in the heart of countryside you love, and it will be a great base from which to explore the area and discover its assets to the full, with the come-as-you-please freedom you’d never find on a package tour.


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