Our glorious island of Great Britain has a treasure trove of staycation spots to whet your whistle; both figuratively and literally! From the sunny shores of Cornwall to the iconic Scottish Highlands, there’s a heap of stunning spots that are perfect for any trip – the only hard part will be thinking of where to go?!?
Well, this is where the geniuses behind Naked Malt come into play. Not only do they craft a tasty blended malt, they’re also totally great at helping you craft your next adventure. You see, Naked Malt has launched the ‘Live Naked Experience’ where you and your mates, dates or others get a chance to pop off on a staycation adventure of a lifetime. Plus, they’ve got you covered with shed loads of seasonally and locally sourced yummies and tipples of Naked Malt.
We’ve totally got into our whisky and we love the fruitiness found in Naked Malt. These guys extra mature their whisky in first-fill sherry casks, where so much of the flavour of whisky comes from. Trust me, it pairs well with a whisky sour or even a hot toddy in the chiller months.
So, for a chance to win a spirited trip away, check out the Liberator Quiz here!
Trust me, we’ve just tried the quiz and they’ve nailed us, down to a tee! It’s as if the gang at Naked Malt knew we liked a good lay-in, chilled vibes and a good cocktail to boot!
So, if you’re looking for two keen pals to join your staycation adventure. Count us in; I promise we pack light and can make a mean whisky sour!
Now our place is bagged on your trip; take a look at some of Great Britain’s best staycation spots to explore.
1.) The Cairngorms
If you know anything about us by now it’s that we totally love Scotland. After living there for many years (and travelling around), we’ve fallen head of heels for the natural beauty of the UK’s largest National Park; the Cairngorms.
Best thought of as an adventure’s playground, it’s the kind of place that’s perfect to explore for a longer trip away. We totally love the area around Aviemore and there’s shed loads of marked trails, biking routes and rambling creeks to follow.
It’s perfect for an outdoorsy staycation!
2.) Scottish Highlands
Yeah, yeah! I know, it’s another Scottish gem – but can you blame me? Although a hugely vast region, the Scottish Highlands is a dramatic area of Great Britain that’s as untouched as they come.
From driving the NC500, visiting Eilean Donan Castle and the glacial valleys near Applecross; you’re in for a treat when visiting here.
Just be sure to check out our Scottish Highlands 7-day itinerary if you need more tips. It’s the perfect place for any staycation lover that wants to get away from it all.
Being the Viking city of England, the region around York has a long history that spans thousands of years. This all means it’s the perfect staycation for any history buff or any Viking at heart that wants a little taste of Yorkshire charm.
With the quaint street of The Shambles to explore, epic foodie spot and the iconic Cathedral; it’s the perfect city that’s well worth a long weekend trip.
Check out of full low-down on the best places to visit in York, here.
Our old haunt whilst Yaya was studying, Cambridge is a university city that’s a mere 45-minutes by train from London. This makes it the perfect staycation if you’re wanting a quick trip from London, without any of the hassles of long travel times.
After arriving, be sure to check out some of the iconic colleges and take a trip punting down the River Cam. Just don’t fall in!
Filled with chocolate-box towns, the Cotswolds is a totally blissful place for the perfect staycation retreat. Fancy chilling with your friends? Don’t fancy any massive hikes or challenges? Well, the whole area is a dream destination for you.
From gorgeous spots like Tetbury, Burton-on-the-Water and The Slaughters, it’s filled with beautiful spots that are great for any chilled out trip.
Trust me, the only problem you’ll have is which watering hole to visit.
Pembrokeshire is a south-western Welsh gem that not only has one totally stunning coastline, it also has some of the prettiest fishing villages and towns that follow the shore.
This all means it’s a perfect spot for any sea-faring wannabe that just loves a good splash around. With opportunities to go coasteering, kayaking in the Blue Lagoon and rambling the crumbling shores on the coastal route – it’s a staycation icon that’s fit for any go-getter!
Just be sure to pack your wetsuit. The water can get chilly.