What makes you happy on holiday? Where are you happiest? Recent research by SACO shows that 2/3 of us would not bother to go abroad for our holidays if we could guarantee good weather. Our happy places include Cornwall and the Scottish Highlands and happy activities include a pub lunch in the Cotswolds, building sandcastles in Blackpool beach, visiting the Roman Baths in Bath, exploring Exmoor and, of course, walking in the Lake District.
Britain’s Ultimate Happy Places
I love that one of our favourite activities is getting rained on. So very British! Looking for somewhere special to stay when enjoying your happy places? There are plenty of choices on this blog. Just search accommodation or check out serviced apartments such as those on offer in London by SACO. My favourite activity is stroll with friends beside a lake on an autumn day anywhere in the Lake District. What’s yours? Do share your own suggestions in the comment box at the end of this article 🙂
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Another one of the activities I enjoy is walking on freshly fallen snow. Unfortunately, we don’t get much snow in the UK now, even up here in the north. Maybe Scottish Highlands woudl be nearest place for that!
I’d go with a great deal of that – we’ve had two breaks/fact-finding tours for the website in the UK this year, both brilliant, one in Scotland, one in Portsmouth/Isle of Wight. However, some British hotels and restaurants need to up their game when it comes to the quality of accommodation and customer service.
So agree Mike, though standards are going up all the time, there is still plenty of room for improvement in both. However, looking back over the psat 20 years, things have got very much better in the UK as we become far more discerning and are prepared to complain if things don’t meet expectations.