While we might think staycations are the “new normal”, stats show they’ve been successful for some time, and last year £198m was spent on domestic holidays by to help you plan your next staycation, here at Porter, we’ve been researching the best UK holiday options for each month up to October.

The UK has plenty of great options and each month can offer different experiences depending on where you pick to go. Get ready, we are taking off!

London, the best city to visit in the UK to beat the January blues

Why visit London? Do we really need an excuse?

London is visited by around 30 million visitors each year from all over the globe. There are many reasons why London is one of the best places to travel in the UK. You can find anything you want there, but at Porter, we’re sure that a day shopping on one of the most popular fashion streets in Europe will beat all your January blues.

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If you want to complete your January break we would recommend booking at the Shangri-La Hotel. Don’t forget to tag us #porterpicks if you have the chance to try that amazing pool. If you like something with a bit more of a boutique essence, book at Bingham Riverhouse.

Portmeirion, the most romantic place to travel in February

When we think of February, we all think of love. February is the month when we try to make the person we love to feel more special.

According to Finder.com, the average Briton spends £35 on Valentine’s Day. For this special occasion, Porter has picked the city of Portmeirion in Wales.

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Portmeirion, is a touristy village that feels like another country. Walk through their cobbled streets, enjoy all the picturesque coffee shops and surprise your other half with a night at Castle Deudraeth. Something simpler but cosy will be Hotel Portmeirion.

Belfast, the most vibrant place in the UK to visit in March

March is a green month and it wouldn’t be the same without St Patrick. St Patrick’s day is a popular celebration in Northern Ireland, and we can’t think of a better place to experience it than Belfast.

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LoveBelfast Belfast, Flickr

They normally have a full carnival parade and concert each year *although this could change with COVID restrictions*. The city gets really busy and vibrant. Get your green clothes on and enjoy a day full of festivities.

If you want to complete it with a cool stay, have a look at Ten Square Hotel or at The Fitzwilliam Hotel.

Liverpool, festival season starts, book your travel in April

We all know that Liverpool is the birthplace of pop music. Any music lover knows the Beatles born there and the whole city is full of tributes to the greatest band of all time

So, is there any better option to start the festival season there with tickets for Soundcity?

Apart from that, Liverpool is a city which can offer you a picture-perfect break. In our opinion, the best hotels to book are the Shankly Hotel or DoubleTree by Hilton.

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The Cotswolds, our favourite place to visit in the UK in May

Through the whole article we have been talking about a specific city but with this area, we can’t really pick only one.

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You can’t go wrong visiting the Cotswolds any time of the year, but at Porter we think May is the best month to do it. Spring will be in full bloom and the picturesque villages get their best “dresses” on.

It is one of the best areas to book the best lodges in the UK, but we recommend checking out The frogmill. If you are looking for a spa break go and check out Cotswolds Hotel & Spa.

Skye Island, in Scotland, the best place to go in June

June is the month when we can all start to taste the summer.

The longer days are here and the warm breezes come with them too, so we think it’s a great month to visit the magical island of Skye in Scotland.

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Walk the never-ending valleys, visit the magical spots and let the beautiful landscapes inspire you to get ready for the summer ahead.

Don’t miss the Duisdale hotel for a luxury experience. Or why don´t stay at Armadale Castle?

Brighton, our favourite seaside place to visit in July

For the month of July, we’d suggest checking out Brighton.

July is the month when we know the holidays are just around the corner so, here at Porter we recommend booking a break in Brighton.

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The port town is a spectacular spot. It has activities for all the family and you can take a dip in the (cold) English sea.

We’d suggest booking at the seafront hotel mercure. Definitively a place full of character at Hotel du Vin Brighton.

Cornwall, a full taste of summer for August

If there’s an area of the UK that truly feels like you’re abroad it’s got to be Cornwall.

From awesome landscapes to seaside towns you are going to make the most of your summer if you decide to visit the area that month.

It’s also a vibrant place for going on holidays with your family. The area is full of holiday parks so you can find plenty of activities going on during the month.

If you decide to give it a go, book yourself in at Haven Holiday Parks.

York, where the magic starts, the best city to visit in September

York is always a good option. It doesn’t matter which month you go, you’ll be sure to have a good time, but at Porter, we really think that September is the best option.

York is a busy tourist city, so in September you can beat the crowds and still enjoy nice weather (you are still in England, so take this into consideration), and you could have a considerable amount of daylight hours.

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If you want to enjoy the last of your summer before the rush of the routine starts, book yourself in at The Principal. If you want a bit more of a room, have a loot at The Enchantment Chamber.

Lake District, see the beginning of fall with your own eyes

The fall is season is here and in this month you are probably planning to book a half-term break, so we want you to have a look into the Lake District.

It is a great option as it won’t be freezing for you to enjoy a good walk and the mountains will be coloured with the pumpkin colours we all love.

If you are looking for a great scape check out The Drunken Duck Inn & Restaurant or the Armathwaite Hall Hotel & Spa in Lake district.

What did you think about our #porterpicks for the first 10months of the year? If you try any of them let us on our social media channels.

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