Guest Post by Kritika Panse

With precautions and safety measures in place, the UK has given international visitors a green light to enter its region. As the cities and countryside slowly reopen for tourism, great expectations surround the upcoming seasons. The time has come to make up for the lost time and start your wanderlust bucket list, and the UK appears to be the perfect venue to break free from the pandemic slump. In the UK post-Covid-19 holiday plan, here’s what you should see in this European destination.

Explore the Holiday Season in London

With a UK tourist visa in hand, anyone planning to visit the capital of England, London, should not miss out on this opportunity. The holiday season is in full swing, and Christmas is just around the corner. If you happen to be in the UK at this time, make the most of London, which is getting all decked out in Christmas flair this year. It is no secret that London is a hive of activity throughout the year, but during the holiday season, the city brims with extravagant events. Christmas will once again illuminate Trafalgar Square in all its festive glory. The Shard Lights will illuminate the top of the tallest building in the UK every night in December. If you are visiting the Warner Bros. Studio Tour with kids, you can enjoy  Hogwarts in the Snow. It is one of the most magical experiences ever. Last but not least, enjoy the 2.6km illuminated trail at Kew and take the London by Night bus tour to watch the entire city illuminated for Christmas.

Head to the Scottish Highlands for an outdoor experience

An expansive, dramatic landscape accompanied by a cool mountain breeze is just what you need after the COVID-19 lockdown. Scotland has charming castles as well as stunning brooks that make it an ideal place to visit following the pandemic.  You can find excellent nature hikes on the West Highland Way, Muckle Flugga in Shetland, and Stac Pollaidh in Assynt. Interested in spending some time in the sublime beauty of Scotland’s natural splendours? Then, take a pause and stay back to enjoy a unique contemporary glamping experience at the AirShip 002  in Drimnin overlooking the gorgeous vistas of Sound of Mull. There are plenty of other brilliant places to go glamping such as Inver Coille Campsite, Tomatin Glamping Pods, and Mallaig Glamping Pods.  In the winter months, skiing is also quite popular in Scotland and you can find some amazing ski resorts such as Glenshee Ski Centre and Nevis Range Mountain Resort for adventure enthusiasts to try out their skiing skills. 

Get mesmerized by the beauty of the Lake District

Lake District, another gem of a destination in England, offers some of the most spectacular scenery you will see anywhere in the United Kingdom and has much more to offer. While this destination is known for its lush rolling green hills and stunning lakes, it is also the place that allows you to shake off the lethargy that comes from long indoor stays and venture out onto one of the many pristine waters of the UK. Kayaking, canoeing, or boating experiences are the perfect way to enjoy the beauty of this region in a slow-paced manner. Spend your days relaxing on the shore or hiking the valleys to camp under the stars. The dark countryside nights provide a perfect opportunity for admiring the bright constellations and countless stars shimmering in the sky. 

Discover a world of adventures at Devon

Those who would like to add a touch of adrenaline-rushing adventure to their post-pandemic holiday should definitely list Devon in their UK travel bucket list. The rugged cliffsides and beaches are apt to enjoy some exhilarating outdoor adventures. The waves at  Woolacombe and Saunton beach are ideal for surfers to try their talent in racing ahead of them.  You can also go scuba diving and snorkelling at Eddystone and Hillsea Point.  Not so keen on hardcore adventures? No problem! Devon has plenty of beaches with calm waters that are ideal for kayaking and paddleboarding. Enjoy some fun time and meet the friendly dolphins and seals of Devon with a trip to Labrador Bay and Lundy Island.

Discover the blissful yet lively ambience of Northern Ireland

In Northern Ireland, you will come across some outrageously breathtaking natural panoramas you have ever seen in your lifetime. Furthermore, the culture, dialect, and atmosphere are quite different from what can be found in England or elsewhere in the UK. The wilderness and historic relics blend beautifully to offer a destination so serene and charming to visit. Places like Giant’s Causeway and Dunluce Castle will make your jaws drop in awe of the natural beauty it exudes. Self-drive trips and nature walks are the best ways to discover Northern Ireland’s stunning attractions. Aside from these, you can explore the Irish pub culture and Irish whiskey distilleries to enjoy nonchalant moments.