A Great British Summer Holiday

For many of us, this summer is certainly one to look forward to. Whether that be catching up with friends and family who you haven’t seen for over a year, travelling outside of your local area (at last!) or enjoying the warmer weather on a British staycation. It’s safe to say we’ll all be out and about a lot more over the coming months, so remember to prepare your car for summer by scheduling a service and air conditioning regas.

With international travel seeming increasingly tricky to plan, everyone’s looking for the next big staycation spot and the most exciting road trips, to keep themselves busy this summer. Whether you’re looking for a getaway on a budget, for city explorers, for nature lovers or by the seaside, we’ve got you covered with our 2021 Top UK Staycations and Road trips.

Our Top UK Staycations and Road trips in 2021

By the seaside…


On the most southwestern tip of England, Cornwall provides a rugged coastline, wild moorland, hundreds of sandy beaches, with the Cornish Riviera culminating at the infamous landmark, Land’s End.

There are plenty of towns and villages to drop by, with all sorts of attractions and stunning features. Newquay, St Ives, Padstow, Falmouth, Penzance, Truro … the list goes on and on.

st ives cornwall summer seaside
St Ives, Cornwall


Located on the UNESCO World Heritage Jurassic Coast, Dorset offers seemingly endless coastline and countryside as well as iconic landmarks such as Durdle Door, a 140 million year old limestone arch.

Dorset is also less affected by the Atlantic winds than Devon or Cornwall, so tends to enjoy warmer weather with average temperatures of 20-25 degrees in the summer months, making it a great choice for your 2021 staycation destination.

For city explorers…


Edinburgh is easily one of the best cities in the UK, it’s a stunning destination that showcases the best of both old and new. The medieval Old Town will win you over with its narrow, winding streets, quaint Scottish pubs, and beautiful old architecture.

There’s no doubt that Edinburgh is a historically and culturally rich city, however it also boasts a bustling New Town where you’ll find a lively atmosphere, plenty of bars and restaurants, great shops and museums and beautiful Georgian townhouses.

Princes Street Gardens, Edinburgh


Vibrant, diverse, energetic and bursting with culture, Manchester is one of the most exciting UK city break destinations in 2021. It offers a mix of modern culture, amazing food, rich industrial heritage and a world renowned music scene. So if you’re after top quality restaurants, great shopping and fascinating museums and galleries (many of which are free!), Manchester might just be the place for you to visit over the coming months.

For nature lovers…

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is a rural area of south-central England, covering parts of 6 counties. It offers rolling hills, grasslands, thatched medieval villages and stately homes by the bucket-load. Make the most of the fantastic eateries here or for the more adventurous, why not take in the sites and sounds by walking the 102-mile Cotswold Way?

Castle Combe, Cotswolds


Cumbria is one of the most sparsely populated counties in the country. It contains 6 districts: Allerdale, Barrow-in-Furness, Carlisle, Copeland, Eden and South Lakeland. It’s the ideal getaway if you prefer a little peace and quiet.

However, if you head towards the Lake District National Park, don’t expect things to be quite so tranquil. With so many tourists heading for its inspiring views, mountainous ranges, and natural beauty, it’s one of the busiest tourist areas in the UK.

On a budget?


For years Blackpool has encapsulated the idea of the classic British holiday. In the 50s, it was a tourist hotspot – with holidaymakers enjoying rides on donkeys, fair grounds, ice creams and fortune tellers.

Whether you’re holidaying with friends or family this summer, you can enjoy everything this iconic seaside town has to offer, including the SEALIFE centre, Blackpool Zoo and the famous promenade. Whatever your preconceptions about Blackpool may be, it never fails to offer great value for money.

North pier, Blackpool

At Fixter we know there’s nothing worse than sweltering in a stuffy car during the warmer months 😅 So we’re here to help get your car summer ready!

An aircon regas will ensure your car remains fresh, cool and comfortable for you and your passengers. In fact, most manufacturers recommend a regas every two years, so if you own an older car the chances are it’s overdue 📅

About Fixter

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