With international travel rules changing day-by-day, it's no wonder that many of us are hoping to avoid disappointment by holidaying closer to home this year. As summer 2021 shapes up to be the season of the Great British Staycation, there's never been a better time to plan a UK break. Sign up for our newsletter to receive a free chapter of our Rough Guide Staycations Cotswolds - Cotswolds.
To help you make the most of your summer at home, we've launched a series of fantastic Staycation guidebooks. Whether you're planning a short trip or a longer stay, we've got you covered.
Our Staycation series brings you all the inspiration, ideas and practical advice you need to make the most of your time in well-loved UK destinations such as the Cotswolds, Devon & Cornwall, Jersey, Norfolk & Suffolk and Snowdonia & North Wales.
Each guidebook is packed with detailed itineraries for walks and tours, local highlights and time-saving tips, plus historical and cultural insights and essential maps. We also bring you insider advice and rainy-day recommendations, because we've all experienced the unpredictability of a British summer!
In October, we'll also be bringing you new guidebooks for the The Lake District and Brighton, Sussex & the South Downs. Each printed book will come with a free eBook as well as a free download of a Google maps walk.
If you’re thinking of travelling further afield in the UK and you want to make the most of a longer stay, then our longer and more comprehensive guidebooks may suit you better.
Explore the UK's scenic North:
Discover the UK's vibrant South:
Our fantastic British Breaks series features smaller pocket-size guides, offering a handy quick snapshot of a destination, to help you travel lighter. The series features popular destinations such as Edinburgh, Isle of Skye & the Western Isles, Isle of Wight and Liverpool.
In addition, don't miss our wonderful coffee table-style book, Rough Guides Make the Most of Your Time in Britain, a compilation of 365 memorable experiences from touring the Houses of Parliament to revelling in nature's glory at the Eden Project in Cornwall. We're equally proud of our Rough Guide Green Britain - coming soon! - which will focus on travelling with electric vehicles.
Wherever you're heading this summer, Rough Guides have got you covered. Happy travels!
Top image: Ullswater lake curves through the mountains of the English Lake District at Glenridding © Joe Dunckley/Shutterstock