Plan perfect UK breaks with Rough Guides UK Staycation guidebooks

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Rough Guides Editors

updated 14.02.2024

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.

The small town of Gorey with Mont Orgueil Castle, Jersey, UK © haraldmuc/Shutterstock

Mont Orgueil Castle overlooking Gorey town in Jersey, UK © haraldmuc/Shutterstock

Stay closer to home this year with Rough Guides Staycation series

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.

Rough Guide Staycation UK Travel Guidebooks

By signing up to our newsletter, you will receive a first chapter for free - South Cotswolds from our Rough Guide Staycations Cotswolds.

Longer local trips and adventures further afield

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.

Destinations in the longer Rough Guides guidebooks:

Explore the UK's scenic North:

Discover the UK's vibrant South:

The Mountain Fleetwith Pike as seen from the shore line of Buttermere Lake in Cumbria @ Garry Basnett/Shutterstock

The Mountain Fleetwith Pike in Cumbria @ Garry Basnett/Shutterstock

British Breaks

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!

Gruinard Beach situated 12 miles north of Poolewe, in northwestern Ross and Cromarty on the west coast of Scotland @ Helen Hotson/Shutterstock

Spectacular Gruinard Beach on the west coast of Scotland @ Helen Hotson/Shutterstock

Top image: Ullswater lake curves through the mountains of the English Lake District at Glenridding © Joe Dunckley/Shutterstock

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