Staycations are a great sustainable alternative to going abroad. A single holiday flight produces around 53 pounds of CO2 per mile. The aviation industry is responsible for 2.5% of global greenhouse gas emissions. By holidaying in your home country, you can discover some of the best beauty spots whilst reducing your carbon footprint. Not sure where to start? We’ve prepared some of our favourite staycation destinations for inspiration.
- St. Ives, Cornwall
Are you a seaside person? Us too. St. Ives in Cornwall has always been loved for its gorgeous beaches and fisherman’s cottages. St.Ives is renowned for its artistic heritage offering visitors diverse galleries, including Tate St.Ives and Barbara Hepworth’s Sculpture Garden. There’s also surfing and boat trips to Seal Island - best experienced wearing a pair of polarised-mirror sunglasses.
- Edinburgh, Scotland
Looking for city breaks? Edinburgh is one of the most enchanting cities in the world and throughout August is home to the legendary Edinburgh Fringe Festival. The festival is known around the globe for its celebration of arts and culture. The city also offers stunning architecture, including the famous Edinburgh castle. Edinburgh is the definition of the perfect staycation holiday!
- Norwich, Norfolk
We had to include Norwich, where our founder George Bailey went to university and launched Coral Eyewear, and where he met tv personality, entrepreneur and philanthropist Jake Humphrey. Norwich is a stunning little city surrounded by some of the most beautiful beaches in the country. It is a historical city with attractions like Norwich Cathedral, Norwich Castle and Museum and one of the oldest and largest markets in the UK.
- Betws-y-coed, Wales
If you prefer rural getaways, Betws-y-coed is the epitome of tranquillity. Waterfalls, woodlands, natural springs, beautiful walks and Snowdon National Park located nearby, Betws-y-coed has so much to offer. A perfect staycation for hikers, Betws-y-coed promises endless adventure. Top Tip - remember to wear UV protected sunglasses when you’re outside.
- Keswick, Cumbria
Keswick is a gorgeous town in the Lake District surrounded by awe-inspiring mountains. The landscape inspired romantic poets like Wordsworth, Coleridge and Southey, and it has recently been a location for the new Star Wars film. Another ideal destination for outdoor enthusiasts, Keswick is the perfect location to escape the city (and offers a great excuse to wear your new Coral Eyewear sunglasses).