Best Evergreen Holiday Destinations In The UK

I have written about my favourite nature walks in the UK before - today, we bring you another post about evergreen places and cities to wander in! Holidays and short breaks don’t just have to be during the summer – the UK has plenty to offer holidaymakers all year round. Whether you want to get outdoors and explore the incredible countryside the UK has to offer or you’re a foodie or history buff, here are some of the country’s best evergreen holiday destinations.

#1. For the Foodies

The North Yorkshire town of Malton is a well-known food destination and widely regarded as the Food Capital of Yorkshire. There’s no shortage of things for foodies to see, do and taste! From locally grown produce, fresh bakeries, gelato, espresso and even a gin brewery! The town holds monthly food markets, and the Malton food festival every summer. Visitors can also take gastronomic walking tours all year round.

Across the country, in Wales, the market town of Abergavenny holds an annual food festival every September, with masterclasses, kids cookery workshops and plenty of delicious new dishes to try. In the town itself, you can find regular food markets, fresh bakeries and delis selling locally produced cheeses and ales, along with ancient inns tucked away in the glorious Welsh countryside.

#2. For the Explorers

The UK boasts an abundance of incredible countryside to explore. Rural areas make up the majority of the UK, constituting around 90% of the land in England and a whopping 98% of Scotland. The National Trust cares for many of these areas and can offer a great way for visitors to explore and experience new areas, including days out and holidays. Why not lace up your walking boots and try one of the UK’s favourite walking trails, such as Snowdon in Wales? With six official paths to the summit, there’s something for all capabilities, along with lower-level walks. All you’ll need to pack is a pair of comfortable trousers, walking boots and a waterproof jacket, of course!

#3. For the Culture Enthusiasts

There are many incredible historic cities in the UK to visit, from Oxford and Lincoln in England to Edinburgh in Scotland, whose Old and New Towns are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Other cultural highlights include visiting Shakespeare’s birthplace, Stratford-upon-Avon or taking a walking tour of artist Banksy’s Bristol. The Welsh town of Hay-on-Wye is famous for its independent bookshops and literary festival. Or you could visit the Northwest city of Liverpool and walk in the footsteps of The Beatles. Theatre-lovers will enjoy exploring London’s West End or Cornwall’s clifftop theatre, The Minack.

#4. For the Shopaholics

If you’re looking for somewhere you can shop until you drop, then a city break in one of the UK’s top shopping hotspots could be the getaway for you. The Northern cities of Manchester, Leeds and York offer excellent shopping opportunities all year round, from the quirky gift shops of The Shambles in York to the vintage clothing stores of Manchester’s Northern Quarter and the luxury brands you can find housed in Leeds’ Victorian Arcades.

What about you, what are your favourite evergreen holiday destinations in the UK? Feel free to share any tips & advice below!

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We overland. We eat plants and fungi. We live outside as much as possible. We are all connected. A female travel blogger overlanding and writing about ecotourism, ethical and sustainable travel, socially conscious travel and housesitting. An online travel magazine since 2015.


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