A Relaxing Holiday Break in Tavistock, Devon
The beautiful market town of Tavistock in Devon sits in an area of outstanding natural beauty. It’s one of the best relaxing holiday destinations UK residents could ever wish to visit. It is the only town in the county of Devon to hold World Heritage status and is the perfect countryside location to wind down and chill out.
Regarded by many as the home of Devon cream teas, the ancient stannary town of Tavistock is rich in heritage. The best place for relaxing holiday breaks in UK’s wintertime, you can go back in time and enjoy the town’s Dickensian evening. It’s a magical late-night shopping event whereby you can meander among the shops and boutiques and meet the shopkeepers who embrace the tradition by dressing up in Dickeniasn traditional costumes.
A few miles north of the town, situated just off the A385, is the old derelict tin mine of Wheal Betsy, with its famous leaning chimney — a relic of Dartmoor’s tin mining history. It ceased mining operations back in 1879 and is now a National Trust site.
You can also visit the Pannier Market, whose history stretches back to 1105, and take a quiet stroll along the river Tavy and the old canal. At the end of your day, retire to your lovely Belvilla holiday cottage to put your feet up, rest and relax.
Calming and Historic, Jedburgh, Scotland
One of the best relaxing holiday breaks in the UK is to be found in Jedburgh, 10 miles north above Carter Bar, sitting on the English-Scottish border. The town has a rich heritage, and in 1566, Mary, Queen of Scots, stayed here. You can visit the house, now a tourist venue, to discover more about her tragic existence — certainly a very interesting and relaxing day out.
Up until the 17th century, Jedburgh played its part as a frontier town from which many raids were launched in the wars between the Brits and Scots. Close to the town, you will come across Ferniehirst Castle, the 16th-century old seat of Clan Kerr.
Another place of historical interest is Jedburgh Abbey. It’s one of the four Border abbeys and was founded in 1138 for the Augustinian canons by David l.
Take a gentle stroll around Monteviot House with its beautiful gardens. If you’re planning to visit Jedburgh, one of the most relaxing holiday destinations on the English-Scottish border, be sure to partake of the food at Belters Bar and the fish and chips from Abbie chippie.
The calming atmosphere of Jedburgh, with its wonderful heritage, makes for a truly relaxing holiday break, and you can book your accommodation in one of the Belvilla holiday homes in the town.
At One with Nature on Romney Marsh
Two of the most relaxing pastimes are birdwatching and fishing, and one of the best places to do both is on Romney Marsh in Kent. Yes, it’s one of the best relaxing holiday destinations UK vacationers can visit.
For birdwatching, the RSPB Reserve at Dungeness is the Roal Society’s oldest established nature reserve, occupying more than 4 square miles. It’s the largest shingle formation in Europe. The Dungeness Bird Sanctuary can be found here close to the Old Lighthouse and is open to visitors almost all year round. There are also two bird hides on the beach.
For fishing enthusiasts, the deep waters off Dungeness point are the Mecca of modern beach casting for anglers from all over Europe, and it’s right here on the doorstep in the UK. If you prefer, you can charter a boat and search for large cod and sea bass.
Take your catch back home with you to your Belvilla holiday cottage and enjoy the freshest fish and chip supper ever.