Devon is the closest UK destination for staycation. Cornwall

The couple behind Travel Beans, Alex Collins and Emma Cox, have spent the latter half of lockdown travelling the UK in a converted campervan. They have been rediscovering Britain and documenting their travels on their Youtube channel.

The couple, who update followers on their Instagram account, have pinpointed Somerset as a potential travel destination in England.

Alex stated, “I am a huge advocate for Somerset.

It is a gateway to Cornwall and Devon, which everybody seems to like.

Somerset’s fascinating history of pagan practices is just one reason it is so well-known.

Glastonbury Festival takes place here.

READ MORE: Best UK staycation location to avoid ‘busy’ Cornwall and Devon

It’s beautiful and you won’t hear much about it.

Emma continued: “The South Downs were a surprise.” It was full of things to do.

There was outdoor stuff but also lovely wines, vineyards and beaches.

Emma continued: “We encourage tourists to see the places you are from.”

It just shows appreciation. This is what we are passionate about, and it encourages people to do the same.”

The tip comes as a waitress detailed Cornwall can’t cope with the influx of tourists.

Emily Gimblett (20), is a waitress at Newquay in Cornwall. She said, “I’ve never seen it so busy. It is absurd… We can’t handle the increase in staff.”

Another travel expert suggested a UK staycation destination to avoid “busy” Cornwall and Devon.

Alex Outhwaite has been to nearly 70 countries and presents Off The Grid on Travelxp on SKY UK. was told by a travel specialist about her secret UK getaway.

Alex stated that the Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty could include the Yorkshire Wolds.

It’s 25 years, I believe since the addition of a new spot to this list.

Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty in the UK (AONBs), are places that offer breathtaking views and activities on the countryside.

Publiated Mon, 30 August 2021 at 03:28.08 +0000

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