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5 photos to get you excited for Spring in the UK

Spring is almost here, and we couldn’t be more excited for lighter evenings, the promise of warmth on our skin and memorable days spent exploring. It may just be our favourite time of year! We’ve put together a list of five photos to get you in the spirit for Spring in the UKAnimals Spring brings about plenty of opportunities to see wildlife. Go on boat trips to see the seals and dolphins around the Cornish and Pembrokeshire coast in the warmer weather and visit the countryside to spot the young animals, including lambs and calves. Don’t forget your camera! Beautiful views Spring is a wonderful time to take plenty of photos. The flowers are in bloom and the longer days giving us more opportunities to get the perfect shot whilst everything looks prettier. Coastal path walking Step into Spring with a coastal path adventure. The mild weather makes for excellent walking conditions and the wildflowers along the coast make the scenery even prettier. Take the opportunity to enjoy some of the best views around. Quiet beaches Now’s the time to enjoy the peaceful beaches. Stroll along the golden sands, take a dip in the sea and find hidden coves. The bank holidays at Easter and the two in May make for the perfect excuse to take advantage of the Spring weather and moderate temperatures. Find secret coves and enjoy a picnic in the late afternoon sun. Gardens at their best The gardens are looking incredibly beautiful this time of year. Vibrant colours are all around, the temperature lends itself to a lovely walk and it doesn’t feel too busy. Some of our favourite gardens include the Lost Gardens of Heligan in Cornwall, Hestercombe gardens in Somerset; Buckland Abbey and Gardens in Devon and Abbotsbury Gardens in Dorset, to name just a few. A staycation in the UK can be just what we need to appreciate this time of year. Hop in the car or on a train and discover the beauty on your doorstep, perhaps at its loveliest in Spring. What’s your favourite thing about Spring where you live? Simon Tregoning is the Chairman at Classic Cottages. Classic Cottages have an exclusive portfolio of places to stay, handpicked in the best locations from the tip of far west Cornwall across the south of England and over on the Isle of Wight. If you would like to be a guest blogger on A Luxury Travel Blog in order to raise your profile, please contact us.

Simon Tregoning

Simon Tregoning is the Chairman for Classic Cottages. Classic Cottages has an exclusive portfolio of places to stay, handpicked in the best locations from the tip of far west Cornwall across the south of England and over on the Isle of Wight. Classic Cottages find holiday cottages that make you say wow. From bijou fishermen’s cottages on a harbour’s edge, to sprawling country pads, we’re picky about what we offer so you can be sure you’re always getting the best. Holidays with hot tubs, properties that welcome four-legged friends and homes set up with babies in mind all feature in our eclectic mix of home-from-homes.

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  1. The best thing to do in Spring in Cambridge is punting. Punting on River Cam is peaceful at this time of the year. You will enjoy the views of blooming trees and flowers behind the University colleges.
    It is also a fantastic time to visit the University Colleges and enjoy all Cambridge has to offer.

  2. The idea of staycation sounds pretty good right about now, especially at a quiet beach or coastal town. I’ve about had it with all this panic and I think a little serenity could go a long way. Nature is a calming resource we all could use once in a while like you said. Taking a walk as the weather warms, and it will soon!

  3. Yes, it had already struck me that a staycation in the glorious U.K. countryside might be perfect. No problem with social distancing when you go for a rural ramble. In fact, you could do a digital detox at the same time for a complete mental well-being break. I suppose that would be social media distancing? Do you think that I’ve just invented a whole new concept?

  4. Oh yes, this is more like it! Bring on spring, it can’t come too soon this year. I love spring walks, and it’s a great time to visit gardens and arboretums too, so pretty and refreshing. I’m not sure if we still will with the Coronavirus stuff going on but we were hoping on going down south to the coast next month. It’s been a pretty miserable start to the year so this is a lovely reminder of what’s around the corner hopefully!

  5. Spring is a calming season for me. I think the warm tone of everything that surrounds me combined with the vibrant colors of the flowers is the reason why I find it calming and relaxing. I always look forward to this season because it is a perfect time to do a lot of activities. I peacefully stroll around parks and beaches or ride my bike as I go to gardens. It is also the perfect time to hike since the weather is still cool and the sun will not burn our skins yet. If you do not feel like going out, you can still enjoy spring as you grab your favorite drink and tune in to your favorite TV show.

  6. Although things in London are grim and it locks as if lockdown is on its way, there might just be time, early next week to escape for a quick staycation to one of Britain’s beautiful sites. At long last it looks as if the weather is bucking up too.

  7. While I think Spring will pass with all the world still in lockdown, reading about what you can expect next Spring is calming. Amidst the uncertainty of what we are all facing, looking forward to something good and beautiful is all we can do to keep our sanity. Perhaps the next big thing for travel is virtual tours of these amazing places for while we can’t go out and for those who can’t go out anymore (physical hardships and all that)? I know it still doesn’t compare to being out there and touching and feeling the things around you, but at least we can be there in our minds.

  8. Unfortunately it feels like Spring is a bit of a write-off for this year. I’m fortunate in that I still get to take my daily exercise in countryside but the same isn’t true for many. Hopefully happier – and healthier – times lie ahead!

  9. We didn’t really get to enjoy Spring this year. And it’s sad because it is one of my favourite seasons. It’s feel very light and bright with blue skies and nature in bloom. It’s not too hot or too cold, and it’s perfect weather conditions to go outdoors. I am hoping that we can enjoy 2021’s spring with beautiful scenes like these in the UK, or even farther.

  10. So many of my family, friends and work colleagues have had bad airport experiences this summer that I’m back on the idea of a staycation.

    For me cancelled flights, delayed flights and getting your baggage back a few days after the flight are all too stressful.

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