An Island Holiday
We all have a romantic idea of an island holiday and it really can live up to all your expectations. Obviously Britain is itself an island but also there are many located off the coast and definitely worth a visit if you are looking for an idea for a holiday.
Isle of Wight
Located just off the South coast of England, this island really has something for everyone with stunning beaches, historic attractions, music festivals and other major national events throughout the year.
Perhaps one of the most famous visitor attractions on the island is Osborne House which was the country retreat of Queen Victoria. It really is worth a visit with the chance to visit inside and also to stroll around the beautiful grounds with its walled gardens and hot houses of tropical plants. It’s a great day out for one and all.
The island is an ideal base for those looking for a relaxing holiday with beaches galore or for the more adventurous there are endless outdoor activities from sailing (a sport that the Island of Wight is famous for) to gliding to a visit to the big cat sanctuary or a ride on a steam train. Self-catering is a great option on the island, why not take a look at a few holiday cottages on the Isle of Wight.
The Isle of Anglesey lies off the north west coast of Wales. The island is reached by crossing the bridge over the Menai Strait. This bridge, built in 1826, was the first suspension bridge in the world. This island was declare an ‘Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty’ and certainly deserves that title as it has endless miles of unspoilt coastline with cliffs and sandy beaches.
Families will love this island as it’s perfect of a ‘bucket and spade’ holiday. If this is what you are looking for, head to Rhosneigr and Amlwch which offer an wide selection of self-catering accommodation.
Apart from the beaches, there are also lots of historic places to explore with the 13th Century castle at Beaumaris to some interesting prehistoric sites. If you want to impress your friends, send them a postcard from the village of Llanfairpwllgwyngyllgogerychwyrndrobwlllla-ntysiliogogogoch! There are many self-catering cottages on Anglesey available – perfect for a UK getaway
Skye in Scotland
Skye which is located off the West Coast of Scotland, was recently voted ‘4th best island in the world’ by National Geographic Magazine. On this magical isle you go from one extreme, the jagged Cuillins, to another with the beautiful soft white sandy beaches.
There is so much to see on the island including dinosaur footprints in the rocks at Staffin Bay in North Skye and historic sites of bloody clan battles.
There are numerous clan connections on the island with the most famous being the MacLeods and MacDonalds and many clan members visit from all over the world on a regular basis with a large numbers of families on the island still bearing those names today.
Are you tempted to find out more? Why not look at a self-catering cottage on Skye as an ideal holiday home.