What is a micro gap?
A micro gap is a short break away in the country you live in. Micro gaps are becoming increasingly popular as people are realising what there is to explore right on their doorstep, without having to fly or travel long distance.
Why try a micro gap?
Micro gaps are great for a number of reasons. They are often super easy to book, relatively cheap compared to holidays abroad, easily accessible by car or public transport, and (one of the most important reasons to try a micro gap) they are so much better for the environment.
Air travel is one of the biggest contributors to the global climate crisis, so cutting down on the foreign holidays and making the most of getting to know your home country can be both fun and beneficial in the long run!
Chances are, you will also be able to take MORE holidays if you start micro gapping. Instead of taking precious weeks of holiday off work, it is easy to take the odd day off here and there and make yourself a nice long weekend. Here’s a few ideas for great micro gaps in the UK!
The Lake District
My number one favourite place in the world. Not just for hardcore hikers, the Lake District is a wonderful getaway for all nature lovers and those craving a bit of peace and quiet.
The Peak District
A bit closer to home for me, the Peak District is almost like a smaller version of the Lake District.
The most obvious break away in the UK is probably London! With theatres, museums, galleries and more, there is something for everyone in this cultural, bustling capital!
High up on my list of micro gaps is Brighton. These photos were sent to me by a friend who went last year and it looks beautiful!
Explore the culture, history and art in the gorgeous Scottish capital.
One of my recent micro gaps was a weekend in Skipton, the Yorkshire Dales. I visited the castle and this stunning ruined abbey, but the best part was just driving around the winding country lanes.
A city known for its prestigious (and beautiful) university, Oxford is a great weekend or day trip in the UK.
Not an obvious choice, but I visited a friend in Peterborough this summer and was pleasantly surprised by its ancient cathedral, where Queen Katherine of Aragon is buried #historynerd.
While on a visit up north I spent a day in Blackpool and it’s close neighbours, Lytham and St Anne’s. The beach stretches for miles and in a clear day like this, it is quite spectacular.
This mountainous region of northern Wales is the perfect break away for avid walkers, climbers and bikers. Visit any time of the year for stunning views!
Gretna Green & Caerlaverock
Just over the border into Scotland is Gretna Green, a little village which became famous for couples eloping! If you visit, be prepared for lots of middle aged people to joke about whether you’re getting married…..
Close to Gretna is Caerlaverock Castle, a 13th century mighty fortress. A brilliant day out for history lovers and families!