Blog Category Destination Guides, Travel Tips October 10, 2017 By

Planning a Staycation?

Do I need UK travel insurance for my staycation?

Whether your staycation is a romantic long weekend, a UK family holiday or a weekend adventure trip we’re sure you’ll have added peace of mind if you choose to purchase UK travel insurance.

Here’s a few reasons why UK travel insurance is a good idea:

If you have booked two nights or more somewhere in the United Kingdom our travel insurance will cover you for the cost of any pre-booked accommodation which cannot be used.

Any additional pre-paid excursions, transport and additional travel expenses you may have arranged as part of your trip at the time of booking are also covered.

As with all our travel insurance policies kids are covered for free, with up to four children covered per policy.

There is added peace of mind with having your personal possessions covered (up to the policy limit) in the event of loss, theft or damage. We also offer additional cover for Gadgets, Golf, Wedding and Business equipment so all eventualities are taken care of.

Lastly, our Single Trip policies can provide cover for duration’s up to 365 days for one trip, or you could choose one of our European Annual Multi Trip policies instead, covering you for as many trips as you wish to take in a 12 month period throughout Europe and the UK.

Some of our favourite Staycation destinations:

The Lake District

Boasting almost 900 square miles of lakes, waters, meres, forests and rolling hills, the stunning beauty of the Lake District is the perfect getaway for those looking to relax, explore and be inspired.

Along with the perfect scenery there is a wide selection of places to eat and stay. You can choose to stay in a perfect Bed & Breakfast cottage nestled on a hillside, a luxurious hotel next to one of the many meres, waters or lakes, or maybe a traditional Country Inn located in one of the many picturesque towns or villages. For the more adventurous visitor there are many glamping, camping and caravan sites to suite all tastes as well as log cabins situated in areas of natural beauty.

Adventure sports are also a common theme in the Lake District with many activities available, such as Mountain Biking, Tree canopy walking, zip lining, mountaineering, climbing and many more. Most of which are covered as standard on all our policies with additional levels of Adventure Travel Insurance available for those more extreme activities.


How about taking a mini break in Edinburgh?

Split into the Medieval Old Town and the elegant Georgian new town, this historic city offers great shopping alongside a vibrant night life set against a backdrop of magnificent architecture, rugged hills and the fantastic Edinburgh Castle that looms over the city.

There are plenty of annual events held in Edinburgh such as the World’s largest Arts festival, the Fringe, the Edinburgh Military Tattoo, held within the Castle walls and the Jazz and Blues festival.

One more thing that has to be mentioned when talking about Edinburgh is whisky. You can visit the The Scotch Whisky Experience or visit one of the many Whisky bars or shops located throughout the city.


Magical coves and postcard perfect harbour villages make the Cornish Riviera of the south, a perfect setting for a relaxed, lazy holiday.

If surfing is your thing then maybe take a visit to north coast, with its’ windswept cliffs, sandy beaches and perfect swell. Remember our Adventure Travel cover will cover this for free!

Along with the sandy beaches and perfect villages there are a host of visitor attractions in Cornwall including The iconic Eden Project, which is tucked away in the Cornish countryside, Rick Steins restaurants and the Minack Theatre.

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