10 ideas to help you find your happy place in the UK

Monday 21 August 2017 by Jessica Mendoza Finding your happy place may not be as hard as you think, with new research from SACO revealing multiple activities in locations across the UK that make us feel content. Take a look at the top ten happy places as voted for by Brits and see where you could be enjoying some time away from the stresses of modern life.


1. Pub lunch in the Cotswolds

Follow in the footsteps of 22.9 per cent of the survey’s respondents with a delicious lunch in a quiet Cotswolds pub. 



2. Eating ice cream on Brighton Beach

Relive your childhood with a classic seaside treat at the beach. Some 22 per cent of people said that this is their happy place. Even the great British weather can’t dampen our spirits when it comes to ice cream at the beach. 



3. Hiking in the Lake District

Discovering the beauty of the Lake District under your own steam is a great way to escape the pressures of modern life. Hiking in this part of the UK is a top choice for 20.1 per cent of Brits.



4. Admiring the white sandy beaches of the Hebrides

Truly escape the crowds for remote beaches on the Hebrides, which could rival any destination in the world. Surely 18.2 per cent of interviewees can’t be wrong!  



5. Walking in the Peak District

Another stunning destination in the UK to take a walk in is the Peak District, with 17.7 per cent of us saying it’s our happy place. Pack those walking boots and get ready to unwind.



6. Eating fish and chips in Padstow

Nothing says a holiday by the sea like enjoying a portion of fish and chip and 17 per cent of Brits would like to be chomping on theirs in Padstow.



7. Enjoying a cream tea in the Isles of Scilly

If you’ve got a sweet tooth, then a traditional cream tea in the Isles of Scilly is likely to hit the spot. With 16.5 per cent of respondents naming this as their happy place, it’ll be scones all round.



8. Visiting the Roman baths in the city of Bath

The Romans really knew how to relax and the spa town of Bath was created specifically for taking the waters. These days you can go and see how it was done and even taste the water straight from the spring like 16 per cent of our survey.



9. Enjoying a pasty in St Ives

In ninth place, with 15.5 per cent of the vote, is another foodie option - proper Cornish pasty. It’s worth going to St Ives to get the real deal.



10. Taking an open-top bus ride in London

And last but not least, be a tourist in your own country. Some 15 per cent of Brits find their happy place while taking an open-top bus tour of London during their staycation.



A spokesperson for SACO said: “There’s no better time to visit a memorable location that makes you feel happy and content. Many parents are choosing to relive their childhood memories by visiting places of interest with their own children.”



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