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The UK’s post-lockdown holiday hotspots – and the crowd-free alternatives

With the news that all adults in the UK are set to receive the Covid-19 vaccine by autumn, things are looking up for summer holidays this year. Ahead of unrolling the jab rollout plan, Health Secretary Matt Hancock has said that the nation could forward to a “brilliant summer” and told Times Radio: “I’ve booked my cottage in Cornwall.” A wise move, Mr Hancock. Britons have already been warned that staycation options in holiday hotspots could be in short supply when we are allowed to travel again – both because thousands of holidaymakers were forced to postpone their bookings last year, and many more are looking to book holidays on home turf in 2021 with ongoing uncertainty regarding international travel. Some accommodation providers are reporting bookings as far in advance as 2023; and the Professional Association of Self-Caterers UK, has warned that forward bookings for self-catering accommodation are up 65 per cent this quarter, compared to last year – and those that don’t book soon will be looking at the ‘leftovers’. Read on for the some of best underrated places to holiday in the UK, which will likely have fewer crowds and better availability. And hopefully, not a politician next door. Instead of the Cotswolds, try Somerset In Somerset, the villages are not only quieter but – should one care about such things – a great deal cooler than the Cotswolds will ever be. Everyone knows creative, laidback Bristol, and enduringly beautiful Bath. But in the last five years, the Somerset that lies south of these two cities has secretly been nurturing trendy little pockets that every stylish and discerning traveller should mark on their to-do-lists. Art-lovers should first make a beeline for Frome and Bruton, two towns now on the radar in East Somerset.

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