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You've done Marbella. You've done Marrakesh. And, you're so done with taking three buses in the pre-dawn hours to catch the Gatwick Express, which is where you'll realise that you forgot to print out your boarding pass for that 6:20 a.m. flight.
If squabbling over the size of your carry-on with EasyJet agents, queueing in passport control lines, and hoofing it around cities recently vacated by the Kardashians isn't your bag, there is another option — six options, actually. It just so happens that the United Kingdom has plenty of attractions, scenic landscapes, and beautiful beaches to tempt you, with the added bonus of being reachable by car or train. No fuss, no muss.
From the beaches of South Wales to the Game of Thrones-featured landscapes of Northern Ireland, these less obvious getaways might just provide that relaxing summer holiday you always dream of but never quite get. There may be no place like home, but these destinations are a great way to forget that for two or three days at a stretch.
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