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By Parkdean Resorts on 20/12/2023

The best solo holiday destinations in the UK

Sometimes a bit of ‘me time’ is exactly what you need. Going on holiday alone can be a liberating experience, you can do exactly what you want to do when you want to do it - sounds pretty great, right? At Parkdean Resorts we have a range of perfect solo holidays from one-bedroom accommodations to peaceful locations, where you can get some relaxing alone time.

A man standing by a waterfall in the Lake District

The Lake District

From the picturesque backdrops and tranquil scenery to the range of activities you can do alone, the Lake District is a great place to go for a solo holiday. Take part in a range of hikes (although we do recommend going with a guide or walking group for safety reasons), kayaking, cycling and peaceful walks. The Lake District is also home to a wide variety of cosy cafes, local restaurants and historic pubs, so you can enjoy a bite to eat taking in the natural surroundings (and with no one stealing a handful of your chips!).

A woman swimming in the sea in Cornwall


Whether you’re looking for a relaxing break or an active holiday, Cornwall is the best of both worlds. Perfect for solo travellers, you can relax on the golden beaches, explore quaint seaside towns or brush up on your surfing skills with some 1-1 lessons! If you’re looking for peace and quiet, we recommend visiting during the spring or autumn months, before the summer crowds arrive.

Waves lapping a beach on the North Yorkshire Coast


From the vast countryside to an array of beaches, Yorkshire offers plenty of things to do on a solo holiday. Yorkshire is rich with history, making it a great place to explore and learn, with historical landmarks right by our Yorkshire holiday parks including Skipsea Castle, Scarborough Castle and Beverley Minster. Fancy a bit of company? With Yorkshire locals being known for their friendliness it won’t be hard to strike up a conversation in a pub or cafe!

A fishing boat beached on the pebbles at low tide


Sussex is a great go-to destination for a solo holiday in the UK. If you love staying active you can discover The Kitesurf Centre or visit Action Watersports, with jetskis and wakeboarding. Spend an afternoon in the historic town of Rye, with cobblestone streets and a stunning harbour. Nature lovers can explore the Dungeness National Nature Reserve or tour Dungeness, offering ample opportunities to take in the views whilst learning all about the area.

A person standing at a viewpoint overlooking a Loch in Scotland


The Scottish Highlands are a must-visit for any solo holidaymaker who enjoys the great outdoors. Scotland is also home to a range of beaches, hosting spectacular views and a chance to see a range of wildlife. From Sweetheart Abbey and Fort George to Dunrobin and Edinburgh Castle, Scotland is rich with historical landmarks and places to visit that are as educational as they are breathtaking. You will never run out of things to do on a solo holiday in Scotland.

Are you a lover of all things active and outdoors? Check out our guide to solo walking holidays and discover the best locations the UK has to offer.