How often have you recently caught yourself murmuring “not another throwback picture!” while scrolling your Instagram feed? How often during those times do you secretly envision yourself in that picture – swimming in that infinity pool, swallowing that picturesque view with your eyes, catching those golden sun rays while drinking a mojito?

We understand that the world has stopped, and so have we. We know that everything will get back to a new kind of normal at some point, together. However, we at Truly Belong think that it’s time to get out somewhere (safely) now! If the world won’t allow international trips, take a domestic one. To make it easier, we put together a list of top five places in the UK you can visit and salvage the year.

1. Strangles Beach, Cornwall

SOURCE: Cornwall Guide

If small talk with your neighbours or family members are starting to get on your nerves, escape them. Go solo and find a perfect spot on the non-touristy, mile-stretch Strangles Beach and enjoy your own company. The beach is well known for its peace, even in the summer. People say the place is peaceful because of its relatively long climb down, so be prepared!

2. Lake Vyrnwy, Mid Wales


If four walls of your home are no longer comforting, change the environment. Lake Vyrnwy, located in Wales, is a perfect weekend getaway. Reservoir Vyrnwy is known for its beautiful views and self-pampering activities – with boating, hiking, horse-riding, fishing and even spas in hotels nearby. 

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3. Malvern Hills Trust, Malvern

If working from home is making you tired and you feel the need to move your body, take a trip to the Malvern Hills Trust. Recharge yourself in this beautiful place. The Malvern Hills are designated as an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, so make sure you take your camera with you to capture scenic views overlooking English Counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire.

4. Seven Sisters Country Park, East Sussex

SOURCE: Expert Skip Hire

If tedious house cleaning routine is making your blood boil, relax by going star gazing to South Downs National Park. Don’t forget to bring a tent with you so you have somewhere to spend the rest of the night. From the white chalk cliffs, you catch mesmerising views of the sky and turquoise waters coastline. 

5. The Needles Lighthouse, Isle of Wight

SOURCE: Visit Isle of Wight

If you feel that you need to be completely off the grid, then visit Isle of Wight. One of its gems to admire from outside is a lighthouse known as The Needles. Its breathtaking scenery is perfect for a romantic walk. A real feat of engineering, the lighthouse, built-in 1859, offers stunning coastal views. By the way, did you know that the motion of water helps to relax? Recharge yourself in this spectacular spot.

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