Visit the UK’s hottest attractions in the hottest areas!
Every year the Met Office releases a weather report detailing the UK's hottest areas. These areas benefit from better weather. Why? Well, a number of factors: proximity to the coast, population density and even things like number of valleys. This year the Met Office revealed that Cardiff, Cornwall, London and Stratford-Upon-Avon are officially the UK's hottest areas.
If you're on the lookout for a bit more heat but want to stay on our fair Isle, here's a rundown of our favourite places you can visit in these heated areas!
Famed for its surfing potential and cream teas, there are plenty of other reasons you might try taking a visit to Cornwall. As one of the statistically hottest places in the UK (perhaps because of its valleys), there are plenty of historic sites to enjoy while basking in slightly better weather! Here are our top three:
Great for kids: Lappa Valley Steam Railway: There are three separate railways that run the valley, between Benny Halt and East Wheal Rose. Not only can visitors marvel at these amazing tracks, but you can also enjoy crazy golf, woodland walks and the largest mine in Cornwall!
Great for all the family: Carne Beach: Dog-friendly, this south facing beach is situated on the Roseland Peninsula and is a firm favourite amongst walkers. Quiet and peaceful, this makes a wonderful retreat.
Great for adults: Loe Beach Watersports Centre: Learn to surf, kayak and motorboat at this watersports haven. Located on the south Cornish coast, this is probably of Cornwall's most attractive coastal fronts.
The phrase when a man is tired of London, he's tired of life rings so true when you look at just how much there is to do in the capital. There really is something for everyone. You can also enjoy better weather is London is always a few degrees (or more!) above anywhere else in the UK.
Great for all the family: The London Dungeon is a classic London must-see and one that kids and adults alike will love. You'll be met by gruesome dungeon folk on the door and be invited into enter a hotpot of scare stories and intrigue! Be warned, not for the faint of heart or for kids under 12.
Great for adults: St Paul's Cathedral sits at the top of Ludgate hill, the highest point in the City of London. The cathedral is fantastic to visit either day or night (as it is lit up) and for architecture lovers, it is a shining example of early English Baroque.
As well as literary connections due to the areas association to laureate William Shakespeare, there's plenty to do for both families and couples alike. Situated in rural Warwickshire countryside, this market town has been noted as a UK sun hotspot. There are outdoor events a plenty; you can pick from the number of guided tours, including a cruise on the River Avon, a hop-on, hop-off sightseeing bus or even a walking tour. Stratford-upon-Avon is steeped in history, and the stunning gardens make it perfect for exploring the great outdoors.
Great for kids: Stratford Butterfly Farm. This large, leafy tropical greenhouse is great whatever the weather. There are educational packs for the children, as well as an adventure playground and gift shop. Nature has never seemed so fascinating!
Great for adults: No pilgrimage to Stratford-upon-Avon would be complete without experiencing a Shakespeare-related activity. Whether that's heading to Shakespeare's birthplace, the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or any of the other attractions, there's plenty to keep you occupied.
Cardiff might be a surprise entry, but Cardiff Bay (also known as Tiger Bay) is actually a beautifully sunny spot. A visit to Cardiff's waterfront offers lots to do, from boat trips, cultural attractions and restaurants, to keep you occupied from morning dawn till dusk.
Great for all the family: Mermaid Quay boardwalk boasts a number of bars, eateries and amusements to keep your summer weekends busy. Get comfortable on the terrace seating, with a view overlooking the water and pass the time away. Whether you stop for a spot of lunch with a beer or a nightcap in the evening as you watch the sun set, you rest easy knowing the kids will be perfectly entertained by the traditional carousel ride.
Great for adults: Cardiff Bay Wetlands Reserve offers an expanse of the great outdoors, perfect for blowing the cobwebs away. There's no better way to spend a day then taking in nature, at its finest. The long boardwalk takes you to a viewing area, enabling you to take in the views and bird watch from the reserves prime spot.
After a long day of exploring Cardiff's offerings, you'll want to return to base. Nothing says comfort more than a stay in a cosy bed with plump pillows to rest your head. If you're looking for somewhere to stay, why not check out and check in to one of the hotels in Cardiff who will be more than accommodating.