4 Relaxing UK Escapes For Solo Female Travellers

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It is at this point of the year that we all start hankering after an escape. The long slog through the dark and dismal winter months, with summer sometimes seeming like an unreachable light at the end of the tunnel, is over, and it is time to soak up some sunshine and celebrate life outside of work.

Especially if you have been ‘nose to the grindstone’ for the first half of the year developing your business and furthering your career, you will be in desperate need to switch off and spend some time alone. As fun as it is to travel with your friends and family, a group holiday is not often a restful experience, incurring stress at every point from the initial organisation to the day-to-day dramas that are bound to occur during the trip. 

Give yourself the break you deserve with one of these 4 relaxing UK escapes that are perfect for solo female travellers – safe, compact, and bursting with thrilling things to do. Immerse yourself in a beautiful and peaceful environment and spend your days doing exactly what you want and need to do in order to recharge your batteries and get ready for the second half of 2022. 


Scotland’s glorious capital is a fantastic destination for a solo girl’s getaway, particularly if you have an interest in the arts. Edinburgh has a magical quality, so it is unsurprising that the city helped to inspire J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter novels. Although the café where the Harry Potter books were written suffered a tragic fire last year, you can immerse yourself in this fantasy world on a themed guided tour or simply by strolling the streets of Edinburgh’s historic Old Town.

Walk the winding Royal Mile from Grassmarket up to the towering Edinburgh Castle and entrance to the Holyrood Palace.

If you are feeling active, climb Arthur’s Seat for sensational views across the city. For a more leisurely pastime, visit the large art gallery or get spooked at Edinburgh Dungeon.

Edinburgh castle


Another great destination for the arty among us is bustling Brighton, England’s LGBTQ+ capital and centre for all things creative. Brighton is less than an hour from London Victoria by train but you will feel as though you have escaped to a totally different world where a mood of laidback tranquillity permeates every corner.

Explore the amazing architecture of this seaside city including the 200-year-old Royal Pavilion and head to The Lanes to shop for vintage treasures and antiques. Wander Brighton Beach and take in the soothing sound of the waves.

In the evening, catch performance at one of the city’s arts venues and have a delicious dinner at one of the many unique local restaurants.

Brighton pier


For a different kind of beach experience, head down to the southwestern tip of England for days of sun, sea, and sand on the Cornish coast.

This picturesque part of the country has its own proud heritage and modern-day culture in addition to an addictively serene atmosphere, and it is a fantastic location for surfing and other beach-based water-sports.

Cornwall also boasts rugged coastal cliffs perfect for meditative solo hikes, as well as some internationally-acclaimed attractions such as the Eden Project.

While you are in Cornwall, make sure to sample a delicious traditional cream tea!

Cornish cream tea

Lake District 

If you are seeking extraordinary scenery but the beach is not really your thing, look no further than the Lake District. England’s largest national park is aptly home to its highest peak – Scafell Pike – which you can hike if you have the energy.

The park’s dramatic mountains and valleys give way to the gorgeous glacial ribbon lakes which give the area its name: these can be explored on leisurely walks, boat rides, and even paddle-boarding excursions if you have good balance!

Re-energise with days spent out and about in nature or curl up in a cosy cottage and let your sensational surroundings inspire the artistic pursuits you rarely get time for, such as writing, sketching, and painting. 

lake district

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