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“Britain’s not so Great for tourists”!

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At least this is what a headline in today’s Sun newspaper reads (  The article claims that the latest version of The Lonely Planet’s Great Britain guide paints tourist attractions and accommodation across the UK are “overpriced and lacking in quality”!  With more and more people opting for stay-cations surely this can’t be true.

As an accommodation provider myself I know that our guests are demanding higher and higher standards and our accommodation is always being upgraded to try to meet their demands.  I know from speaking to other accommodation providers on Twitter and Facebook that many of them are always upgrading and reinvesting too.  Just look at the number of 5* B&Bs there are about now AND 5* self catering properties.

OK I admit that when holidaying in the UK guests often have to find something to “amuse” themselves.  They can’t always spend their days lying on the beach and just buying the odd drink (I’d like to point out at this point that the temperatures in Snowdonia over Easter were higher than those in Greece) and so may have to spend some money getting about.  But there are lots of things that can be done to pass the time without spending a fortune.

If you’re visiting Southern Snowdonia check out our website for things that can be done completely FREE and this list doesn’t include just enjoying the great outdoors, walking on the hills or the beaches or the often forgotten art of just doing nothing for an hour or two.

There is also an ever-increasing selection of great places to eat… at a reasonable cost.  And for those who would like to keep costs down further by cooking for themselves there are now a selection of the popular supermarkets in the local towns plus some great delicatessen selling local (and more exotic) products.

Come to Snowdonia!  Avoid the airport scrum, the parking hassles, the security checks.  Bring as much luggage as you want.  Explore what Britain has to offer – I’m sure that you’ll be surprised and I doubt that you’ll be “ripped off”!

Cadair View Lodge’s accommodation in Southern Snowdonia can be found on along with a wide range of things to do and places to eat.

This blog was written as part of Nikki Pilkington’s 30 Day Blogging Challenge


Author: Property Manager

Director at Cadair View Lodge Ltd - self catering log cabins in the Snowdonia National Park

One thought on ““Britain’s not so Great for tourists”!

  1. Yes the staycation market is increasing and at Oyster Eco Build we are increasing the supply of upmarket holiday accommodation by building rural cottages at 40m2 , 80m2 and 100m2 built to high standards of insulation as in normal self build specification.

    Customers are even looking to trade down from existing homes to our cottages for permanent living.


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