Top 10 places to spend your UK summer workation
Offering glorious countryside and spectacular views – not to mention reliable internet – these are your top destinations for your summer workation
With most of us having worked from home for almost a year, we’re all in need of a bit of escapism. While recent announcements lead us to hope that we could be ‘back to normal’ by the end of June, there’s still a lot of uncertainty around international travel.
So, while no one really knows exactly what our travel status will be by summer 2021, this guide will help you to create your own UK workation wishlist – just in case.
Thanks to their quaint communities and stunning countryside, the UK’s National Parks make ideal playgrounds for those looking to swap the home office for a different set of walls – and, of course, a change of scenery.
It’s also been proven that switching traffic noise for the tweeting of birds does more than boost your mood – it boosts your long-term productivity, too. Katie White is the owner Re:lax, a London-based beauty business. She comments:
As the largest business hubs in the UK, we’ve made London and Manchester the representees for the south and the north respectively. We’ve then researched and ranked the places within our National Parks that offer business workers everything they need for a work and play holiday.
Well-equipped with train stations, road links, internet speeds that surpass 25 Mbps (the minimum for a HD video call), and a decent phone signal, these places are ideal for those who require work amenities while enjoying the very best of what the British countryside has to offer.
Let’s have a look at the top 10 workation spots in the UK.
We’ve ranked the top 10 places to stay for an extended summer workation on the following factors:
- Average nightly price
- Lowest monthly price
- Average internet speed
- Phone signal
- Accessibility from London
- Accessibility from Manchester
A good workation location should have internet speeds of at least 25 Mbps to support HD video calls and large file uploads. To give you some perspective, the City of London has an average internet speed of just 24.5 Mbps.
4G signal should be guaranteed indoors and outdoors to support blips in internet speed, and to ensure workationers can take calls out and about.
Locations that offer value for money and accessibility for those who don’t have their own transport score points, too. And the more of these attributes a place can cross off, the higher they feature on the list.
The National Parks that don’t offer a location with a train station, or reliable indoor and outdoor 4G coverage from all four major UK providers, have been missed off the list.
Our data is accurate as of 15 February 2021, but please check internet speed and your network 4G coverage status before you book your workation property.