‘£500 a night in the Lakes’: Britons frustrated over holiday prices – ‘ripped off’

Farmer slams UK staycations for 'taking the biscuit'

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UK holidays were incredibly popular this year, with most Britons staying in the country over the summer. While most enjoyed their trip and were happy to rediscover the country, some had complaints.

Ranging far and wide, everything from the price of a staycation to the number of people wearing masks has been complained about.

Most unhappy holidaymakers took to social media to share their frustrations.

Price was, as always, a big topic.

Twitter user WelliesandSeaweed said: “Having seen the price of holiday lets in the UK this year I think we’ll be having a real staycation.”

READ MORE: Price hike: ‘£3,457 for seven nights’ – UK needs to ‘start behaving’

She referred to the ongoing Twitter battle of what a staycation actually means.

To her, apparently, it meant staying at home and not going anywhere.

User 5thAbout said: “Getting absolutely ripped off. £500 a night in the Lakes.”

Stephen Tricker wrote: “Yes [I will get booster jab] because I want to start travelling again. Holidays in UK do not do it for me.”

Wayne Ellis, however, tried to find a reason for the price of a UK holiday.

He said: “It’s been incredibly well documented that the cost of UK holidays has risen enormously because there is so much more demand due to people taking holidays in this country.”

Craig, however, had no love lost for people who complained.

He wrote: “I find that the people complaining that UK holidays are more expensive than foreign holidays either failed to plan and booked late, have no imagination and booked the same busy places as everyone else – or just usually stay in crappy places when they go abroad.”

It wasn’t just the price that was an issue with Britons.

It was also the great British weather.

Rachel G said: “Almost booked a week in Fuerteventura but decided to stick with the easier option and holiday in the UK.

“Been sitting in a caravan in Norfolk in the pouring rain all day.”

Even Britons who had not stayed in the country for their holidays were complaining.

TimmyLDN wrote: “The weather is SO miserable I am having a slice of last Christmas’ Christmas Cake.”

Abbie Heal said: “Just landed back in UK and already the holiday blues have kicked in.”

Besides prices and the weather, the pandemic and Covid safety rules were also a point of contention for Britons on a staycation.

Kevin Pascoe wrote: “Our first full day on holiday in England yesterday and a hell of a shock with no COVID19 precautions – no masks, no social distancing and no sanitising.

“Genuinely very disturbing. Thank goodness we have a self-contained flat – ironically 200 yards from a COVID testing centre.”

Michelle Wales replied: “Drove to Scotland, also with sensible Covid restrictions like Wales, driving in and out of Wales, England and Scotland was a bit surreal. Why are the people not wearing masks in these services? Oh, it’s England…”

Catherine Walsh, meanwhile, was getting worried about the future.

She wrote: “Many ‘ordinary’ UK families and children have been mixing ‘uncontrolled’ all summer. UK holiday parks rammed full. No masks or distancing, all activities.”
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