Make 2024 the year you discover staycation splendour; the underrated joys in exploring your own country. In a world buzzing with global adventures and exotic getaways, there’s an often overlooked treasure trove right at your doorstep – your own country! While the allure of far off destinations is undeniable, there’s a growing trend that advocates for the delights of staying in your homeland for a holiday. 

bustling city of Norwich perfect for a staycation

The city of Norwich

Cultural Connections with your Country

One of the undeniable perks of staying in your own country is the profound connection to your cultural roots. From historical landmarks to local traditions, a staycation allows you to immerse yourself in the rich tapestry of the United Kingdom. Whether it’s exploring centuries-old architecture, indulging in local food, or participating in local festivals, the depth of cultural experiences can be both surprising and enlightening.

Norfolk is rich with cultural and historic heritage. From Blickling Hall – once home to Anne Boleyn – and Castle Rising,  to Burgh Castle Roman Fort, originally built in 260-280 AD, there are multiple historic sites to explore. Plus, at Fring Estate you can explore the Peddars Way which runs through the village, this ancient trackway thought to have been used by the Romans leads all the way to the beach if you’re feeling adventurous!  

Hidden Gems off the Beaten Track

We often underestimate the beauty that lies just beyond our own front door. Choosing to explore your own country opens the door to discovering hidden gems that may have eluded even the most seasoned travellers. From quaint villages to breathtaking beaches, discover the unexplored corners of Norfolk. From nature reserves and quiet woodlands, to charming towns and the bustling city of Norwich, make each day of your Norfolk holiday a day of discovery. 

Eco-Friendly Exploration

In an era where sustainability is paramount, opting for a staycation aligns seamlessly with eco-friendly travel practices. By reducing your carbon footprint associated with international flights, you’re contributing to the preservation of our planet. Why not embrace the beauty of nearby destinations without leaving a significant environmental impact? Here at Fring Estate, nature and sustainability are at the heart of all we do. From our sympathetically restored holiday cottages, crafted from materials sourced on the Estate, to our organic farmland and sustainable woodland. As a business we are truly connected to the land that surrounds us, and offer our guests a chance to do the same.


Cost-Effective Escapes

As we all know, sadly international travel can sometimes be incredibly expensive. Staycations, however, offer a budget friendly alternative without compromising on the quality of your holiday. Saving on airfare, visa fees, and currency exchanges, could allow you to splurge on unique local experiences or luxurious accommodations within your country.

beach at sunset

Sunset at Brancaster beach, just a 15 minute drive from Fring Estate

Flexibility and Freedom

A staycation provides unparalleled flexibility and freedom. No need to adhere to tight itineraries or worry about time zone differences – you’re on your own schedule. Whether it’s a spontaneous road trip or a last-minute change of plans, staying within your borders grants you the liberty to explore at your own pace. 


Overall, there is an art to finding beauty in the familiar, however, why not make 2024 the year you slow down and explore the UK? A staycation isn’t just a compromise; it’s an intentional choice to embrace the wonders that your own country has to offer. Unearth the charm of the United Kingdom and revel in the unique experiences that await you just around the corner. After all, sometimes the best adventures are the ones closest to home.