This is the ideal way to have a relaxing break for next to nothing – simply stay at home!

Forget frustrating train journeys, airline queues and disappointing accommodation. You know you’re going to a destination with home comforts.

You might find that your home town has a lot to offer you.
  • Go into free museums or galleries that you would normally pass. Museums have come a long way from the stuffy edifices of the past – act like a child, trying all the interactive displays for fun. Try things that you wouldn’t normally. If you like traditional art, try modern art.
  • Explore your family history via your local library - you may also be able to access free talks and courses.
  • Experience the guilty pleasure of visiting the cinema in the morning when everyone else is at work.
  • Visit your weekend Farmers’ market and buy some continental delicacies to set the mood.
  • If you are brave, borrow a skateboard and head to your local skateboarding track. You may get some funny looks but who cares. The kids will love you!
  • Get your bike out and explore the cycle ways around you.
  • Visit your local park or use your bus pass to go further afield. Take a picnic, fun even in the rain!
Set yourself some rules.
  • Decide a start and end date, plan ahead and avoid routine.
  • Tell people that you will be on holiday, disable the phone, switch your mobile off, create an ‘out of office’ message on your email and don’t peek.

If you do feel an overwhelming need to go abroad take the 67 bus from Edinburgh to Berwick-upon-Tweed via Galashiels, crossing the Border into Northumberland, England on your journey! 

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