It’s possible to indulge your passion for travel without hot-footing it to Heathrow every time the travel itch kicks in. The UK is a beautiful place, full of surprises, that we should all take time to appreciate. Local travel is fantastic for ticking off incredible locations close to home, plus it’s a brilliant way to make your travel bucket list more eco-friendly. Here are some of the UK’s most sustainable travel destinations ideal for an eco-friendly getaway.
Sustainable travel locations in the UK don’t come much more eco-friendly than Edinburgh, which last year was voted the UK’s Greenest City. It’s easily-reachable by train, or, should you be arriving in your electric car, there are ample charging points around for you to juice up. If you’re in town to check out the Edinburgh Fringe, you’ll be pleased to hear the festival prioritises sustainability. A number of venues are constructed entirely from found and recycled materials, and many are committed to being entirely Zero Waste. When it’s time to sample Scottish fare, Edinburgh provides a fine selection of plant-based restaurants, and spots like The Kitchin, with ‘nature to plate’ policies and a focus on seasonal, local produce. Also, there are plenty of eco-friendly hotels in Edinburgh, so you can be helping your carbon footprint as you sleep.