Staycation Destinations That Will Inspire Your Creativity

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Staycation Destinations That Will Inspire Your Creativity

Travel has been somewhat harder this year due to Covid restrictions and multiple countries popping up on a strict quarantine list, however this has inspired many to take staycation breaks. The UK is such a beautiful place, with many amazing sights to take in, rolling hills to ramble through and seaside towns to enjoy a relaxing day at the beach… with each destination offering the chance to inspire.

Whether you are an artist, photographer or writer, there are many staycation destinations in the UK that truly can inspire creativity. Pen Heaven, a favourite stationer’s of mine not only have the perfect places in mind, but also the ideal stationery for those who have caught the writing bug this year!

Staycation Destinations That Will Inspire Your Creativity

Paul Smith Caran D' Ache pen

A pen and paper is all you need to make notes or write a novel, though that doesn’t mean your writing implements should just be ordinary! The occasion definitely calls for something a little more special!

Pairing stationery with destinations for staycation inspiration

The Paul Smith limited edition Caran D’ Ache pen (£35) and Filofax Domino Organiser (£36) are the suggested pairing for a trip to Wray Castle & Hill Top, Lake District, a destination that inspired Beatrix Potter to write her much loved and enjoyed The Tale of Peter Rabbit. Inspired by the tranquility and breathtaking views, the Lake District is an ideal destination for those who want to experience the beauty of what the UK has to offer.


Filofax from Pen Heaven

You cannot write a novel in a diary I hear you say!

However you can make many notes, doodles and scribbles that all add up to writing a masterpiece and what better way to to that than with a gorgeous pen and diary set!

I never travel without my diary. One should always have something sensational to read in the train” – Oscar Wilde, The Importance of Being Ernest.

Train travel around the UK gives you the perfect opportunity to take in the sights and be inspired, whilst someone else takes control and delivers you to your destination and I can understand why this is a main mode of transport for many well known writers. Arrive at your staycation destination relaxed, brimming with ideas and be raring to go!

Caran D' Ache ballpoint pen

Other staycation destinations that will inspire your creative juices, as suggested by Pen Heaven are:

London – Follow in the footsteps of Sir Arthur Conan Doyle who penned Sherlock Holmes, London’s most famous, fictional detective!
Bimingham – The area of Moseley not only inspired Ocean Colour Scene’s best album, Moseley Shoals, it also inspired J.R.R Tolkien to write The Hobbit and The Lord of the Rings trilogy.
Whitby – Famed for its fish and chips, Bram Stoker’s wrote Dracula after being inspired by Whitby Abbey which made the perfect setting for the classic novel.
Cornwall – Not only a coastal destination in the UK, but Tintagel Castle was suggested as being the birthplace of King Arthur in Geoffrey of Monmouth’s magnum opus Historia Regum Britannae. Other writers who have been inspired by the mythical beauty of the area are Roger Lancelyn Green, Chrétien de Troyes, and Alfred Tennyson.

A staycation visit to the Lake District That Will Inspire

With scenery as breathtakingly spectacular as this though, it is easy to understand how Beatrix Potter found the inspiration to write about a very cheeky rabbit named Peter in The Lake District! The Caran D’ Ache ballpoint pen and Filofax featured, that were kindly gifted for the purpose of this post fit the area and ideals that Beatrix had when she wrote her much loved classic.

Pen Heaven has the most amazing selection of pens, notebooks, diaries and more that can aid inspiration. All you need to worry about is the destination that will serve as the setting for your creativity. Why not add personalisation to your stationery to give it an extra special feel and encourage you to write!

Personalised Filofax from Pen Heaven

Have you ever been inspired by a particular destination in the UK? Will you be planning any staycation breaks anytime soon?

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claire September 11, 2020 at 5:04 pm

This stationary is a thing of beauty! That alone would inspire me to write.

One of my favourite blog posts was written on a long car journey from Wales so I definitely take inspiration from my surroundings x

Sarah Bailey September 11, 2020 at 5:36 pm

There are some amazing places to visit in the UK isn’t there? I can definitely see how some of them will get your creative juices flowing.

Rebecca Smith September 11, 2020 at 10:09 pm

I am desperate to get back to Whitby – I went in year 6 with school and have always wanted to go back, especially for the literary connections!

Rhian westbury September 12, 2020 at 9:48 am

That is one beautiful pen! I want to go to Cornwall and spend time on the beaches and go to the eden project x

Liam | Whatthedadsaid September 12, 2020 at 11:29 am

We often do staycations and they can be great, there are some very different and excellent examples here, great post.

melissa major September 12, 2020 at 2:24 pm

I just love the stationery, looks amazing, I like that its personalised! I really want to go back to the lake district or Edinburgh

Anosa September 12, 2020 at 3:01 pm

As much as I want to staycation within the UK its often too expensive to justify the cost but Whitby is one place I want to visit.

Natasha Mairs September 12, 2020 at 5:47 pm

Love that pink filofax!! I would love to visit Cornwall or Deven, they both look like beautiful places.

Yeah Lifestyle September 12, 2020 at 9:59 pm

Some wonderful staycation destinations here and I do love the Caran D’ Ache pen and Filofax Organiser as well. I am sure that will inspire many future writers too

Melanie williams September 12, 2020 at 10:22 pm

We are very luck in the UK to have some really nice places to visit. And of course stationary is always a winner too and nice to gift xx

Louise September 13, 2020 at 1:12 pm

Cornwall and Whitby are two of my favourite places for a UK Staycation. I also love York and Yarmouth. There’s so much to see and do at all 4 places 🙂

Louise x

Kristine Nicole Alessandra September 13, 2020 at 6:58 pm

I have not been to the UK but I do have a cousin who lives there and loves to travel. I am going to ask him if he has been to any of these places. The pen would make a nice gift too.

Laura | Tales of a Natural Spoonie September 14, 2020 at 2:26 pm

That stationary is stunning. I always feel most creative where there is a mix of trees and water – infact that was where I came up with the plot for the novel I am currently very slowly writing.

Kira September 15, 2020 at 8:36 am

Filofax queen over here ! I have so many. A staycation and my Filofax collection would be the land of dreams!

chickenruby September 20, 2020 at 9:14 pm

I have a plan one day to go somewhere with no internet and just a pen and note pad and finish writing my book I started 10 years ago, I already have 30,000 words, just need to do something with it. Thanks for linking with #pocolo


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