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