With 85% of British people expecting a Brexit backlash to adversely affect overseas holiday plans, domestic holidays are set to increase for the first time in four years, according to holidaytrends2017.com. And with VisitBritain expecting a 4% increase in inbound tourists, it looks like the Great British Break is going to be popular this year. Please see below for some staycation suggestions from Custard’s clients. North Coast 500, Scotland – from £60 pp at The Torridon, Inverness Showcasing more than 500 miles of epic North Highlands scenery, fairytale castles, beaches, mountains and green valleys, the NC 500 route – for bikers, cyclists or drivers – ventures round Inverness, up the West Coast and back via the rugged north coast. Graced by record-breaking British cyclist Mark Beaumont, who pedalled the route non-stop in May 2016, the NC 500 introduces beautiful Black Isle, dramatic Caithness, romantic Easter Ross, the wild county of Sutherland, and the white sandy beaches Wester Ross. For further information, contact The Torridon, tel. 01445 791 242, www.thetorridon.com Treat yourself with a shopping staycation in the city – from £71pp at Georgian House Treat yourself to a little spring retail therapy and explore the shopping wonders London has to offer with a stay at the five-star Georgian House in Pimlico. The family-run hotel’s central London location makes it the perfect place for a staycation in the capital and is ideally located for getting to many of the city’s famous shops including Harrods, Selfridges, Liberty and Harvey Nichols. Guests who book the City Shopping Package before 30 April 2017 will enjoy £10 gift card to spend in Harrods per person. Prices start from £71pp including full English breakfast when you book directly via the hotel website. www.georgianhousehotel.co.uk An ace staycation – from £480pp at The Grand Hotel, Eastbourne Tennis fans should pack their bags and head to the coast as 23 June marks the start of the Aegon International Eastbourne. This year the men re-join the women for the first time in three years and the world’s elite tennis stars, including Eastbourne’s own Johanna Konta who has just beaten Serena Williams in the Miami Open, will descend on Devonshire Park. Stay at The Grand Hotel, also known as ‘The White Palace’ from £480 pp (two sharing) including four nights’ accommodation, and breakfast (tennis ticket can be purchased here). Call The Grand on 01323 412345, www.grandeastbourne.com A bookish escape – from £417 at Tylney Hall Hotel, Hampshire Choose Jane Austen’s home county of Hampshire for a countryside break this summer and mark the 200th annivesary of her passing whilst staying at Tylney Hall Hotel. On 16 July, the hotel will be honouring the occasion with a special ‘Regency Day’ with period dancers and a themed afternoon tea. Less than 30 minutes away are the Jane Austen House Museum and Winchester Cathedral, where she is buried, Costs from £417 pp (two sharing) including four-night stay, afternoon tea, tickets to the museum, and Regency Day celebrations. Call Tylney Hall Hotel on 01256 764881, www.tylneyhall.co.uk A medley of musical musings in historic settings – from £458 at The Petersham Hotel, Richmond Base yourself at the stunning Petersham Hotel in Richmond this summer and enjoy the Hampton Court Festival from 7 – 24 June. Enjoy a series of open-air concerts from artists such as Michael Ball and James Morrison in the grounds of the iconic house. Afterwards, make the short journey back to The Petersham and enjoy fine dining in its restaurant, boasting panoramic views of the River Thames and Petersham Meadows, before retreating to your room. Costs from £458 pp (two sharing) including four-night stay, concert ticket and breakfast. Call The Petersham on 02089 391010, www.petershamhotel.co.uk Stay, play and unwind – from £389 at Whittlebury Hall, Northamptonshire One or two nights at Whittlebury Hall is simply not enough with 36 holes of championship golf, a 24 bay, two-tier covered floodlit 300-yard long driving range, three putting greens, Callaway Fitting Centre and a comfortable Clubhouse for budding and professional golfers to enjoy. Take a few days to unwind too with the sumptuous Day Spa. Try treatments from Elemis, ESPA and Jessica, as well as Whittlebury’s signature Heat and Ice experiences just a short walk from your room. Costs from £389 pp (two sharing) including four-night stay, round of golf, access to the spa, bed and breakfast. Call Whittlebury Hall on 01327 850 489, www.whittleburyhall.co.uk A picturesque weekend in Wiltshire – from £165pp at the Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, Salisbury Treat your family to a special weekend away in Salisbury with a stay at the Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel. This characterful four-star hotel, dating back to the 13th century, overlooks the River Avon and Salisbury Cathedral, which is just a short walk away over the bridge. The historic town is also just a 10-mile drive to pre-historic landmark, Stonehenge. A two-night special offer from £165pp (based on two sharing) includes two nights’ accommodation, full English breakfast on both mornings and a three-course dinner on one night. Call Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel, tel: 01722 328615, http://www.legacy-hotels.co.uk/rose-crown-hotel-salisbury-wiltshire Wildlife spotting and wine tasting– from £334 pp at Ashdown Park Hotel, East Sussex Enjoy an extended stay at Ashdown Park Hotel located in the heart of Ashdown Forest, and combine wildlife spotting with wine tasting. Explore heathland and ancient woodland home to a menagerie of creatures and then visit Bluebell Vineyard, just 10 minutes from the hotel, home to the award-winning range of ‘Hindleap’ sparkling wines. Costs from £334 pp (two sharing) including four-night stay, guided tour of the vineyard and tasting, and breakfast. Call Ashdown Park on 01342 824988, www.ashdownpark.com For further information or images, please contact the Custard team on 01483 740747.