With the recent sunny spell giving us all serious holiday vibes it’s no wonder you’ve started thinking about a break. Just a mini one—a little weekend away to recharge and (hopefully) continue to make the most of the glorious sun we’ve been having.
So what better than a good old last-minute British break? After all—following the pandemic, we’ve fallen back in love with our versatile island and know it serves up the holiday goods rather well!
What are you after? Dinner al fresco in the city? A countryside ramble interrupted with traditional pub stops? Or something offering a bit of history? Maybe a gig or two mixed in with some relaxing?
Well the UK has a lot to offer, so here’s a few ideas that might whet your traveling whistle…
There’s no place like London in the sun; it really does come alive. So whether you fancy a show in the lively West End, a stroll around trendy Notting Hill, or a picnic in the idyllic Hampstead Heath, this city really is your oyster. Aren’t we lucky to have a capital like this?
Home to the prestigious University of Cambridge, this English city is full of history and art. From punting and boat rides to afternoon strolls around the cobbled streets and a dose of fine dining and good shopping, Cambridge is a breath-takingly beautiful city and a great choice for a weekend away.
An easy commute if you’re London based, the Cotswolds is a quintessentially British weekend away option. Full of chocolate box villages (that have become something of an Instagram sensation!), quaint pubs, historic gardens, and river walks, this outstanding area of England is a must-visit.
You just can’t beat a day out by the beach; known as London-by-the-sea, Brighton is buzzy, interesting, fun, and eclectic. Whether you’re strolling through the lanes sourcing vintage treasures or enjoying an ice cream on the promenade, Brighton is always a great weekend break.
This corner of England is a true beauty. On a sunny day, you could easily mistake these shores for somewhere far more tropical. The cozy coves, bright blue seas and famous coastal walks draw many a holiday-maker. Add in some renowned food options and a buzzing art scene and it’s a destination you could hang around in far longer than a weekend!
A city on the river, Bristol straddles the River Avon and is known as a cultural hub. Its regenerated harbourside and vibrant food scene gives Bristol a creative edge. Immerse yourself in art with a Banksy walking tour or marvel at the epic Clifton Suspension Bridge.
This iconic city doesn’t need much of an intro; it’s straight-up beautiful. Whether you meander through the street that lays beneath the castle or enjoy sunset at Calton Hill, this city is affluent, historic, full of charm, and makes for an extremely memorable getaway.
This is one for the history buffs; York’s Roman roots and Viking past mean the city is oozing with snippets of days gone by. It’s the cathedral city of the Archbishop of York and lies at the junction of the River Ouse and Foss, making this medieval city a picturesque delight.
Looking for beaches, music and photogenic landscapes? Why not spend a weekend exploring the beautiful Donegal? This country is part of the famous Wild Atlantic Way, which is a road that winds round the ragged coast of western Ireland. Escape to a local hotel and be sure to enjoy a pint of Guinness and some live music in a local bar.
If you’ve never experienced the Welsh coastline you’re seriously missing out. This 186 mile stretch of beach is incredible. If it’s a break away from the hustle and bustle you’re after—get yourself over to Pembrokeshire! From foraging and cute villages to harbour strolls and coasteering, this part of the UK has plenty to offer.
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