It’s no secret that we don’t get much of a summer here in the UK, so when we do it’s all hands on deck to ensure we’re making the most of those precious few days of sunshine. One thing we can boast about is the great variety of short break options that we have available to us; from the great British seaside to a cosmopolitan city escape, a luxury lakeside retreat to museum tours and sightseeing. We’re spoilt for choice on where to get away to which can often be a little mind-boggling, so I’ve broken it down into categories to help make your choice a little easier! I’ve also added in some fab new offers that just might take your fancy…
Whether you’re heading north, south, east or west you’re guaranteed to come across a city that’s perfect for you. If it’s bright lights and fancy cocktails that you’re after, London, Leeds, Manchester and Newcastle are the places that you should be looking at – all ideal for both groups and couples alike thanks to an amazing array or shops, bars and quality hotels.
City Break Offer: 2 Nights at the 3* Portland by Thistle Hotel Manchester + Dinner on the 1st Night from £115.50pp
We can shout it from the rooftops about how stunning our natural landscape is, and with 177 Blue Flag Beaches dotted throughout the British Isles, you can choose to either travel to the other end of the country or stay a little closer to home with the same benefits. For the best coastal breaks, head to any of the beach locations that made it into our Top 5 UK Beaches list!
Beach Break Offer: 4* Imperial Hotel Torquay + Afternoon Tea from £44pp
These are my favourite kind of short breaks. I love nothing more than venturing over to The Lake District or up into the west coast of Scotland, far away from phone signal, Wi-Fi and fast food outlets. We’re surrounded by luscious green countryside and we should be making more of it! Get yourselves a cosy little hideaway in either Windermere, The Yorkshire Dales or the Welsh Valleys for a true taste of Britain.
Countryside Break Offer: 2 Nights at the 3* Ennerdale Country House, Lake District + Dinner on the 1st Night from £99pp
Britain oozes culture and history, which is why so many people visit our key cities every day. The obvious hotspot is London, with its 240 museums, endless famous landmarks and, of course, the Queen, our capital welcomes around 16 MILLION visitors from around the globe every year! If you’d like to indulge in a little culture but can’t face the crowds, have a look at York, Bath, Chester and Liverpool for just as many interesting facts and tales of gruesome histories.
Cultural Break Offers: 4* Wooton House + Denbies Wine Estate Tour from £74.50pp
What kind of break do you enjoy the most? Let us know in the comments section below!