If you’re anything like us here at Super Break, you’re probably thinking about where you’re going on your next break already, and can you blame us? There’s nothing better than exploring a new city, trying new things and just taking it easy…
But where do you go? If you’re looking for somewhere easy and close to home, then you’re in the right place. We’ve rounded up the top 10 customer favourite UK destinations to visit this year…
One Must-Do: Indulge in some bubbly & head up The Shard when the sun is setting. You’ll get views of the whole city as day turns into night – definitely an experience you won’t forget in a hurry!
Food & Drink: Camden is great for trying new things… expect quirky cocktails, craft beer and flavours from all over the world
Top Tip: Take advantage of the River Rover on The River Thames… unlike the tube, you’ll take the scenic route through London & you’ll be able to get a seat too!
Best For: All you history fans! Edinburgh has an exciting past just waiting to be discovered…
One Must-Do: If you’re looking to plan a trip to Edinburgh, visit during August and head to the world-famous Royal Edinburgh Military Tattoo that takes place at Edinburgh Castle
Food & Drink: Apparently, there’s more restaurants per head here than any other city in the UK – you’ll be spoilt for choice, from Michelin starred restaurants to cute hidden gems!
Top Tip: If you enjoy exploring the outdoors, hike to the top of Arthur’s Seat for the best views of the city
Best For: With the Bar Walls surrounding the city, York is packed with history… but did you know that York is famous for its production of chocolate too? From Rowntree’s, Terry’s Chocolate and Nestle…
One Must-Do: Visit the iconic Minster which is one of the most beautiful Cathedrals in the whole of England
Food & Drink: There are plenty independent food & drink venues in York, especially down Fossgate… Spark York is also nearby which is a new business innovation made up of shipping containers & small independent businesses
Top Tip: Take advantage of the York Pass – Sightseeing Card which gives you access to all the major attractions in York including JORVIK Viking Centre, York Minster, York Dungeon, York’s Chocolate Story and many more!
Best For: Having the largest Roman Amphitheatre in the UK and as well as walls that surround the city, Chester is the perfect place to go shopping
One Must-Do: Well the video sort of gives it away, but of course, Chester Zoo! With over 21,000 animals, Chester Zoo is the number one zoo in the UK
Food & Drink: Chester’s food & drink scene is booming but for something different, head on a Curry Cruise where you’ll be served an array of flavours from India as you sail down the River Dee
Top Tip: Make sure you back a winner at the oldest horse racing venue in England, Chester Racecourse!
Best For: Discovering the life of Shakespeare and his work at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre – the RSC showcases some of his best work from Romeo & Juliet to The Merry Wives of Windsor
One Must-Do: Head on the Shakespeare Experience and visit five of the most historic Shakespeare Houses & Gardens in Stratford-upon-Avon, including the exact house he was born in
Food & Drink: Did someone mention Afternoon Tea? Stratford-upon-Avon is home to lots of tea and coffee shops which offer the perfect break from all that shopping and sightseeing
Top Tip: If you pay a visit to Stratford-upon-Avon in the last week of April, you can expect a celebration of all things Shakespeare as 23rd April is known as his birth and death day…
6. The Lake District
Best For: Exploring the outdoors – it’s a place with views like no other, tranquil lakes & majestic mountains
One Must-Do: Head to Keswick where you can enjoy relaxing walks and beautiful pebbly beaches… you can even jump in a boat and sail across the lake too!
Food & Drink: Get a coffee in one of the cafe’s by the lake and watch the world go by…
Top Tip: Don’t forget your walking boots!
Best For: Shopping, drinking (some brilliant rooftop bars!) and learning about the UK’s music scene…
One Must-Do: Visit one of the famous music venues in the city including The Cavern Club which was the birthplace of The Beatles
Food & Drink: The Baltic Triangle is the perfect place to try something new and quirky – the area is a hub for all things creative… Growing fast, it’s an eclectic mix of cool cocktail bars, delicious restaurants and exciting event spaces
Top Tip: Discover the Albert Dock which is home to some of Liverpool’s most insightful museums including the Tate Liverpool and The Beatles Story
Best For: Exploring world-class art, history & culture…
One Must-Do: Experience Oxford Castle and take a trip through 1000 years of history where you can descend into the old prison
Food & Drink: Head to the banks of River Cherwell and enjoy some delicious food & drink at Cherwell Boathouse… once you’re finished, hire out a traditional Oxford punt from the boathouse nearby and sail down the river in true Oxford style
Top Tip: If you fancy an adventure, when you’re taking a look around the colleges, keep a look out for the gargoyles which are dotted all over the buildings. Some are animals, some are people, some are picking their noses and some are even going to the bathroom!
9. Peak District
Best For: Picturesque walking routes, exciting attractions and historic houses
One Must-Do: Jump in a cable car and head over the Derwent Valley to really appreciate the beauty of the Peak District!
Food & Drink: Make your own picnic and find the perfect spot to sit down & take in the views…
Top Tip: Reward yourself with a locally brewed beer at the end of the day at one of the many breweries around the region
Best For: Exploring the delights of the English south coast – Bournemouth boasts a massive 7 miles of beaches!
One Must-Do: Soak up the sun on the beach and the rest of the amusements that come along with the British seaside…
Food & Drink: Where else is better to enjoy some good old fish and chips than at the seaside? Fresh, delicious and locally produced – what more could you want?
Top Tip: The Dorset countryside is just as beautiful as the vibrant coastline of Bournemouth… hop on a bus tour and explore the breath-taking scenery!
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