Top 5 NYE Break Destinations Outside of London

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All the planning, all the preparation, all the present-wrapping… Christmas is exhausting. But it’s worth remembering that you have a whole week to recover before the year’s last (and most important) party comes around.

The country’s biggest New Year’s Eve party sees hotels in London booked up well in advance, but if you’re looking to head somewhere worthy of the big occasion there are tonnes of fantastic places just made for welcoming in 2016!  One last chance for a blow-out this year, and a great excuse for a getaway, don’t miss out on the festivities with your very own New Year’s Eve Break


No prizes for guessing our top destination outside of London – in fact, many people believe that a New Year’s Eve break in Edinburgh is by far the best in itself. New Year in Scotland embraces the traditions of Hogmanay and there’s nowhere better than the Scottish capital to celebrate it – take part in Edinburgh’s street party or get swept away in the Ceilidh. The city’s firework display is similarly second to none. Over 100,000 people take part in the festivities every year – you simply don’t want to miss it!


Up there with our most popular New Year Breaks year on year, P&O Ferries run fun party cruises over the New Year period. Variously travelling to Amsterdam, Bruges, or simply on an overnight journey out on the North Sea, these breaks enjoy one of the best party atmospheres for a great value price. With the cruises departing from Hull, remember you can also package up rail tickets from your local station to make this getaway extra easy.


We couldn’t think of a nicer place to start the New Year than York. A thoroughly charming city, you can see 2016 in whilst making the most of the historic city’s fine dining scene, or simply enjoying some ‘me’ time in one of our comfy York hotels. York’s compact centre makes it a walkable city too – great for perusing in the shops by day, and stumbling between its famous pubs by night!


If the thought of big parties and loud fireworks and streets littered with revellers sends shivers down your spine, you might want to consider a getaway in the peaceful Lake District. Stunning at all times of the year, why not use the New Year as an excuse for a brisk walk or two? Reconnect with nature, and start as you mean to go on – whether your New Year’s Resolution is to be good to yourself, be more active or simply to spend more quality time with the loved ones, The Lake District is a pretty good place for it!


Liverpool knows how to party. Join the locals for a New Year’s Eve break to remember – renowned bars and trendy clubs make the city’s night life unmissable. Plus, Liverpool is one of the region’s very best shopping destinations – with Liverpool One, the Metquarter and plenty of other great shopping malls – and is perfect if you fancy braving the January sales during your stay too!

Planning a New Year’s Break of your own this year? Tell us where you’re off to in the comments section below!

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