Best Places to Spend NYE in the UK

2014 fireworks.

New Year’s Eve: for many it’s a bit of a chore. There’s a lot of planing, from thinking of something to do and booking tickets to organising your friends and of course, making sure you have a good time.

In fact, quite often, it can be a bit of an anticlimax, a damp squib considering the build-up and the fanfare, not to mention the money spent. But New Year’s Eve doesn’t have to be like that. In fact it should be fantastic – a night to remember! A time for remembering the year gone by and welcoming in the next 12 months with a hope that begins every January 1st!

So if you’re stuck for something to do, want to see 2014 in with a bang or just want to get off the sofa and avoid another Jools Holland’s Hootnanny, here are some of the best locations for New Year’s Eve in the UK:


Newquay is well known for its night-life but did you know that on New Year’s Eve this seaside gem turns into party central? It’s a local tradition to go out in fancy dress so expect some wild and wacky outfits, plus all the bars and clubs get into the spirit with great drink and food offers.

Check out Bar Help for the fireworks at Midnight and the hosing down of the crowd with ‘snow’ (another Newquay tradition). To sleep off the hangover check out our Newquay hotel.


If you want the wow factor this NYE, Portsmouth is for you – more specifically the city’s stunning Spinnaker Tower. If a party 500 feet above the beautiful Portsmouth Harbour is your idea of NYE heaven then this is definitely your bag.

Enjoy cocktails and canapés as DJs spin the finest tunes and you peer out across to the Isle of White from one of the most impressive buildings in the UK. Make sure you book tickets as early as possible.

Our Portsmouth hotel offers the ideal place to get your feet back on the ground after what is sure to be a NYE to remember.


Bristol is a great night out at the best of times but on New Year’s Eve it takes on a whole new persona. Fantastic pubs, bars and clubs litter the city where you can find every type of music and all different types of cultures seeing in 2014 the way only Bristol knows how.

Check out our Bristol hotel and enjoy some of the city’s fantastic restaurants on New Year’s Day to soak up all of the night’s festivities.

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