Short breaks

The UK is jam-packed with short break destinations offering plenty of things to see and do without needing to leave its shores.

Whether it’s a walk in the country, a spot of retail therapy, an energetic cycling break or an exciting city or beach break, there is a short break in the UK for everybody.

Romantic breaks • Countryside breaks  Walking breaks Cycling breaks
Shopping breaks  City breaks  Weekend breaks  Beach breaks
Family breaks  Theatre breaks

City breaks

London

Discover when to visit and what you need to book before you arrive in the Big Smoke.

Edinburgh

The city’s beautiful buildings and surrounding scenery make it the perfect destination for a long weekend.

Bath

Discover when to visit the beautiful city of Bath and what things to do while you’re there.

Manchester

Find live music, a spot of culture, superb shopping or fantastic food all in Manchester.

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Family breaks

Family breaks

Family breaks

Anyone who’s ever had to find five passports, pack four suitcases and sooth a crying baby whilst on a plane knows that, sometimes, a break abroad can be anything but restful. Which is why a British weekend break is such a great family option.

Weekend breaks

Cornwall

Enjoy the golden sands, azure seas and sunny skies on a break in Cornwall.

Scotland

Scotland is a place of dramatic contrasts, breathtaking beauty, and a perfect weekend break destination.

Lake District

Revive yourself in the Lake District, where the English countryside is at its best.

Wales

Stunning coastline, soaring mountains and bustling cities mean that a break in Wales offers something for everyone.

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Beach breaks

In the UK, you’re never more than 80 miles from the sea, meaning you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to taking a beach holiday. For many, a beach break conjures up images of traditional seaside resorts with their pleasure piers, ice cream parlours and sticks of rock. However, with thousands of miles of stunning and varied coastline, the UK has so much more to offer.

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Theatre breaks

There’s little to beat the excitement you get when the curtain lifts on a show you’ve been dying to see. When you have a bit of free time, a theatre trip is the perfect opportunity to combine culture with leisure.

Romantic breaks

Variety is the spice of life, and a weekend away with someone special in one of Britain’s loveliest locations can freshen up more than just your outlook.

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Walking breaks

If you like to enjoy life at a leisurely place, a walking break might just be your thing. Wander through woodlands and stroll through miles of stunning terrain, taking in all the awe-inspiring sights on show. From seasoned pros to rambling rookies, our green and pleasant land holds the key to a truly breathtaking staycation.

Cycling breaks

What better way to discover the wonders of the UK than with a cycling break? A two-wheeled escape offers the perfect combination of thrill-seeking adventure and peaceful enjoyment, all while keeping in good shape. With a variety of routes and paths to suit all abilities, why not opt for a spot of cycling?

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Shopping breaks

Retail therapy is the aim of the game here, with shopping breaks providing some much needed TLC. Westfield London alone attracts over 27 million people each year, so it’s clearly a perfect cure for the blues. From the Trafford Centre to Cabot Circus the UK has a bountiful supply of shops and boutiques, so go on – spoil yourself.

Countryside breaks

With rolling hills and plenty of wildlife on show, the UK’s countryside offers peaceful stays where you can while away the day without a care in the world. Whether you’re visiting a country show or stopping off for a scrumptious treat at a good old fashioned pub, you’re bound to find a quiet little place to call your own on a countryside break.

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