City breaks in the UK
One of the advantages of living on a small island is that the country’s most fabulous cities aren’t too far for a weekend getaway. City breaks offer a change of both scene and pace – and no two British cities are really alike, meaning infinite opportunities for the weekend traveller.
Head to London for non-stop action, culture and a cosmopolitan scene. Seek out York for characterful cobbles, country-style pubs and the stunning Minster. Go to town in Manchester, the nation’s new media capital, combining cool bars and restaurants with northern soul. And call on historic Edinburgh to find it as beautiful as it is buzzing with modern shopping opportunities.
Why not avoid flying abroad and be a tourist in your own country by ticking off the cities you’ve yet to see? If you haven’t marvelled at Canterbury Cathedral, walked the Tyne Bridge or ogled the Roman spa of Bath, take a city break and treat yourself to unforgettable experiences on home turf.
From a dip in hot springs to a historical wander, discover the best things to do in Bath.
Discover award-winning museums, great shopping and a vibrant food scene in the UK’s second city.
You’ll find picture postcard fun in the UK’s most popular seaside resort.
With stunning scenery, fabulous walks and great food, Bournemouth is the perfect destination for a trip away.
With amazing shopping, fantastic restaurants, a buzzing café culture, Brighton has it all.
A cosmopolitan city with a small town feel, Bristol is one of the UK’s top spots for a weekend away.
Riverside walks and cobbled streets mean Cambridge is the perfect location for a relaxing break.
With its magnificent cathedral, fascinating museums and fine food, Canterbury is a perfect destination for a break.
Bustling and cosmopolitan, the Welsh capital is the perfect destination for a city break.
Must-visit Chester offers a rich history and superb architecture in a wonderful riverside setting.
From crown jewels to extinct volcanoes, the Scottish capital is packed with incredible things to do.
Explore museums and galleries, or enjoy some retail therapy all in Scotland’s second city.
Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the delightful spa town of Harrogate is a perfect location for an indulgent break away.
With its fantastic shopping, contemporary art scene and vibrant nightlife, Leeds makes for a fantastic short break away.
For a city breaker on the hunt for music and culture, Liverpool is the ideal location.
From theatre shows to top restaurants, find the best things to do in the Big Smoke.
Head to Manchester for shops, dinosaurs and the next big thing on the music scene.
From breathtaking bridges to stunning streets, Newcastle is a handsome place for a weekend break.
If you like your cities steeped in history and full of beautiful architecture, then Oxford is for you.
The city of Portsmouth boasts world-class attractions, fabulous restaurants, cutting-edge culture, top-class shopping and a stunning maritime heritage.
With stunning sandy beaches, lively arcades and quaint Victorian fairgrounds, they just don’t make holiday resorts like Scarborough any more.
Take a short break in Stratford Upon Avon and find inspiration with our complete guide, recommended places, local tips and top attractions for a great getaway.
With its stunning castle, glorious Great Park, stylish shopping and wonderful restaurants, Windsor is a must-visit.