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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.

Bath

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Bath

From a dip in hot springs to a historical wander, discover the best things to do in Bath.

Birmingham

Birmingham

Discover award-winning museums, great shopping and a vibrant food scene in the UK’s second city.

Blackpool

Blackpool

You’ll find picture postcard fun in the UK’s most popular seaside resort.

Bournemouth

Bournemouth

With stunning scenery, fabulous walks and great food, Bournemouth is the perfect destination for a trip away.

Brighton

Brighton

With amazing shopping, fantastic restaurants, a buzzing café culture, Brighton has it all.

Bristol

Bristol

A cosmopolitan city with a small town feel, Bristol is one of the UK’s top spots for a weekend away.

Cambridge

Cambridge

Riverside walks and cobbled streets mean Cambridge is the perfect location for a relaxing break.

Canterbury

Canterbury

With its magnificent cathedral, fascinating museums and fine food, Canterbury is a perfect destination for a break.

Cardiff

Cardiff

Bustling and cosmopolitan, the Welsh capital is the perfect destination for a city break.

Chester

Chester

Must-visit Chester offers a rich history and superb architecture in a wonderful riverside setting.

Edinburgh

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Edinburgh

From crown jewels to extinct volcanoes, the Scottish capital is packed with incredible things to do.

Glasgow

Glasgow

Explore museums and galleries, or enjoy some retail therapy all in Scotland’s second city.

Harrogate

Harrogate

Set in the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, the delightful spa town of Harrogate is a perfect location for an indulgent break away.

Leeds

Leeds

With its fantastic shopping, contemporary art scene and vibrant nightlife, Leeds makes for a fantastic short break away.

Liverpool

Liverpool

For a city breaker on the hunt for music and culture, Liverpool is the ideal location.

London

London

From theatre shows to top restaurants, find the best things to do in the Big Smoke.

Manchester

Manchester

Head to Manchester for shops, dinosaurs and the next big thing on the music scene.

Newcastle

Newcastle

From breathtaking bridges to stunning streets, Newcastle is a handsome place for a weekend break.

Oxford

Oxford

If you like your cities steeped in history and full of beautiful architecture, then Oxford is for you.

Portsmouth

Portsmouth

The city of Portsmouth boasts world-class attractions, fabulous restaurants, cutting-edge culture, top-class shopping and a stunning maritime heritage.

Scarborough

Scarborough

With stunning sandy beaches, lively arcades and quaint Victorian fairgrounds, they just don’t make holiday resorts like Scarborough any more.

Stratford-upon-Avon

Stratford-upon-Avon

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.

Windsor

Windsor

With its stunning castle, glorious Great Park, stylish shopping and wonderful restaurants, Windsor is a must-visit.

York

York

Dreamy architecture and beautiful moors provide the perfect antidote to busy city life.