Weekend breaks are a hugely popular form of holiday for travellers across the globe – they’re a quick, easy, and adventurous way to explore a new town, city, or district without having to commit to a long-haul trip! This makes them the ideal middle ground between your big summer holiday and they’re great for helping you to stay refreshed and revitalised through the year. These shorter trips are also far less damaging to your wallet, meaning you can find them into your schedule a little more spontaneously! We’ve compiled two of the best destinations for weekend breaks in the UK, so take a look at our tips below to find the perfect short break for you this year.
Kicking things off is one of the UK’s biggest and most popular tourist destinations: The Lake District! The lakes have long been a favourite for lone travellers, couples, and families thanks to the abundance of wilderness, sights, and activities that are available to explore; if you’re the kind of holidaymaker that loves to keep busy, this is the location for you. Spend your time exploring your local lake or maybe even take a hike up some of the surrounding fells – the Lake District is quite a relaxed holiday location that leaves a lot of the daily activities completely up to your own choice! For something a little more structured, you can check out the Lakes Distillery tour, which shows you around the quaint distillery and offers a few tasters along the way. Complete with a gift shop so you can grab a bottle of your favourite whisky or spirit, the tour is a great way to spend a few hours in the afternoon before heading out for a meal.
Inn On The Square is one of the best hotels in the district, with a fantastic restaurant attached so you’ve always got the perfect place to eat right on your doorstep. Guests at the hotel are offered the option to bring along their dogs too, so you no longer have to leave your four-legged friends behind when you head off on holiday. During your stay, you’ll also be able to get a discount at the Lakes Distillery, which can come in handy if you’re interested in the tour.
For a taste of big city life, there’s nowhere quite like London – the capital of England has so much to offer and is a hub of life, culture, arts, sports, and everything in between. You’ll probably find it tough to see all of London in a couple of days, but we see that as the perfect excuse to come back. Whilst you’re in the city you’ll have the chance to visit iconic buildings such as The Gherkin, soak in a glorious West End show, or indulge in the history at the Tower of London and Houses of Parliament – however you choose to spend your day, you’re sure to be well entertained.
If you’re looking to get away for a couple of days this year, you won’t have to look too far to be able to find the perfect spot for you, your partner, your family, or whoever else you might be travelling with – there’s something for everyone! Whether you’re a big city fan who’s looking for the glitz and glamour that comes with one of the world’s leading locations, or a chilled and laid-back escape to the country, weekend breaks are available to suit each kind of holidaymaker. Whichever trip you choose, we hope you enjoy your break and that it leaves you feeling ready to take on the rest of the year with a little bit more energy.