Friday, 6 December 2013

Beside the sea or in the city: the best locations for weekend breaks in the UK

When it comes to planning a holiday in the UK, regardless of whether you opt for a city break or a seaside holiday, there are a number of places to choose from.

The first thing you should consider is the time of year you wish to embark on this break. If it's a winter break you're after, two great options include a cosy hotel by the sea or otherwise, Christmas in the city.


There's nowhere quite like London at Christmas time, the lights are bright, the shops are brimming with an array of festive delights and the atmosphere is dazzling. Then there are the winter wonderlands to consider, which often comprise a myriad of open-air ice rinks, which take pride of place at Somerset house and Hyde Park every December.

As a capital city, London boasts a wealth of activities and entertainment. If you're planning your trip around Christmas time, then you'll be pleased to know you'll be spoilt for choice when it comes to things to do. From an evening spent at the theatre to a romantic river cruise and dinner at a top-notch restaurant, there's an abundance to see and do when in London.

It's important to pack a good pair of comfortable shoes if you wish to sightsee by day, as there's lots of walking to do. It's also wise to pre-buy a travel card for your stay, as paying to use the tube each and every time can be both inconvenient and expensive.

It might be even worth booking a Superbreak New Year Break in London, which is definitely worth experiencing once.


For somewhere a little closer to the North, Manchester is a great city break destination. This vibrant area boasts an abundance of attractions, comprising Christmas markets, the nearby picturesque Peak District, a bustling city centre, a number of renowned eateries, as well as a fantastic shopping scene. Regardless of age, there’s something to suit all here.


Regardless of when you choose to visit Scotland, it’s always an area of picturesque beauty. It's rich in culture and national heritage and boasts natural glens, stunning scenery, secluded islands and medieval castles. Relaxing in the tranquil highlands whilst sampling the famous Malt Whisky is a great Christmas treat!

1 comment:

perdix said...

A big disadvantage at Christmas time in London is that the Tube doesn't operate on Christmas Day or Boxing Day.

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