Where to go for a Weekend Break in the UK

Getting away for a weekend break is a great way to recharge your batteries and clear your mind. There are so many fun things to see in the UK and there are cheap modes of transportation to just about anywhere. Here is where to go for a weekend break in the UK.

London

Taking a city break in London is a great way to spend a weekend. There are so many things to do and see. You can visit all of the iconic landmarks like Big Ben, Piccadilly Circus, Tower Bridge, and the Tower of London. Take a guided walking tour that explores the interesting history of the city or is based on different themes like Jack the Ripper, Harry Potter, or World War II. Enjoy looking around Buckingham Palace and Windsor Castle and learn about London’s fascinating history.

It is also a great place for shopping and you can pick up the latest fashions on Bond Street or at the famous Harrods Department Store. There are also some great dining experiences and you can visit trendy gastro pubs, dine in Michelin Star restaurants or eat fish and chips in front of the Thames.   

Yorkshire

If you are looking for an escape from the city that also has exciting historical monuments to explore than you should head Yorkshire. This county in northern England is the home of Yorkshire Dales National Park Head and you can explore deep green valleys by mountain bike or on foot, wander through stunning meadows, or go down into the caves. The historical monuments span several eras and you can see ancient Roman ruins, Viking sites, medieval architecture, fortifications, and cities from the Industrial era.

Scotland

A great way to spend a weekend in the UK is to rent your very own castle in Scotland. You can rent castles with a full staff and you can even accommodate large parties for family reunions or a get together for friends. There are many large holiday homes that you can rent in Scotland for a family break. Many of the castles offer various activities like falconry, archery, horseback riding and golf.

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds are only a two hour drive from London and they are a great place for a weekend retreat. You can rent a log cabin by a lake and immerse yourself in nature. You can also explore the many small towns that are in the area that have been converted into tourist destinations after their industries like mills and farming, were no longer viable. There are often festivals or fun workshops on weekends and you can also explore the rich historical monuments and buildings that are found in the area.

Belfast, Northern Ireland

Travel to Belfast in Northern Island and you can immerse yourself in the history of the RMS Titanic. This ill fated luxury liner struck an iceberg on its maiden voyage and many of the passengers died. It was built in Belfast and you can visit the renovated shipyard where it was built that now includes a museum shaped like the ship’s hull. You can also explore the Ulster Museum to see artefacts from 9,000 years of history. If you like whiskey the Old Bushmills whiskey distillery can be visited in a short day trip from the city.