Top 10 weekend getaways this summer in the UK

As Brexit looms ahead, British holiday makers are choosing to stay in the UK rather than look abroad.

Staycation internet searches and booking are up almost a quarter compared to 2017. The trips are shorter too with half of the staycations planning a break of three days or less (most likely over weekends) – up 8.8 per cent from last year.

Vacationers are opting to enjoy all the UK has to offer. So, where are the best weekend getaways in Britain?


With 300 miles of coastline what’s not to love? Scattered all around are dunes, beaches, cliffs, and harbors.

Arguably Cornwall has the best beaches in Britain, staring out at their turquoise waters and with their white sand between your toes anyone could forgive you for thinking you were somewhere more like the Maldives.

Lake District

Having just been awarded UNESCO world heritage status (in July 2017) it has finally gained acknowledgment for being one of the most beautiful locations on the planet.

If you love walking in nature, this is the weekend escape you need. With public footpaths giving access to the entire 912 square miles of the park you can relish in the blue waters and high mountain peaks.


The rolling countryside and sleepy villages make for a perfect weekend away.

There’s much to enjoy even on the rainy day, which is all too common in our British summers. You can visit Norwich’s Norman castle which was founded by William the Conqueror somewhere between 1066 and 1075.


If the countryside is not your thing, enjoy the gorgeous architecture and riverside setting of this quaint British city. The River Cam cuts through this town, and there’s no better way to see it than by punt.  Punting is an age-old tradition in Cambridge, having been around since Edwardian times and will give you views of the city you can’t get any other way.


If you’re not a city dweller, then a weekend city break in London is something you definitely should experience. For scale, splendor and night life nowhere in the UK can beat it. You can go out and stay out all night, enjoy the club, bars, and comedy but first dine in one of the 64 restaurants that have at least one Michelin star.


This Scottish city should be on the list for your next weekend away from home. These building on these roads tell stories going back to the 12 century, when it the city was established by King David I. The castles and manors contain sheer untamed beauty, you could spend hours walking along, admiring this city’s streets.


The oldest national park in Wales, visiting this outstanding destination you will be spoiled for scenery.  The home of Mount Snowdon, the tallest mountain in England and Wales, is 3,560 feet tall. The three-hour hike to the top¬ boasts some of the best views in the UK.

The Isle of Wight

A holiday destination since Victorian times, it has beautiful well-conserved wildlife. Named the “Dinosaur Capital of Britain” in 2013 it’s the perfect fan for any fans of Jurassic Park. Maybe you will find a fossil to take home as a souvenir.


Where better to enjoy a shamrock topped pint of Guinness? Poured by a lovely barmaid who has what is now officially considered the sexiest accent in the world.

Even if a glass of the black stuff isn’t for you there, plenty of hoppy delights to choose from since Northern Ireland’s craft beer revolution began.


This is a foodie or music lovers’ paradise. A wide range of culinary delights are enjoyed here – it even has one of the UK’s highest restaurants.

The birthplace of the Beatles, there are many venues in which to spend your evenings – able to listen to any genre of music you like.

The UK has so much to offer; it’s no wonder people are choosing to have breaks in Britain. So where will your next adventure take you?

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