With the British autumn fall seeming to happen later every year, there is an added benefit to the extended summer – weekend getaways in some of a unique place the UK has to offer. They are best experienced in the balmy close of the hot season. Weekends can be reclaimed as the relaxation bonus they were invented to be.
There will be something for even the most jaded jet setter to admire. There is no lovelier place than the British countryside as summer is on the cusp of turning. The cities are packed with a treasure trove of culture, art, and gastronomy, so throw an overnight bag in the car and try out some of these great weekend retreats.
- LONDON CALLING
Every UK summer weekend break list should include London. More specifically, The Dorchester Hotel in Mayfair. It is the hub of the best UK high-end shops and most fascinating attractions. The Dorchester Spa is the world renowned for being the ultimate in relaxation.
London Cabbie Tours can be accessed outside the foyer and take in all the main places of interest and antiquity. The hotel houses internationally acclaimed restaurants and bars. The accommodation offers rooms with couples and suites for families. Luxury Hotel Services can organize tickets for theatre shows. The service at this 85-year-old landmark hotel will indeed put the sizzle into your summer.
- LOVE LIVERPOOL
There is much more to Liverpool than just being the home of The Beatles. John Lennon Airport is one of the busiest in Europe. Liverpool is comfortably equidistant to most of the UK. In summer, there is a proliferation of weekend concerts, gigs, and festivals popping up to make the most of the hot weather.
The entertainment extends to comedy clubs, sports events and even cage fighting. The Pier Head Village summer festival is the most memorable and takes place on Liverpool’s iconic waterfront from June 30th – September 10th. Arts and crafts, artisanal local food, funfair rides and regional bands make this fun for everyone and the perfect weekend getaway from the humdrum.
- THE SCOTTISH HIGHLANDS BECKON, LADS, AND LASSES.
A summer weekend fling with a Scottish highland twist is the place for anyone with bird watching, tramping and picnics in mind. The solitude in the northwest area of bonny Scotland is perfect for cycling without fear of traffic. The roads are well maintained with sweeping views on all sides of mountains and summer foliage.
The most prominent town is Inverness. The countryside is resplendent with glens, lochs and quaint villages. A sample of the cultural riches the area contains is The Glenmorangie Whiskey distillery; The West Highland Museum; Ballindalloch Castle; Cairngorms National Park.
The Scottish Highlands are a UK institution for the weekend escapee who wants to leave the busy city life, and with a population of just 213,590 in an area of 26,484 sq km, this is the ideal place.
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