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Going overseas is a challenge at the moment. And, quite frankly, many of us can do without the hassle after the year we’ve had. Fortunately, there are still plenty of amazing places to go right here at home. You don’t have to jump on a plane and fly thousands of miles at high expense for a one night break. There’s plenty that you can do here. In this post, we take a look at some of the best weekend breaks for UK holidaymakers. Check them out below.
5 Must-Try Weekend Breaks For UK Holidaymakers
The Cornish Coast
If you haven’t been to St. Ives or Padstow, you’re missing out. These locations have a certain beauty about them that you will struggle to find anywhere else along Britain’s southwest coat.
There are accommodation options galore here, offering views of the Bristol channel. Travelling inland feels a little exotic because of the unique Cornish weather, particularly during the summer months.
Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk, but why go? The city itself isn’t much to write home about. However, you’re only an hour away from London Liverpool Street for daybreaks in the city, plus the surrounding area is lush countryside.
Suffolk is one of the most beautiful and traditional counties in England. It’s home to places like Sudbury and Halstead, small market towns with a lot of character of their own. Perhaps the most impressive place in the country is Lavenham, a beautiful former wool town that has managed to keep most of its mediaeval architecture. The guildhall is one of the most impressive buildings in the town, dating from the 15th century. And there is also an enormous church built by local people using money earned from the international wool trade.
The North York Moors
If you want to get away from it all, there’s no better place to go than the North York Moors. They are not the same as the Yorkshire Dales, another national park in Yorkshire. The Moors are to the east and sit directly north of York (as the name implies), close to the Howardian Hills. Here you’ll find many miles of footpaths and a vast wilderness of heathland to explore. It’s one of the wildest places in Britain.
When it comes to accommodation in Yorkshire, you have a lot of choice. While there are plenty of hotels in the towns and cities, there are also numerous private rentals – great for groups.
Oxford is one of the UK’s best places to go if you’re looking for culture and charm. It has a different feel to Cambridge – the country’s other major university town – but is still an impressive place to visit. Here you’ll find coffee houses, pubs, book shops, lawn bowls clubs and many other traditional British pastimes.
Lastly, if you’re the sort of person who likes hiking, biking and kayaking, you might want to take a trip to Dorset. It offers the Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site, fish and chips and many wonderful bays. It offers one of the most spectacular landscapes anywhere in the UK.
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