Whether you are looking for a romantic weekend away for two or a short break with a group of friends, there are plenty of places to choose from across the UK. We are not always guaranteed the weather but with great hotel facilities and amazing shops and restaurants to visit, you will be sure to have a fantastic trip. If you are looking for some inspiration on places to choose for a short break then we have listed a few for you to think about:
Chester – For city breaks, Chester is a lovely location if you don’t want to have the hustle and bustle of busier cities like London or Manchester. The historic city is beautiful with stunning architecture and historical buildings to see. The restaurants, bars and shops are also nice to visit, with many of them within an easy walking distance from the centre of Chester. If you are looking for an exciting event to go to then Chester has a racecourse that is a popular day out. There are also concerts and festivals taking place throughout the summer.
Glasgow – Another fantastic destination for a city break, Glasgow has undertaken a lot of development and regeneration over the last ten years. This summer sees Glasgow host the 2018 Commonwealth Games, so there has been years of preparation going into hosting such a prestigious sporting event. The beauty of staying in Glasgow is that you have the convenience of the city centre amenities but then the breathtaking highlands are just a short journey away. If you are looking for somewhere peaceful and tranquil, , yet close enough to Glasgow centre, there are some beautiful choices to pick from.
Lake District – If going to stay in a city doesn’t sound like your idea of a nice, relaxing break then somewhere like the Lake District might be more up your street. Perfect for walking, visiting quaint villages, cycling, watersports and other outdoor activities, the Lakes are a great place for those who like to spend time in the great outdoors. Lake Windermere is one of the more popular tourist destinations but there are plenty of picturesque scenic areas to stay for a weekend away.
Brighton – If you’re looking for somewhere that feels a bit more like a sunshine holiday, then try a beach resort like Brighton. You can’t guarantee the weather but if you plan around the warmer months of July and August there is a good chance that you will see some sunshine and be able to relax around the beach and pier. There is a range of lovely bars and restaurants and entertainment to enjoy in this tourist hotspot.
Dublin – The Emerald Isle is a beautiful place for a holiday and there are so many great areas to choose from. Dublin is the most popular with tourists and it has everything you need for a weekend break, from top restaurants and bars to stunning countryside just a little bit further afield. A popular destination for stag and hen dos, the people of Dublin know how to throw a good party! There are also lots of different tourist attractions such as a visit to the Guinness factory or the guided bus tours of the city. The shopping area is also perfect for those looking to hit the shops!
Just a short journey out of the city, you can visit lovely beaches such as Killiney Beach or Portmarnock, which are both stunning beauty spots especially when you have nicer weather. Dalkey Island is another picturesque place to visit just outside of Dublin.
*Written for Erocolle.