Last minute breaks across the UK and on your doorstep!

When thinking about locations for weekend getaways, today many people tend to look at mainland European cities. However, the UK is blessed with a myriad of towns and cities that are perfect for last minute breaks. From coastal resorts to historic destinations, the UK is one of Europe's most diverse holiday destinations. And, best of all, the vast majority of these places will only be a few hours from home.


Steeped in history and set amidst arguably the UK's most picturesque countryside, Scotland is the ideal location for those looking to escape the crowds. Whether walking in the Scottish Highlands or exploring Edinburgh Castle, there is something to suit all tastes. Superbreak.com currently offers a 2-night stay in Edinburgh, including train travel from Manchester, for only £133.50 per person. Accommodation for this deal is at the Tailors Hall Hotel set on the edge of the Royal Mile.


Wales is often the forgotten country of the United Kingdom, making it a great place for last minute breaks. Here you can discover the hidden bays, secluded beaches and dramatic limestone cliffs of The Gower Peninsula. To reach The Gower, catch a train to Swansea where you will find frequent local bus services. For information on train services from London, Manchester, Birmingham and other major cities, visit www.nationalrail.co.uk.


Why not combine your last minute breaks with a picturesque train journey along the English Riviera? If this sounds like fun then check out the Torquay and the Eden Project package with Greatrail.com. From £335 per person, enjoy 4 nights dinner, bed and breakfast at the 4-star Palace Hotel in Torquay, a trip on the Paignton and Dartmouth Steam Railway, and tour of the Eden Project. This offer is available twice a month from May thru September 2012.

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