The Best Long Weekend Breaks in UK

There are a great variety of cities and places to visit on long weekend breaks in the UK. London is definitely a tourist destination worth a visit. However, there are also many other great cities that can capture your imagination, such as Edinburgh and Bath, both known for their colourful history and beautiful architecture. Cities such as Liverpool and Manchester are also visited by many tourists annually. All these and many other places in the UK are well recommended for spending a pleasant long weekend break.


With great historic charm and breathtaking landscapes, Wales is known for being a quiet place where you can spend a relaxing long weekend breaks. If you want to disconnect for a moment from your daily routine, a long weekend break to Wales could be perfect. It’s a great place for long walks, with trails on the coast, through the countryside, or in the mountains. For just £18 per year you can subscribe to Walkingworld, at walkingworld.com and have access to detailed maps for more than 5000 walks in Wales and beyond. Another major attraction not to be missed during a stay in Wales are the centuries-old castles, at visitwales.co.uk/things-to-do-in-wales/welsh-culture-and-heritage/castles.


Edinburgh is a historical city full of great castles dating to previous centuries, renowned museums offering exhibitions related to Scottish culture and history, and churches with fabulous architecture. There is plenty to see and do on a long weekend break here, at edinburgh.org. The city is surrounded by beautiful countryside which makes it an attractive option as you can have the best of both worlds. Just 35 minutes east of Edinburgh is Yellowcraigs beach, popular for its great beauty and nature trails. For more information about Yellowcraigs and other beaches in the Edinburgh area, see: nearestbeach.co.uk/east-lothian/yellowcraigs-broad-sands-bay-beach-dirleton.


Manchester is one of the most recognized cities in the UK outside of London. It is famous for its prestigious universities, music, architecture, and of course, football. A long weekend break here is best enjoyed in summer, as the winter is very rainy. No longer the stark industrial city of the past, Manchester is now known for its vibrant nightlife and bohemian atmosphere. The Rusholme area of town is packed with curry houses, pubs and bars; there are also more exclusive bars frequented by celebrities located in the Quays. For daytime activities, museums and art galleries are abundant, with about 50 museums in the city, including Hat Works, the UK’s only museum dedicated to hats, at hatworks.org.uk. If you are passionate about football it is imperative to visit Old Trafford Stadium, home to Manchester United. For more ideas on how to spend a long weekend break in Manchester, visit: visitmanchester.com.

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