Throughout the UK there is so much to see: so many cities worth visiting, lots of history, beautiful beaches, lovely countryside, waterfalls, friendly people and quaint little villages. But most people would prefer to go away somewhere in Europe for a weekend, and don’t consider how much beauty and history is right here in the UK.
Whether it’s a family getaway or a romantic weekend, you’ll find a huge variety of weekend breaks in the UK ideas: from shopping and taking in a sense of England’s history in London, visiting the beautiful city of Edinburgh and the granite city of Aberdeen, discovering beautiful little villages across Wales and the fascinating history and beauty of Northern Ireland.
Here are a few weekend breaks in the UK ideas:
1. London - London will have you torn on what to do for a weekend, because there is so much to keep you entertained! The London Eye is a must do, as is Buckingham Palace and St Pauls Cathedral. Fancy something a little different? Why not be a “zoo keeper for a day” in London Zoo!
2. Northern Ireland - Northern Ireland has many hidden gems and some stunning scenery. Start your weekend in Belfast, where you can do the famous historic pub tour, visit the Belfast botanic gardens, or do a Titanic walking tour. Then rent a car and drive the Coast Road that stretches from Belfast to Derry/Londonderry. Make as many stops as you wish, but some must-sees are Glenariff forest park, Rathlin Island, the Carrick a Rede rope bridge, the Giants causeway, Bushmills distillery and Roe Valley country park. This is a stunning stretch of country and can be explored at your own pace.
3. Wales - Wales has much to offer, from quiet seaside villages to big cities. Driving on the rural roads may not be fun if you’re in a rush, but will give you ample time to take in the achingly beautiful scenery. Cardiff and Swansea have many theatres and museums, and plenty more to keep you busy for a weekend. It’s also worth heading north and seeing some of the smaller coastal towns and villages.