A weekend break is the perfect choice for those who want to escape from their weekly routine, spend some time with their families or friends and just relax and forget about work preoccupations.
The different tourist alternatives and the cheap flights to the UK have made the country a popular destination for weekend getaways. Visitors can plan a trip to any of its most popular cities, or maybe just relax in a countryside spa, there’s an option for everyone!
If you’re planning a visit to the UK but still haven’t figured out your destination, have a look at our favourite places around the country.
A weekend stay in London will probably make you want to go back and visit for a longer period of time. London is the ideal destination for art lovers; visit some of the numerous free museums, attend a gig of your favourite band or get yourself a ticket for one of the West End Musicals. A great resource for knowing what’s going on in the city is Time Out, a site and magazine about everything related to arts, culture, going out and London hotels.
Isle of Wight
This isle in the south of the UK is the perfect spot for outdoor activities and sports enthusiasts. Its beautiful landscapes are the ideal environment for activities like kitesurfing or paragliding. Two of the most important music festivals also take place in here, Bestival and The Isle of Wight Festival, bands like Pearl Jam or Sigur Rós are playing this year!
The capital of Northern Ireland makes the perfect destination for a cultural weekend. Go on a black taxi tour and discover the political murals around the city, almost 2,000 murals have been documented in Northern Ireland, representing political points of view and commemorating events and persons involved in The Troubles.
If you’re a history lover, then Edinburgh is a great choice for your weekend break. Pay a visit to Edinburgh Castle and discover the past of the city, shop around the Royal Mile or climb Arthur’s Seat.
Plan your trip for summer and attend the Edinburgh Festival Fringe, the world’s largest arts festival mainly focusing on theatre, comedy, dance and music!
The birth city of The Beatles has all the elements for spending an amazing weekend. If you are a fan of the band don’t miss The Cavern Club and The Beatles Museum, you might also want to stay at the Hard Days Night Hotel during your visit.
Visit the Anfield stadium for discovering the history of Liverpool FC, one of the most important football teams in the world. If you want to do a more cultural tour of the city, you can pay a visit to Tate Liverpool (London Tate’s younger brother) or go for a walk around The Docks.
Ready for your UK weekend break? Don’t forget to check this Bundlr on some tips and essential items you should pack in your suitcase!
What are your favourite UK destinations? What places would you recommend for a weekend getaway? Let us know in the comments section below!