Planning Your Perfect Autumn Getaway
Want to unwind for a few days? Then treat yourself and some loved ones to a break here in the UK.
If you’re looking to get away this autumn, don’t be tempted to jet off to another country. There are lots of places that are perfect for weekend breaks right here in the UK. For some people, an ideal break involves long walks in the countryside or by the coast. For others, it’s seeing all the famous sights in a historic city. Whatever you are looking for, you’ll be spoilt for choice in the UK. If you need a little help deciding, here are five of the hottest UK weekend breaks for you to take your pick from.
There’s lots to see and do in Hertfordshire. From visiting the iconic Hatfield House to wandering the streets of the cathedral city St. Albans, everyone will be satisfied. Lots of amazing restaurants make it a great destination for foodies too. Beales Hotel Hatfield is regarded by many as the best hotel in Hertfordshire, and is ideally placed for those travelling in from London and neighbouring counties. So why not use that as your base while you explore the county?
The Cotswolds is an area that stretches across five counties (Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire and Worcestershire), and each town has its own unique charm and identity. You can enjoy a walk through the stunning countryside on a crisp autumn day, before heading back to a traditional English country pub and sipping on a drink by the log fire. If you’re looking for an idyllic escape, this is the place for you.
Bath is one of the UK’s most unique cities. It boasts an impressive history and world famous landmarks but still feels intimate and cosy enough to explore within a day or two. The Roman Baths, Bath Abbey and Pulteney Bridge are all must-see landmarks, and there’s gorgeous architecture to found everywhere. It’s an incredibly Instagram-friendly break.
Edinburgh is one of the most visited cities in the UK, and it’s easy to see why so many people love it. It’s a brilliant combination of an ancient city with a modern metropolis,. There’s a wealth of museums and famous historical locations alongside an array of shops and a vibrant culinary scene. Edinburgh Castle is a must-visit, both for its historical significance and the gorgeous views of the city it provides.
Last but not least is Dorset. Often overlooked in favour of Devon and Cornwall, this county is perfect for those looking to explore areas of breathtaking natural beauty. To the north of the county you will find tiny villages steeped in quirky charm, while to the south lies the world-famous Jurassic Coast. So make sure you pack you hiking boots, because you’re going to be doing an awful lot of walking! Weymouth is the ideal place to stop overnight, and was the favoured seaside retreat of King George III.
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So where will you head off to on your British break? There are lots of other places that we didn’t mention, so don’t be afraid to explore a little further once you’ve arrived at your destination. There’s always something new to be discovered in neighbouring towns and counties after all. Whether you’re planning a romantic break with your partner or are heading off for the weekend with the kids in tow, the UK really does have something for everyone.