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UK staycations and short breaks
Call it a staycation… because with four great countries right on your doorstep, how can you not explore and enjoy a holiday in the United Kingdom? Especially now more than ever! The turbulent world of international travel has more and more people flocking to the UK’s best destinations. No matter what type of holiday you want, the UK has more than enough options to keep your travelling juices flowing. Boasting the perfect mixture of history, culture, nature and more, the UK has so much to offer and you won’t have very far to go! Whether you’re hiking the lush, green hills of Wales, admiring the northern Irish coastline, spending a weekend in the Scottish highlands or heading to London for a few days, you don't have to miss out on a holiday this year.
Weekend city breaks in the UK
The UK sure knows how to do city breaks. Which means you’re in for a treat! Thinking about a weekend away? Don’t want to travel too far? You literally don’t need to when you’ve got amazing cities like London, Edinburgh, Belfast and more, all close to home. Maybe you’re meeting up with friends or perhaps you’d just like to discover somewhere new. Whatever it is, the UK offers a fantastic range of fun activities in a number of great cities. You could shop ‘til you drop along Oxford Street in London, visit the castles and soak up the magical atmosphere in Edinburgh or fall in love with the lively nights in Belfast.
Short island breaks in the UK
Instead of a city, perhaps you’re hoping to totally get away from it all and head to one of the UK’s stunning islands. The Channel Islands are some of our favourites! A trip to Jersey or Guernsey allows you to holiday just how you wanrt to. From laid-back, relaxed breaks to more upbeat and adventurous getaways. The Channel Islands are perfect for coastal walks and hikes, exciting water activities like kayaking or sailing and a little bit of town life too, including markets and fascinating sights. You’ll also get your dose of history and culture with visits to Castle Cornet and Victor Hugo’s House among so much more!
Scotland in United Kingdom, UK and IrelandFrom £185 per person
England in United Kingdom, UK and IrelandFrom £148 per person
Northern Ireland in United Kingdom, UK and IrelandFrom £190 per person
Fancy a short trip close to home? With holidays to the Channel Islands, you can still get that holiday feeling …From £321 per person
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Short breaks to Edinburgh are all the rage. The Scottish capital consistently blends the old with the new making it …From £185 per person
London welcomes millions of visitors each year. So, if you’re thinking about making the trip… what better time to check …From £148 per person
City breaks to Belfast have become more and more popular. If you’re wondering why, the city quite simply has something …From £190 per person
Looking for an island break close to home? Jersey is just what you’re looking for. Part of the Channel Islands, …From £321 per person
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Things to do in the UK
The UK has many great attractions, many of which are also free. When in London, the Science, Natural History, Victoria and Albert, Tate Modern and London Museums are all free and well worth a visit. Additionally the London Eye and West End theatre shows are great fun and perfect for all ages.
Edinburgh is another wonderful city full of great things to do. Take a stroll up to Arthur's Seat, a hill overlooking the city, or take a stroll through the old town. There are also several museums to visit and the lovely Edinburgh Castle is the cherry on top.
The Channel Islands are the closest you may get to a foreign beach holiday. There are lots of areas to explore, but at the same time, you might be able to fit it all in during a weekend! For Jersey we recommend a stroll around St Helliers, a visit to one of its castles like Mount Orgueil Castle and even a trip to the Jersey War tunnels. Guernsey has a fascinating WW2 heritage with lots of places to explore. You can also enjoy a range of nature walks and coastal hikes on the island too.
Belfast is a city that more and more people are visiting each year. With lively nightlife and a fascinating history to discover, we can’t blame anyone for booking a short Belfast break! The Titanic Museum is a definite must-see, as well as Belfast Castle and the Botanic Gardens.
While travelling around the UK keep an eye out for some towns and villages which share a name with some of the most famous travel destinations in the world, with our World on your Doorstep guide.
Family-friendly UK trips
Staycations are great for families. You'll have short travel times, a familiar language, fun things to do and something that’s very important at the moment…. no chance of having to quarantine. In the UK, there are plenty of family-friendly activities, from refreshing walks along the beach, interesting and interactive museums, scrumptious pub lunches and even fish and chips by the sea (the kids always love that one!). There are also many brilliant parks like Hyde Park in London, where you can quite easily laze a sunny afternoon away with a picnic and a spot of boating on the Serpentine.
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