Weekend Breaks in Great Britain

If you are planning a weekend away, there may be no need to spend time, money and air miles travelling to foreign shores. The United Kingdom has a huge amount to offer both visitors from abroad and tourists native to the country, and the sheer variety of different experiences to be had during a British holiday is quite astonishing. Given its small size, the United Kingdom is home to a staggering number of the world’s great landmark buildings and sites – such as the mysterious standing stones at Stonehenge, the Houses of Parliament, Big Ben, Tower Bridge and Buckingham Palace in London, and the clifftop castle in Edinburgh. Edinburgh is in fact one of the United Kingdom’s most popular tourist destinations, and attracts millions of foreign visitors each year.

For anyone looking for hotel breaks Scotland has a great many options to choose from, including city breaks in Edinburgh, winter ski breaks in the Cairngorms, getaways to the Scottish islands and a whole lot more besides. As a destination for short breaks Scotland is increasing in popularity year after year, with both British tourists and visitors from abroad flocking here to enjoy the glorious countryside, rich history and culture, and warm welcome in the country’s famous traditional pubs.

A little further south, the Lake District is another appealing destination for tourists, who head here to enjoy the pristine views and the abundant opportunities for outdoor activities such as walking, climbing, caving, mountain biking, abseiling, sailing and fishing. The Lake District is one of the most scenic destinations in the United Kingdom, and its towns and villages, with their thatched-roof buildings and trickling streams, are perfect places to come and escape the hustle and bustle of life in a big city; hotels in Perthshire are another great alternative to busy city life, if you are looking for another great Scottish destination to visit. If tranquility is what you are looking for, you will find it in abundance in the Lake District, while adrenaline junkies will also have ample opportunity to indulge their passion for white-knuckle pursuits. Meanwhile, hip British cities like London and Brighton are increasingly popular spots for city breaks, thanks to a reputation for great nightlife and some of the best restaurants in the country.


December 28, 2011 | Author: | Posted in Destinations

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