Britain may not be known for its fantastic weather, its delightfully warm summers and snowy winters, but that doesn’t stop people from all over the world from visiting this little island every year. Why? Because Britain is full to the brim with beautiful, historical, memorable sights to see. Brits looking for an escape from everyday life at the weekends needn’t travel abroad to other countries as there are plenty of places perfect for a mini getaway right here in Britain.
Renowned for its magnificent coastline, boasting 300 miles of breathtaking cliffs, beaches, harbours and creeks, it’s hardly surprising that so many people flee to Cornwall during the summer months. Cornwall can be enjoyed at any time of the year, its well known restaurants, history and landscape are accessible no matter what the season. Boskerris Hotel in Carbis Bay has sweeping views of the coastline – you won’t believe you’re still in the UK!
Somewhat closer to London, Brighton is a mere 90 minute train journey from London Kings Cross St. Pancras, and we can guarantee you’ll never grow tired of this eccentric city. Famed for ‘The Lanes’ where you can find antiques, stumble across flea markets and discover wondrous trinkets, you’re also never more than a few metres away from a real hidden gem of a restaurant. We would recommend searching for Riddle & Finns along the front for deliciously fresh seafood!
It is believed that you can find some of the best food and drink in the UK in Yorkshire, so why not go and see for yourself? Wander around the Leeds Kirkgate Market and pick up homemade cakes, wild flowers and the best cuts of meat, or get lost in the Hackfall Woods. Full of greenery and good eats, a weekend in Yorkshire will most certainly leave you feeling satisfied.
As though paused in time in another era, the Cotswolds is cosy, quaint and timeless. Spend your weekend hopping between friendly pubs, relaxing restaurants and enjoying riverside strolls.
The Five Alls in the village of Filkin is a popular spot for celebrities – stay over night or pop in for dinner and you’ll see why!
A retreat in the Lake District calls for sensible walking boots and a raincoat – if you want to do it properly, that is. Boasting some of Britain’s greatest scenery and grandest views, you could take on England’s highest mountain, Scafell Pike, experience the vista across the valley of Wasdale or simply create your own route – just don’t forget to take your camera! Stay at the Cedar Manor Hotel and relish in a wonderfully relaxing night to recuperate from an active day.