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5 Places For a Short Break in The UK

5 Places For a Short Break in The UK

With the UK weather being largely unpredictable but with a promise of at least some warm weather this summer, if you are thinking of having a short break then there are some great UK destinations to suit all types of weather.

Here are some ideas for a fun-filled trip this summer:


If you have ever fancied giving surfing a try or you love to explore coastal paths then Cornwall could be the ideal destination for you. With loads of stunning beaches, it is a great destination for a family holiday and there are plenty of accommodation options from camping to renting a cottage. You can try the famous Cornish ice cream, fudge or pasties to really get into the Cornish culture!


If a cultural trip to a quaint city sounds more like your idea of a good trip then York has cultural activities in abundance. You can admire the exceptional architecture of buildings such as York Minster, visit the museums or walk around the Shambles shopping area. The National Railway Museum, Jorvik Viking Centre, York Dungeon and the Chocolate Story are great places to keep the kids entertained.


August is a popular time for visiting Edinburgh as the Fringe Festival sees huge volumes of tourists heading to the Scottish capital to experience the musical, comedy and artistic entertainment during the festival. However, Edinburgh is just as spectacular all year round, with the historic castle and heritage to explore, not to mention some great shops, bars and restaurants to enjoy. Hikers can take on the famous Arthur’s Seat and Portobello Beach is another place worth a visit on a sunny day.

Lake District

The Lake District is one of the most stunning areas of the UK and is ideal for those who like to go on active holidays. Whether you fancy doing watersports with the family, hiking with the dog, or mountain biking somewhere picturesque, the Lakes are the ideal place for active holidays. Even if you don’t want to spend your break being active, Lake Windermere and all the other lakes make a great short break destination, visiting historic villages and taking in the beautiful surroundings. There are some great golf courses in the area too, if you like to play.


Wales offers all kinds of different holiday options, from a city break in Cardiff to a tranquil break in the countryside. Tenby is a popular tourist destination that is famous for its beaches. Hikers love to explore the coastal paths, which provide walkers with sensational views across the area. Not too far away is the Pembrokeshire Coast National Park, which is another place of natural beauty.

If you fancy somewhere a bit further afield then maybe a trip to see the Niagara Falls in Canada could be your dream trip. With flight times of around 8 hours, this could take around the same time as driving to some of these UK destinations, depending on where you live. If you are considering visiting Canada, you must first get a Canadian visa, otherwise known as an eTA (Electronic Travel Authorisation) to provide permission to enter the country.


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