With increasing work commitments and the need to budget, it can seem impossible to get the time off that you need to go on holiday. Going on a weekend away is a much more achievable option, and can give you the relaxation that you need. If you want to explore what a weekend away can offer you, there are some amazing places in the UK that are both easily accessible and entertaining.
1. South Downs
The South Downs in Sussex is a beautiful destination for everyone, with stunning views, thrilling walking, and hiking opportunities, and the area is even known for some of its specialty beers. Not only this, but the South Downs is incredibly easy to access, with easy rail links to nearby cities such as Brighton and Eastbourne. If you are interested in a weekend away to the South Downs, you should consider staying in the National Park itself to give yourself the maximum amount of time possible to explore. Amberley House Cottage Holidays can provide you with family and dog-friendly accommodation in a stunning location at the heart of the Downs themselves.
Going on a weekend away in London is always a popular option, and it is not difficult to see why. For history lovers, London houses some of the great monuments of British history including the Tower of London, and Buckingham Palace. As well as some of the most informative museums in the country such as the Natural History Museum and the V and A. If you are taking children, London is home to a world of entertainment such as the Sea Life Centre and the London. You can even round off your trip with a visit to see one of the West End’s long-running musicals or by spending a day shopping at some of the capital’s most famous shops such as Harrods and Hamleys.
3. The Lake District
If you want a short escape from reality, the Lake District is the right destination for you, with unspoiled views making this National Park a haven for walkers and wildlife lovers. Lake Windermere also provides great opportunities to indulge in your adventurous side, with boating popular in the summer season. Additionally, if you have a passion for literature, you can enjoy seeing Beatrix Potter’s home, the surroundings of which were the basis and inspiration for her famous books.
Liverpool is an exciting destination near to most cities in the UK and providing a wealth of attractions that aren’t all centred around The Beatles. Although The Beatles Story is one of the most popular attractions along the riverfront, with interactive exhibits detailing the band’s timeline, there are also other great exhibitions and attractions such as The British Music Experience.
York, with its historic charm and independent shops, is a particularly great destination at Christmas when their Christmas market takes over the city with stalls and arts and crafts on every street corner. If you choose to go in the summer months, York is no less of a great destination, with a wealth of attractions for kids such as the York Museum and the York Dungeon, as well as the unique and quirky shops, restaurant and cafes lining The Shambles to entertain the adults in your party.