The Best Cities for a Weekend Break in the UK

The view of Parliament from the London Eye

When most people are booking holidays, they only think about going somewhere exotic. However, the UK has a lot to offer. Actually, if you are lucky with the weather you can have an amazing holiday in the UK. Right now we’re going to look at the best cities in the UK for a weekend break.


With London being the capital city of the UK, it’s one of the most popular places to visit for a weekend break. If you haven’t been for some time then it’s certainly worth a visit. London is continually evolving and changing. It’s busy whatever time of year you visit, but there will always be something to do. There are also plenty of free things to do, including going to see Buckingham palace and walking through some of the many parks, or even just going to the pub. If you are staying in London for the weekend, it’s worth investigating leaving your car outside the city at a tube station and catching the tube in.


Edinburgh is a beautiful city whatever season you decide to visit in. Depending on where you live, you might want to fly rather than drive. It’s possible to base yourself in Edinburgh at one of the many hotels and then visit the highlands, or just spend your time in the city. Edinburgh is home to all of the well known names on the high street. It also has lots of unique old buildings which make a visit extra special.


Liverpool is another fantastic area of the country to visit. There are loads of attractions, including visiting the tavern where the Beatles first performed. There are lots of things of historical interest, including the oldest china town in the UK. There is a huge variety of hotels in Liverpool ranging from 1 to 5 star and they even have spa hotels.

There really are plenty of fantastic places to visit in the UK. There’s no need to always go abroad when you need a holiday. By staying in the UK you can spend more time enjoying your vacation, rather than having to spend too long travelling. It should also be a nice change not to have to spend hours in an airport waiting to board a plane.

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