England City Breaks
City breaks in England
Staying in England for the weekend is the perfect option for anyone in search of a relaxing time away, without the hassle and expense of flying. With a great variety of enticing cities across the country, there is sure to be somewhere in England to suit all tastes, and a wide selection of accommodation from hostels to boutique hotels means you can tailor your mini-break to suit your budget. Whether you’re in search of history or culture, or looking to escape to a hidden corner on a romantic city break for two, England can provide the perfect setting. Plus, with excellent rail connections linking the country, a short break in England is a carbon-friendly way to head out and enjoy some rest and relaxation.
Explore somewhere new, close to home
The south of England has plenty to offer, with London being by far the most popular destination for visitors, and, with so much to do and see it’s easy to see why. Buckingham Palace, Westminster Abbey, the London Eye or a stroll along the bustling South Bank are just some of the many highlights of London. Alternatively, for those escaping from the hustle and bustle of the capital, Brighton, on the south coast, is just an hour south of London, and boasts the relaxed feel of a seaside holiday town and an eclectic mix of entertainment and lively nightlife. Bristol, in the south-west, is also another popular choice for a city break, with a strong cultural scene and plenty of attractive scenery nearby.
Fantastic city shopping and nightlife
Destinations in the north of England include major urban centres such as Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle, as well as smaller historic cities, such as York. Manchester and Leeds are ideal for shopping breaks in the UK, home to a range of high street stores and unique one-off boutiques, and the lively nightlife in both of these northern cities are a major draw for anyone wanting to let their hair down for the weekend. Newcastle is a great option for those travelling from Scotland, and its many attractions including The Baltic art gallery, riverside markets and iconic Angel of the North make this a popular choice. Alternatively, head to the historic city of York to wander through the cobbled streets and take tea in the famous Betty’s Tea Room for the perfect slice of Northern city life.
England city guides