UK Breaks

Who says holidays have to be taken abroad? With such stunning natural scenery and vibrant city settings, the UK offers some fantastic options for a much-needed getaway.

 

Lake District

One of England’s natural treasures, the Lake District is a sprawling idyll of hills, rivers, mountains and meadows. Whether you’re a climbing enthusiast or prefer to amble through the rolling fields, this quaint corner of the North is an ideal spot for a rural retreat.

You’ll stroll through the rolling hills of Cat Bells, trek through Grizedale Forest and wind your way around the eternally serene Coniston Water, occasionally stopping at one of the charming pubs tucked away in the countryside to relax and recharge.

Those of a more intrepid nature can challenge themselves on the ascent of Jack’s Rake or Pinnacle Ridge, and for a truly exhilarating climb, thread the famous Napes Needle or scale Scafell Pike.

To start planning your Lake District adventure, click the image above!

 

 

Stratford-upon-Avon

Home to William Shakespeare himself, this quintessentially English town is a favourite for visitors from far and wide hoping to soak up some of the atmosphere of the Bard’s inspiration.

For those making the pilgrimage to the famous poet’s most trodden paths, look no further than Shakespeare’s Birthplace. This 16th-century house serves as the centre of attention for all Shakespeare tourists, and offers an unparalleled glimpse into his early years.

For those more interested in punting than poetry, the River Avon offers a delightfully tranquil setting for a pleasant cruise through the city’s most picturesque parts. Choose to go solo or sit back and relax with a tour guide as you sail past the Stratford Butterfly Farm, the enchanting Holy Trinity Church and, of course, The Royal Shakespeare Theatre.

To visit or not to visit, that is the question. If the answer is yes, click the image above to start planning your trip!

 

 

Edinburgh, Scotland

Another national treasure, Edinburgh is one of the UK’s most picturesque cities and makes for a truly magical holiday destination. From 12th-century architecture to one of Europe’s most vibrant arts festivals, Scotland’s capital city offers enough to keep even the busiest tourist entertained.

For history buffs, the world-famous Edinburgh Castle stands proudly atop Castle Rock, looking down upon the city’s charming Old Town. A visit of these hallowed grounds before a trip to the opulent Palace of Holyroodhouse is sure to send shivers down your spine.

If the weather’s kind during your visit, why not head over to Arthur’s Peak? This exquisitely located mountain boasts panoramic views of the city and a range of stunning walks, climbs and scrambles.

If you’re keen on a visit to the Scottish capital, just click the image above to start planning your trip!