Weekend breaks in England

Whether you are looking for a weekend city break, a fun short break for the family, or a peaceful rural escape, Englands diverse range of destinations and attractions means you will be sure to find the perfect break for you. With just about every interest and type of break catered for the real difficulty is choosing where and what kind of weekend break you are looking for. From the bustling cities of London or York bursting with things to do and see, to the idyllic scenery of the Lake District or the seaside culture of Cornwall, the different options available to you for a weekend break can be almost limitless.

If it’s an English city break your looking for then London is always a good choice. Easily accessible wherever you are in England and with more things to see and do than you could possibly fit into a short break, it is a sure fire bet for a weekend getaway. With a host of different activities to cater to any taste or budget, London is certain to provide something new to keep you entertained on every visit. One of the great things about London is that there are so many options that if you are not sure what you are looking for from a short break in England, you can simply turn up and take it as it comes.

In the North of England, the Lake District and North Yorkshire are ideal destinations for a short break in England. The Lake District, in Cumbria, with its famed range of lakes and mountains an provide a perfect relaxing getaway. Enjoying the scenery and wildlife provides a great escape and beyond that the Lake District is home to many places of historical interest, particularly in the areas of literature and art. North Yorkshire is another fantastic tourist destination in England. From the ancient city of York, the seaside tradition and the picturesque Victorian splendeur of Harrogate, the cities and towns of North Yorkshire are all a short drive from each other and make a great weekend break. Beyond that, the North York Moors provide stunning scenery and are hemmed in by traditional Yorkshire villages and towns such as Helmsley and Pickering.

On the South Coast there is a wide range of seaside towns which enjoy the warmest climate in England during the summer. Brighton and Bournemouth provide lively and relaxed beach breaks respectively whilst to the far South West, Cornwall, Devon and Somerset make up a wonderful corner of the country combining sun, culture and natural beauty in equal measure.