Top Weekend Breaks in the UK **


If you are looking for a nice romantic break or you simply need a change of scenery for a couple of days, there are plenty of amazing places around the UK that are just a short drive or train journey away. Whether you like to go for a nice meal and a few drinks or you want to be outdoors hiking, we have a great selection of destinations to help you to decide on where to travel for your next mini-break.



Chester is a beautiful historic city with stunning architecture and a huge list of things to do. Chester Races are renowned for a wonderful day of fun and the racecourse is situated a short walk from the centre, making it very easy to get to from most hotels. Chester also has a fabulous selection of cocktail bars and restaurants, plus more traditional style pubs if you prefer. Chester is also great for shopping and walking along the River Dee. On a nice day, you might want to take a river cruise to see the sights.



There is a good night out to be had in Nottingham, from loads of live music options to streets and streets of eclectic bars. If you are trying to keep to a small budget on your break then there are plenty of happy hour deals happening all over the city. For good value accommodation check this website out. If you want to spend some time outdoors then head to Sherwood Forest Country Park, where there is plenty to do.


Lake Windermere

If you would rather go somewhere a bit quieter and picturesque then a trip to the Lake District is the perfect getaway. From romantic walks around Lake Windermere to all action watersports, the Lake District has got it all. It is great for hikers or simply those who want to escape from the hustle and bustle of your everyday busy lifestyle.




Scotland’s capital city has a bit of everything – the modern city, brimming with lively bars and restaurants and the beautiful scenery just outside of the city centre. A visit to Edinburgh Castle is a must and a short drive will take you to the breathtaking Highlands where you can explore and see a different side to Scotland. If you are travelling around August time, then you will get to experience the world-famous Edinburgh Fringe. It is an unforgettable experience and the city really comes alive during the festival.



Most famous for its university, Cambridge is a lovely city with amazing building architecture and a pleasant vibe. If you enjoy cycling then Cambridge is a great place to visit as the large student population ensures that cycling is well accommodated for around the city. The River Cam is also a nice place to enjoy a walk or even try a bit of rowing. Alternatively, you experience Cambridge on a punt tour, taking you along the River Cam around the colleges and the other sights of the city.



A trip to Wales and the island of Anglesey is another great UK break. There are plenty of great walking trails around the area and on a warm day, you can spend the day at one of the local beaches, maybe even try a bit of surfing if you are the sporty type. Church Bay is a stunning area of Anglesey and Barclodiad y Gawres is an ancient burial chamber that is worth a visit for the historians out there.


** Note: This is a collaborative post


  1. April 27, 2018 / 8:11 pm

    Anglesey is our favourite place ever! We went there last summer and I just fell in love with it! I can’t wait to go back this year!

    • yeahlifestyle
      April 30, 2018 / 7:16 am

      Yes such a beautiful place indeed

  2. April 27, 2018 / 8:14 pm

    I would love to explore the Lake District! I have visited Chester & Edinburgh and agree that they are great for a weekend getaway.

  3. hannah wood
    April 27, 2018 / 8:16 pm

    Lake District is amazing been so many times they have lots of nice place to see and visit and walks too.

  4. April 27, 2018 / 9:32 pm

    These sound like some great getaways for the UK. I would love to make it to Edinburgh one day, Scotland in general has always been on my wishlist of somewhere to travel.

    • yeahlifestyle
      April 27, 2018 / 9:43 pm

      Yes we have been there once and totally loved it, we hope to head there again soon in Summer

  5. April 28, 2018 / 9:43 am

    I live in Nottingham and it honestly has such a wide range of activities! From great little places to eat and drink to ice staking, trampolining, bowling, laser quest, shopping and thats not including the amazing local parks and of course Sherwood, Wollaton and the Windmill!

    • yeahlifestyle
      April 29, 2018 / 6:58 pm

      So glad to hear the Kirsty, sounds like so much to do there, we must put this into our list for our next trip

  6. April 28, 2018 / 3:30 pm

    We had two nights (two nights!) away from the children in October, and spent it in Edinburgh. I would highly recommend it. We may even take our kids one day…

    • yeahlifestyle
      April 29, 2018 / 6:56 pm

      So glad to hear the Becky, its always nice to be away from the kids to have some time alone

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