With the colder weather already descending and the stressful Christmas period on the horizon, it is no wonder that many Brits are seeking some form of escape.
Whilst many will look towards sunnier climates for their trip, the benefits of staying at home should not be overlooked.
The UK has plenty of great cities that boast impressive tourism figures and these could prove the ideal spot for a short winter reprieve.
Why holiday at home?
For those wondering why they should holiday at home, the answer is simple – cash. Staying within our shores requires no flying and often just a short drive or train journey. You also don’t have the hassle of exchanging currencies and getting a bad deal on your money.
Although cheap deals may be available for holidays abroad, the benefits of holidaying at home cannot be ignored. Along with money, you don’t need to worry about getting to grips with a foreign language, and you are free to go wherever you want on familiar roads or train lines.
For this reason, city breaks in the UK have soared in popularity of late with five of the best destinations listed below.
When it comes to visiting cities in the UK, the Scottish capital city of Edinburgh is a great place to visit. One of the most recognisable landmarks from this city is the imposing castle dominating the skyline. Aside from this obvious attraction, the city is known for a vibrant and colourful nightlife and there are plenty of museums and other cultural attractions for you to visit.
One of the best historical cities in the UK, York is another great destination for anyone interested in discovering more about England’s past. This northern city offers visitors the chance to visit plenty of iconic landmarks whilst immersing them in beautiful countryside.3. Blackpool
For those after a city break at the coast, Blackpool is an obvious choice. The city is as famous for its iconic tower and illuminations as it is for its thriving culture. A haven for partygoers, this is one city you can’t afford to miss if you’re looking for a fun break in the UK.4. Belfast
For those who want to feel like they’re travelling further away, the city of Belfast in Northern Ireland is a great choice. A trip here will give you the impression you have travelled abroad whilst still giving you all the comforts of a home grown holiday. If you don’t want to fly you can reach Belfast by taking your car on a ferry.5. London
No list of top UK cities would be complete without at least a passing reference to the English capital. As famous for its numerous landmarks as it is for its diverse culture, there are plenty of reasons to take a city break here. Staging over 32,000 musical performances each year (of which 17% are free) and with over 150 ancient monuments and 40,000 listed buildings, London is certainly a city with something for everyone.
Leading tour operators such as The Co-operative
offer plenty of deals to cities throughout the UK and are a great choice for those looking to book a short break away.