Top UK Holiday Destinations

Whether you like to go on relaxing countryside breaks or you like to head to a city for the hustle and bustle, the UK is packed full of exciting holiday destinations. Here are some recommendations for you to try out: 

Liverpool
The city has undergone a lot of development in recent years and was the European Capital of Culture not so long ago. Birthplace of the famous Beatles, you can go on a Beatles tour to see where they grew up and wrote some of their iconic songs and you can even visit Strawberry Fields! New shopping centre Liverpool One is the perfect place to shop ’til you drop and then relax with great food and maybe a glass of wine or a cocktail. The city is also home to Liverpool and Everton football clubs and the Albert Docks. Why not take a ferry across the Mersey to view the beautiful city from across the water? You can easily travel to Liverpool by road, rail or even fly into John Lennon Airport


The Lake District 
For stunning countryside, the Lake District is an idyllic location. If you enjoy walking then there are hundreds of fantastic trails for you to try out. There is also an abundance of water sport activities at some of the lakes including Lake Windermere. Visit small villages like Ambleside to sample the country life and maybe pop into a traditional pub with an open fire to warm you up after a long walk. 


Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Edinburgh
Scotland’s capital has a mixture of stunning rural landscape and the bright lights of the city. The beautiful Edinburgh Castle is a great day out and if you can plan your visit to coincide with Edinburgh Fringe, you will have a whale of a time. If you prefer to go in quieter times, then avoid August (Fringe) and New Year when people flock to the city to celebrate Hogmanay and bring in the New Year. The city has some lovely shops and restaurants to try traditional Scottish fare like Haggis.


The Peak District 
The Peak District
The Peak District 

The famous Peak District covers a huge section of the English Midlands and offers beautiful scenery and days out. You can go camping if you fancy getting as close to nature as you possibly can. Or alternatively bed and breakfast in Derby is an option, or even a plush hotel in any of the nearby towns. Walkers absolutely love the Peak District and it is also a big favourite with cyclists looking for fun and challenging routes. The Peak District is a paradise for mountain climbers, abseilers and hikers. There are also lots of water-based activities for you to enjoy. 


York 
The historic city of York is a great location for a short break. Visit the Viking Centre for a fun day out or walk around the walled city and see the wonderful gothic cathedral. Take a long walk along the River Ouse and relax along the waterside bars and restaurants. Kirkgate is a recreated Victorian Street that is open to visitors and gives great insight into the history of York and its local businesses. The National Railway Museum is also a big attraction in York and The Shambles provides a unique shopping experience along cobbled streets and Victorian buildings. Chocolate lovers should also try the York Chocolate Story Guided Tour to find out about the history of chocolate making in York. And of course, you get to sample some of the produce! 

The UK is such a fantastic location for short breaks and discovering picturesque places. Whether you fancy an active holiday of walking, rock climbing or simply shopping and dining out, you have so much choice here. 
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