Shopping, cafes, sightseeing, dining out, nightlife... a city break offers an ideal opportunity to take in sights and sounds of some of the most vibrant and exciting cities in the UK. Discover the unique culture and heritage of each city or just have a coffee, relax and watch the world go by! You'll find our chosen hotels in the city centre or within easy walking distance or with good transport links.
You could head to a city full of culture; such as York and explore the York Walls, visit Jorvik Viking Museum or see how the city became one of the leading cities of chocolate on York’s Chocolate Story Tour. See how life has changed in the last 2000 years and mix fear with fun at York Dungeon; where you could meet the Torturer or Guy Fawkes and see what happened during the plague in the 1500s. But beware, it’s not for the faint hearted.
York is loaded with culture but is also perfect for shopping and has tons of restaurants and cafes for when your feet need a break! Walk through the Shambles and see the bespoke shops and stores. Relax in the many coffee shops or spend an afternoon in Betty’s Tea Rooms enjoying tea and scones!
How about taking a trip up to Scotland to stay in Edinburgh? See Edinburgh Castle or Hadrian’s Wall, walk up to Arthur’s Seat or have a picnic in Princes Street Gardens. There are tons of museums and places to discover and Edinburgh itself is extremely photogenic! There’s also plenty of street entertainment and like York, has loads of places to eat and drink. Edinburgh is huge but so relaxed; there’s no hustle and bustle of city life which makes for an easy city break!
If you’re a football fanatic the perfect city to visit is Manchester. Home of two of the UK’s biggest football teams and the National Football Museum; which is completely free to enter and guides you through the UK’s football history! Manchester is also great for museums; such as the Museum of Science and Industry and the Imperial War Museum. Don’t forget to pay a visit to the John Ryland’s Library too! Manchester also makes for a brilliant night out; if you’re looking for clubs or bars, the city is jam packed with them, as well as venues for gigs and theatres for shows! You might want a quieter night out, which is fine too because there’s plenty of quiet and off the beaten path pubs!
Beatles fan? ukbreakaways.com also offer stays in Liverpool; home of the fab four! Visit the Beatles Story or the Cavern Club. Like Manchester, Liverpool is also brimming with culture; see the docks or the Museum of Liverpool, take a trip to Anfield, home of the famous Liverpool FC or visit the International Slavery Museum. There’s also Tate Gallery to see or catch a concert at the Echo Arena. Liverpool is perfect for exploring.
City breaks suit everybody; if you want to escape on a romantic break away then look no further than York, Cardiff, Edinburgh or Aberdeen. If you want a weekend break to do some shopping and have a good night out then take a look at Newcastle, Nottingham or Manchester. They’re all great for families too as they’re all home to some fantastic attractions.
Some of our breaks are also available in December which means you can get some Christmas shopping done! Round that off with a nice warm hot chocolate and buy some crepes and soak in the Winter Wonderland!
A city break isn’t just for business workers and you don’t have to go to London to have a great experience. You can find great deals with ukbreakaways.com in hotels that are ideally located around the centre! Book today!
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