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UK weekend breaks | indulge in a hotel break in one of these gorgeous destinations

If you've got a free weekend and a few spare pennies, then why not treat yourself to a weekend break in one of these lovely UK destinations

Always wanted to go to Cornwall but never had the chance? Or perhaps it’s time you explored Edinburgh? Alternatively you could cosy up by a warm fire in Yorkshire…

Whatever way you would like to spend your weekend, we’ve got some great articles detailing our favourite weekend breaks in the UK.

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A charming weekend break in the Cotswolds


A weekend break in the Cotswolds is the perfect way to escape from the city and relax surrounded by stunning countryside, treating yourself to afternoon tea and delicious Sunday roasts by an open fire.

Book yourself into a spa hotel with an outdoor hot tub for the ultimate weekend of relaxation or alternatively opt for a country B&B, complete with wooden beams and floral patterned wall paper.

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A weekend break by the sea in Cornwall


A beach break in Cornwall could be just what the Doctor ordered. Spend your weekend stretched out on a sunset beach or roaming the stunning coastal paths that take in views over the sea.

Stay in a castle with sea views, or in a luxurious spa hotel, Cornwall has lots to offer when it comes to fantastic hotels with indoor pools, Jacuzzis, boutique interiors and restaurants serving up exquisite seafood.

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A weekend break exploring Georgian architecture in Bath


Bath’s Georgian architecture is an UNESCO World Heritage site and well worth a weekend trip of wandering it’s quaint streets, visiting the Roman Baths and even spending a few hours relaxing in a spa yourself.

We’ve chosen our favourite hotels, some that are in historic buildings, and others that are cheap and cheerful with cosy beds and fluffy carpets.

A luxurious weekend break in Birmingham


Birmingham is a great choice if you are looking for a luxury weekend that doesn’t break the bank. Four and five-star hotels are cheaper in Birmingham compared to other parts of the country such as London, Manchester, Edinburgh or Bristol where luxury hotels can come in very expensive.

Birmingham is also considered to be a Venice of the North with canal-lined streets, and a wealth of small rivers and lakes traversing the cityscape.

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A weekend break in Yorkshire in a cosy B&B


Enjoy Yorkshire’s rolling hills and Dales on long walks, scenic drives, and scouting trips to picturesque market towns. Then return to your BnB for a roast dinner (complete with Yorkshire puddings) beside a roaring fireplace and a good night’s sleep in the cosy and comfy bedrooms.

Yorkshire boasts a lot of great attractions including scenic coastline, heather-strewn moors, bustling cities like Leeds and Sheffield, plus spa towns like Harrogate perfect for a girly weekend of shopping and spa time.

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A weekend break in Edinburgh for a touch of romance


Head to the Scottish capital for a weekend steeped in romance. Explore the castle, visit the ‘new town’ and enjoy a hot chocolate in the cafes along the winding medieval lanes.

We’ve chosen our favourite hotels for a romantic weekend, including those with indoor pools, in-room bath tubs, and terraces with views over the castle.

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A weekend break in Liverpool


Cosmopolitan and lively with a rich history and plenty to see, Liverpool is a must for a weekend break. Explore the docklands before heading in to the centre for a spot of shopping and a decadent brunch.

The hotels in Liverpool showcase the best of what the city has to offer and feature some of the most luxurious interiors in the UK. Whether it’s a converted 19th century warehouse or a Grade II listed historic icon, these hotels will make your weekend break an experience you’ll never forget!

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A romantic weekend break in Glasgow


Glasgow is ideal for a romantic weekend break spent admiring its stunning architecture, sampling its burgeoning foodie scene, listening to live music and staying in a chic boutique hotel.

All of these hotels feature beautiful interiors that are carefully curated and thought out to make the most of the space and make you feel at home. Some offer roof terraces with magnificent views over the city and all have fantastic restaurants serving delicious cuisine.

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A weekend break in London for sight-seeing and shopping


A weekend break in the Big Smoke is definitely worthwhile every so often to get your fix of bright city lights and the iconic London glamour. Whether you want to see the big sights, shop in flagship stores you can’t find anywhere else in the country or simply catch up with friends and go for brunch, London has something for everyone.

We’ve chosen hotels in different areas of the city that are all in easy reach of certain attractions depending on what you are interested in doing in London. We’ve also done our best to pick budget options, so you can save money on the hotel and have fuller pockets for your days of exploring.