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If one good thing came from the travel restrictions during the pandemic, it was the meteoric rise in popularity of staycations in good old Blighty. There are some truly wonderful holiday hotspots waiting right outside our doorsteps just waiting to be discovered! As well as potentially reducing your carbon footprint by not jetsetting abroad, you can discover some of the best short stays in the country and see the UK in a whole new light.

From the sandy shores of coastal Cornish towns, to adventure breaks in the Lake District and city experiences in Liverpool, London or York, there's something out there for all holidaymakers, guaranteed to have you feeling refreshed and energised before heading back to reality.

Here, we've put together some of the best places for a short break in the UK, whether you’re after a romantic, unusual, city, spa or seaside getaway this year.

  • What is a Short Break? ›
  • Why Go on a Short Break? ›
  • Different Types of Short Breaks in the UK ›

What is a Short Break?

A short break is essentially a mini holiday that gifts you the opportunity to spend some quality time with family friends, explore an exciting new location, go on an adventure or simply relax! And where better to take a short break than in the UK? From Wales’ stunning Snowdonia National Park, to Scotland’s glittering lochs and England’s glorious coastline, there is so much to see, explore and enjoy. From glamping getaways in Cornwall to chic city hotel stays in Edinburgh, our UK short breaks collection is sure to have the perfect escape for you.

Why Go on a Short Break?

There are so many benefits that come as a result of taking a short break. It’s very easy to get caught up with work and the stresses of our everyday lives, so holidays come as a much needed chance to explore and expand your horizons in an exciting new location.

As such, short breaks are a welcome opportunity to reduce your stress, relax, have some fun and indulge in some self-care as you treat yourself, family and friends to a titillating trip! After all, as a very wise person once said, “Travel is the only thing you buy that makes you richer”.

Different Types of Short Breaks in the UK

Unusual Escapes

For something a little wild and wonderful, how about going on a unique and quirky escape this year? From cliff camping in Devon to themed hotels and murder mystery breaks, we’re sure to have an unusual escape to satsify your wanderlust cravings and help you make some new memories that will last a lifetime.

Seaside Breaks

If you do like to be beside the seaside, look no further than our carefully curated selection of coastal retreats. From Devon to Cornwall and beyond, get ready to feel the sea breeze in your hair and golden sand between your toes with a seaside holiday to remember. Don’t forget your sunglasses!

Luxury City Breaks

If you’re looking to celebrate a special occasion, there’s no better way than to revel in an escape of pure indulgence in a stylish city. From London to Edinburgh, Manchester and beyond, our selection of the best luxury city breaks at the UK’s most decadent hotels are sure to make your extravagant staycation dreams a reality.

Spa Breaks

An enchanting way to luxuriate in some well deserved rest and relaxation, a spa break offers peace and tranquillity in abundance. With renowned brands including Champneys and Marriott Spas, as well as blissful breaks at independent boutique spas across the UK, our choice of calming spa escapes are guaranteed to leave you feeling fresh and fancy free.

Romantic Breaks

For a romantic weekend away to remember, our collection of luxurious and loved-up getaways are just the tonic. Whether you’re celebrating an anniversary, birthday, engagement or just because, whisk your special someone away and relax in the comfort of a stunning hotel in your choice of spectacular location. What’s not to love?

Glamping Breaks

Are you searching for a short break with a difference? Say no more – a glamping trip in the Great British countryside is just a click away! Forget your camping woes of old, glamping is all about relaxing in a stylish yurt or luxury bell tent and sleeping beneath the stars with your nearest and dearest.

Searching for More Unforgettable UK Short Breaks?

From unforgettable overnight city breaks to tranquil two-night country escapes and luxury spa retreats in 5-star hotels, our wonderful collection of short breaks in the UK guarantee to thrill and delight, no matter the occasion.