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.
Two Night Memorable Break for Two
100s of hotels to choose from 2 nights
Whether you’re looking to escape to the Cornish coast, roam the rolling hills of Bonnie Scotland or explore the bustling streets of a new city, you’ll be spoilt for choice with this two-night hotel break voucher! With hundreds of destinations on offer across the UK and Europe, our handpicked selection of getaways include boutique countryside hotels, quirky retreats and chic city hideaways – there’s something for everyone. No matter the location you choose, you can rest assured that a warm welcome, relaxing atmosphere, cosy sleep and delicious breakfast on both mornings awaits. What are you waiting for? It’s time to pack your bags!
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”.
Two Night Hotel Stay for Two with Dinner
100s of hotels to choose from 2 nights
We all need a break from the hustle and bustle of daily life now and again to recharge our batteries. So, why not treat yourself and someone special to a getaway to remember with a two-night hotel stay with dinner? Whether it’s a boutique city oasis or a sprawling verdant country manor you're in need of, we have escapes to suit all holidaymakers and occasions, available at an exciting array of stunning locations in the UK and Europe. With a divine dinner included for your first evening, you can kick off your getaway in style before luxuriating in your comfy room and plotting tomorrow's activities whether that's exploring a new city or taking it nice and slow!
Different Types of Short Breaks in the UK
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.
Overnight Murder Mystery Break for Two with Dinner – Special Offer
45 locations to choose from 1 night
Time to don the deerstalker and channel your inner sleuth as you use your detective wit to solve a murder mystery before you've mopped up your dessert! Available at a variety of locations across the UK with a range of mind boggling murder plots, experienced actors will transport you to another world full of twists, crimes and confessions as you enjoy a delectable three-course dinner on this thrilling murder myster break. After the evening's entertainment has unfolded, retire to your comfortable room to enjoy a replenishing night's rest and awake to a cooked breakfast the next morning. Surely you're dying to experience this unique murder mystery getaway!
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!
Two Night Break with Dinner for Two at Fowey Hall
Fowey - Cornwall 2 nights
With pubs a plenty, a selection of cute cafes serving up traditional scones and a rugged coastline, Fowey is the dreamiest spot to immerse yourself in all things Cornish! All you need is a luxurious hotel with stunning views over the picturesque Fowey Estuary – enter this two-night stay at Fowey Hall, a Victorian mansion which is said to be the inspiration for Toad Hall in The Wind and the Willows stories. You’ll also get to indulge in a two-course dinner one night, choosing from a set menu adorned with sumptuous dishes created from top quality local produce as well as a cooked breakfast each morning.
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.
Overnight Luxury Stay for Two at The Athenaeum Hotel
Mayfair - West End 1 night
A stone's throw away from the buzzing streets of central London lies a 5-star hideaway well-versed in delivering the most relaxing of city breaks. The Athenaeum Hotel is synonymous with opulent elegance and is the ideal location for an overnight stay in the Capital. Unwind in a sea of tranquillity as you indulge in the top-notch spa facilities and enjoy a revitalising night's sleep in the comfort of your superior room. A full English breakfast awaits you in the morning, before you head out to stroll through nearby Green Park, take selfies outside of Buckingham Palace’s pearly gates or wander through Mayfair toward lively Piccadilly Circus.
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.
Overnight Relaxation Break for Two
100s of breaks to choose from 1 night
Whether it's to escape the stresses of modern life, improve your physical health or indulge in some overdue self-care, there's always a good reason to treat yourself and a loved one to a rejuvenating overnight spa break. Each of our handpicked locations, from cosy countryside havens to sparkling city stays and historic hideaways, boast impressive spa and leisure facilities for you to make the most of during your overnight stay. A restorative night's sleep awaits in a luxury room with breakfast on offer the following morning so you can head back to reality with warm hearts, full bellies and a clear mind. Bliss!
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?
Overnight Spa Break with Dinner and a Private Hot Tub at Three Horseshoes Country Inn
Leek - Staffordshire 1 night
Situated in the Staffordshire countryside, the Three Horseshoes Country Inn and Spa is ready to welcome you for the most hot tub and soak up the stunning Peak District views. Explore the elegant Mill Wheel Spa with a 25-minute Beach Hut experience replicating a trip to a sunny and sandy beach, before dining in style with a two-course meal at the award-winning hotel restaurant. The next morning, enjoy a delectable breakfast and make the most of the spa facilities until 1pm on the day of departure.
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.
Two Night Glamping Experience for Two
22 locations to choose from 2 nights
Take your pick of idyllic locations across the UK from rugged and rural Scottish Isles to the green expanses of Devon, Herefordshire and Cumbria as you get back in touch with nature with this two-night glamping experience for two. Embrace the countryside and get your fill of fresh air at a choice of stunning locations in a luxurious camping pod, wigwam or timber tent, ready to shelter you from the changeable, revitalising elements. A perfect excuse to escape the busy everyday, this glamping getaway is the ultimate way to recharge your batteries and focus on making memories rather than putting up tent poles!
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.