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Best areas to visit in the UK for a short break

Best areas to visit in the UK for a short break

Want a short break in the UK but not sure where to go? Whether you’re the type of family that enjoys learning about the UK’s history or if you simply want to chill out on the beach. Whatever your family wants from a short break, we’ve got it covered!

1. York

York is the perfect city for a family break; the city is steeped in history and the easiest way to see York in one go is to walk around the medieval walls. Visit one of York’s must-see attractions the Jorvik Viking Centre and explore the history of York through the Viking age.

2. Southwold, Suffolk

Southwold is a quintessentially British seaside town in Suffolk, with its sandy beach and beach hut-lined promenade, it's a wonderful place to holiday or break. Laden with colourful beach huts, pier, lighthouse and model boating pond, Southwold offers plenty without unsightly amusement arcades.

3. Lake District

The Lake District is filled with amazing adventures for tots to teenagers. From learning circus skills to bushcraft survival or archery to canoeing! Take a look at the jam-packed events calendar and check out the list of family-friendly events.

4. Warwick Castle

Warwick Castle is a truly unique setting for a short break; experience a unique starlit woodland family sleepover like no other with Mediaeval Glamping at only £40 per person per night! During the weekend you will experience one thousand years of jaw-dropping history each day at Warwick is a whirlwind of activity from falconry displays to the castle dungeon there’s plenty to do to immerse yourself in the history of Warwick Castle.

5. London

Would a list about short breaks in the UK be complete without a mention of our shining capital city! Some families may feel apprehensive about hustle and bustle when they have a young family but there is so much to enjoy in London! The West End is packed with great shows the whole family can enjoy from Matilda to Les Mis. If you’re not into theatre take a trip to one of London’s great museums; the Science Museum is a popular choice with all of the interactive activities and blockbuster exhibitions.

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