If you’re living in the UK, then you’re within easy reach of several dozen culturally and historically significant cities. As such, you’ll be able to enjoy a range of city breaks without spending a huge amount.
Why Go Abroad?
While there are a great many worthwhile adventures to be embarked upon overseas, there’s no reason that you need to step on a plane to have a good time.
If you’re holidaying in the UK, then you’ll be able to save money, and thereby go on holiday more often. If you’re a key worker, then you might even be able to enjoy a more substantial discount; NHS workers can find Premier Inn discount codes online.
Where Should I Go?
There are a few different cities competing for your attention. Let’s take a look at a selection of the more interesting.
From the perspective of the average tourist, Edinburgh is a great deal different than most other cities in the UK. You’ll get a distinctly cosmopolitan vibe that brings to mind Scandinavian capitals, and there is a range of amazing pubs, bars, and restaurants. Of course, if you haven’t yet visited Edinburgh, you’ll want to make time to climb the hill at the center and take a look around the castle.
Staying in Scotland for the time being, Glasgow offers a very different experience from Edinburgh. While the latter is all about history and culture, Glasgow puts more emphasis on the people you’ll meet and the small businesses you’ll frequent during your stay. There’s vibrant nightlife and some inspiring architecture throughout.
If you’re based in Northern Ireland, then a trip to Belfast might be a familiar excursion. For those of us based in Britain, however, Belfast might fall into a grey area between a domestic and overseas break. It’s got a huge amount to offer, however, despite its relatively small size. Take a taxi tour, and venture out to Cavehill for a different perspective on the city.
Venturing to the south of England we find Bristol, which has a deserved reputation as a hub for artists and creatives. Banksy made his reputation here, and many of the UK’s most famous musical acts played their first gigs here.
In the same tradition, Bristol is now home to a vibrant collection of artisanal restaurants and microbreweries, many of which come out to showcase their wares every summer, at the Bristol Craft Beer Festival.
This famous university city is packed with dazzling historic buildings. It’s great for tourists who like to walk around a city center, and there’s no shortage of quality gastropubs to sample. While you’re in town, you owe it to yourself to go on a punting trip – the best way to see the city is from the water.