If you’re looking for a staycation this year then look no further. Here’s a list of the best cities in the UK to take a weekend break!
Oxford is a fantastic city break if you want to go shopping. You could search for cool stuff in the Covered Market, or browse the best of the high street. Oxford has all the big-name shops but also has a vast array of independent boutiques and delicatessens. For one-of-a-kind, dresses don’t miss Fresh Oxford, while you’ll find chic everyday threads at Vanilla and Indigo.
You could stay at the Oxford Spires Hotel which is in a lovely location on the banks of the Thames. Oxford is only a 15-minute walk along the Thames towpath, and the hotel is set in 20 acres of parkland – with an excellent leisure club, heated swimming pool, sauna, and steam room.
There are lots to experience in the city’s heart (such as punting, Ely Cathedral, and more museums than you could ever squeeze into a weekend) – but the real charm of Cambridge is its pleasant surroundings – pretty villages, rolling fields, and the beautiful River Cam. It is the perfect choice if you fancy a good dose of fresh air with your urban adventures.
Manchester is great for style and art as the creative scene is buzzing. Manchester is home to The Lowry, Manchester Art Gallery, and the Whitworth which will enthrall art lovers all weekend, while shoppers will love the city’s thriving independent stores – which specialize in everything from vinyl to blue cheese. You could stay at the King Street Townhouse which occupies a magnificent 19th-century building with eclectic interiors. The pièce de résistance is the rooftop infinity pool and spa, framing spectacular views of the Town Hall Clock Tower.
Enjoy an alternative spa weekend with a little pampering on your girly city break, venture to Thermae Bath Spa to wallow in its mineral-rich rooftop pool – which boasts fantastic views of the city. There’s also a massage list as long as your arm, a Roman-style steam room, and state-of-the-art infrared sauna – plus the cafe serves a great afternoon tea. Stay at the Abbey Hotel, the perfect pied-à-terre for a break in one of Britain’s most beautiful cities. Spread across three Georgian terraced houses, it is just a short stroll from the Roman Baths and a stone’s throw from the best shopping in the city. The hotel combines an eclectic collection of art with excellent service and superb food in the Allium restaurant.
With its beautiful Victorian shopping centres, quirky market, sporting events, castle, parks and a vast range of places to eat out and enjoy, Cardiff is one of the finest and most popular cities to visit in the UK. There is something in store for everyone, check out the Millennium Centre and Cardiff Bay too. Skip the hotel and get a self catering apartments cardiff for the weekend. You’ll have room for everyone and your own space to do what you want.
What’s your favourite City for a weekend break?