The great outdoors is closer than you think; there’s so much to discover on your own doorstep. As more and more travellers realise the benefits of a staycation, we’ve certainly seen an uptake in the Great British holiday.
Our small nation is home to a wealth of culture, history and incredible landscapes to experience. Visit some of the world’s most beautiful sites while traversing the English countryside. To help you get started, we’ve selected a few of our best city breaks in the UK, so you can plan your next adventure.
Beauty spots in Bath
The ancient city of Bath in Britain’s West Country is a beautiful place for a break. The natural thermal baths here gave this city its name and represent a rich Roman history that’s waiting to be explored.
Wander down streets lined with well-preserved Georgian architecture, or uncover the city’s picturesque surroundings - there’s something for everyone to enjoy. You’re sure to fall in love with this idyllic location, and will no doubt want to claim one of the honey-coloured Cotswold stone buildings for your own.
Embark on a combined holiday to Bath and Bristol, and discover two new cities one easy trip.
Walking tours in Winchester
Allow yourself to be whisked away on a tour of the aesthetic architecture in Winchester. This wonderful city provides a brilliant location for a gentle walking holiday, with opportunities to visit the medieval Cathedral and Great Hall.
The countryside backdrop of this intriguing destination also offers the perfect place to take an afternoon jaunt. Plus, we stop at neighbouring Salisbury, making the most of our southern setting.
Meander through Malvern
Of course, it’s not all about metropolitan life! Nature truly shines on our glorious Malvern and Worcester break, set amongst some of the country’s most spectacular scenery. From your base in Great Malvern, you’ll set out onto Malvern Hills, rambling across this wide-open green space as you relish remarkable views of the surrounding counties.
Enjoy a train journey to Worcester before taking a walk along the banks of the River Severn. You can savour the quaint and quiet parts of your UK staycation, while still benefiting from an itinerary full of enjoyment.
History in Harrogate
Nestled in the heart of Yorkshire, Harrogate is a top contender for a fulfilling minibreak. The Yorkshire Dales sit just a stone's throw away from this attractive Victorian spa town that also boasts impressive ruins and historical pump rooms.
The nearby countryside is made up of beautiful greenery and rolling hills, meaning Harrogate is sure to please history and nature lovers alike.
Plus, by combining a break to Harrogate and York, you’ll get to appreciate two delightful destinations during a single trip. One thing is for sure, you won’t be the first to fall in love with Yorkshire.
The best city breaks in the UK
Ramblers Walking Holidays offer a variety of UK city breaks, ensuring you can book the right one for you. Every package makes the most of what Britain has to offer, providing itineraries that are packed full of cultural and historical activities. Stop at two alluring locations, each one with hidden gems that are waiting to be uncovered on foot.