Now’s the time to brush off the last of the winter blues, lace-up your walking boots and bask in a little springtime sunshine on a well-deserved minibreak. Whatever your dream weekend looks like, be that cycling the Surrey Hills, stargazing in Northumberland or sipping on a cold craft beer in Brighton, the UK has something for you.
Pack a bag and indulge your wanderlust at one of these weekend break-worthy locations. Oxford
Escape the hustle and bustle of everyday life by discovering the cultural delights of Oxford. The city of dreaming spires can easily be explored by foot. Amble along its cobbled streets and appreciate the beautiful architecture at your own pace, or alternatively, join one of city’s many popular walking tours. Home to one of the oldest and best universities in the world, a tour around the prestigious Oxford University is a must.
In good weather, lay out a picnic blanket and enjoy great food and company against the backdrop of the charming Christ Church meadow. Not surprisingly, Oxford boasts a number of warm and welcoming pubs for you to retreat to after a day of sightseeing.
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For a remote hideaway that promises peace, quiet and magnificent natural landscapes, escape to the Scottish Highlands for a minibreak in Inverness. It’s a city steeped in history and astounding beauty, as its collection of historic castles and botanic gardens prove. Fuel your imagination with a visit to the legendary Loch Ness, and see for yourself if a mysterious aquatic being really inhabits its waters.
If you’d like to explore the best of the Scottish Highlands by bike, get away from the crowds and savour the calming tranquillity of Glen Affric’s glistening lochs and dramatic moorlands – you may even catch sight of a red deer or two.
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Manchester is a brilliant bustling city packed with world-class art, shopping and sport for you to enjoy on your Easter weekend break. For hand crafted coffees, live music and vibrant street art, take to the city’s creative hub - the Northern Quarter - where you’ll find delectable foodie favourites at every corner. If it’s luxury dining and cocktail tasting you’re craving, Manchester’s Spinningfields offers a sophisticated setting for special occasions.
A stadium tour of one of the world’s most famous football grounds, Old Trafford, or a trip to the National Football Museum makes a great day out for sports fans. If you’re ready to explore Manchester’s rich and exciting industrial past, embark on a voyage of discovery and uncover some of the city’s greatest achievements at the Museum of Science and Industry.
Missing the snow? Take to the slopes at Chill Factore, which boasts the UK’s longest indoor snow slope and a superb choice of games, activities and events for all the family.
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Sun seekers, pack your sandals and take a seaside break in Brighton. Start your trip with a stroll along its iconic Grade II listed pleasure pier, which has played host to thousands of excited holiday-goers in its 100-year history. Revel in the pier’s bright lights and lively atmosphere – its fairground rides and delicious fish and chips are fun for all the family.
Once you’ve ticked off all the must-see attractions (the Royal Pavilion, the Pavilion Gardens and the British Airways i360 to name a few), head to the beach front and discover Brighton through water sports; by windsurfing, sailing or water skiing.
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