Short breaks in England

Large flock of birds at sunset near Palace Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England.

Strike out on long country walks through summer meadows and shady woods and stay over in classic English pubs to sample real ales and tasty regional grub. Plan an adventure with the kids in a canvas cottage or whisk your loved one away on a romantic city break. Discover a different side to an English seaside resort or eat your way around a foodie city; we have hundreds of ideas for short breaks in England.

Large flock of birds at sunset near Palace Pier, Brighton, East Sussex, England.

Strike out on long country walks through summer meadows and shady woods and stay over in classic English pubs to sample real ales and tasty regional grub. Plan an adventure with the kids in a canvas cottage or whisk your loved one away on a romantic city break. Discover a different side to an English seaside resort or eat your way around a foodie city; we have hundreds of ideas for short breaks in England.

Choose from hundreds of short break ideas...

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October events

Find the best events, festivals and experiences in England this month - ideal for planning your short break. From huge music festivals to delicious seafood celebrations, England is the place to be this October.

Couple in the swimming pool, Thermae Bath Spa, Bath

Romantic breaks and getaways

Take time for just the two of you on a romantic break to some of England’s most loved-up locations. From spa breaks to stargazing, there’s an amazing range of romantic places to go for dates, escapes, and even proposals.

Weekend breaks

Whether you’re up for a camping trip, a city break or just want to escape to the country, we have loads of ideas for making the most of a weekend break in England, including great places to stay. Get planning your next getaway.

People having a drink at The Rooftop St. James, Trafalgar St. James Hotel, Trafalgar Square, London, with Nelson's Column in the background.

City breaks and holidays

Head into the bustling warren of a city in England and immerse yourself in the people, culture, and history. From local food and arts, to nightlife and science centres, there are a wealth of activities to indulge in to get a true taste of city life on a short city break.

Aerial view of Bamburgh Castle on the coast of Northumberland, England.

Coastal and seaside breaks

Grab a bucket and spade and head down to the seaside for one of the country’s favourite breaks. Rockpooling, sandcastles, piers, and boat trips all await you along the English coast. Pick your favourite beach and settle in for a relaxing, traditional coastal holiday by the sea.

Blond woman wearing hat and jeans walking on bridge across river in Bourton on the Water, Cotswolds, Gloucestershire

Countryside breaks

With its ancient forests, rising mountains and powerful rivers, England makes for amazing rural breaks. Providing a range of activities and a selection of views you simply wouldn’t find anywhere else, the English countryside is a sure path to a fantastic country break.

Family breaks and holidays

Take the kids somewhere exciting on your next family break. Try seeing the countryside from the saddle of a bike or a zip wire above a forest. Explore rugged coastline or enjoy fun days out at theme parks, and stay in a canvas cottage, woodland lodge or on a farm.

High angle close up of person eating freshly baked pizza at Purezza Vegan Restaurant, Brighton, East Sussex

Foodie breaks and holidays

For the foodies among us there are a host of delicious foodie breaks available up and down the country. An eclectic mix of cultures, tastes, and skills come together to form a country of amazing dining, so pick a destination and make sure you arrive hungry.

Sunrise on Catbells Mountain, The Lake District, Cumbria, England. Hiker walking along a path on the mountain ridge.

Activity breaks and holidays

Shake things up on your next break with some of the amazing activities waiting for you in England. Conquer mountains and hills on foot, bike, or even Segway. Swing through gnarled forests that have stood for centuries, or take to the water for boating and surfing.

People walking in Greenwich Park, London, England in spring.

Seasonal breaks

There are so many ways to enjoy England come rain or shine, from romantic boat trips along scenic rivers in spring; summer holidays soaking up the sun by the coast, sampling delicious autumnal delights at a food festival or enjoying cosy winter breaks.

English gardens

Explore our guide to England's stunning gardens. From the stylish designs of Lancelot 'Capability' Brown to gardens featured on film and television, garden events and festivals for 2016, and a selection of two-day garden itineraries throughout the regions of England.

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