City breaks and holidays

City breaks and holidays

From Roman remains to brand new architectural wonders, there are so many amazing sights and cities to visit in England. Come and experience the eclectic mix of history by wandering spa towns like Bath, where you can take in the air and waters that have been the draw of visitors for centuries, or the National Marine Aquarium in Portsmouth – the UK’s largest aquarium that is home to animals from around the world.
Culture is everywhere; art galleries, museums, and festivals are often free and open on weekends, allowing for an injection of inspiration to your city break. Once you’ve taken in places like the Old Royal Naval College, or the five military museums of Winchester, you can move on to the cafes and restaurants full of character and delicious local dishes. There’s always something going on in English cities.

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Experience panoramic views on Grey’s Monument

Experience panoramic views and close encounters with a former Prime Minister, followed by a well-earned cup of Earl Grey tea.

Location: Newcastle, Tyne and Wear

Paint the town red with a London hotel and theatre break

Take in the bright lights of London’s prestigious West End and its many fantastic musicals on a short break in the capital.

Location: London

Go punting on the River Cam

Find your inner rhythm in Cambridge as you mess about on the River Cam.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgshire

Birmingham's Bullring, books and boutiques

Enjoy contemporary architectural and cultural gems as well as its shopping and nightlife.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Visit world-renowned artefacts on a budget break in Birmingham

Being on a budget break in Birmingham isn't a problem at all as there’s so much to see and do for free.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

Take a tour of Liverpool’s architectural marvels

See this handsome, historic city with fresh eyes; join an expert-led RIBA (Royal Institute of British Architects) tour of its loveliest buildings.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

Enjoy romance and relaxation at Brocco on the Park

Enter an oasis of calm with luxurious surroundings, great views and a very special terrace restaurant at Brocco on the Park.

Location: Sheffield, South Yorkshire

Enjoy a romantic city break at Oddfellows

With its gorgeous Georgian architecture, Oddfellows is the perfect place to have a romantic break away.

Location: Chester, Cheshire

Head to Salisbury for a historic city break

Explore this interesting city break destination and discover beautiful historic houses and gardens and enjoy live music and comedy nights out.

Location: Salisbury, Wiltshire

Discover murder, marvels and mojitos in Canterbury

Explore the vibrant city of Canterbury, with its intriguing mix of dramatic history and cosmopolitan culture.

Location: Canterbury, Kent

Discover Manchester’s bohemian Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter offers a truly alternative experience with its array of unique independent retailers, retro boutiques, cafés and bars.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

Shop and sup in style in Nottingham's hippest neighbourhood

Base your city break in Nottingham’s Creative Quarter, buzzing with bars and restaurants, vintage shopping, quirky retailers and cultural events.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

Rainy Day Activities: Discover military history at The Royal Armouries

Britain’s national museum of arms and armour is home to a fascinating and unique collection, including the only existing suit of armour built for an elephant.

Location: Leeds, West Yorkshire

Discover beautiful Oxfordshire on a cycling holiday

The Carter Company's tours are authentic travel experiences, giving you the chance to discover hidden gems and local secrets across Oxfordshire.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

Explore the nooks and crannies of Norwich’s artistic spaces

Norwich is full of cultural activities, with many arts venues found in surprising places, some amongst its most beautiful gardens and public spaces.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

Be schooled in the nuances of a vital ancient art

No experience required for this drinker's favourite: just an open mind and a willing palette.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Spend a weekend on the Waterfront in Lincoln

Lincoln’s unique city-centre waterfront is the ideal base for a vibrant, exciting weekend city break.

Location: Lincoln, Lincolnshire

September events: Celebrate over 2,000 years of Gloucester’s history

Experience the city’s rich history at the Gloucester History Festival in September with family activities, parades. talks and tours.

Location: Gloucester, Gloucestershire

Go ghost hunting with Cambridge Ghost Tours

Seek out ghosts and ghouls on a guided tour in the ancient city of Cambridge.

Location: Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

Relax in Thermae Bath Spa’s open air rooftop pool

Float in the open air rooftop pool at Britain’s only natural mineral-rich thermal spa and soak up the spectacular views over Bath.

Location: Bath, Somerset

Discover the home of Banksy on a Bristol Street Art Tour

Street art tours are a ‘must do’ cultural experience in the city, thanks to Bristol-born Banksy and many other famous artists

Location: Bristol

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