City breaks in summer

City breaks in summer

Look beyond the lights and the hubbub, and see what hidden gems lie beneath on a city break in England. From Saturday markets to quirky neighbourhoods; discover the secrets of the city you rarely hear about…Escape to the historic city of Lincoln for cosy tea rooms, fine dining and heritage at every turn; explore Lancaster’s vibrant cultural scene with a visit to the UK's biggest outdoor walkabout theatre experience, and discover Southampton’s fascinating museums, lively nightlife and trendy hotels.

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Enjoy a cosy winter break in a luxurious Forest Lodge

As the temperatures drop outside this winter, cosy up by a log burning stove in one of The Hollies luxurious Forest Lodges set in the Cheshire countryside.

Location: Cheshire

 

Unwind with a hotel stay boasting 'England’s best view'

Sitting perched on the side of the magnificent Malvern Hills, with panoramic views across the Severn Valley and beyond, The Cottage boasts ‘England’s best view’.

Location: Malvern, Worcestershire

 

Delve deep inside the Hellfire Caves

Venture into the Buckinghamshire chalk caves that held the notorious Hellfire Club, founded by Sir Francis Dashwood in the 18th century.

Location: West Wycombe, Buckinghamshire

 

Sleep in a royal bed at Thornbury Castle

Get treated like royalty at Thornbury Castle, where its opulent bedchambers, award-winning food and picturesque gardens will bring out your regal side.

Location: Thornbury, South Gloucestershire

 

December events: Find the perfect gift at the Exeter Christmas Market

The Exeter Christmas Market represents the best of what Britain, the South West and the rest of Europe has to offer – with a mix of great food, excellent crafts, unique gifts and decorations.

Location: Exeter

 

Enjoy a family break in the artistic surroundings of Nelson Barn

Ramble around the Cumbrian countryside with the whole family and get a good night’s sleep at Nelson Barn.

Location: Kaber, Cumbria

 

Relight the romance at Soulton Hall

Rediscover yourselves at this cherished ancient manor in the green heart of Shropshire.

Location: Wem, Shropshire

 
Festival of Food at Rockliffe Hall

Enjoy a week of fine dining at a brand new food festival

Celebrate the finest of British cuisine at Rockliffe Hall’s new Festival of Food event.

Location: Croft-on-Tees, County Durham

 

Explore the sleepy fishing village of Brighthelmstone

Before Brighton became the cosmopolitan city it is today it was a quiet fishing village, but the city has never forgotten its origins.

Location: Brighton & Hove, East Sussex

 

Climb up Tegg's Nose

Climb to the summit of Tegg’s Nose, admire the views, cycle the routes and even try your hand at rock climbing.

Location: Macclesfield, Cheshire

 

Tread the Suffolk Thread Trails

Explore the Suffolk ‘Wool Towns’ and experience their beauty first-hand following the specially created Suffolk Threads Trails.

Location: Suffolk

 

Treat the family to a magical winter break

Manchester really does have something for everyone to enjoy, with a huge range of family friendly activities and attractions.

Location: Manchester

 

Be richly rewarded at the Bristol Harbour Hotel

Bristol’s new Harbour Hotel & Spa is sure to make you feel a million dollars - or should we say, Bristol pounds.

Location: Bristol

 

Relax and unwind at the Callow Hall Hotel & Restaurant

Use this luxury hotel as a base to explore the breathtaking Derbyshire Dales and Peak District countryside.

Location: Ashbourne, Derbyshire

 

Visit the largest Viking Festival in Europe

Immerse yourself in the gruesome world of the Vikings as the city of York celebrates its Norse past.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

Lights, camera, Oxford – a screen tour to remember

From Inspector Morse to Harry Potter, don't miss a stop on this trip through Oxford's greatest screen moments.

Location: Oxford, Oxfordshire

 

See how the Chinese party as they usher in the New Year

Manchester’s Chinatown is transformed as lanterns, food stalls and a Dragon Parade take over the streets of the city.

Location: Manchester, Greater Manchester

 

Stay at stylish Middlethorpe Hall and Spa

Treat yourself to good food and plenty of relaxation at Middlethorpe Hall.

Location: York, North Yorkshire

 

Escape to a romantic penthouse

Book a room at the penthouse at the St James Hotel in Nottingham for the ultimate luxurious and romantic getaway.

Location: Nottingham, Nottinghamshire

 

Get away from it all on a winter ramble in West Norfolk

Lap up the wide-open spaces and natural beauty of West Norfolk on the waymarked routes of the Norfolk Coast Path and The Peddars Way.

Location: West Norfolk

 

Rainy Day Activities: Embark on an expedition into Cheddar Gorge

This ultimate indoor activity will have you venture deep into the famous caves at Cheddar to see where the Cheddar Man, Britain's oldest skeleton, was discovered.

Location: Cheddar, Somerset

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