Festive Blues? 5 UK Weekend Break Ideas for Spring
So, the fun of the festive period is now firmly in the distance, leaving icy mornings and chilly weather as its parting gift. However, this is also the perfect time to look forward to the arrival of spring and plan a weekend break to cherish. Here are just five places in the UK well worth a visit this spring.
1. Relax on the Isle of Wight
Enjoy the relaxed way of island life with a weekend break on the picturesque Isle of Wight. Well known for its iconic white chalk rocks and its 19th century lighthouse, the Isle of Wight is the perfect place to unwind in a cosy cottage. Ideal for a romantic break or a holiday with the family, there’s plenty to do. Take longs walks over the hills, paddle in the waves at one of the diverse beaches and visit the traditional seafront promenade.
2. Visit Historic Bath
For a relaxing weekend break that’s perfect no matter what the weather, visit the historic city of Bath. There’s plenty to see in Bath from visiting the Roman Baths, The Holburne Museum and the Museum of Architecture, and even just wandering around to admire the Georgian architecture is enjoyable.
Visit the Thermae Bath Spa to relax in the warm, natural waters in the open air on a rooftop. Take a unique cycle ride underground in the dramatically lit, Combe Down Tunnel. Formerly used for trains, it’s Britain’s longest cycle tunnel at 13-miles long. With the pleasant spring weather, take the time to stroll around the pretty landscape gardens at the Prior Park mansion.
3. Discover Culture in Scotland
For a cultural trip, visit Edinburgh for whisky tours, trendy bars and dramatic castles. Scotland’s vibrant capital has it all, from floral gardens and stunning sweeping scenic views, to fantastic shopping opportunities and a lively nightlife. With more investment supporting Edinburgh’s culture, there’s plenty to see and do.
4. Find Adventure in the Peak District
The rolling hills of the Peak District National Park make for a great break away. Visit in the spring to see nature in bloom in the 555 square miles of greenery. With a range of quaint villages, there is lots of adventure in the Peak District to enjoy. Relax in the picturesque Matlock area or head further inland to wander through the stunning Hope Valley. Be in awe of the Ladybower Reservoir or challenge yourself to hike to the highest point, Kinder Scout.
5. Head to the Coast in Wales
The Gower Peninsula is a goldmine for picturesque beaches, medieval ruins and rugged landscapes. It was the UK’s first Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty back in 1956 and it’s still as beautiful as ever. Spend the weekend in Wales walking along the waterfront and you’ll come across lush greenery and over 1200 archaeological sites from different time periods. These include caves, medieval castles, churches and 19th Century parks.