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The 5 Best Weekend Breaks in Great Britain

Do you want to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life? You could be in much-need of a mini break; however, you may require a little help deciding on the best destinations to visit. To help make up your mind, check out the five best weekend breaks in Great Britain.

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  1. Brighton

If you do like to be beside the seaside, you should consider booking a weekend break to beautiful Brighton. There are many things to do in this stunning seaside city, as you can take a stroll along the pier, shop until you drop at the Lanes, and can explore the maze of alleyways located in the historic quarter. Of course, no trip to Brighton would be complete without a lunch break to enjoy their famous fish & chips on the beach.

  1. The Lake District

Few weekend breaks can quite compare to the exquisite natural beauty of the Lake District in Cumbria. One popular destination to visit in the Lake District National Park is Windermere, which is home to Lake Windermere and, of course, Peter Rabbit. You can also book a room at luxurious Lake District hotels like The Hideaway at Windermere, can embark on many hiking trails, and can treat yourself to an ice-cold drink at the many modern and traditional pubs.

  1. Oxford

When many people think of Oxford, the first thing that comes to mind is the city’s prestigious university, which dates back to the 12th century. Yet, there is so much more to the Oxford than its academic history, as it is a food lover’s paradise, offering seasonal delicacies and exotic bars and restaurants with cuisines from across the world. You also must walk through the pretty parks that lead to the city centre, which are full to the brim with famous landmarks, such as Bodleian Library, Radcliffe Camera and Sheldonian Theatre.

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  1. The Cotswolds

Do you love a little bit of rambling in the great outdoors? The Cotswolds will provide the ideal weekend break. If weather allows, you can ramble from Lower to Upper Slaughter to walk along the banks of the River Eye. If the weather isn’t too good, take yourself along to the scenic villages of Burford and Bourton-on-the-water, which are filled with pubs, tea rooms and shops to explore.

  1. Glasgow

Glasgow is a shopper’s paradise, as shops are neatly packed along a few streets, which means every store you could need are within 20 minutes walking time of each other. It’s the ideal city break to shop, eat and drink, as the city is jam-packed with modern bars and restaurants that offer a range of cuisines and drinks for you to choose from.

It’s also a great city to visit if you’re a little low on funds, as there are many free attractions for you to experience. For example, you can enjoy a free Doctor Who and Game of Thrones tour, and you also will not have to pay a penny to explore the Riverside Museum and Botanics.

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