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Top 10 Recommended Weekend Breaks in England


Weekend Breaks in England
As we mention in our summary guide, England's a small place. It's relatively easy to travel around the country for weekend breaks and short holidays. Browse our 'Top 10 Recommended Weekend Breaks in England' for inspiration. We'd also suggest you look at our other 'Top 10' lists for further ideas. For example, read our 'Top 10' lists for English towns and villages. Last, we'd suggest you read some of our county, National Park and AONB guides. Try Devon and Dartmoor National Park, Northumberland and London.


In our opinion, one of the UK's most extraordinary destinations. Small but has a unique presence generated by its location by the , its cathedral and castle. The latter are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.

Jurassic Coast World Heritage Site

Walk a section of the South West Coast Path from/to Exmouth Orcombe Point Geoneedle in East Devon to/from Old Harry Rocks in Dorset and you're exploring the Jurassic Coast. Amazing walking. Another UNESCO World Heritage Site.

Dartmouth, Devon

On the South Devon coast. One of the UK's finest coastal towns. Try Salcombe down the road, too. To the north of Dartmouth is The English Riviera. To its west is Dartmoor National Park.

Westminster Palace, City of Westminster, London

Central London. Obvious? Well, yes, but it's surprising how many domestic travellers haven't explored the area. Go out of season to bag yourself a good hotel deal. Click through for further recommendations specific to the area.


Liverpool - Maritime Mercantile City. Another UK UNESCO World Heritage Site which means it's one of the most historically and culturally important destinations in the world.

Lake District National Park

Given its location west of the M6, it's easy to get here by bus or car. Given it's one of the UK's most popular and beautiful destinations, it's essential you experience it at some point in your life. Take a long weekend walking here.

Bamburgh Castle, Northumberland Coast AONB

Under-visited and a joy. Amazing coastline, beaches and historical buildings. Explore Holy Island and visit Bamburgh Castle. Click through to the listing for further recommendations.


A very obvious choice. A UNESCO World Heritage Site teeming with domestic and international visitors. As is the case with London, we'd suggest you go out of season to catch the best hotel deals.


In the Peak District National Park. Walk to Mam Tor and Kinder Scout. Extremely beautiful part of England. The train runs through here. Having spent a weekend break at Losehill House & Spa, we'd recommend its location highly.

Long Mynd Shropshire

Natural beauty and internationally significant historical buildings and monuments. Head for the Ironbridge World Heritage Site.