The Best Weekend Trips In The UK

I know the majority of the UK is under strict rules at the moment, but once 2021 rolls around, I thought I would highlight some of the best weekend trips to do in the UK. Seeing as most of us are embracing the staycations anyway.

Joe and I have been quite fortunate that we got to travel around the UK in 2020. We did the Cotswolds at the start of the year, more recently we’ve travelled to Bristol, The Lakes and Cornwall. We’re were also planning to go to Oxford but then the national lockdown happened… But nevermind, I’m sure we’ll get to go in the new year.

Any who, here are 7 of the best weekend trips in the UK:

1. Cornwall

We stayed in the beautiful Falmouth when we went and had such a great time despite it was raining in the Summer! I’d highly recommend doing a staycation there. We’re planning to go back in 2021 – I’d love to do Newquay!

How to spend 72 hours in Cornwall.

2. Bristol

Bristol is a great location for lots of cool cocktail bars, loads of trendy places to eat and coffee shops. There’s also lots of colourful houses that look ever so pretty.

How to spend 48 hours in Bristol.

3. Bath

One of my favourite locations in the UK has to be Bath. It’s such a pretty city and The Gainsborough hotel treated us like royals. Highly recommend staying there if you want to splash out.

How to spend 48 hours in Bath.

4. The Lakes

The Lake District is great to do a staycation all year round. If you love walking/hiking than this is perfect for you! We stayed in Levens, on the cusp of the lakes, but we travelled to Windermere and Kendall while we were there!

How to spend 72 hours at the Lakes.

5. Cambridge

If you’re looking for the perfect getaway that’s not too far from London, then I highly recommend exploring Cambridge. Lots of beautiful bridges, cobbled streets and tasty treats.

How to spend 48 hours in Cambridge.

6. The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds is magical during Christmas time but also super pretty in the warmer months. We went in January and loved it. We dressed up warm, so prepare to layer!

How to spend 48 hours in the Cotswolds.

7. Edinburgh

If you’re looking to go somewhere further up north, Edinburgh is a great choice! The castle is beautiful, the town is buzzing (pre-Covid days) and the food and drinks are wonderful!

Edinburgh Foodie Guide.

What’s your favourite staycation in the UK?

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12 Comments

    • zoey
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      December 20, 2020 / 1:30 pm

      The Cotswolds is gorg! Love it there. x

  1. December 20, 2020 / 2:26 pm

    I’d love to visit The Cotswolds, its a place I’ve had on my list for ages!

    Lucy | Forever September

    • zoey
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      December 20, 2020 / 5:18 pm

      It’s dreamyyy. Would love to go back next year. x

  2. December 20, 2020 / 6:53 pm

    These all sound so great! We are in California but dreaming of visiting places around the world right now like the UK =o)

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    • zoey
      Author
      December 21, 2020 / 12:38 pm

      California, how dreamyyy! x

    • zoey
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      December 21, 2020 / 12:39 pm

      Bristol is lovely – the food and drinks are so good over there! x

  3. December 21, 2020 / 10:05 am

    One of my goals this year was to see more of the UK, for obvious reasons that’s not really happened. However, I’m hoping to do more next year…or 2022? Would love to visit the coast more xx

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    • zoey
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      December 21, 2020 / 12:48 pm

      Yeah, it’s such a shame. Hope you get to travel more in 2021/2022 lovely. x

  4. December 22, 2020 / 11:55 am

    Ahh what a lovely post! I have been to a few places on your list already, including Bath, Cornwall & Cambridge, but i would absolutely love to go to the Cotswolds for a weekend break, it looks so beautiful there!

    • zoey
      Author
      December 22, 2020 / 3:15 pm

      Thank you Hannah :). The Cotswolds is dreamy, highly recommend having a staycation there. x

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