With the tourism starting to open up in the UK and uncertainty about travelling abroad, many Brits are opting for staycations and UK getaways.

We thought we would put together this list of some great places you can visit in the UK for a long weekend.



If it’s a city break you fancy, Scotland’s Capital has a lot to offer. This year will be a rare opportunity to visit Edinburgh in August without the usual crowds of tourists visiting the city for it’s annual Fringe Festival.

Filled with history, Edinburgh Castle is one of the cities most popular attractions, placed in the very heart of the city, it’s impossible to miss! Edinburgh Zoo just a few miles from the City Centre as are the Royal Botanical Gardens – great if you want to spend some time outdoors!

If it’s food & drink you’re into, Edinburgh has an abundance of award winning restaurants and bars – take a look here for a list of 20 of the very best!


Scottish Highlands

If you really want to get away from it all, there’s no place better than the Highlands of Scotland. Ideal for those with a passion for the great outdoors, wildlife or camping.

Wild camping is legal in Scotland in most places (check out this guide first) which makes it a fantastic place to spend a long weekend exploring without having to shell out for a hotel or being restricted by location. Just be sure to remember midge spray!

For those who would rather drive than walk, Scotland has some of the best roads and scenery the UK has to offer. A 500 mile road trip around the coast of Scotland, known as the North Coast 500 is a great way to experience the country, though we would recommend spending longer than just a weekend doing this trip!



How about a trip to the beach? Cornwall is well known for it’s seaside resorts and rugged cliffs. A favourite with those who enjoy the great outdoors, Cornwall offers great spots for surfing, hiking and numerous tourist attractions including castles and art galleries.

One of Cornwall’s most popular attractions is Eden Project, a thirty acre garden featuring a rainforest cathedral with canopy walkway as well as a number of interactive activites and cafes. Be sure to book ahead to avoid any disappointment!

While visiting, why not try some of the local delicacies? Pasties, fudge and scones with clotted cream & jam are favourites in the region!



A perfect place to wind down, Bath offers a great small city break with stunning Georgian architecture and relaxing spas. Bath is easily accessible by train or car.

It’s little wonder the Romans were attracted to the city of Bath, the natural hot springs here are said to have healing powers. With 43 different mineral and a constant heat of 46.5ºC, the Roman Baths are the perfect place to unwind and ease those aches and pains.

Before unwinding, spend some time taking in the architecture and the city its self, there are many museums displaying art, fashion, astronomy and architectural design. 


Lake District

The UK’s most popular national park and UNESCO World Heritage Site, the Lake District is a stunning location for a weekend getaway. With spectacular views in every direction, the Lake District is best experienced on foot or bicycle.

There are 48 routes across this National Park referred to as ‘Miles without Stiles‘, these are easy access routes more suitable for those with limited mobility or wheelchair users. Making it a perfect location for all the family to visit and experience the great outdoors together.

There are plenty great places to stay around the Lake District, whether you’re looking for a spa weekend, luxury hotel or a private cabin for the whole family. Camping is also very popular in the Lake District, there are numerous camp sites in some scenic spots, so you can really get the full outdoor experience!

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