This is blog number three of our returning to the UK blog series. England has a lot to offer, no matter whether you are visiting from overseas or you currently have the pleasure of living here. One thing that England certainly has in abundance is scenery. From the stunning countryside to the beautiful beachside towns, there are many different landscapes to enjoy. Read on to discover more about some of the best places to visit in England for a weekend mini break.
Let’s begin with York, which is certainly one of the top contenders for the best city in England. Take a stroll through history down the quaint, narrow streets of the shambles. Spot major landmarks such as York Minster while exploring the walled city. All this plus a thriving bar scene still steeped in history with bars such as the House of Trembling Madness and Evil Eye. Only a short drive from the Yorkshire Dales for more incredible scenery and uncountable scenic walks.
You were probably expecting to see the Lake District on this list because it is home to some of the grandest views in Great Britain, including the finest scenery and greenest countryside. The patchwork of fells, woodlands, valleys and lakes make it one of the best places to experience the outdoors in the world, not just the UK. Whether you want to go for a long hike, kayak on a lake or a leisurely bike ride, you won’t be disappointed here.
Another famous part of England, and for good reason, the Cotswolds features a spray of honey-coloured villages and towns that look like they have accidentally stumbled into the 21st century from a different era. The area is categorised by a liberal endowment of intriguing museums, vibrant festivals, lively galleries, gentle dynamism and, of course, horse racing! You can visit the Cotswolds at any time of year because every season has intrinsic appeal. Wild daffodils and lambs come out to play in spring while summer offers delightful long evenings. Winters promise fire-side pub sessions whereas autumn is picturesque yet quieter.
Last but not least, we have Skegness, which is situated on the coast of Lincolnshire. If you are looking for lovely beachside views, this is definitely a place that is worth considering. You then have the perfect base to explore all of the other scenery that Lincolnshire has to offer, including Lincolnshire woods, which is a beautiful area of outstanding natural beauty. One of the good things about Skegness is that it is cheap to visit. You can look for Skegness hotel deals online and you will easily get value for your money when booking a weekend or week here.
As you can see, there are plenty of amazing places to take a mini break in England. From the famous Lake District to the lovely seaside town of Skegness, there is something for everyone to enjoy. Hopefully, you have found something that appeals to your taste and is worthy of being your next holiday destination.