If you are wanting to plan a getaway this year, then look no further than city breaks in the UK. Budget airlines that are based in the United Kingdom attract many tourists here every year offering cheap flights to the countries of England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales.
The United Kingdom is amongst the world's most visited destinations, with tourism being one of the largest contributors to the economy. However, this is no surprise thanks to the sheer variets that the United Kingdom has to offer to tourists staying in UK holiday cottages and other rental properties here. From mountains in the countryside region of the Scottish Highlands and vast expanses of Moorland in North Yorkshire to the bustling streets of the second most populous city in Europe and dreamy Cornish seaside towns, CASAMUNDO provide the ideal rental accommodation for you, no matter what your tastes may be.
Don't Miss a Trip to London and explore the diverse metropolises here
If you're looking for a more action-packed holiday filled with sightseeing opportunities, black cabs and red telephone boxes, then you need to visit London, the UK's largest city and the capital of England. A weekend break to London will leave you wanting to go back, as no matter how long you stay in this huge city, you'll feel like you never have enough time to see everything you want to! Most popular tourist attractions include the London Eye, London Zoo, London Dungeons, the Tower of London and Madame Tussauds. It is often possible to buy a sightseeing pass which allows you to visit several sighs and save a lot of money with free or fast track entry at many attractions, which is also a good idea if you're on a family city break, as the children might get bored having to wait in long queues. Other cities in the UK which are definitely worth a visit include Liverpool, famously the birthplace of the Beatles, where you'll find the UK's largest collection of buildings listed as Grade 1 in Albert Dock, which is part of the UNESCO site of Liverpool's waterfront. Other sites include the magnificent Liverpool Anglican Cathedral and many museums revealing Liverpool's heritage as a seafaring city, as well as those housing art exhibitions and the World Museum which covers all sorts of topics from archaeology to zoology. Bath in Somerset is also a popular city in which to book UK holiday cottages and is especially suitable for those on a romantic break or a group getaway with the girls, as it is a spa town home to original Roman-style baths and beautiful architecture, the most prominent colour here being that of the honey-golden Bath Stone with which many of the buildings were constructed. A must-see is Bath Abbey, which is a perfect example of this. Bath has plenty of green areas and gardens such as Prior Park Landscape Garden and Victoria, Alexandra and Henrietta Parks to relax in after a day of shopping till you drop! The Scottish capital city of Edinburgh's Old and New Towns are both listed as UNESCO World Heritage Sites, as they are filled with listed buildings including Edinburgh Castle and both St Giles' and St Mary's Cathedrals. The castle is perched high on top of the remains of an extinct volcano and houses the National War Museum of Scotland as well as the memorial and other Scottish regalia. There are even re-enactors portraying historical figures in period costume working at the castle, so you can get a real insight into the past. Edinburgh is also known for its up-and-coming nightlife scene, as well as the annual Edinburgh International Festival which brings in visitors from all around.
The Northern cities of Leeds and Manchester are also perfect holiday destinations for your next trip. Offering Northern culture which differs massively from London, embrace the Northern hospitality and plan your next weekend break up North.
The city of Cardiff is the capital of Wales and is perfect for those wanting to plan a city break in a modern, contemporary apartment. With a wide selection of holiday homes available, you will be fascinated by the Welsh culture here. Most road signs and restaurants are translated in both English and Welsh and the diverse accent and hospitality from the local residents here will make you feel at ease. The Castell Coch is a Gothic castle on the top of a hill enriched with culture and if you climb here, you get a great overview of this Welsh paradise. Music fans should come during Cardiff's Big Weekend, with many famous music artists playing. Head south and visit the city of Swansea for another fun-filled adventure in a Welsh city.
Across the Irish Sea, you can find Northern Ireland, home to 1.8 million residents. Book your holiday accommodation here and embrace the Irish culture in the Northern Irish capital of Belfast. With many local Irish pubs found in the city, sample the ales, beers and ciders on offer here. Nightlife is a highlight here which will keep those who are wanting to stay out till the early hours occupied! During the day, explore the Titanic, the architecture of the building alone is well worth checking out. Go inside and you will experience what happened to the fateful ship in the 20th Century. The Belfast Zoo is also great for a day out and the high street offers a great holiday. Londonderry in Derry is also a great location for a city break in Ireland as the city was voted City of Culture 2013. With plenty of sightseeing activities to explore here, you will have a blast with the kids here! Weekend break UK – plan your holiday here today.
Beach holidays in the UK
Although the United Kingdom may not be famous for being a top sun-sea-and-sand destination, this country is an island and does have some beautiful spots which are ideal for beach holidays in the UK. Wales in particular has some stunning stretches of coastline, as does the South West of England, which is home to popular holiday resorts such as Cornwall and Devon. The Isle of Wight is also popular for it's sunny beaches, 17 of which were given blue flag status in 2014, and many of which are also dog friendly beaches all year round, such as Bonchurch, Brook, Fort Victoria and Seagrove. Some of the other beaches here have restrictions on dogs during peak seasons (between May and September). Tenby is Pembrokeshire's main resort for holidaymakers, and here you will also find plenty of places where your dog can come too, for example there are dog-friendly pubs, and Pembrokeshire Coast National Park is also a great place to take your four-legged friend for a walk
Possibilities for Walking Holidays in the UK
This country's plentiful rich, green countryside and many rolling hills make walking holidays in the UK a great idea for anybody who enjoys hiking – singles, couples or whole families alike – to appreciate the great outdoors. A stay in one of the self-catering UK holiday cottages available for booking in the Scottish Highlands, home to the UK's tallest peak, Ben Nevis, as well as Ben Lui will provide you with an endless choice of walks offering beautiful scenery right from your doorstep. If you're feeling fearless, head to Loch Ness in Inverness and see if you can find the famous Loch Ness Monster! In the north of England, you will find both the Lake District in Cumbria and the Peak District in Derbyshire. These two national parks boast beautiful, untouched nature, and even if it's not guaranteed that the weather will be fine, the view will be!