Travel // The Three Places to Enjoy a City Break in the UK…

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A City break is possibly one the of the quickest ways to recharge your batteries.  A chance to explore another part of the country and indulge yourself in culture and food.  The UK is a wonderland of enchanting cities, sprawling countryside, and cobbled roads. Although sunshine and blue skies are never guaranteed, it is impossible not to fall in love with our country’s many charms, and for those searching for a city break, you needn’t go far from home. With a wealth of history to uncover, miles of woodland and beaches to explore, and entertainments ranging from the cosmopolitan to the traditional, here are three city spots that you really ought to visit…

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For those who appreciate all that is quaint, the storied streets of Bath should be to your taste. Awash with history and lore, Bath was once beloved of the Romans, and with their extensive knowledge of the world and its many delights, you ought to put a little store in their opinion.  Bath is situated amongst green hills and valleys, it offers a wealth of charming bars and cafes to explore, along with its wonderfully preserved Roman baths and famous abbey, making it the ideal destination for those in search of a cultural refresher.


For those who would prefer the bracing air of Scotland, Glasgow should be your go to city. In the wake of its long and painful industrial decline, it has experienced a true cultural renaissance, and today it’s one of the most cosmopolitan places around. Merchant Square is the heart of the city, and from here shops and bars stretch off into the distance, their glittering façades the perfect lure for those in need of a little rest, relaxation, and retail therapy. At day’s end, sip a few cocktails, and then retire to the luxurious delights of the Hallmark Hotel, where you can enjoy stunning views across this city breaker’s wonderland.



The list wouldn’t be complete without the chance to run away to the seaside, and Brighton offers the perfect place to escape to. With its brightly coloured houses, sprawling pebble beach, and sea views, it’s the ideal tonic to lift your spirits after a hard few weeks at work. Don’t miss out on seeing its crowning glory: the magnificently eccentric Brighton Pavilion, an eternal testament to the city’s unbridled joie de vivre. If you’re looking for the place to put a smile back on your face, then Brighton may well be your dream city break destination.

Book your escape today with Great Little Breaks, and indulge in a long weekend of doing what you enjoy most.

Lou Archell, a writer, photographer, stylist and founder of Littlegreenshed.  A UK lifestyle & travel blog

Lou is also a busy mum of two amazing boys and the founder of Sisterhood Camp – an annual creative retreat for recharging and empowering brilliant ladies, Lou is passionate about supporting and inspiring others whether through her workshops, writing, photography or lifestyle hacks.