I love the idea of city breaks abroad but with a young family to either bring with us, or try to find childcare for, it is almost impossible.
I love travelling and it always surprises me how much our country has to offer. OK, so it doesn’t always have the best weather but its nothing that a decent coat won’t help keep out.
We still have a lot of the country to explore but here are my top 5 great little breaks in the UK:
1. London – I couldn’t live there, I love my coast too much, but it is perfect for a short break. My ideal short break in London would include a sightseeing day, followed by a West End Show, a meal out somewhere posh and maybe something more exciting like the giant ArcelorMittal Orbit slide or Climbing the O2 for the following day, we may even get to squeeze in a football match too.
2. Cardiff – Another UK city and home of my beloved Dr Who. I would love to spend more time there and explore the Doctor Who Exhibition and all the filming locations featured on Dr Who and Torchwood – you never know, I may spot the Doctor or Captain Jack if I am lucky!
3. Llandudno – another choice in Wales but this time to the North. Exactly a year ago today Hubby visited Zip World with Kian but they didn’t do Zip World Velocity which is the fastest zip line in the world and the longest in Europe. This time though, Hubby is taking me and we would also get a view of the gorgeous coastal town of Llandudno by cable car.
4. Dorset – I know, I live here but it too special a place to keep a secret. If you visit for one thing only, it has to be the Jurassic Coast. See where David Tennant filmed Broadchurch by the beautiful red sandstone cliffs of West Bay, go fossil hunting at Charmouth and Kimmeridge Bay, take in the natural beauty of Durdle Door and Lulworth Cove or see the magnificent view from Portland over Chesil Beach.
5. The Lake District – It has been a long time since we last visited the Lake District and despite the weather being miserable for much of the holiday, it was a stunningly beautiful place to visit with waterfalls to see, lakes to wander around or sail upon and the best sweet shop I have ever visited, by lake Windemere.
Which UK town / city would be top of your list and why?