Must-See UK Destinations

Are you looking for somewhere to go for a few days during your half-term break? We’ve picked out our favourite cities in the UK for you to go and explore. Enjoy!



York is a city in the North of England that has it all. Fascinating history, amazing architecture and so many fantastic things to see and do. Wander around the beautiful cobbled streets and enjoy quaint tea rooms, boutiques, bars, pubs and restaurants. The fact that this is all enclosed within the city’s ancient wall, against the backdrop of York Minster and divided by the beautiful River Ouse creates a truly enchanting city. When it comes down to things to do, go on a boat trip, visit one of York’s museums and historic buildings or if you’re there for an evening, opt for a ghost walk around the city! The Minster is the big must-see, an architectural delight in the centre of town.

2. Edinburgh

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Scotland’s capital city has something to suit people of all ages. The contrast of the cobbled, rambling historic old town with the gleaming shops, bars and restaurants of the new town is truly remarkable and a great way to spend a few days away. Edinburgh is bursting with rich history. From its world-famous castle perched at the top of a volcanic rock, to its palace, HM The Queen’s official residence in Scotland, the city is well worth a visit if you enjoy everything cultural. If you’re a fan of natural beauty as well as the city, Edinburgh is the perfect choice as you don’t have to venture far to escape the hustle and bustle and discover the beautiful countryside of the Lothians. Head to Pentland Hills Regional Park on the outskirts of the city and savour the magnificent sights of sweeping landscapes and sandy beaches along the John Muir Way.

3. The Lake District

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If you haven’t had chance to visit The Lake District yet, now’s the time! Witness the most spectacular scenery in England with beautiful lakes, breath-taking mountains and charming towns. Whether you’re searching for water-sports, hiking opportunities, exploring the area or simply soaking up the atmosphere, the English Lake District will not disappoint!

4. Bath


As a teacher, we know the end of term can be extremely stressful. Are you looking for a getaway where you can enjoy a city but relax and unwind at the same time? Bath is the destination for you! There are so many fun activities to enjoy and places to see in Bath, and it is also the best in the UK for a relaxing spa break.

5. Cornwall


It’s not hard to understand why so many people love Cornwall. Located in the far West of England, a magnificent coastline wraps around Cornwall for almost 300 miles. Home to some of England’s most beautiful beaches, captivating fishing harbours and pounding surf, Cornwall is an incredibly popular destination during holidays. Take some time out to relax and indulge in a Cornish pastry and cream tea in true British style!

6. Brighton


Brighton is about an hour’s commute from London and is home to one of the UK’s most popular pebbly beaches. Enjoy the laid-back vibe and sea air, and take a trip down the pier for some traditional sea-side entertainment. A day at the seaside isn’t complete without finishing the day with fish and chips on the sea front!

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