The best city breaks in the UK.


Dylan Mitchell

York city centre

The UK offers several incredible places to visit, whether it’s just for the weekend or for an extended break. Whatever city you’re considering visiting in the UK, there’s a wealth of activities you can take part in. Are you looking for a tourist destination with major landmarks or are you more interested in long scenic walks? Here are the best city breaks in the UK!

Best UK city breaks.

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  • London
  • Edinburgh
  • Bath
  • Oxford
  • York
  • Cambridge
  • Liverpool


The city of London needs no introduction, but we’ll give it one anyway! The capital of England is dripping with history, culture and beautiful architecture on every corner. With so much to see, learn and explore, it’s hard to fit the city into a weekend. Before heading to London, you’ve got to have a good plan of what to do and where to go. There are things like the London Eye, Madame Tussaud’s and SEA Life Aquarium that you can get major discounts at with a tastecard subscription, but you must also fit in visits to major landmarks such as Big Ben, Buckingham Palace and Downing Street.

Read our London city guide to find out more about the capital!


From one capital to another, you should strongly consider travelling to Scotland and heading to Edinburgh. This historic city has so much to offer, in terms of culture, architecture and entertainment. Head to the castle at the top of the Royal Mile and take a look over the picturesque views of the city.

Bath, England, Roman Baths


Another idea for a weekend break in the UK is Bath. Known for its Roman-built baths, Bath is a UNESCO World Heritage site and is an ideal spot to think about for a break with the family or with your partner. Explore the well-preserved Roman baths, visit the beautiful Bath Abbey, and stroll through the charming Georgian streets. Don't forget to visit the Jane Austen Centre too, which is dedicated to the famous author.

Oxford, UK, Bodleian Library


Home to the prestigious and historic University of Oxford, this beautiful city offers a perfect blend of historical charm and academic excellence with scenic views all around. As well as looking around the city, you can explore the university's stunning colleges, visit the Ashmolean Museum, and take a boat ride along the River Cherwell.


One of the best city breaks in the UK is York. Boasting quaint cobblestone streets with well-preserved medieval walls, this fantastic city is steeped in history. If you want to learn about the history of the area, head to the York Minster, walk along The Shambles and explore the interactive Jorvik Viking Centre. There’s plenty to offer in terms of evening entertainment too with a wide variety of restaurants and bars on offer.

Cambridge, UK.


England has two prestigious university cities and we believe Cambridge is another excellent idea for a city break. It boasts beautiful architecture, tranquil gardens and the River Cam. You can take in the beautiful sights and architecture at the stunning colleges and even visit the Fitzwilliam Museum, which is free entry if you’re travelling on a budget. If you’re looking for ways to save money for a holiday, we’ve covered it on our tasteblog.


Our final tip for the best city breaks in the UK is Liverpool. This historic city has plenty to offer in terms of entertainment and culture. If you’re a fan of The Beatles, then you can go on a city-wide tour of their homes growing up, the Cavern Bar where they famously played and even go on a tour of the museum at the Albert Dock. There are many restaurants and stores you can visit at the Albert Dock afterwards too, while also taking a walk down the River Mersey towards the Liver Buildings. There are many hotels in the city centre you can find a bargain at and hundreds of restaurants and bars to keep yourself occupied in the evening.

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