Best British Destinations for Weekends Away

Published: 03/20/2015

Sometimes you just want to get away but you do not have the time for a 14-day holiday. Thank goodness for weekends. The weekend gives you just enough time to unwind without interfering with the coming week ahead. Making the most of your weekends involves finding that perfect destination that lets you relax and unwind without a care in the world.

Domestic travellers will be happy to know there are many choices for weekend destinations in Britain. So many, in fact, that we could not possibly list them all here. However, we have put together a list of four that we are sure you will appreciate. Feel free to add to the list as you get out and about to enjoy your weekends.

Burgh Island, Devon

Are you a fan of Agatha Christie novels? If so, you may already know that Burgh Island provided the inspirational setting for a number of her mysteries. The island sits off the coast of Devon near the village of Bigbury-on-Sea. Burgh Island is a small tidal island with just a few buildings and a 1920s Art Deco style hotel. Nevertheless, it is the hotel that makes the difference. Once the playground of the rich and famous, it is now a very affordable resort offering the peace and quiet you would expect from an island setting.

Dent Station – Dent, Cumbria

What do you do when you have a glorious and historic train station located 4 miles outside of town that is no longer needed for its originally intended purpose? You turn it into a countryside hotel that caters to domestic travellers looking for a peaceful holiday at home. Indeed, Dent Station offers you the opportunity to relax in rural Cumbria at an incredible resort with comfortable accommodations. If you love trains, this is the place to be. You can even arrive and leave by rail!

Bamburgh Beach, Northumberland

If you are looking for a more beach-oriented holiday, it is hard to do better than Bamburgh Beach in Northumberland. Situated on England's northeast coast, you will have access to a number of beautiful seaside resorts as well as sites including Bamburgh Castle, Holy Island, and Lindisfame Priory. The village of Bamburgh offers plenty of affordable accommodations that make this destination easy on the budget.

Brighton, Sussex

One of the best places to visit on England's south coast is the vibrant city of Brighton. The city is known for its historic pier that offers incredible views, exciting rides, and a very entertaining arcade. If you are into a weekend of shopping, Brighton doesn't disappoint there either. The city's multiple shopping districts, including The Lanes and Churchill Square, make it one of the most popular destinations for weekend shoppers.


We hope one of these four weekend destinations is interesting enough to motivate you to visit. Better yet, go ahead and visit them all this year. You do not have to leave Britain to enjoy some much-needed time away. You can take the weekend and make it just as special.

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