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5 Beautiful Weekend Getaways in the UK

Planning a weekend getaway in UK could get a little mind boggling as there are so many places to visit that your are completely spoilt for choice. As it is home to some of the most beautiful, interesting and entertaining places in the world. Considering that, here’s a compilation of five most interesting and popular destinations that can make it a bit easier for you to make the choice for your short break over the weekend.

Birmingham

The second largest city of Britain, located in the West Midlands is a city of culture with industrial heritage, modern buildings, beautiful parks, art museum and haven for shoppers and pedestrians. This city offers a wide variety of entertainment to its visitors.
Birmingham has put a lot of effort in conserving its flora and fauna. They have numerous parks and botanical gardens to choose from. Of course summer and spring time are the best seasons to visit these gardens. Do not miss visiting the oldest operating cinema theatre in UK which has been revamped and given a brilliant face-lift. The art-deco interior, plush sofa seating arrangement and the cocktail bar along with some home baked cakes make the experience of watching a movie completely novel and thrilling.

Canterbury

Canterbury a university city of Kent in South-east England, hosts a mix of various architectural styles where you can find an architectural masterpiece in almost every nook and corner. Weekends are especially exciting as they host variety of events like concerts, adventure sport activities, performing arts, lifestyle expos, farmers markets and fairs. One of the hottest attractions is the Tales Visitor Attraction “Medieval Misadventures”, a 14th century building reconstructed to display the characters of Canterbury’s tales of Chaucer. The city’s authentic and largest farmer’s market is the Christchurch farmer’s market, which runs every Saturday morning, is a fantastic place to sample some of the best local produce and also meet bakers, farmers, wine makers and butchers. You could also take a boat tour which is historic and very scenic.

Chester

Located on the river Dee in Cheshire a north western county of England is a pretty and beautiful city filled with Roman ruins. Experience the roman history by taking a walk in the Roman gardens; or visit the amphitheatre or the museum Dewa Roman experience. You are in a time warp as you walk through Watergate street which is lined with some of the most modern and exquisite shops, quirky store boutiques, exclusive and fancy restaurants set against a backdrop of thousand year old buildings and cathedrals. Take a stroll in Grosvenor Park a classical park with Victorian layout located near the river Dee. It’s adorned with stunning, colorful and beautiful shrub beds, flowers, and expansive lawns. Unwind, relax and soak in the bounties of nature.

Edinburgh

Brilliant theatres, pulsating Scottish night-life, majestic Scottish countryside (an hour away from any direction), loch ness, Gothic churches, World-famous St.Giles Cathedral, Edinburgh Castle and plenty of excellent restaurants and shops. Go for the touristy things which are in abundance, take a day trip to countryside or just soak in the beauty of striking landscapes and classical and implicative skyline. Indulge in their enormous collection of exquisite eateries and restaurants. Edinburgh the capital of Scotland also known as city of festivals has something to offer to everyone.

Wales

Wales a tiny country known for its Celtic culture has plenty to offer for an entertaining and relaxing short break. Spectacular coastline, mountains, imposing and archaic castles, brilliant national parks, striking and scenic landscapes and fresh and quality local produce. Outdoor activities are endless within the 3 National Parks; Snowdonia, Pembrokeshire & Brecon Beacons. Or you can dip into history as you explore Middle Age castles. Trek up to the north west coast and check out the brilliant coastal villages and spectacular beaches. You have everything you need for a perfect weekend getaway; wine, dine and have a good time in Wales.

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