There are also a variety of holiday resorts across the UK, that offer chalets, caravans, camping and other types of accommodation. Some resorts are available for adults, whereas others are family-friendly and offer an extensive range of activities for the whole family, such as evening entertainments, kids clubs and water sports. For those who are considering a resort UK break, then Park Resorts holidays have 37 coastal resorts available in Scotland, England and Wales.
More people nowadays are going camping and a weekend camping in the country can be great for unwinding, especially for those who enjoy outdoor activities, or may have budget considerations. Cottages or apartments can also be good value, especially for families or larger groups of people.
Depending on when mini breaks are booked, there are often cheaper train tickets available and for those who are considering longer distance trips in the UK, a train may save journey time and stress, as well as money. With a flight between Heathrow and Edinburgh taking less than one and a half hours, it can also be worth checking on flight costs, especially with saver deals available from a number of UK-based airlines.
For those who choose to book a last-minute mini break, there is often the opportunity to find last-minute bargains online at a number of top hotels throughout the UK. When visiting larger cities, it can be worth looking carefully at the location of the accommodation. Often the price will reduce as the distance from the city centre increases and in cities with excellent public transport, it is easy to move from the hotel into the centre.
The Yorkshire Dales and The Lakes are very popular destinations in the North of England. Belfast or Derry are popular for city breaks in Northern Ireland, or for those who prefer the countryside, there is plenty of opportunity for outdoor activities in County Down or County Tyrone.
London is probably one of the most popular mini breaks in England and there are plenty of discounts available as part of the 2012 Queen`s Diamond Jubilee and Olympic celebrations. Brighton offers a traditional seaside experience and there are many other destinations in the South of England, such as Bath, Oxford and the Cotswolds.
North Wales offers the chance to explore Snowdonia National Park as well as many miles of coast and beaches. For those looking for a traditional holiday experience, then the Welsh Riviera, Llandudno is a traditional Victorian seaside resort. The city of Cardiff is a popular destination for those who love sports and want to enjoy nightlife, entertainment and shopping.
Popular weekends away in Scotland include Glasgow and Edinburgh. Both of these vibrant cities have history, culture, entertainment and shopping for everyone. For those who wish to spend time further north, then the Highlands and Lochs of Scotland offer the chance for visitors to stay in hotels, cottages or even camp. All of these are ideal to explore the stunning landscape available, as well as visit distilleries, ruins and castles.
Mini breaks are the perfect opportunity to get away from the stresses of daily life. There are many destinations available in the UK including cities, national parks, downs and coastal towns. Most destinations offer something to all visitors, including couples on romantic getaways, families and groups of friends.
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