What are the best UK locations for a spring break?

lake district
Written by Nigel Simpkins

Spring is nearly here, so if you haven’t already booked your weekend break for when the warmer weather finally arrives, it might be time to make a move before it’s too late! With the deals coming thick and fast and the bookings for the hottest locations being snapped up just as quickly, you’ll want to make sure that you find the perfect break before you miss out. We’ve put together a guide to some of the top locations in the UK with options for each different type of traveller, so there’s something for everyone below!

Lake District

Up first, we have the Lake District! The lakes are one of the most idyllic and scenic areas in the UK, with gorgeous fells, quaint towns, and mesmerising waters all combining to create a movie-like scenery that’s not too far away from some of the major cities in the north. This makes it a handy location for those who are looking to escape city life without having to travel too far. In the lakes, you’ll have loads of towns to choose from, each of which has its own charm and appeal, but our top pick has to be the market town of Keswick. Sitting beside the stunning Derwentwater, the town has everything you could want from a Lake District holiday – there’s great walks, beautiful scenery, quirky shops, and plenty to see and do. What more could you ask for?

You’ll find the perfect accommodation at Inn On The Square right in the centre of the town – they’re got rooms to tailor to any couple or family, as well as dog-friendly rooms so that you can bring your dogs along! Attached to the hotel is the Brossen Steakhouse where you’ll be able to get some of the tastiest meals in the district, so you don’t have to spend time searching for a place to eat; there’s on quite literally on your doorstep.


Those of you who enjoy exploring cities with lots of heritage and cultural ties are sure to enjoy a trip further north to Scotland – it’s a country that’s brimming with history and stories, making it so fun to explore. Whether you split your time between regions or spend the entire weekend (or longer) in just one place, there’s plenty to keep you occupied so you needn’t worry about getting bored. Glasgow is a real working-class city that is enriched with culture both old and new, whilst Edinburgh is great for sights and history – the castle is a brilliant sight and an even better tour!


For those looking for a close-to-home city break, Manchester is always a great shout. Whether you’re a lover of sports, history, music, science, or anything in between, you can guarantee that Manchester has a story to tell that’ll interest you. Starting with music, one of the city’s biggest exports, you’re spoiled for choice. You can take a stroll through the city and be faced with some of the venues that kicked off the careers of artists such as New Order, Joy Division, Oasis, and The Smiths, or take a music tour that will take you to the places where these bands were formed; for something a little more relaxed, pop into one of Manchester’s independent record shops and see what you can find! For sport, you can take a tour of the homes of both Man City and Man United, plus the city is now also home to the National Football Museum – if football isn’t your thing, check out the Velodrome where the gold medal-winning Team GB train, or Lancashire County Cricket Ground. Manchester is also famed for its eating establishments and has recently just earned its first Michelin Star – head to Kala whilst you’re in town to find out what all the fuss is about.

We hope this guide has helped you to decide on the type of break that you want to take this spring – happy holidays!