The UK is home to some incredible destinations, from the sweeping landscapes of the Lake District to the beautiful coastal towns of Devon and Cornwall.
Whether you’re thinking of retreating to a cosy UK hotel for a wintry weekend, or you’re forward planning a trip in the Summer to soak up the sun, we’ve got some great tips for you.
Our team have put together a list of some of their favourite UK weekend breaks, all of which come in at under £100. So, if you’re looking for a relaxing weekend away that won’t break the bank, you’ve come to the right place.
Here are some of our favourite budget-friendly destinations for UK weekend breaks.
Five of the Best Weekend Breaks in the UK
Our team’s top UK destinations for weekend breaks offer something for everyone.
Perhaps you’re planning a weekend that’s jam-packed with activities, or maybe you’re just looking forward to putting your feet up by the fire at a cosy, historic hotel in the heart of the countryside. Whatever you’ve got planned, we’ve got some unmissable recommendations for you.
Here are five of our top tips if you’re looking for a UK trip that will take you on an adventure at an affordable price.
Loch Ness, Scotland
The famous Loch Ness remains shrouded in mystery, and its beautiful surroundings make a great weekend escape at any time of year.
Besides the jaw-dropping scenery and intriguing stories the area has to offer, Loch Ness is great for adventurous travellers looking for an action-packed weekend.
You’ll find no shortage of things to do, whether you’re visiting Loch Ness for a weekend or much longer. Take a walk down to the loch, while away an afternoon taking photos or head to one of the nearby villages of Drumnadrochit, Dores or Invermoriston.
If you’re looking for a hotel where you can really immerse yourself in the atmosphere of the area, don’t miss the incredible Highlands Hotel.
Situated in a tranquil glen to the north of the Cairngorms National Park, it’s the perfect place to unwind after a hard day of monster searching.
The seaside town of Whitby is well known for its beautiful cobbled streets and showstopping sandy beaches.
The town itself is a fantastic place to explore, with intriguing attractions like the famous Captain Cook Memorial Museum, Whitby Museum and Pannett Art Gallery. Don’t forget to pay a visit to Whitby Abbey, the gothic ruin that’s said to have inspired Bram Stoker’s Dracula.
Whitby is enormously popular during the summer months, with families flocking to the beaches nearby. But it’s also great in the winter. We love Whitby in December when the Christmas lights and decorations really bring the area to life.
The Royal Whitby is a real hidden gem in the heart of the seaside town. This impressive hotel boasts a fantastic clifftop location, meaning guests are treated to mesmerising views of the area, from its beaches and harbour to the ruined abbey and the old town.
Cumbria, Lake District
The Lake District is a destination that’s hard to beat. Ideal for weekend breaks at any time of the year, the area offers endless options for those who crave adventure – and those who just want to curl up by the fire and enjoy a hot toddy or two!
Book a room at a cosy, lakeside hotel for a relaxing weekend in the run-up to Christmas, or plan ahead and book your summer weekend break for 2023. The area is perfect for those who love walking and exploring. It’s also ideal for runners and cyclists and of course, there are plenty of activities for watersports enthusiasts.
One of our top recommendations for Lake District accommodation has got to be the Windermere Hotel. This grand, English heritage-listed hotel is situated in the heart of the Lake District.
Dating back to 1847, it’s situated within easy reach of the nearby village, and it’s high up on the hills, so rooms boast mesmerising views of its stunning surroundings.
Dorset, South Coast
There’s so much to see and do in Dorset, so of course, it made the list of our top UK weekend breaks coming in at under £100.
Families can spend a weekend exploring the West Dorset Heritage Coast, an area of outstanding natural beauty that’s just as impressive during the winter as it is in the summer. There are attractions to enjoy too, like the marina and the nearby harbour where you’ll find plenty of great restaurants and bars.
There’s also a Sea Life Centre and a Pavilion, which regularly plays host to family-friendly entertainment, live shows and music.
If you’re planning a weekend break in Dorset, book a room at The Royal Weymouth Hotel. The hotel is perfectly situated on the seafront, so all the fun of the seaside is just outside the front door.
The hotel even has its own lounge and games room, the perfect place to relax after a busy day exploring.
One of the most famous UK holiday destinations, Torquay is a must. The seaside destination offers plenty of options for those looking for an affordable destination, and it’s easy to have a budget-friendly weekend away here.
Start exploring Torquay and you’ll soon see how difficult it is to fit everything into one weekend. The seaside town has endless activities for visitors young and old, from family-friendly entertainment to relaxing, cosy pubs and restaurants.
There are bars, theatres and cinemas galore, and the beachfront is always bustling with activity.
Hotel rooms in Torquay are hard to come by during the summer months, but we love exploring the area during the autumn and winter too. The Torbay Hotel is in the heart of the action, within easy reach of all the local attractions.
With several bars and a lounge, it’s the perfect play to stay while you’re in Torquay.
Searching for a weekend break under £100? Take a look at our early bird offer with holidays starting from £49 per room, per night. Whether you’re on the hunt for a last minute Christmas break or planning a weekend break for 2023, we’ve got some great options for you.
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