If you’re looking for the best breaks in UK, look no further. Here are our top five recommendations for a fantastic break away!

York

With a rich history and fantastic shopping, dining and a great atmosphere, York is a top choice for the best breaks in UK. Take a walk along the city’s historic castle walls or enjoy Afternoon Tea at that most famous of York’s establishments, Betty’s Café Tea Rooms. From afternoon tea to taking your pick off their tantalising menu, you will be spoilt on so many levels at these delightful tea rooms. Visit York Minster, the city’s most famous landmark for over 2,000 years and marvel at its stained glass windows, arches and the views from its tower.

Lytham St Annes

A tram ride away from the bright lights of its more famous neighbour, the seaside town of Blackpool, Lytham St Annes has a beautiful sandy beach, a Victorian pier and the fabulous, award-winning St Annes Beach Huts. With mod-cons such as fridges, microwaves and electric heaters, these pastel coloured beach huts are a charming addition to a visit to this peaceful seaside town. Head to Blackpool for a day on the dodgems, amusement arcades and of course, a trip up to the tower, its most famous landmark. Fans of Strictly Come Dancing will recognise its beautiful ballroom.

Whitby

The Yorkshire seaside town of Whitby is famous for being the inspiration for Bram Stoker’s Dracula. The abbey which sits atop the cliffs at Whitby, is a fantastic place for a view out to sea over the pretty harbour and Whitby’s beach. Enjoy tasty fish and chips on the harbour or for a unique Whitby taste, try Fortune’s Smoked Kippers. Get there early for the best selection – when they’ve sold out for the day, the shop closes! Treat yourself to some unique Whitby jet jewellery, sourced from the cliffs around Whitby.

Stratford-upon-Avon

The market town of Stratford-upon-Avon is most famous for its bard, William Shakespeare who was born and grew up here. Visit Shakespeare’s house and see the cot where he slept. Go see a performance of one of his plays at the Royal Shakespeare Theatre or shop for antiques at one of Stratford-upon-Avon’s unique antique shops. Take a stroll along the banks of the River Avon and enjoy some freshly-prepared food or shop for gifts at the Waterside Food and Craft Market.

Poole in Dorset

A favourite for bike riders, Poole has over 50 miles of cycle paths, 28 miles of which are through green parks and by the sea. The beach at Sandbanks has three miles of Blue Flag beaches, perfect for walks, a spot of sunbathing or a round of crazy golf. Set sail on board one of City Cruises boats along the Jurassic Coast or head to the seaside town of Swanage for a trip on the steam railway which travels through the Purbeck countryside, passing by William the Conqueror’s 1,000 year old castle at Corfe.

Written by Jennifer