5 Unique UK Breaks

SELF DRIVE TOUR

The UK is full of wonderful regions to explore; from the magnificent cities soaked up in history to charming rural villages and from hearth and moorlands to stunning highlands. Even for the locals, there is always something new or an exciting place to discover on the British Isles. A self drive tour across the UK is a wonderful way to visit historical treasures, interact with people in local inns, sample some of English best dishes and enjoy the scenic beauty of the fairytale countryside.

A self drive tour in the UK is one of the best and affordable ways of touring the great counties that make up this great country. With the good road network and well marked sign posts, it is hard to make wrong turns. There are numerous options for stopping over along your route such as camping free or wild, inns, hotels and even motels.

RURAL ESCAPE IN A SCOTTISH HOLIDAY COTTAGE

Escape to the Scottish Highlands for a holiday that will remain etched in your memories for a long time to come, with the stunningly beautiful west coast, magnificent mountains and isolated beaches; this region of the UK is renowned for its spectacular sceneries and open spaces.(image by hamish)

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Get away from it all and retreat to rural countryside cottage in Scotland to places such as Perthshire, Dumfries and the Scottish border and enjoy the great outdoors. The beautiful rural countryside with its laid back atmosphere offers the perfect destination to get away from it all and enjoy a relaxed holiday. It is also an area to indulge in various activities such as walking, sightseeing, sailing, fishing and swimming.

Cottages in this part of UK come in different sizes and in charming locations (try Bonawe House holiday cottages in Oban), they may be farmhouses, converted barns or delightful modern establishments offering comfort away from home. You can opt for serviced or self catering cottages depending on your type of getaway.

LOG CABIN BREAK IN THE COTSWOLDS

This is a part of England that is stunningly beautiful throughout the year and it is no wonder that even celebrities can hardly resist its charms and others have even bought holiday property here so that they can visit from time to time.

The Cotswolds offers one of the best regions in UK to escape the bustling cities to the tranquil environments that best describe this amazing holiday destination. It is an area of Outstanding Natural Beauty offering spectacular places for exploration such as parks with incredible wildlife, working farms, ancient towns, castles and quaint villages and is perfect for a luxury short break in the UK.(image by JR P)

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Take a break into the rolling hills in a cozy Cotswolds log cabins located in serene locations such as Gloucestershire, Warwickshire, Wiltshire, Oxfordshire and Somerset. You may find yourself located in a wooded area, lakeside or perched on top of a hill overlooking a pretty village where you can indulge in fantastic activities such as walking, cycling and sampling local cuisine.

FISHING IN THE LAKE DISTRICT

If you are looking for complete relaxation in a tranquil region, you can never go wrong with The Lake District, they are the three words that conjure up a landscape so mythical and littered with sparkling lakes and beautiful rivers that as soon as you get there all your bottled up tension is melted away.

It is England’s showcase of beauty, an inspiration for artists for centuries and today, the finest region for a much needed break of genuine peace and relaxation. Being the majesty of England’s most beautiful lakes all combining with the skyline of rugged mountains, green hills and valleys, it is the ideal destination to try out your fishing skills amongst the tranquil environment. You can spend your days here sailing in different lakes and counting the amount of fish you can catch in each different lake.

CITY BREAK IN GLASGOW

In any Scottish song it’s hard not find the phrase “I Belong to Glasgow” and it’s generally obvious that this Scottish city has plenty to sing about. Take a city break in this modern metropolis brimming with life and vitality and explore its bustling streets packed with culture, history and heritage. Discover its impressive range of cultural assets such as art galleries and museums, the joys of the River Clyde, sample the local cuisines in the restaurants and relax and unwind in its fabulous gardens and you too will probably singing happily “I Belong to Glasgow” by the time your city break is over.(image by Hugh / Uisdean Spicer )

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Away from the city you can explore the surrounding regions and seek out adventurous activities such as walking, trekking and sightseeing the area’s historical and natural treasures.

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