Fun Weekend Getaways – The Best Places To Visit In The UK

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Is work getting you down? Do you need to get away from it all for a while?

….Ever thought of a holiday closer to home?

The UK has some fantastic, cheap weekend getaways which are guaranteed to put a smile back on your face, whatever the weather!

Whether you want entertainment, activities, shows or nightlife, there’s plenty of choice out there.

Our comprehensive guide will ensure you find out what puts the Great into Great Britain…just keep reading!


First and foremost, the entertainment capital of England!

Situated on the Irish Sea coast of England, Blackpool has pretty much everything. From The Grand Theatre and Winter Gardens to the Pleasure Beach and iconic Blackpool Tower, there will never be a moment of boredom.

As well as all of the above, Blackpool offers all of the delights you’d expect from a seaside town.

Expect to see ghost trains, roller coasters, rides and illuminations as well as classic foods like fish and chips, ice creams and a wide variety of Blackpool rock.

Iconic celebrities and singers from a bygone era also tread the boards at Blackpool. Upcoming shows include; Elkie Brooks live in concert , Showaddywaddy live, Still Driftin’ with Ray Lewis of the Drifters and Joe Pasquale live.

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Not the getaway for you if you want it to be quiet, but we couldn’t miss this one off the list because there’s so much to do!

From iconic tourist attractions like Big Ben, The London Eye, Trafalgar Square and Westminster Abbey to entertainment venues like London’s West End, The London Dungeon and Madame Tussauds, the Capital has a hell of a lot to offer.

Check out TripAdvisor for more information. It will give you guidance on the best (and worst) places to go, including city tours, places to eat and a list of upcoming shows and live music.

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If you do want a nice quiet time away, then the picturesque seaside town of Scarborough will be right up your street.

Enjoy a walk along the Japanese inspired Peasholm Park, learn about the dramatic history of Scarborough Castle and enjoy food, drink and a range of stalls at it’s world renowned fair, and when the day is over you can retire to one of it’s beautiful bed and breakfasts in the centre of town.

For evening entertainment, upcoming shows in the town’s theatres include a night with Joe Longthorne, Only Fools and Boycie and The Russian State Opera. For further information you can visit    


Edinburgh is one of Scotland’s most vibrant cities. It has both a medieval old town and an elegant Georgian new town, so whatever your interests, there’s definitely something here for you.

Enjoy the likes of Edinburgh Castle, The Scottish National Gallery, Edinburgh Zoo, The Royal Botanic Gardens and Holyrood palace during the day before taking in night time shows like Ghost and Billy Elliot as well as comedy from Jack Whitehall.

For drinks late into the night, check out The Bon Vivant, The Abbotsford and The Red Squirrel amongst others. For further options you can visit     


Not only is Liverpool famous for childhood heros and heroines like The Beatles and Cilla Black, it’s also a busy, bustling city with plenty going on.

Besides the Cavern Club (which is well worth seeing by the way), Liverpool also boasts 2 Premier League football teams (Liverpool & Everton), The Albert Docks, The International Slavery Museum, The Walker Art Gallery and the Echo Arena – featuring upcoming shows; Frozen On Ice, Olly Murs, The Courteeners and Andre Rieu

Late night offerings include the Liverpool Bierkeller, Pan AM bar, Igloo and Shooters

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