Top weekend getaways London

What you plan for your weekends getaways London? Probably you will stay back at home and do what you missed out on week days. Possibly you may be planning to make weekend trip somewhere. But there is lot to think, where to go, what to do, what to see. For all these questions we shall furnish suggestions. Just stop worrying and pack the bag to get set and get ready to go to unexplored destinations of weekend getaways London.

England is a beautiful country and it exists outside London too, contrary to few Londoners and most foreigners may think.



Brighton

Distance- 54 Miles (86 km), By Train- 1hr 40m

Best time- Avoid high winters

Brighton is a lovely place located on the sea coast, south of London. This is a popular pleasure destination and a world apart in comparison to London. Located in east Sussex county, it’s a fun place where at seaside pier you can enjoy cool fun, sea breeze and lovely sunshine. Victorian era buildings are pleasingly eyeful of structures. Its sea beach is about 8 km long and dotted with restaurants, hotels, night club, amusement facilities and arcades etc. The city is spread over 83 sq km and its main shopping area is Churchill square where there are about 80 shops, restaurants and huge multiple cars parking facility. Enjoyment at Brighton lasts through your weekend and beyond.

York

Distance- 208 miles (334 km)

Best time- April to November

York is the main city of Yorkshire. This town has immense historical value. The milestones of history can be seen in Jorvik Viking Centre, Huge ancient cathedral, National railway museum etc.  Walled York castle is the part of ancient history, there you can walk on its huge walls and watch the river flowing by. Take boat rides and have lunch excursion on the river. York is the best example of mix of ancient, modern British, Roman and Viking history. Your weekend will be a memorable experience in York.

York

Stratford upon Avon

Distance- 22 miles (35 Km)

Best time- From March to November

Town of Warwickshire county Stratford upon Avon is a place for literature lovers. What better place for literature lovers than visit to the abode of William Shakespeare and Anne Hathaway’s cottage. The boating on river Avon will be pleasure. There are hotels and hostels to stay and best of time to enjoy your weekend here.

Stratford upon Avon for weekend getaways London

Oxford

Distance- 58 miles (93 km)

Best time- March to November for weekend getaways London

Oxford has the oldest university of England. To visit here you don’t have to be a student, there are plenty of locations you can visit and enjoy your weekend. There are many bookshops like famous Blackwell’s Bookshop in Norrington Room, spread over in 10000 sq ft area. Ashmolean Museum, Headington shark, Oxford Botanic Garden, covered market on high street of Oxford. For sports and fun punting is a popular boating activity in summers, navigating boat with a wooden pole down the river. The train is the comfortable way to reach Oxford from London.

Oxford

Cambridge

Distance- 50 miles (80 km)

Best time-April to November for weekend getaways London

Cambridge is an iconic university town like Oxford. There is lot to explore such as Cambridge college campus, ancient and modern buildings, walk on the streets, explore book stores and stroll in old and new markets. Also best theatres, museums and galleries are its unique places to visit. Here also punting can be done in summers on river Cam. This town is also the famous music band Pink Floyd’s town. Your weekend will be enjoyable all the way.

Cambridge

Windsor

Distance- 23 miles (37 km)

Best time- April to November for weekend getaways London

Windsor‘s history is awesome. It’s the Queen’s abode in famous royal Windsor Castle. Take a stroll in the Castle, enjoy its majestic construction and then take walk on the high streets or cross river to Eton. Eton is home to famous institutions from where many famous people got educated.

Windsor

Dover

Distance- 75 miles (120 Km)

Best time- April to November for weekend getaways London

Dover is a ferry town in Kent County and a busy seaport. France is located across the English Channel from here, hence always had strategic importance for Britain. Dover Castle is one of the finest Castles in Britain. Chalk Cliffs are famous site to see. Dover being a fort city has history of military heritage, as this has always been the entry point for the invaders in olden times. Dover’s famous war oriented military museum is worth a visit. Your weekend will be worth spending here.

Dover

Bath

Distance- 115 miles (185 Km)

Best time- April to November for weekend getaways London

In the valley of river Avon, Bath town is under Somerset County. This is a famous site of a Roman Spa with its history going back to thousands of years. The finest ruins of Roman era are the witness of British Roman history. Adorned with Georgian Classic architecture the city is beautiful to adore. There are many museums such as Museum of Bath Architecture, Victoria Art Gallery, Holburne Museum, and Museum of East Asian Art. There are two universities also, Bath Spa University and University of Bath.

Bath town

 Cornwall

Distance-283 miles (455 km)

Best time- April to November for weekend getaways London

Cornwall is a peninsula reaching to Celtic sea. It has magnificent coastline of 300 miles of dunes and cliffs. It has wild moorland and hundreds of sandy beaches. Its medieval forests and creeks with oak trees are its high points. There are beautiful harbor villages like Falmouth and Fowey. Play beach games, ride on waves and build sandcastle at Daymer Bay. For break with nature there is Cornwell town with its modern facilities. In total, a complete and fulfilling weekend for you and kids.

Cornwall

Lake District

Distance- 278 miles (447km)

Best time- April to October for weekend getaways London

The Lake District is finest in terms of the scenic beauty. In northwest of London Lake District is a popular holiday destination. For trekking enthusiasts there is Scafell Pike at 3209 ft which is the highest mountain in Britain. Besides trekking, there is a grand view Glacial Ribbon Lakes and valley of Wasdale. Market towns such as Keswick, Kendell and Ambleside traditionally have the exotic inns, outdoor equipment shops, restaurants and ethnic art galleries. This place is worth spending your weekends and beyond.

Lake District


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