Easter is a great time to get away for a week or so. With the weather finally warming up (fingers crossed!) and the wonderful bank holidays to enjoy as well as the kids being off school, it is the perfect time to go out and see a bit more of the UK. Britain has some wonderful destinations which don’t require you to part with a small fortune in order to enjoy them. Here are some picks of the best places to visit this Easter.
Culture in Liverpool
Liverpool has been enjoying a renaissance of late. Since it’s Capital of Culture success in 2008, the city on Merseyside has gone from strength to strength. From the fantastic Museum of Liverpool to the Walker Art gallery it has one of the best museum and gallery offers outside of London (and most of them are free!). You also have the opportunity to go on a tour of the Anfield football stadium, walk down the famous Mathew Street where it all started for a little-known band called The Beatles and dine in some wonderful restaurants.
Walking in North Yorkshire
Like neighbouring Lake District, North Yorkshire has some incredible scenery which makes for some quite spectacular walks. As well as the National Park, there are the picturesque market towns of Pickering and Malton. If it’s fresh air you are after, the North York Moors are the place for you. You could also visit the beautiful town of Whitby for a seaside break.
Be Beside the Seaside in Llandudno
Llandudno was literally built for families to have a great time on their holidays. With a beautiful pier, welcoming beach (in nice weather at least) and a variety of traditional arcades, it is the quintessential British holiday resort. Domestic holiday provider UK Breakaways run some great deals on trips to the North Wales destination.
Winner of the Guardian’s Best City poll, Newcastle is finally getting recognised for all it’s got to offer. As well as a buzzing nightlife, it has awesome vistas over the River Tyne, some great cafes and fantastic shopping.
Family Fun in Legoland
The Windsor theme park is always exciting for the kids, but with discounts available at lots of times of the year, it is also a nice prospect for adults as well! There are accommodation options for those who want to discover all Legoland has to offer.
Discover the Cotswolds
Rolling countryside, quaint villages and winding river valleys make the Cotswolds an enchanting place to spend a long weekend or indeed, a week. It’s a fantastic cycling destination and also great for ramblers with beautiful scenery and great pubs to finish off a long day exploring.