Planning a last-minute winter UK holiday with your family? The holiday season is a great chance to get away with the kids as they will be off school, and there are plenty of fantastic places to visit all over the UK that really come to life around Christmas. Here are a few of the best winter getaways in the UK to consider.
People tend to associate Cornwall with summer, which is understandable, but it is also incredibly beautiful during the winter months (and much quieter!). Visiting in winter gives you the chance to enjoy invigorating coastal walks and the opportunity to indulge in tantalising Cornish cuisine. This includes Cornish pasties, saffron buns, and hevva cake. You can also decide on the Cornwall v Devon cream tea debate – in Cornwall, the traditional method is to split the scone, spread the clotted cream, and top with jam. In Devon, they spread jam on the scone first and then top it with clotted cream. Why not try both ways to form your opinion?!
York is a wonderful place to visit during the winter months, as there is so much to see and do. The city is bursting with cultural and historical attractions, plus you can get in the festive spirit at the stunning Christmas market. York is also surrounded by beautiful English countryside, so there are plenty of opportunities to get out for winter walks. If traveling from afar, you will want to have a comfortable drive with plenty of space, so you want to have a suitable car, and a used BMW 1 series would be perfect for long drives.
Bath is one of the prettiest cities in the UK and another important historical region founded by the Romans in the 1st century AD. The city has all kinds of incredible highlights, including the Roman Baths, Bath Abbey, the Royal Crescent, and many brilliant museums and galleries. Bath also has a splendid Christmas market where you can stock up on goodies for the holidays.
Norwich is a charming city in the beautiful county of Norfolk. It is a great place to visit throughout the year, but it is somewhere that really comes alive over the holidays. There are plenty of festive highlights that the kids will love, such as Christmas markets, pantomime, and Santa’s Grotto. Strolling the cobbled streets and checking out the pubs, restaurants, and cafes will keep the adults happy, too!
The winter break is the perfect opportunity to get away with the kids, and there are many fantastic places to visit at this time of the year. The above are a few of the best places for a UK winter getaway with the family that are sure to get you all in the festive spirit.