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Planning Your Next UK City Break

Planning an escape away this autumn but not sure where to go? Don’t worry, here at Best UK Hotels we have it covered. Pick one of our top three destinations listed below and get planning your next big UK city break.


Edinburgh, Scotland


Edinburgh is the inspiring capital of Scotland, where centuries of history meet a vibrant and beautiful setting. Whilst in Edinburgh, you’ll discover stunning scenery, creative architecture and mouth-watering food.  From the Edinburgh Fringe Festival to Edinburgh castle – you’ll never be short of things to see and do on your city break.

Edinburgh is known for its spooky history, and whilst there we recommend visiting the Edinburgh Old Town – Edinburgh’s oldest neighbourhood – dating as far back as the medieval age. The Old Town’s small streets are lined with boutique shops, pubs and historical monuments.


Where to stay: The Dunstane Hotel

The Dunstane is a boutique hotel that provides some seriously stylish accommodation. This hotel has beautiful and unique features not found elsewhere in Edinburgh, from the high ceilings to the designer bedrooms, right through to underfloor heated bathroom tiles. This hotel is rated 4 stars and is well known for providing exceptional customer service. Not only is it conveniently located being just a five minute walk away from Haymarket Train Station, but is also placed on a major public transport route making it absolutely perfect for exploring the wider area of Edinburgh.


London, England


There is just so much to see and do in London – the capital of the United Kingdom. If you’re not sure where to begin, it can be completely overwhelming. Cut down your exhaustive list for a day of sightseeing around the city – must visit attractions include Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace – all within walking distance of each other.  If you’re a bit of a shopaholic, then head on down to the iconic Oxford Street for fashion shopping galore. For foodies, cream tea at Harrods simply cannot be missed.

Where to stay: Double Tree by Hilton (Victoria)

For a warm welcome and convenient location, the Double Tree by Hilton (Victoria) is a great choice. This hotel is just minutes away from the heart of the city, making it the perfect base if you’re planning to do some serious sightseeing. The hotel is ideal for easy access to central London and has great transportation links.


York, England


York, England is an up and coming destination. Having been voted Europe’s most favourite City in 2007, the city is home to Europe’s most visited street and has quickly evolved to become one of the UK’s most popular tourist destinations.

York is a beautiful place, built up of medieval stone that encloses a wealth of rich history. In previous history, York was also regarded as one of the two capitals of Roman Britain. Sounds like your cup of tea?

Visit the JORVIK Viking Centre, a fantastic local attraction, exhibition artefacts over 1,000 years old. The National Railway Museum is also the largest of its kind in the word, and to add into the bargain, admission is completely free. Of course, this is just a snapshot of all the wonderful attractions York has to offer.


Where to stay: The Grand Hotel and Spa

The Grand is classed as a 5 star hotel and spa and is widely regarded as the finest in the area. With a century of history behind it, this luxury destination is an absolute must-visit for history buffs. The hotel is just five minutes’ walk from the city’s delightful maze of medieval streets as well as boutique shopping spots.


UK City Breaks – Which One Will You Choose?


No matter what UK city break you pick, we are positive that Edinburgh, York or London will not disappoint. The only question is, what destination will you choose?