A view of York from York Minster

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. 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. 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.

Edinburgh festival

Where to stay: Parliament House Hotel

Situated just minutes from Edinburgh’s bustling city centre and train station, Parliament House Hotel offers visitors a cosy welcome to the city. This affordable Edinburgh hotel offers the perfect Scottish experience. This 53 bedroom hotel combines modern-day luxuries with touches of history, like a Victorian elevator. So check out their special offers and remember the mantra of this blog – always book direct with the hotel!

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, then it can be completely overwhelming. Cut down your exhaustive list for a day of sightseeing around the city. Must-visit attractions include The Elizabeth Tower and Big Ben, the London Eye and Buckingham Palace. Rather helpfully, they are all within walking distance of each other!  So 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.

a view of london

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.

Visit the JORVIK Viking Centre, a fantastic local attraction, exhibiting 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.

York is a beautiful place with a fascinating history. York was also regarded as one of the two capitals of Roman Britain. So, sounds like your cup of tea? Then book your visit today!

shambles street in tork

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. There is so much to see and do, you will have to plan carefully to make sure you don’t miss out on anything. The only question is, what destination will you choose?