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Top 5 bank holiday mini breaks in the UK‏

With the Bank Holiday fast approaching, it’s not too late to book a weekend away through Check out a list of our top five mini break locations in the UK.

1. Peak District

Located at the southernmost end of the Pennines, the Peak District is the perfect break away from the hustle and bustle of the daily grind. Boasting spectacular views and tranquil scenery, the UK’s first national park makes the ideal mini break this Bank Holiday.

Low budget:
The Davenport, Stockport

Cost per night: £35* on
What to do: Located in the Stockport town centre, you can visit the Robinsons Brewery Visitors Centre to have a tour and taste of a 180 year old brewery.

Medium budget: Hollin Hall Hotel, Cheshire

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Cost per night: £79.40* on
What to do: Set in the beautiful countryside, this hotel is a lovely walk away from the Peak District National Park. Have a stroll through the gorgeous, picturesque scenery of the park for the ultimate Bank Holiday relaxation.

Unlimited budget: Crich Lane Farm, Derbyshire

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Cost per night: £85* on
What to do: This 17th century farmhouse is the ultimate Bank Holiday getaway. Visit the Tramway Village to ride quirky, old trams down a mile long track which stop at various, quaint locations.

2. Cornwall

Recognised as one of the Celtic nations, Cornwall is a stunning, idyllic escape this coming Bank Holiday weekend. It is perfect for those who love places rich with history, literature and beautiful beaches. Use your Bank Holiday wisely and be one of the holiday makers who, collectively, have eaten over 5 million Cornish pasties – yum.

Low budget: Cadgwith Cove Inn

Cost per night: £50* on
What to do: Located in a fishing village, this quaint inn is within walking distance from Kennack Sands for a lovely beach stroll. For the ultimate beach experience, make sure you grab a Mr Whippy from the café situated on the beach.

Medium budget: The Jamaica Inn

Cost per night: £75* via
What to do: The hotel itself, immortalised in the Daphne De Maurier novel, is famous for being on most haunted and boasts many a ghost hunt around the hotel. Unfortunately, this is not available on the Bank Holiday weekend but maybe a spot of your own ghost hunting is on the cards?

Unlimited budget: Pebble House

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Cost per night: £165 on
What to do: Go for a stroll in the Lost Gardens of Heligan which were only discovered 25 years ago. It is one of the most mysterious and romantic estates in England and is filled to the brim with gorgeous scenery and breath-taking views; it is an actual secret garden.

3. Jurassic Coast

Don’t let the recent news of a landslide opening a 900ft crack along a cliff put you off, the Jurassic coast still makes the perfect Bank Holiday mini break. This world heritage site stretches along the English Channel and boasts beautiful, unspoiled views and makes it the UK’s fifth greatest natural wonder.

On a budget: Lindens House, Chard

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Cost per night: £65* on
What to do: Visit the Chard Museum which hosts exhibits featuring WW1 memorabilia, model aircraft and history of Chard.

Medium budget: The Beach House Bed & Breakfast, Portland

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Cost per night: £75* on
What to do: Take a stroll along Chesil Beach which the B&B sits on. Alternatively, you can visit Portland Castle which was one of Henry VIII’s finest coastal forts.

Unlimited budget: Purbeck House Hotel & Louisa Lodge, Swanage

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Cost per night: £148* on
What to do: Go for a stroll along Swanage Pier. Whilst there is nothing spectacular on the pier, the £1 entry goes towards maintaining the historical structure. Plus, the pier gives you stunning views of the Jurassic Coast.

4. Cambridge

Famed for being home to one of the UK’s top and oldest universities, Cambridge makes the perfect mini break for anyone who is looking to explore a city rich with culture. Don’t miss out on a picturesque punt down the River Cam this Bank Holiday weekend.

On a budget: Cranesbill House

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Cost per night: £60* on
What to do: This house is located near the Guided Bus-stop which will take you into the centre of Cambridge where you can enjoy a punt on the river Cam. Turn up on the day to secure the best punting bargain.

Medium budget: Abbeyfield Guesthouse

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Cost per night: £80* on
What to do: Located in the centre of Cambridge, this hotel is right near the University’s famous Cambridge University Botanic Gardens. Have a nice stroll around the garden and enjoy the beautiful scenery, finishing with a slice of cake in the café.

Unlimited budget: Hilton Cambridge City Centre

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Cost per night: £219* on
What to do: If you want the most luxurious weekend in Cambridge then a night in the central Hilton is for you. It is located right next to some of the University’s most famous college’s, including Corpus Christi College which features the famous and chilling Corpus Clock.

5. Glasgow

The largest city in Scotland (and third largest in the UK!), Glasgow translates to ‘Dear Green Place’ in Gaelic and boasts 90 gorgeous green spaces amongst its city; that’s more per head than any city in Europe! This makes it the perfect combination of city and greenery for your Bank Holiday mini break.

On a budget: Watermill Hotel

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Cost per night: £55* on
What to do: Only 10 minutes from Snow Factor, you can practice your skiing skills or climb a giant ice wall.

Medium budget: Tartan Lodge

Cost per night: £65* on
What to do: Visit the Glasgow Cathedral to view some beautiful architecture and take a moment of peace amongst the busy Bank Holiday weekend. Be sure to also see St Mungo’s Museum which is within the Cathedral’s ground.

Unlimited budget: Park Inn

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Cost per night: £98* on
What to do: Visit the Kelvingrove Museum and Art Gallery which contains exhibits of animals, plants and world culture objects from distinct eco-zones. The Life Gallery, the most popular exhibit, has just been reopened after a re-display.


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