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Top 10 Weekend Breaks in the UK

Whether desiring a weekend surrounded by spectacular scenery, centuries of history or something on the unusual side, here are some locations for consideration. Stay in a postcard perfect village, explore the legend of King Arthur or search for prehistoric fossils on the beach.

10. New Forest, Hampshire

This expansive territory includes forest, heathland and open pastures. Hiking, cycling and horseback riding are popular activities and a means of transportation about the region. Stop and smell the roses at Braxton Gardens or venture to the Beaulieu estates and tour the palace house.

9. Port Navas, Cornwall

This historic small village developed along the northern shores of the Helford River in central Cornwall. Popular for boating, the location also offers quiet riverside walks. Visit the historic Poldark Mines or explore the countryside and Pendennis Castle.

8. Tintagel, Cornwall

Whether interested in the Arthurian legends or just looking for a pleasant weekend getaway destination, this area in Cornwall serves both functions. Visit the fortress remains on the beautiful Castle Island and explore Merlin’s cave. Journey on to attractive village of Camelford, which some believe was the location of Camelot.

7. Lyme Regis, Dorset

Some arrive for fossil hunting adventures, as the beachside cliffs release ancient treasures into the sand below. Others desire to see the location Jane Austin wrote about in “Persuasion,” or the scenery that formed the backdrop in “The French Lieutenant’s Woman.”

6. Canterbury, Kent

Attractions in this historical city include the physical remains of Roman occupation. Famous for the tales of Chaucer, Canterbury combines beautiful scenery with widely recognized historic sites, that include castles, churches and town buildings, ensuring an activity filled holiday weekend.

5. Cambridge, Cambridgeshire

King’s College Chapel remains one of the most popular attractions along with the Church of the Holy Sepulchre, established by the Knights Templar. Tour the city by riverboat down the River Cam. Visit one of many museums housing exhibits ranging from the arts to industry.

4. Craven Arms, Shropshire

Located in the south western region of England, the destination offers a community filled with old world charm and surrounded by lush green forested hills. Attractions around the area include Stokesay Castle, a fortified Norman mansion estate dating back to the late 1200s.

3. Avebury, Wiltshire

Whether interested in archaeology or in having a mystical experience. Sometime during the Neolithic period, pagans began construction on what is now the largest stone circle in Europe. Amazingly enough, almost half of all the crop circles discovered in the country lie within 15 kilometres of

2. Malham Tarn, Yorkshire

Fans of geocache adventures head to the rugged landscape of Malham Cove in Yorkshire for the pleasure of finding six different caches hidden in the area. A glacial lake and forested cliffs add to the beauty of the surroundings.

1. Northumberland

Hadrian’s Wall, medieval castles and the remains of Roman occupation are but some of the attractions visitors find when staying in this part of England. Investigate ancient rock art, see Iron Age hill forts and perhaps perform a paranormal investigation at the famous Chillingham Castle.

Enjoy a relaxing, weekend in some of the most interesting places in the country. Spend time with friends, family or a beloved spouse while making lasting memories.

Sally writes for The Cornwall Hotel Collection who operate two prestigious hotels in Cornwall. For a beautiful Truro wedding venue or an amazing
seaside place to eat in Falmouth look for The Cornwall Hotel Collection.

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