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3 super spots for a long weekend in the UK

If you are looking to spend a long weekend in the UK, with so many world class beaches, stunning villages, camping holiday destinations around the country, you have plenty of options in hand. Here are just 3 super spots that you should consider before going for any other spots:

West Coast of Scotland

West coast scotlandWith a good number of weekend holiday activities on offer around the year, the west coast of Scotland can be a perfect place to have some relaxing days with your family. The majestic west coast of Scotland boasts of a great number of spectacular beaches, breathtaking emptiness, single-track roads, fresh seafood, and unique tastes and blends of whisky. One of the best ways to explore the west coast of Scotland is to rent a holiday cottage, plan your own itinerary and explore at your own leisure.

A super blend of modern and traditional culture, courteous and professional hospitality, clean air and stunning landscapes long with its renowned whisks make the west coast of Scotland one of the top spots for spending a long weekend.


Yorkshire is very often referred as God’s Own Country for its natural beauty. Its food and drink has the reputation of being the best of UK. It boasts of more Michelin-starred restaurants than any other county in the entire UK. You can find proper pubs that sell perfect pints and the odd Yorkshire brewery on every street corner. Yorkshire also boasts fantastic large holiday homes ideal for the perfect trip away.

Annual firm festivals in Leeds and Sheffield, well-reputed Yorkshire Sculpture Park and the Hepworth Wakefield, mills of the World Heritage Site of Saltaire, the preserved terraced streets, wonderful Victorian architecture, a wild and rugged coastline and three national parks make Yorkshire one of the most desired long weekend holiday destinations in the UK. Every year, more than 40 million tourists from around the world visit Yorkshire for heritage related tourism alone. This number surely makes a fair statement why Yorkshire is such a lovely destination to have some relaxing days in a long weekend.

The Cotswolds

Renowned for hundreds of honey-coloured limestone villages in a striking rural setting, the Cotswolds is the most favorite UK travel destination for nature lovers. If you are looking to have a perfect English countryside holiday experience in your long weekend, the Cotswolds’ delightful café culture, busting farmers’ markets, beautiful gardens, valleys and hills are waiting for you. The dreamy cycling and walking trails and pretty villages of the Cotswolds will ensure you have the experience of a lifetime.

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You can have the best of Cotswolds if you manage to visit this place during one of the key events or festivals it is known for. Cheltenham Jazz Festival, Cheltenham National Hunt Festival, Giffords Circus, Lechlade Music Festival, Robert Dover’s Cotswold Olimpick Games, Charlbury Beer Festival, and Cotswold’s Show are some of the well known events and festivals in the area. Attending one or more of these festivals and events, you can learn a lot about the culture and history of the area.

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