Best British Locations For A Cheap Weekend Break

It would be great if we could travel all the time but most people just don’t have the money for that (unfortunately I don’t). It’s also difficult to find the time when you’ve got a busy family life. But just because expensive holidays abroad are outside your means, that doesn’t mean you can’t go away.

There are plenty of great places right here at home that are perfect for a weekend getaway. These are some of the best British locations for a weekend break that won’t break the bank.


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Oxford is a city best known for its university but there’s plenty more to see. The university itself is full of beautiful architecture and rich history to explore before heading to one of the many great restaurants and bars that the city has to offer. There’s also a great cultural scene including the Sheldonian Theatre and the Bodleian Library. You can also take a romantic stroll along the picturesque riverside.



Most people don’t think of London when they’re looking at places to go for a weekend break because they think they’ve seen it all before. But the typical tourist attractions are only a tiny part of what the capital city has to offer. Visit to find out about some of the other things you can find in London. If you just head outside of the centre a little way, you’ll find a completely different London to the one you thought you knew. It’s such a big and varied city that you can visit time and time again and still find something new.


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If it’s a beach holiday you’re after, you don’t have to spend loads of money on a trip to Spain or Florida, there are plenty of amazing beaches right here at home. Brighton is a vibrant beach town that’s just as good as anywhere abroad if the weather is right. The traditional beach hotels along the front have a certain nostalgia about them that will bring you back to childhoods spent at the beach. But since then, it’s become a modern city full of great art and a bustling shopping district. There’s also a brilliant historic quarter that has been well-preserved and is great for a lazy afternoon stroll.


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Sometimes, you just want to get away from all of the hustle and bustle of modern life and go somewhere with a much slower pace of life. Matlock, in the Peak District, is ideal for this. When you arrive, you’ll feel as though you’ve stepped back in time. The quaint village atmosphere is filled with traditional pubs, restaurants, and cute little local shops. There are plenty of nice bed and breakfasts that you can stay in while you’re there. The whole region is covered in great walking locations where you can see some of the best natural sights in the country. Visit for some of the best walks in the area. You don’t need to travel halfway around the world to find the wonders of nature.

Next time you think that you can’t afford to travel, think again. You can go to any of these places and spend next to nothing and still have an amazing time.  

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