Weekend break on budget in north of the UK

Everyone enjoys getting away for a few days, whether it’s to recharge the batteries, escape from work, or just for a bit of fun! Whilst it’s great wanting to get away for a few days, it can be quite harsh on the wallet alongside your other obligations, so weekend breaks are a fantastic way to get away for a few days whilst sticking to a fairly tight budget. We’ve put together a few of our top suggestions for weekends away on a budget, showing you that you can still have a great time without having to break the bank.

City Breaks 
For the modern traveller, there’s nothing that hits the spot quite like a trip to one of the UK’s many big cities! There is no shortage of city spots to check out in the UK, so you’re spoiled for choice when it comes to picking. We’ve narrowed it down to our top location: Manchester. Find out more about our top pick below.

The northern city has been a powerhouse since the industrial revolution, where it acted as a hub for the booming cotton industry and other trades, utilising the Manchester Shipping Canal as a transportation method that took good out to sea and to foreign lands. Since that revolution, the city has remained a hub in the north, giving a big city lifestyle to those who just don’t fit in down in London. Manchester is home to a wealth of culture and history - if you’re a fan of sport or music you’ll love your trip. Rock and Indie music both have huge roots in Manchester, with artists such as Oasis, The Smiths, Joy Division, and New Order all hailing from the city, whilst the two football clubs, United and City, both have their own stories and riches to explore.

Weekend break on budget in north of the UK

Rural Retreats 
If it’s relaxation that you’re looking for, look no further than the Lake District with its rolling hills and scenic waters. There are very few locations that feel quite as tranquil as the lakes in the UK - they feel like an escape to another world despite being just a few hours away from many of the countries major towns and cities. You’ll be able to take tours of the lakes to discover more about them and even find out some of the histories behind the bodies of water such as the speed record attempts held at Coniston!

In terms of accommodation in the Lakes, there’s so much to choose from; from cute B&Bs to luxury spa retreats, you’ll be able to find something to suit everyone. Inn On The Square bridges the gap between luxury and cost-consciousness perfectly, offering great rooms and an ideal location in the centre of Keswick at a stunning price. Whilst you’re at the hotel, you’ll be situated close to Derwentwater and in the heart of a bustling market town - that means there plenty to do, see, and experience.

Attached to the hotel is the Brossen Steakhouse, one of the town’s most popular places to eat. You’ll be able to get AA Rosette Award-winning food - if you’re a meat-eater you have to try the steaks! If you stay at the hotel you can also get a free tour of the Lakes Distillery - the perfect way to spend a rainy afternoon. No matter whether you’re looking for a romantic weekend away, an adventurous escape to the countryside, or a metropolitan trip to the city, there are plenty of places to go right here in the UK that are good fun without costing an arm and a leg. Wherever you choose to head off to, we hope you enjoy your trip away - we’re sure you’ve earned it so far this year!

Weekend break on budget in north of the UK

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