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      Bewley and Ritch Blog — best uk holiday destinations 2017

      Half-term getaways! Where can you go without breaking the bank?

      Half-term getaways! Where can you go without breaking the bank?

      Feeling those summer blues? You’re not the only one! That’s why we’ve found the cheapest city breaks for you this half-term. All that’s left to do is pack…

      Dublin - Amsterdam
      Cost: £31 Ryanair
      Wednesday 15th November – Wednesday 22nd November 2017

      Amsterdam is famous for many things: historic attractions, the Heineken Experience, the Amsterdam Ice Bar. Whatever you are interested in, you can guarantee you won’t spend a second of your trip bored. We recommend taking a cruise down the Canal – you can even dine here if your budget stretches that far.

      Tip: If you are a history fanatic like me, you will want to visit the Anne Frank Museum. But this isn’t one of those tourist attractions you can just turn up to, you need to book in advance!

      Bristol – Barcelona
      Cost: £47 Easyjet
      Monday 6th November – Thursday 16th November 2017

      Stuck between a city break and a beach holiday? Then combine the two and head straight for Barcelona! The city’s metro system is easy to use and can get you from the Sagrada Familia to Barceloneta beach in minutes. We recommend visiting Mount Tibidabo – don’t let your fear of heights stop you from seeing the breathtaking views this amusement park has to offer!

      Tip: Buy a T10 metro ticket and you can ride the metro 10 times for just 9.95. If you’re on a budget, avoid eating lunch/dinner in Las Ramblas.

      London Stansted – Basel
      Cost: £40 EasyJet
      Tuesday 31st October – Tuesday 7th November 2017

      If you are an Art fanatic, Basel is for you. And for those of you who aren’t, well what could be better than a trip to Switzerland in October? Basel is a culture-centric city bordering both France and Germany, and with its Munster Cathedral and Zoological Gardens, you won’t fall short of tourist attractions to visit.

      Tip: Book tours/museum tickets online for up to 50% discount. Spend £23 on a boat trip along the Rhine River, it’s worth it trust us!

      Manchester – Berlin
      Cost: £26 Ryanair
      Tuesday 7th November – Tuesday 14th November 2017

      If you haven’t already been to Berlin, then stop everything and book NOW! Berlin is one of the most stimulating, creative cities in Europe. It has something for everyone – history, nightlife and family friendly attractions. Do your research and plan out your activities, there are an abundance of sights to see and you may have to travel quite far for a few.  

      Tip: Make your way to Brandenburg Gate and take the ‘free’ walking tour – this is a great way to get your bearings whilst ticking off your site seeing list. P.S. We use the term ‘free’ loosely, you are required to donate a sum of money at the end of the tour. 

      Edinburgh – Prague
      Cost: £49 Ryanair
      Tuesday 31st October – Saturday 4th November 2017

      Have you ever wondered what it would be like starring in a Disney movie? Book a flight to Prague and find out. Whether you love architecture or take pride in your Instagram aesthetic, you will appreciate Prague’s beautiful baroque buildings and Gothic churches.

      Tip: See the sights in style – take the famous Prague Vintage Car Tour and ride to Prague Castle in an open top car. You can even squeeze time in to go paddle boating on the Vltava River.

      Best Alternative Weekend Breaks in the UK

      Best Alternative Weekend Breaks in the UK

      Planning a quick getaway for the upcoming summer? Maybe you fancy going somewhere new that you haven't thought of before. We have put together some alternative British holiday destinations for you that are guaranteed to not disappoint. 

      Peak District

      Located in Derbyshire the Peak District is a great place to spend the weekend exploring. There is plenty to see and do with a walk around Chatsworth House, a trip to Pooles Cavern or a wander around the quaint town of Matlock.


      Forest of Dean

      Not far from Gloucester, the Forest of Dean is packed full of activities and entertainment. For adventure seekers there are mountain bikes, cycle tracks, zip wires and Kayaking. For the explorers there is a great range of attractions, from the Puzzlewood to caves and steam trains. And if you fancy something more relaxing enjoy the sculpture trail, many walks and spectacular views. There's something for everyone!



      Rolling into Durham after a long journey from Kings Cross is as close as you can get to experiencing the journey made by Harry Potter to get to Hogwarts. The centre has a distinctly cut-off feel to it with an atmosphere very similar to Cambridge thanks to its student population. Durham is great for a low-stress city break in the far north - charming buildings, winding café lined streets and circular river walks.



      Brighton is as good as the British seaside gets. Take a sunny stroll along the pier, ice cream in hand, makes for an idyllic day. Follow up with exploring in the Lanes where you will find plenty of quirky clothing boutiques and coffee shops.



      It may be small, but Lincoln has a lot to offer. A great place to begin exploring is the eleventh-century castle, where you can climb the walls for a panoramic view of the city. Just across the cobbled square from here is the Lincoln Cathedral, one of the most spectacular pieces of Gothic architecture in Europe. Make your way down Steep Hill into town and pop in and out of the many boutique shops and rickety pubs that line the streets.


      The Gower Peninsula

      Located on the coast of Wales and just a short drive from Swansea, The Gower Peninsula is a combination of beaches and ruined medieval castles. Make sure you take a walk from Rhossili to Worm’s Head, but check the tide before braving the climb across, the Atlantic current will always be quicker then you think! From wild moors and limestone cliffs to golden, sandy beaches, Gower will not disappoint. It's the perfect escape from the busy life of a city.


      Robin Hood’s Bay

      Robin Hood’s Bay is a quaint fishing village and bay located in the North York moors. Stay in a beautiful holiday cottage and take in the stunning views of the bay. For a day out, Scarborough is only 15 miles away and Whitby just five. This a great stress-free getaway for anyone who loves unusual architecture and breathtaking scenery.



      Glasgow is a great place for shopping and restaurants if you 're looking for a livelier city break. Everything is tightly packed into just a few streets about a 20-minute walk from each other. Glasgow has a considerable number of students which means there is a great nightlife for those looking to let their hair down, however there are a number of historical buildings and museums to take a look around too.


      What to Wear...

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