A Look at the Most Popular Places for a Mini Break in the UK

Posted July 12, 2021 by in Lifestyle

The United Kingdom is a top tourist destination, but if you have been a resident of the country your entire life, it’s not that easy to see it from a tourist’s perspective – you are, after all, aware of what the country has to offer. But have you ever taken the time to explore the country and see its sights and attractions? This may be the perfect time to do so, particularly if you aren’t too keen on going on a plane for your next weekend holiday or mini-break. The country has a lot in store for everyone, from rolling hills and beautiful countryside to historic, vibrant cities and everything in between. But where can you go for your weekend holiday?

Here’s a look at the most popular places for a mini-break in the UK:

The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds has long been a popular attraction for both UK residents and visitors from other countries, and even if you have already been there, why not take this chance to explore it once again? There are various spots and areas in the Cotswolds you may not have seen before, such as the Elemental Sculpture Park located in Somerford Keynes or the Cotswold Motoring Museum right in Bourton-on-the-Water.

Of course, you can also take your time checking out the stunning countryside and its patchwork meadows and fields, quaint and charming villages, and market towns. 


Cornwall is renowned for its beautiful beaches and gorgeous views of the sea, and it’s one of the most idyllic places in the UK, especially in the summer. You can enjoy some sun, sand, and sea in the region, but if you want something extra special (and extra private), you can rent a house near the sea. There are some excellent big houses to rent in Cornwall that allow you to enjoy your mini-break to the fullest, and these houses often come complete with pools, game rooms, and more.

If you’re travelling with family or friends, renting a home is a much better deal than staying at an inn or hotel. Don’t forget to spend time in the southern portion or the famous Cornish Riviera with its beautiful seaside villages as well!

The Lake District 

The Lake District has always been a popular destination within the UK, and it’s definitely worth the drive. Who can say no to sparkling lakes, gorgeous valleys, and stark mountains? The Lake District is an enchanting and magical destination year-round, and you can spend time just traipsing through the countryside and enjoying the brisk, crisp air and the great outdoors. 


Dorset is another famous seaside destination, and if you love the sea and exploring coastlines, then Dorset is the perfect place for your mini-break. In fact, Dorset’s coastline has been recognised with World Heritage Status because of its geological impact and significance. What’s not to like when you are surrounded by picturesque villages with charming pubs and tea rooms and chalk cliffs and hills featuring forts and ruins? 

You can make your stay in Dorset even more special by booking a house for rent in the area with a stunning seaside view. 


Last but not least, why not stay in London? London’s bright lights, historical sights and structures, and vibrant market scene can wow any visitor, and if you are itching to do some excellent shopping, it’s the place to be. 

What is your favorite UK destination? Let us know in the comments below!