Category Archives: City Breaks

Barcelona – the perfect city getaway

Barcelona is a busy bustling city with some of the most spectacular architecture you will ever see! Its home to five million people and if you visit you will know why. The buildings alone attract many tourists with many of the best being designed by Gaudi, a Spanish Catalan architect who was well renowned for his use of vibrant colour and ultra-modern designs. Some of the buildings are so complex in structure and design that they are still being finished, the most famous of these being the Sagrada Familia which was started in 1882 and is still under construction now with an estimated completion date of 2026! Alongside the stunning... Read more

City Breaks – What to do in Leeds

The West Yorkshire city of Leeds is the third largest city in the UK, with a population of over 750,000, so what is it that makes this city so popular? Well as a tourist Leeds has a lot to offer beyond the vast shopping prospects and beautiful greenery, and some of the most popular attractions are listed below:- Beautiful Architecture – When walking through the centre of Leeds always look up, the beautiful tops of the buildings really make for stunning scenery in contrast to the modern shop fronts that sit below them. Fascinating museums – from the gory Thackeray medical museum to the interesting city museum there is something... Read more

City Breaks – The only way is Edinburgh

Edinburgh really is a beautiful city and a great place to plan a city break away. Whether it be for a couple of nights or a week you’ll find plenty to do in this Scottish gem. Here’s just some of the fun filled places to go during your trip that really are well worth a visit:- Arts Festival – Every August Edinburgh is home to the world’s largest arts festival, its jam packed with inspiring works and festival performers that will entertain and amaze the whole family. Edinburgh castle – sitting on top of one the city’s extinct volcanos this castle will not disappoint! Take one of the actor led... Read more

The excitment of a city break in the UK

The great thing about a city break in the UK is that it need not take months of planning. You do not have to worry about obtaining a passport, travel insurance or long haul flights and can often go last minute. There are some amazing cities to visit in the UK and many have a lot to offer. Below I have detailed a few reasons as to why you should visit London and Liverpool: London – the capital of England. This city has a wealth of history that could excite anyone. There are so many places to see that have been of major importance in the past and some of... Read more

City Breaks to London 2014

London is a fantastic place to visit. With a wealth of history and culture there will never be a dull moment with a weekend city break to London. The city caters for all ages both male and female. Maybe you want to go to the theatre to see one of London’s renouned shows like Phantom of the Opera or to Buckingham Place or London Tower to learn a bit more about the history of London. With Museums, parks, and outstanding nightlife, it is obvious why many flock here for a break away. If you are in to performing arts or if you have children, South Bank is a must. There... Read more

Hotel Vs Bed and Breakfast

Hotels can at times come across as rather corporate, and many are part of a chain, and this is where the first difference lies between a hotel and a Bed and Breakfast (B&B). A bed and breakfast can usually offer a more personalised stay, and perhaps offer a wider range of foods, not unsurprising when breakfast is part of their name. Prices tend to go up and down significantly depending on the peak season, so bargains are there to be found during the quieter periods. However, hotel prices tend to stay the same all year round, especially chains, so they can be beneficial during the popular months, such as July... Read more