Winter Breaks in the UK

Escape the hustle and bustle of daily life and immerse yourself in the enchanting beauty of winter with a cosy cottage retreat. From snow-dusted landscapes to crackling fires and hearty comfort food, a winter break in one of our UK cottages promises a peaceful and memorable getaway. Embrace the magic of the season and create cherished memories in the warmth and charm of a cottage.

Winter breaks in a UK cottage offer the opportunity to reconnect with loved ones away from the distractions of daily life. Whether it's a romantic getaway for two or a family gathering, a cottage provides the space and ambience for meaningful connections. Cook together in a well-equipped kitchen, share laughter in a cosy living room, and create lasting memories surrounded by the beauty of winter.

Winter is the perfect time to retreat to a cottage and revel in its cosy comforts. Snuggle up by the fireplace, sip hot cocoa in a comfy armchair, or soak in a luxurious hot tub. The intimate atmosphere of a cottage provides a tranquil haven where you can unwind, recharge, and enjoy quality time with loved ones.

Winter breaks in the UK

Winter breaks in Scotland

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Winter breaks in Northumberland

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Winter breaks in Norfolk

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We've compiled our top 10 activities for a wintry break in the UK;

  1. Winter Wonderland in London: Experience the festive atmosphere, ice skating, markets, and entertainment at Hyde Park's Winter Wonderland.

  2. Visit Christmas Markets: Explore the charming Christmas markets in various cities like Winchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh, and Bath for unique gifts and treats.

  3. Snowdonia National Park: Enjoy the stunning snow-covered landscapes and outdoor activities like hiking, snowshoeing, or taking a scenic train ride in Wales.

  4. Ice Skating at Natural History Museum: Glide on the ice in the enchanting setting of the Natural History Museum's outdoor ice rink in London.

  5. Explore Festive Lights: Take a stroll through cities like Oxford Street in London or George Street in Edinburgh to marvel at the dazzling holiday lights.

  6. Visit Historic Castles: Discover the beauty of historic castles like Warwick Castle or Edinburgh Castle, which often host special holiday events during winter.

  7. Witness Northern Lights in Scotland: Head to remote areas in the Scottish Highlands for a chance to see the magical Aurora Borealis.

  8. Enjoy Pantomimes and Shows: Attend traditional British pantomimes or festive theatre shows that run during the holiday season in various theatres across the UK.

  9. Cosy Pub Evenings: Embrace the warmth of a traditional British pub, savouring hearty meals and drinks by a crackling fire.

  10. New Year’s Eve Celebrations: Join the lively celebrations in cities like London, Edinburgh (Hogmanay), or Manchester for spectacular fireworks and entertainment to ring in the New Year.

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UK winter breaks from coast to countryside

The UK's countryside transforms into a winter wonderland during this time of year. From the snow-capped peaks of the Scottish Highlands to the frost-kissed beauty of the Cotswolds, the picturesque landscapes offer breathtaking scenery for outdoor exploration. Bundle up and take leisurely walks, go sledging, or simply revel in the serene beauty of nature.

Winter in the UK brings a myriad of festive activities and events. Visit charming Christmas markets, skate on outdoor ice rinks, or attend traditional carol services. Explore historic towns and cities adorned with twinkling lights, and indulge in seasonal treats and delicacies. Immerse yourself in the warmth and merriment of the holiday season during your UK winter break.