Autumn can be a little more of a depressing time, as the weather takes a colder turn, days get shorter and evenings spent relaxing in a beer garden become a distant memory. Many people yearn for a sunny break abroad to avoid this reality, but embracing it can be the best option. Thankfully there are many excellent city breaks across the UK available through Great Little Breaks that are perfect for settling into the autumn months and enjoying this season’s perks.
Scotland’s capital is a great place to visit all year round, and although the weather may not be wonderful in the later season, it still offers plenty to do. From the famous castle and Royal Mile, to stretching your legs as you tackle Arthur’s Seat, it’s a good mix of history, culture and adventure. You can head to the coast at Leith to the city’s north for some fresh seafood and feel the Scottish breeze on your face.
For such a small city, Bath has a lot to offer. The Roman Baths are of course the city’s pinnacle, and have been a UNESCO World Heritage Site since 1987. Visiting the site along with taking in a spa is an essential, even on a cool evening. Its relatively small size makes getting around easy, especially if you’re travelling with children.
Packed full of history, York is another city that’s simple to navigate and full of beautiful architecture. Walk around the city’s old wall to gain a good perspective, before delving into its history with trips to the Viking experience of Jorvik and the York dungeons to discover more about its famous residents. York’s not far from the North York Moors if you fancy an adventure out into the countryside.
The largest city in Northern Ireland, Belfast is a city that has been continuing to develop for years. There are many landmarks and famous sites to take in, including the Titanic Dock and Gaeltacht Quarter. For modernity there’s the new Victoria Square shopping centre and other renovated areas of the city centre.
It may be located in the chilly north east region of England, but Newcastle has a lot going on to take your mind off the cold. From the modern art featured in the BALTIC, to the educational Centre for Life and Discovery museums, you’ll never be bored. And of course there’s the fantastic nightlife, with countless places to eat and drink.
So consider one of these autumn UK city breaks this year, for a quick weekend breakaway or half-term holiday.