We use cookies to give you a better browsing experience. By continuing to use our site, you are agreeing to the use of cookies as set in our Cookie Policy.
OK thanks

The UK at a glance

You don’t have to travel far to experience the perfect short break.The towns and cities of the UK over a diverse range of options to make the most of a stay-cation.

Brighton is a short break classic, from its famed Victorian seafront to the vibrant boutiques, bars and restaurants of The Lanes.

Elegant Bath has been a well-being destination since Roman times and there is much to enjoy in this architectural gem.

Over the Severn Bridge, Cardiff has seen a resurgence built around its dynamic waterfront and a similar story can be found in Liverpool, though its sport, culture and, of course, The Beatles draw visitors from around the world.

World-wide fame also brings people to Stratford-upon-Avon, Shakespeare’s birthplace, and its a great base from which to explore the Midlands.

Finally, York is one of the UK’s most popular destinations with its stunning Gothic Cathedral, the National Railway Museum and the Jorvik Centre all mapping its long history.

We also feature Edinburgh, London, Belfast and Cork

Perfect if you’re looking for:

  • Historic sights
  • Beautiful countryside
  • Shopping and restaurants 

Osprey Holidays top tips

Why not visit more than one of these beautiful UK cities on your short break? The easiest way to travel between them is by train taking you from one city centre to another in a matter of hours.

Get your tailor-made short break itinerary

Osprey Holidays can create a fabulous short break to the UK designed completely around your needs. We can arrange whatever you need, including:

  • All travel and transfers on days of your choice
  • Accommodation from our handpicked range of hotels, to suit your budget and requirements

Our award-winning team can provide expert advice and recommendations, from general questions to tiny details. Contact us now for your tailor-made itinerary.

Important information
Population 66.44 million
Languages English
Currency Sterling (British pound)
Visa Information No visa required for EU citizens
Average temperatures

(monthly highs °C)

Distance from airports
Railway stations
York Railway Station
Bath Spa Railway Station
Brighton Railway Station