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City Breaks in the UK

You don't have to go far to find a fabulously cheap city break when you live in beautiful Britain. Our little kingdom might not gloat guaranteed sunshine like some of our continental neighbours but we do have an endless array of exciting destinations on offer. We often take for granted what we have in our own backyard and there are plenty of sensational cities in the UK that you might not have considered visiting before. Millions of people all over the globe venture to the UK every year to feast their eyes upon our famous landmarks and attractions and there's no reason you shouldn't either. 

Major cities like Newcastle, Manchester and Bristol are among the most culturally diverse metropolises in the world. Whether you want to live it up in London, enjoy memorable live music in Glasgow or soak up the Gothic architecture in Edinburgh, a city break in the UK has something for everyone. Best of all, you can save so much money when you holiday close to home. As the UK is so small, you can reach most destinations within the hour via air travel. The short transfer time makes a city break in the UK perfect for those looking for a last minute getaway or short break. What are you waiting for? Browse our latest flight schedules and availability using the 'Book Now' tool on this page.

Explore the Captivating Capitals

London should be top of the bucket list for all serious travel fanatics. One of the most culturally diverse locations in the world, the Big Smoke is steeped in ancient history and peppered with iconic landmarks. Hop on a red double decker bus and marvel at world-famous sites like Buckingham Palace, the London Eye and Big Ben. Learn all about the city's gruesome past at the Tower of London before you head to a glittering show at the West End – or head to trendy East London for a cheap but cheerful night out.

If you've already experienced London, why not try a city break in Edinburgh? One of the most handsome cities in the world, the stunning Scottish capital draws millions of tourists every year who come to soak up the Gothic architecture and fascinating history in the Old Town. Millions of people visit Edinburgh during the famous Fringe Festival and Hogmanay but it makes for a brilliant city break at all-times of year. A short break in Cardiff could be just the ticket for those that want a brilliant base to explore the rustic Welsh landscape. Prepare to be dazzled by the bright lights, sensational shopping and passionate sporting culture in this delightful city before you take an excursion to the breathtaking Brecon Beacons or a gear up to take on the world-famous Welsh coastal walk.

Nuances in Northern England

The first port of call for any Northern newbie should be lively Manchester, one of the fastest growing metropolises in the world. Informally known as the 'warehouse city', Manchester is now commonly regarded as the 'second city of the United Kingdom', famous for its music scene. The nightlife is unparalleled and there are plenty of brilliant art galleries and for arty types to enjoy as well as endless theatre shows for thespians.

If you're a music fan, a city break in Liverpool should be on the cards at least once in your lifetime. Experience the exciting live music heritage that spawned The Beatles or absorb yourself in the sensational sporting scene. This city boasts an infinite variety of beautifully chic boutique hotels for cheap, so you can stay in luxurious accommodation for less. A long weekend is the perfect excuse to head to beautiful Newcastle, which is situated on a stunning riverscape united by no less than seven bridges. Prepare to be welcomed by the iconic Angel of the North and experience award-winning dining, vibrant nightlife and a hearty helping of the famous Geordie spirit. 

There are so many more UK destinations to enjoy including Glasgow, Bath and Bristol. Wherever you decide to go on your city break in the UK, start your trip in style by travelling with Flybe.