Some of our favorite contenders for the best getaways in England!
One of the most impressive things about England is that you’ll never want for opportunities to sort of get away from it all, getting out of the hustle and bustle of some of the urban communities of England – especially in and around cities like London and Liverpool – and stealing away for some of the best getaways in England for a weekend to reset.
Below we highlight some of the top getaway offers in all of England, the kind of top-tier getaway excursions available and accessible to anyone and everyone – on any and every budget imaginable.
Let’s dig right in!
Bristol is dropdead gorgeous, a truly beautiful English city located about two hours due west of London by rail, and is home to the legendary Port of Bristol that many of the world’s foremost adventurers began their globetrotting from.
Some of the best getaways in England are going to involve a weekend in Bristol soaking up everything that the port community has to offer. You have to be at least a little bit foolish not to spend some time at the Bristol Aquarium, in and around the Floating Harbor, and checking out the food and entertainment down by the docks.
Durham has been recognized by the UNESCO organization as a World Heritage Site, with almost 600 different buildings in Durham alone granted this status that protects most of the “old city” proper.
The medieval architecture throughout Durham is spectacular, including parts of Town Hall and of course the Durham Cathedral. These are some of the best getaways in England for folks that want to slow things down and relax, drinking in all that medieval English architecture has to offer.
Country Flair of Kent
If you’d like to spend a little bit of extra time in a proper English countryside town, Kent is where you’re going to want to spend your best getaways in England.
Long hailed as “the Garden of England”, Kent is beloved for its year-round mild weather, fantastic architecture and atmosphere, and relatively close proximity to London (as well as the rest of Europe, through the Eurotunnel program) that make it so accessible for weekend trips and excursions.
You’ll want to visit Canterbury (for obvious reasons), especially the Canterbury Cathedral, and if it’s possible (reservations should be made well in advance of your getaway) you’ll want to stay at the Canterbury Cathedral Lodge. Kent has so much to offer that you’ll find yourself coming back time and time again!