UK Short Breaks 2018/2019
Whether you're looking for a hotel or the complete package with travel & entertainment, we'll add something super to your short break.
Over the years we've worked hard on building our website so that our customers have the freedom to book every element of their break in one place; 2-5 star hotels, rail travel, Eurostar, flights and mini-cruises, plus plenty of extras too. From theatre tickets to sightseeing and events around the UK and overseas, we can provide the entire package for a unique and unforgettable short break.
Short Break Deals
UK Breaks & Hotel Stays
Bristol: 4-star spa hotel stay, from only £89!
Save up to a whopping 63% on an overnight escape at Aztec Hotel & Spa, a "stylish" (The AA), contemporary hotel close to Bristol. This break for two includes breakfast, prosecco and access to the sumptuous spa.
- Overnight accommodation for two people in a Standard Double or Twin Room, with a complimentary upgrade to a Signature Room (subject to availability on booking)
- Full English breakfast
- A bottle of prosecco per room (worth £31.95)
- It's £89 for Sunday stays; £97 for Monday-Saturday stays
- It's £149 for the same package plus a £30 dining credit per person (£139 on Sundays)
- Not available on 2-3, 21 November; all Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays in December
Northumberland manor stay inc meals, Only £149!
Escape to Eshott Hall, a "handsome Georgian property" (The AA) nestled in 35 acres of medieval woodland in Northumberland. Overnight stays with dinner are now £149, saving up to 38% on the usual rates, and include:
- Overnight accommodation for two people in a Classic Double Eshott Grange Room (located in Eshott Grange, 100 yards away from the main hall)
- Full English breakfast
- 3-course dinner each (worth £42 per person)
- A bottle of prosecco (worth £28)
- Late checkout until 12pm (worth £25)
- It's £169 for the same package in a Luxury Room in the Main Hall
Wales: Gower Peninsula stay inc breakfast, up to 53% off!
Escape to the Gower Peninsula in Wales, known for its "broad butterscotch beaches" and "rugged, untamed uplands" (Lonely Planet), for up to 53% less than usual. Overnight stays for two at The Oxwich Bay Hotel are now £55.
- Overnight accommodation in a Hotel/Cottage Standard Double, a Secret Garden room, or a Static Home, with full English breakfast, for two
- It's £99 for two nights with daily breakfast
- You can stay in a Luxury Hotel/Cottage room overnight for an extra £25 and for two nights for an extra £40 (payable to the hotel directly)
- *Not available on 5, 7, 10-12, 26, 29 October; 4, 12-13, 27-28 November; 21-31 December; 11, 13, 18, 27 January; 14-15 February.
East Sussex escape with dinner, 40% off!
Overnight stays at Dale Hill Hotel and Golf Club, set in 350 acres of East Sussex countryside, are now £99 this autumn or winter, saving up to 40% on the usual cost.
- Overnight accommodation in a Superior Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- A 2-course set-menu dinner (worth £25 per person)
- Not available on 20 October; 24 November; 1, 7-8, 14-15, 21, 24-26, 31 December, 2018
Cumbria country house break inc extras, 50% off!
Hunday Manor Country House Hotel is praised by The AA for its "delightful gardens" and "well-appointed" bedrooms. Overnight stays at this 4-star property in Cumbria now cost from £65 -- saving you up to 50% -- and include:
- Accommodation in a Superior Double, with full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
- A glass of prosecco (worth £6 per person)
- It's £109 for an overnight stay in a Superior room, with full Cumbrian breakfast, a glass of prosecco and a 2-course set-menu dinner (worth £25 per person)
- It's £149 for a 2-night stay in a Superior room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, dinner (one night only) and a glass of prosecco each
- Stay in a Feature Room for an extra £20 per night
Cotswolds inn stay with meals, 45% off!
Overnight breaks at The Snooty Fox -- a 16th-century coaching inn "occupying a prime spot in the heart of Tetbury" (The AA) -- now start from £109. This deal saves up to 45% on the usual price and includes:
- Accommodation in a Superior room, with full English breakfast, for two
- £25 dinner credit per person to spend on the à la carte menu
- Extra nights are from £80 on B&B
- Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Fridays are an extra £10
- Saturdays are an extra £30
Somerset seaside escape with dinner, 40% off!
Escape to the pretty coastal town of Minehead this autumn or winter to an Edwardian country house. Overnight stays at Northfield Hotel, which is less than 10 minutes walk from the seafront, are now £89, saving up to 40% on the usual price.
- Overnight accommdation in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast and a 4-course dinner (click here to see a sample menu), for two
- It's £159 for a 2-night stay for two with daily breakfast and a 4-course dinner on the first night
Nottinghamshire stay with dinner & prosecco, 49% off!
Eastwood Hall is a Georgian manor house surrounded by 26 acres of parkland, 30 minutes' drive from the centre of Nottingham. An overnight stay in the modern annex of this Grade II-listed property is now £89, up to 49% less than the usual price, and includes:
- Accommodation in a Superior Room, a 3-course à la carte dinner, full English breakfast and late checkout until 3pm, for two
- A bottle of prosecco (worth £34)
- It's £139 to stay two nights, with dinner on the first night and prosecco once per stay
Cathedral-view Lincoln stay with breakfast, 47% off!
With "superb uninterrupted views of Lincoln Cathedral" (The AA), The Lincoln Hotel boasts a prime position right in the city centre. Overnight stays now cost from £59 -- saving you up to 47% on the regular rates -- and include:
- Accomodation in a Standard Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- It’s £69 to stay Tue-Wed and Fri-Sat
- An overnight stay with breakfast and £30 dinner credit each, is £89
- Superior Rooms are an extra £20
2-night Edinburgh stay w/perks, save 51%!
A boutique B&B in the Scottish capital usually comes with a premium price tag, but this perk-packed 2-night break from Brooks Hotel saves 51% on regular rates. For less than £33 per person, per night, you'll get:
- Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double or Twin Room, with daily full Scottish breakfast, for two
- Afternoon tea (worth £10 per person)
- A bottle of prosecco in the room on arrival (worth £25)
- Complimentary late checkout until 12:30pm (worth £25)
Bournemouth sea-view escape with meals, 51% off!
Wake up to sea views on a coastal escape at Park Central Hotel in Bournemouth. At £99, this offer saves you 51% and includes:
- Accommodation in a Classic Double Sea View Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- A 3-course set-menu dinner (worth £24.95 per person)
- Late checkout until 12pm (worth £20)
- It's £149 for a 2-night stay, with the second night on a B&B basis
- It's an extra £20 per night to stay in a Signature Room
Wiltshire country inn getaway with breakfast, 36% off!
For £75, you can snap up an overnight stay for two at The Lamb Inn -- "a fine old village inn with lovely food and rooms" (Alastair Sawday's Special Places to Stay) in Wiltshire. This offer shaves up to 36% off the usual price and includes:
- Accommodation in a Boutique Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- Alternatively, it's £109 for an overnight stay with breakfast and £20 dinner credit per person towards the main menu
- You can add a second night to your stay for an extra £70 on a B&B basis
2-night stay w/breakfast near Windermere, save 33%!
The Independent describes Rum Doodle B&B, which is a 5-minute drive from Bowness-on-Windermere, as a "stylishly whimsical guesthouse" that's "a breath of fresh air". Two-night stays are now £119 -- saving up to 33% on the usual price.
- Two nights' accommodation for two people in the Twin/Superking Ensuite Shower, Small Double, Double Room, or Double Brass Bed First Floor Side, with daily full English breakfast
- It's £10 per night extra to upgrade to a Kingsize Four Poster or the Four Poster Bedroom, First Floor Front (payable to the hotel directly)
- Not available on 17 December, 2018-2 January, 2019; 14-21 February
Lake District: 2-night country inn stay, 53% off!
Mini breaks for two at The Mortal Man -- a country inn with a "spectacular setting high in the hills above Windermere" (The Daily Telegraph) -- now start from less than £45 per person. This 2-night package saves up to 53% on the usual price and includes:
- Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double Room, with daily continental breakfast, for two
- An overnight stay is £59 and a 3-night stay is £119
- It's an extra £10 per stay in January and February
- Friday and Saturday nights are an extra £30
Oxfordshire: historic hotel stay with dinner, 40% off!
Dating back to 1677, Whately Hall Banbury still boasts many of its original features -- including stone passages and priest holes. An 2-night stay at this hotel in the market town of Banbury is now £139, saving 40% on the usual price, and includes:
- Two nights' accommodation in a Classic Double Room (located in the main building or new building), with daily full English breakfast, for two
- A 2-course dinner each on the first night only (worth £36; there is a £5 steak supplement)
- A bottle of house wine on arrival (worth £21.50)
- An overnight stay in a Classic Double Room, with full English breakfast, a 2-course dinner each (there is a £5 steak supplement) and a bottle of house wine on arrival is £99
Yorkshire Dales stay with 3-course dinner, Only £159!
Stay at The Devonshire Fell -- a former gentlemen's club in the Yorkshire Dales National Park -- and save 36% on the usual price. This offer is now £159 and includes a 3-course dinner each in the AA-Rosette-awarded restaurant.
- Overnight accommodation in a Superior River View Double room or a Luxury Fell View King room, with full Yorkshire breakfast and a 3-course dinner, for two
- A Fell cream tea, to be taken on the day of arrival from 12-5pm (worth £6.50 per person)
- 20% off all pre-booked treatments at The Devonshire Spa
- Friday and Saturday stays are an extra £30 per night (payable direct to the hotel)
- Not available on 21-31 December
Lake District: 2-night stay with 3-course dinner - member exclusive!
Scafell Hotel is set in the tranquil Borrowdale Valley, among precipitous crags and secluded woodlands, and close to the River Derwent, a popular area for hiking and fishing. Mini breaks with dinner on the first night are now £129.
- Two nights' accommodation in a Standard Double/Twin Room, with daily full Cumbrian breakfast, for two
- A 3-course dinner (worth £35 per person) on the first night only
- Friday and Saturday nights are an extra £25 per night (payable to the hotel direct)
- Stay in an Executive Room for an additional £40 per stay (payable to the hotel direct)
- Pets are an extra £6 per pet, per night
Historic Anglesey hotel stay inc dinner, Only £99!
Save up to £86 on overnight stays at Bishopsgate House Hotel in Beaumaris, which Lonely Planet calls "Anglesey's prettiest town". This offer includes breakfast and a 3-course à la carte dinner each for less than £50 per person.
- Overnight accommodation in the best room available on arrival, with full Welsh breakfast, for two
- A £35 allocation per person towards a 3-course à la carte dinnerin the hotel restaurant
- A 2-night stay with daily breakfast and dinner on the first night is £159
- Saturdays require a 2-night minimum stay
- Not available on 5-7, 12-13 October; 8-10 November; 23-26 December
From £89 per room, an overnight break at Guyers House Hotel in Wiltshire now includes a gourmet meal in the 2-AA-Rosette restaurant and a hefty saving of 62%.
- Accommodation in a Double Room, with full English breakfast, for two
- A glass of prosecco (worth £8.95 per person)
- Late checkout until 12pm (worth £50)
- It's £129 for an overnight stay with full English breakfast, a glass of prosecco each and £30 per person towards dinner and late checkout
- A 2-night stay is £189 and includes daily breakfast, dinner on the first night only, a glass of prosecco on arrival and late checkout
- We've also negotiated a lunch for two for £29
- Not available on 6 October; 9-11, 30 November; 24-26, 30-31 December, 2018; 1-4 January; 8-9, 14-16 February, 2019
Pamper day with massage, facial & lunch at 'stylish' spa, Only £69!
Fredrick's Hotel Restaurant Spa is a "stylish" 4-star property set in "attractive grounds" (The AA) in Maidenhead. For £69, you can now get a spa day, including all-day use of the facilities, 60 minutes of treatment time, lunch and a glass of bubbly.
- A spa day for one, including all-day access to the spa facilities with robe, towel and slipper hire, and the 60-minute Fredrick's Taster Treatment, including a 30-minute massage followed by a 30-minute facial
- A 1-course lunch served in the restaurant with a 125ml glass of prosecco
- Complimentary tea and water throughout the day, plus 20% off any pre-booked treatments
- Valid 10am-5pm Monday-Thursday until 28 February, 2019
- A voucher for two is £135
- Alternatively, you can buy a voucher to visit Friday-Sunday -- this option is £89 for one or £175 for two
Visit The Royal Palaces
This week we are focusing on the amazing Royal Palaces in London. The Tower of London, Kensington Palace and Hampton Court Palace all deserve to be seen; their rich and endlessly fascinating history offer an incredible insight into the lives and times of the British Monarchy throughout the ages.
UK Christmas Breaks
2 nights + accommodation + breakfast + flights - From £130pp
The 3* Floris Ustell Midi hotel in Brussels is 5 minutes by tram from the centre of Brussels or 15 minutes by foot to the Grand Palace, where you can experience the Christmas markets and everything it has to offer.
2 nights + accommodation from £105pp
The 3* Haymarket Hub Hotel, Edinburgh his perfectly placed in the city of Edinburgh, close to city transport links including Edinburgh Waverly station and the infamous Princes Street - in the heart of the festivities.
2 nights + accommodation from £159pp
The Francis Hotel Bath has been restored to its former glory following a £6 million refurbishment. Located in the heart of the historic city of Bath, this regency style townhouse hotel has fab views over the city.
4* The Kimberley, Harrogate
3 nights + accommodation + breakfast + dinner + four course gourmet Christmas lunch from £390pp
Located just 10 minutes from the historic centre of Harrogate, this stunning Victorian town house is one of North Yorkshire's hidden gems. And with plenty to do around the town you'll be sure to be kept busy. With dinner, wine and entertainment over the Christmas period, it is sure to be one to remember
4* Mercure Chester Abbots Well
3 nights + accommodation + breakfast + dinner + early check in, late check out + bottle of prosecco on arrival from £289pp
Sitting just 5 minutes from the city centre, the Mercure Chester Abbots Well Hotel is perfect for visiting Chester Zoo, Blue Planet Aquarium and the city. However, although close to it all, the hotel is set within 2 acres of private grounds.
P&O 5 Night Christmas Minicruise and Stay
4* Hilton Rotterdam
5 nights + accommodation + breakfast + lunch from £389pp
Our festive minicruises to Rotterdam include 2 nights on-board P&O Ferries Minicruise with breakfast and dinner, return coach transfers and 3 nights in the 5* Hilton Rotterdam including breakfast and a 4 course dinner on Christmas Day.
Friday Night Out Breaks
Jurys Inn Leeds
Just a 5 minute walk from Leeds Railway Station, situated on Brewery Wharf, the hotel is an ideal base for exploring Leeds!
+ 1 night
+ Bottle of prosecco in room
+ 3 Course Evening Meal
+ VIP booth space in Tiger Tiger
Hilton Garden Inn Bristol City Centre
The hotel is conveniently positioned in the heart of Temple Way, yet only a short walking distance to the main shooping centre and attractions.
+ 1 night
+ Bottle of prosecco in room
+ 3 Course Evening Meal
+ Nightlife Voucher
Friday Night Out in London
Novotel London Tower Bridge is a 4* hotel ideally located in Central London, close to both the iconic Tower Bridge and the Tower of London.
1 night stay + bottle of prosecco in room + 3 course meal at Plane Hollywood + VIP Guestlist Night Out From £89pp
2 Night Dinner Deals
The Crowne Plaza - London Kings Cross is in an ideal location for a short break in London and within walking distance of Russel Square, Farringdon and more.
2 nights + 1st night dinner + full breakfast from £168pp
The Doubletree by Hilton York is located right in the heart of York, overlooking the York City Walls and just a 5-minute walk from York Minster.
2 nights + 1st night dinner + full breakfast from £139pp
The Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate is set within a stunning Victorian building, dating back to 1840, and surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens.
2 nights + 1st night dinner + full breakfast from £69.99pp
Situated just a minute's walk from Edinburgh Zoo, the Holiday Inn Edinburgh is an ideal hotel choice for visitors looking to explore the historic Scottish capital.
2 nights + 1st night dinner + full breakfast from £98pp
UK Spa Breaks
Enjoy a refreshing and comfortable spa break at the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel Chester. Positioned in 12 acres of landscaped gardens, the hotel offers stylish accommodations, welcoming atmoshphere and great location.
1 night stay + full breakfast + 3 course evening meal + 1x25 minute treatment per person from £119pp
The Urban Hotel Grantham is situated on the edge of the ancient 12th century market town of Grantham. Whether it is rest or relaxation their Leisure Club offers top of the range facilities
1 night stay + full breakfast + 3 course evening meal + 2 treatments per person from £80pp
Theatre Show of the Month
Wicked The Musical
This unforgettable tale lifts the lid on one of the most popular stories ever told, with an alternative perspective on ‘The Wizard of Oz’ that challenges our preconceptions for what we consider to be ‘good’ and what we consider to be ‘wicked’…
1 night hotel stay + ticket from £79pp
UK Christmas MarketsBath
Visit Bath between the 22nd November - 9th December 2018 to see the famous Christmas Markets.
The Francis Hotel Bath is located in the heart of the historic city of Bath - with easy access to the Christmas Markets.
2 night stay + full breakfast from £223pp
Visit Edinburgh between 16th Nov - 5th January 2019 to see the Edinburgh Christmas Markets
4* Hotel situated just a minute's walk from Edinburgh Zoo - the Holiday Inn Edinburgh is an ideal hotel choice for visitors going to Edinburgh
2 nights stay + full breakfast + 1st night dinner from £84pp
Last Minute Breaks
If you are looking for a last minute get away but you are unsure where, take a look at some of our fantastic offers below!
Harrogate - 2 Night Dinner Deal
The 4* Old Swan Hotel, Harrogate is set within a stunning Victorian building, dating back to 1840, and surrounded by 5 acres of beautiful gardens.
2 night stay + full breakfast + 1st night dinner from £129pp
Chester - Afternoon Tea Offer
The 4* Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel & Spa is set within picturesque grounds, just 3.2km from the centre of Chester. This manor house hotel is ideally placed for exploring Chester and its surroundings
1 night stay + full breakfast + afternoon tea from £45pp
Essex - Spa Break
Located in Thorpe-le-Soken, Essex, 90 minutes by train from London. The Life House Spa & Hotel is an exciting, contemporary health spa offering a unique, life-enriching experience for guests.
2 night stay + full breakfast + dinner both nights + 1x25 minute treatment per person from £199.50pp
Cardiff - Murder Mystery
Put your sleuthing skills to the test with a murder mystery break near Redditch in Cardiff this October. Use your intuition, gather clues, avoid the red herrings and see if you can uncover the culprit.
1 night at 3* The Angel Hotel + breakfast + dinner + entertainment