Weekends can be fun and exciting especially, when you take time out to visit interesting places. Whether you’re into music, food, sightseeing or history, London has a lot of good places for your weekend retreats and getaways. These places are within easy reach of London; you don’t even need a passport to get there. Away from the hustle and bustle of daily busy lives torn between family, kids, and work, lays a great way to spend your weekend and make it enjoyable and memorable. Come along, as we introduce you to some of the top places you can unwind during your weekend.

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The Yorkshire Dales

A weekend in this UK’s renowned national park gives you a view of its unbelievable good looks and drama. When you roam the broad Bolton Abbey Estate near Skipton, you’ll be awed at the sight of the Ribblehead viaduct and the natural amphitheatre of Malham Cove. It’s well worth touring the Wensleydale Creamery, home of the famous cheese, and perambulating Theakston’s brewery. You’d get the best of pints when you try the Black Bull near Sedbergh; it’s one of a kind, with a great, modern kitchen. You can stay there or check in nearby at The Malabar; a great treat of fluffy towels and Roberts radios in every room plus, free afternoon tea.

A two hours 15 minutes train ride from London King’s Cross to Leeds and around three hours 30 minutes by car gets you here.

Winchester

Suddenly becoming Hampshire’s coolest corner, this beautiful cathedral city has got fantastic food. For starters, you can breakfast on cruffins at Hoxton Bakehouse; settle in for craft brews and tacos at Overdraft, then taste a chilli beef burrito pie while flipping through a vintage comic at Piecaramba. You can join a tour at Hambledon, the UK’s oldest vineyard. Need somewhere to rest? You’ll get the VIP luxury at Hotel du Vin, or the gorgeous boutique B&B Hannah’s.

One hour by train from London Waterloo; one hour 45 minutes by car, gets you here.

Bristol

Fill up all that empty, not-enough-time to eat stomach at the West Country’s undisputed foodie capital of Bristol. From cheesecake at Hart’s Bakery to modern British plates in a shipping container at Box-E, you could conveniently spend 48 hours here doing nothing but eating. Get the sourdough toasties with a side of Gallic charm at Bar Buvette and Poco’s internationally influenced tapas. Do visit the Clifton Suspension Bridge, the gorgeously restored lido and Stokes Croft’s street art. Accommodation-wise, you can sleep in the utterly lush Bristol Harbour Hotel or the former merchant’s house Number Thirty Eight.

One hour 38 minutes by train from London Paddington; around two hours 30 minutes by car gets you here. On the cheap side, National Express coaches running from Victoria for £6 one way gets you here.

You can also explore The Cotswolds; North Norfolk; Oxford; Edinburgh; Frome; The Lake District or Manchester for a perfect weekend.

Remember, it pays best to have rest.

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