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Outdoor breaks in the UK
Whether you’re feeling active or something more relaxing, we’ve picked some of our favourite outdoor breaks to inspire you...
Have an adventure
A day at the races, a walk in the Peaks, a cycle ride through Britain’s beautiful villages, nothing beats the great outdoors. And with Premier Inn hotels in all the best locations, wake up from a great night’s sleep ready for a day of adventure.
Experience the thrill of cycling
Enjoy the beauty of the UK on two wheels. We’ve selected the best trails in England and Scotland, so you can plan the perfect cycling break, whatever your level of experience. Premier Inn welcomes bikes too, so you know it’ll be in safe hands.
Walk in the Lakes or the Peaks
Take in the sights of the Lake District or the Peak District with a walking break—you’ll never tire of the incredible views. There are hundreds of trails to follow for every level of experience, as well as guided walks and trails suitable for buggies and wheelchair users.
A day at the races
Soak up the excitement at the Cheltenham Gold Cup and make a day of it with lunch in the Panoramic restaurant. Keep an eye out for other events throughout the year including concerts and comedy gigs.
If you’re looking for an outdoor break that’s a little less active, check out our fun getaway ideas below.
Deer-stalking in Richmond Park
See wild deer, cycle and horse ride at the largest of London’s Royal Parks. Richmond Park is home to 630 Red and Fallow deer, and they roam freely. While in Richmond, explore Ham House and the Royal Botanic Gardens in nearby Kew.
Take a ferry across the Mersey
See Liverpool’s most iconic sights from a world-famous Mersey ferry. There are lots of cruises to choose from, and there are often special trips that run events and offer tours of exhibitions along the river. Liverpool is packed with fun things to do, making it great short break destination.
Go wild at Edinburgh Zoo
See lions, pygmy hippos, pandas and more at Edinburgh zoo. There are over 1000 rare and endangered animals to see, as well as keeper talks and hands-on animal experiences. While in Edinburgh, explore the historic sites of the city, including Edinburgh Castle and the atmospheric old town.
If you’re looking to take it easy, have a leisurely browse through our ideas for a relaxing short break in the UK.
Stroll along the South Bank
Take a stroll along London’s South Bank, taking in the sights across the Thames. You’ll see lots of famous landmarks including the Tower of London, London Bridge and HMS Belfast. Stop for brunch in one restaurants on the river, and indulge in a spot of people watching.
The Cam runs through the heart of the city, so you’ll enjoy unrivalled views of the famous College ‘Backs’ from a traditional Cambridge punt. Or explore the historic sights of Cambridge on foot, stopping for a drink in one of the many cafes.
Enjoy a few hours of history and heritage at Hampton Court Palace. Experience the splendour of The Great Hall, get lost in the maze, and stroll through the gorgeous gardens. When you’ve had your history fill, stroll into East Molesey for a spot of lunch.
Beaches, cities, spas, countryside... Britain has it all. So instead of heading abroad, why not take a short break in the UK? From London theatre breaks to shopping in Edinburgh, or walking in the Peak District, our getaway ideas cover all bases.
In need of some retail therapy? Then make a weekend of it and discover a new city too. From cool vintage boutiques to designer villages, we’ve got the ideal shopping break for you and your friends.