This summer, why not swap a European city break for a culture-filled weekend in one of these staycation spots - we've lined up some of the best the country has to offer.

Wander the cobbled streets of Edinburgh, find famous landmarks in Birmingham and admire magical sunsets in Brighton – these are just some of the delights of British cities.


Birmingham - Britain’s Second City

With more miles of canal than Venice, explore the enchanting history of Birmingham with summer walks along the city's waterways.

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York - A Medieval Marvel

Wander the historic walls or bask in the glory of York Minster during a weekend away in one of the country's oldest and finest cities.

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Cambridge – Peaceful Punting

Grab your basket, fill it with goodies and head to one of the many charming corners of Cambridge for a picnic during your stay.

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Edinburgh – Explore Edinburgh Castle
It is a world famous icon of Scotland and part of the Old and New Towns of Edinburgh’s World Heritage Site. The castle houses the Honours (Crown Jewels) of Scotland, the Stone of Destiny, the famous 15th century gun Mons Meg, the One O' Clock Gun and the National War Museum of Scotland.

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Bristol – West is Best

Whether you’re happiest on wheels, water or with your feet firmly on the ground, there are many ways to see the sites of beautiful Bristol.

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Newcastle – Time Out in The Toon

Enjoy riverside strolls along the bank of the River Tyne and trace the story of urban regeneration in Britain.

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Brighton – Enjoy the sea breeze

No trip to Brighton would be complete without a visit to the seafront. Take a ride on the classic carousel before renting a striped deck chair to watch the sunset.

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Tunbridge Wells – Hop on the Spa Valley Railway

The Spa Valley Railway runs steam and heritage diesel trains between via Tunbridge Wells and Groombridge. The stations are pretty photogenic, but for the best photo opportunities, just wait until you get out into the Kent countryside.

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St Andrews – A golfer's paradise

The town that's perfect for pottering, sightseeing and of course, golf. There are historic hotspots, independent shops, cute cafes and glorious beaches to explore

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