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Is 2015 the year of the short break?

Date: 30th March 2015
Author: Sarah Denny
Publisher: Darwin Escapes
Travel Tips
The joys of a short UK break are second to none. The short break could be between a day and a night in a brand new area of the countryside, to a 4-5 day trip to the seaside or hills in the Lake District. Either way, it is clear that the short break is coming back.

The flexibility holiday makers have by taking a short break in the UK is massive. You could use your own car; you can bring the dog and you could save money in the process. There is nothing better than loading up the car with packed lunch, car games and a Stephen Fry narrated audiobook, and setting off on a great adventure. Some might pick the golden beaches of Newquay, where fish and chips, sandcastles and surfing are abundant. Others may find a romantic getaway deep in the countryside is the perfect short break, where quaint country pubs, country dog walks and a hot tub or sauna await you.

So, why would people prefer the UK short break? You get to spend more time actually on holiday. To travel somewhere abroad for a holiday takes up a considerable amount of time, never mind being hugely costly. There is travelling to the airport, parking payment, check in and baggage drop off, liquid restrictions and overly friendly pat downs at security, the boarding scrum, the flight and finally hire car or an airport transfer to contend with at the other end. This can often take up a whole day. A day of precious holiday time wasted. However, with a UK short break, there is none of that. You can come home from work at 6pm, be in the car by 6.30 and be by the seaside by 9pm. Perfect. There is less hassle, more flexibility, and less time spent wasted. Another big benefit is that instead of booking a whole two weeks off work for one holiday, you can take six holidays over various long weekends, ensuring that you can see much more of what this wonderful country has to offer. It could be a weekend in Cheddar Gorge, a few days by the beach or a trip spent exploring an historic city such as Bath.

There is so much to do for all the family. You can go en mass with grandparents, uncles and aunts and cousins on a short break anywhere. There are many activities for children and teenagers at most holiday hotspots around the UK. Mums and Dads can spend quality alone time, while Grandma and Grandpa can watch adoringly as their grandchildren climb high wire’s, race around go cart tracks, or gaze in wonder at the historical sites which are abundant in our beautiful landscape. But it doesn’t have to be a family affair. More and more couples are taking a short break in the UK away from home. It is time efficient, cost effective, and less hassle than flying abroad. It is win-win, and there are plenty of romantic destinations to choose from city-breaks, to secluded lodges with their own hot tubs. 2015 is certainly the year of the short UK break.

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