Adult Weekend Breaks in the UK | 5 Destinations to Consider

Written by Shayle Follows

We explore some of the best destinations for adult weekend breaks in the UK.

With so much choice out there, how do you decide where you should go with your loved one for an adult-only weekend break? Well, we have tried to narrow down the options by picking out some of the best weekend breaks for adults in the UK. Check out some of our top picks here – at the very least they should inspire you!

1. Edinburgh

Edinburgh is a perfect destination for an adult weekend break in the UK

Ah, Edinburgh, it is such a beautifully romantic city! Edinburgh is a wonderful place to explore and is perfect for these seeking an adult weekend break. It’s bursting with life, colour, culture and historical landmarks. Stroll through Princes Street Gardens, Step back in time at Edinburgh Castle, relax on Calton Hill, with its spectacular views across Princes Street, experience the Royal Mile, celebrate the arts at Edinburgh Fringe Festival and so much more.

With plenty of things to do, places to eat and drink, and the most amazing atmosphere. Edinburgh makes it to the top of our list for adult weekend breaks in the UK.

Where to stay in Edinburgh

Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

Point A Hotel Edinburgh Haymarket

If you want a hotel that is reasonably priced and in a great location to explore the city, Point A Hotel is situated in Edinburgh in the Lothian region, a few steps from EICC and 1.1 miles from Royal Mile. This 3-star hotel offers a 24-hour front desk and a shared lounge. Guests can have a drink at the snack bar. The hotel will provide guests with air-conditioned rooms offering a desk, a safety deposit box, a flat-screen TV and a private bathroom with a shower. At Point, A Hotel Edinburgh rooms are fitted with bed linen and towels.

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2. London

Adult weekend breaks in London

The great thing about London is that there is so much to do for varying interests, whether you love great food and drink, sightseeing, theatre, art galleries and museums, shopping or something a little unique…London will have something for you to enjoy as a couple. It is one of the most visited cities in the world, with so much to see and do, it is perfect for an adult only weekend break.

We personally love to head to the West End see a show, seek out small and cosy wine bars and immerse ourselves in the buzz of the city.

If you love to walk and explore together, London is extremely easy to get around on foot, and where greater distances are involved there is plenty of public transport. We suggest a stroll through St James’ Park to Buckingham Palace. This park is full of wildlife (we even spotted Pelicans here!) Another popular stroll takes in amazing Regent Street, famous the world over for its high-end luxury shopping and attractive architecture.

Where to stay in London

Melia White House Hotel

Melia White House Hotel

Situated next to Regent’s Park, just 1 mile from London Zoo and a short walk from shopping on Oxford Street and nightlife of Soho, Meliá White House offers luxurious rooms and a cocktail bar. Modern and elegantly furnished, each room at Meliá White House features beds with luxury linen and private bathrooms with marble-tiled floors and black granite sinks. Guests can make use of satellite TV, and complimentary newspapers. The all-day dining bar offers a menu influenced by the Mediterranean. Enjoy a cocktail or glass of wine in the bar whilst snacking on tasty treats.

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3. York

York is a popular adult weekend break destination in the UK

There is nowhere quite like York and its historic atmosphere. York was established by the Romans, the original fortifications gave way to an impressive array of historic structures, including the magnificent York Minster. This impressive cathedral is so wonderful to see. We love wandering through the narrow alleyways discovering beautiful little shops in York. The most well-known street is of course the Shambles. Dating back to the 14th-century as butcher shops and meat stalls, the Shambles is now a collection of quaint timber-framed buildings with upper levels hanging over the street. York is a wonderful place to stay and take your time exploring, try great food and drink and enjoy a relaxing adult weekend break.

Where to stay in York

Hilton York

Hilton York

This Hilton is in the perfect location to explore all York has to offer, it has 2 bars, 2 restaurants and is located opposite the ancient Clifford’s Tower. The hotel offers modern rooms with a flat-screen TV, only a 2-minute walk from the Jorvik Viking Centre. With tea/coffee facilities, a seating area and a desk, the stylish rooms are also well-equipped. Each bathroom has free toiletries and a hairdryer, whilst some rooms enjoy views of the Tower. Guests can use the 24-hour gym, including cardio equipment, weights and stretching areas.

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4. Whitby

Whitby is one of the UK's most loved adult weekend break destinations

Whitby is such a unique town, although small it holds so much character, there are certainly plenty of things to do in Whitby. Whether you’re enjoying an adult weekend break with your partner or friends, there are plenty of activities and attractions to keep you occupied during your visit. The famous seaside town is filled to the brim with a rich history that is just waiting to be soaked in.

Admire Whitby Abbey, bathed in history, it’s one of the first Abbey’s built in England and is also one of the Abbey’s that fell victim to Henry VIII’s reign, not only this but the Abbey is supposedly haunted by a number of ghosts, St Hilda is said to still haunt her grounds. Climb the 199 Steps, take a ghost tour, jump on a boat trip or simply sit by the sea and enjoy the most delicious fish and chips you will ever taste!

Where to stay in Whitby

The Old Joiner’s Shop

The Old Joiners Shop

The Old Joiner’s Shop in Whitby offers fantastic accommodation with free WiFi, 1.2 miles from Sandsend Beach, 2.1 miles from Whitby Abbey and 0.7 miles from Captain Cook Memorial Museum. Housed in a building dating from 1950, this apartment is 0.7 miles from Whitby Lighthouse and 0.8 miles from Whitby Museum. The apartment has 1 bedroom, a flat-screen TV with satellite channels, an equipped kitchen with a dishwasher and a fridge, a washing machine, and 1 bathroom with a shower. Towels and bed linen are offered in the apartment.

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5. The Lake District

Adult Weekend Breaks In The Lake District

It’s absolutely no secret that we are in love with the lakes! Whenever we can we head there for a little couples getaway to enjoy hiking, exploring and water sports in the summer. In the Winter we head for the warmth of log fires, cosy pubs, pretty shops and delicious restaurants. The Lake District is really a great destination to escape to and feel at one with nature.

There are lots of boat trips to enjoy on the larger lakes so you can spend time gliding across the water while taking in the surrounding countryside. If you fancy an action-packed Lake District holiday, there are a selection of summer water sports that you can try on Lake Windermere and Coniston Water.

Where to stay in the Lake District

Regent Hotel By The Lake

Regent Hotel By The Lake

This family-run hotel overlooks Lake Windermere and has free parking, free Wi-Fi and fine food. The shops of Ambleside are a 10-minute stroll away. Each room at Regent By The Lake has a TV and tea and coffee facilities. Some have a private terrace. Ground-floor rooms are available, some with walk-in showers. The Table 22 restaurant features a modern British menu and serves fresh, local produce. Hearty Cumberland breakfasts are served until midday. The hotel is in the heart of the Lake District, surrounded by fells and lakes. A perfect place for a relaxing break.

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Let us know your favourite place for an adult weekend break in the uk in the comments. We love to hear from you!

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