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The best locations for a festive UK winter break

23 October 2019

When the cold nights draw in, many Brits would rather cosy up by the fire at home than consider a short break.

Towns all over the country often put on spectacular events for the public to enjoy though, all to get us into that festive spirit!

For those of us who don’t want to completely retire to the sofa this winter, here are some of our top Days Inn spots where you can enjoy a break in the UK!


Durham is one of the UK’s capitals of culture, and a truly wonderful city to visit at any time of year, but especially the winter. You could spend a weekend strolling the picturesque city and run into an abundance of things to do along the way.

Our top picks for first-time visitors include visiting both the Cathedral and Castle of Durham. For more info on booking a Cathedral tour click here

If you’re visiting between 29th November to 1st December, you should visit Durham City’s Traditional Christmas Festival and for more festive events, click here


Another historical and cultural UK city is Chester, which once again is transformed in the winter and hosts a variety of cultural and seasonal events.

Chester Zoo will also be hosting their own winter wonderland again this year, with the return of their beautiful animal lantern display, all themed around 9 different ‘fantastical worlds’!

Chester’s Christmas market is running from the 16th November and boasts over 70 festive stalls. For the full range of Chester’s festive events, click here


Not just a summer holiday beach location, Taunton is a great location for your winter break this year. Our Days Inn hotel is conveniently located in the heart of Somerset so you can easily navigate around the beautiful county.

Taunton market town hosts a variety of seasonal events, including Winterfest on the 24th November. This annual event puts on a day-long of entertainment, including a festive market, funfair and free Santa’s grotto! For more information on Christmas time in Taunton, visit this site

Located an hour from Days Inn but well worth the trip, the Clarks Village shopping outlet is the perfect place for you to spend a day indulging in retail therapy. With 90 outlets and growing, you can bag yourself a bargain and maybe start on that long Christmas list.

Wrapping up

We hope to have given you enough inspiration for a wonderful winter break this year, but check out our other Days Inn locations and discover what else the UK can offer you this year!

Book your winter break accommodation with us at Days Inn for great value and a great night’s sleep!

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