Short Breaks in the UK

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There’s nothing quite like the UK for a short break.

Whether you’re a family looking to make the most of the school holidays, a couple looking for a romantic retreat or friends in search of adventure, the UK has so much to offer.

What’s more, if you need a comfortable, ideally located bed for the night, you need to look no further than Days Inn, thanks to our 17 fantastic hotels located throughout the country.

On this page, we’re going to give you some inspiration on where to head for your next UK short break - and provide the perfect base for you all while you’re there.


Chester is considered to be one of the most beautiful cities in the UK. It features one of the oldest racecourse centres in the world, not to mention its incredible city walls and 100-year-old cathedral.

There’s something for everyone in this northern city, and a warm welcome from its local inhabitants, to boot. Perfect for couples and families, Chester blends great shopping locations with breathtaking parks and riversides.


  • The city centre
  • Chester Racecourse
  • Oulton Park


The instantly recognisable crooked spire of the Church of St Mary and All Saints quickly comes into view as you approach Chesterfield, signalling the start of a great UK short break.

There’s also a famous market to be enjoyed, along with great shopping opportunities and two excellent theatres. A stroll around the restored victorian park completes any visit to Chesterfield.


  • Peak District National Park
  • Close proximity to East Midlands airport
  • The city centre


Located a stone’s throw from Newcastle, Durham really does hold its own when it comes to being one of the most celebrated Northern cities in the UK.

It’s perfect for a short break, with great days and nights out available, a beautiful cathedral to explore and the stunning River Wear.


  • Bowburn Hall
  • Auckland Castle
  • The Gala Theatre


If you’ve never heard of Hamilton but want to find somewhere unique and beautiful to visit in Scotland, you’re in for a treat.

Chock-full of 5-star visitor attractions and historic buildings, Hamilton can be found in the heart of Lanarkshire. Its fabulously restored town centre demands exploration and offers the perfect mix of eateries, arts and music.


  • Hamilton Park Racecourse
  • Mausoleum
  • Proximity to Glasgow


Fancy a trip to Cumbria? Then look no further than Kendal!

Situated in the South region of the Lake District, it’s perfectly located near the M6 and has two castles, plenty of shopping, museums and loads of historic buildings to explore.

What’s more, Kendal can be the perfect base for any adventurous tourists who have visited the Lakes for a walking break.


  • Brewery Arts Centre
  • Kendal Castle
  • Lakeland Climbing Centre


There are so many reasons to take a short UK break in Southampton. Beyond its ports, the city has fascinating links with the Titanic and a bustling modern culture in which to get lost.

From art galleries to theatres and some of the finest names in retail, Southampton really does have it all.


  • SeaCity Museum
  • Mayflower Theatre
  • Southampton City Art Gallery


Taking its name from the River Tone, Taunton is surrounded by the beautiful Brendon Hills and one of the finest Somerset towns.

From the lovely St Mary Magdalene's church to the 16th-century buildings throughout, it’s great for families, couples and anyone who wants to see the best of what the southwest has to offer.


  • Vivary Park
  • Museum of Somerset
  • The Willows & Wetlands Visitor Centre

Our other locations

We have so many fantastically located hotels throughout the UK, it’s almost impossible to list them all on this page!

If you need some more inspiration of where to stage your next short UK break, check out our other locations below:

• Cannock
• Lockerbie
• Sutton Scotney
• Twekesbury
• Watford Gap
• Stafford

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