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The top 7 UK destinations for 2019

Whilst Christmas is on the horizon, many of us are already thinking about both when and more importantly where we might want to take our next break away.

Thanks to 2018’s midyear heatwave, and with the trend set to continue into next year’s spring and summer, there’s no better time to be thinking about next years staycation.

Get ahead of the game and book yourself a trip to one of the UK’s most sought-after destinations for 2019.

1 – Bristol

Bristol has a superb gastro reputation as well as being a hot spot for art and culture

Topping the list of best places to live just last year, there’s a whole host of reasons to visit Bristol in the new year. Thanks to its superb gastro reputation, Bristol has quickly become a place to be if you’re looking for delicious, quality food. Not forgetting of course that Bristol is the home of The Florist, one of the most sought-after locations on Instagram, thanks to its flower walls and chic cocktail collection. Perhaps surprisingly, Bristol has for quite some time become a hot spot for street art, with pieces from Banksy and Sarson to boast just a couple.

2 – Edinburgh

Edinburgh is steeped in history and architectural gems

Known for its historic castle and the iconic Royal Mile, Edinburgh is a must have on any UK destination list. If you’re a history buff, the rich and architectural culture is in abundance, but there’s also a whole host of festivals held throughout the year, including Scotland’s biggest Gin Festival in May. If Gin isn’t your thing, the city is well known for its cinematic routes, and taking a tour of the spots included in films such as Trainspotting and The DaVinci Code is an offer not to refuse.

3 – Plymouth

Plymouth has many attractions including an aquarium and an art deco lido

On the south coast of England, Plymouth is an often easily forgotten city. Probably most famous for its docks and exports such as Olympic Diver Tom Daley, there’s so much to do and see, you won’t know where to start. With an art deco lido and a huge aquarium, Plymouth’s by-the-sea vibe is perfect for fish lovers and food lovers alike. The shopping scene is also pretty great, with the city centre hustling and bustling with the biggest of high street stores.

4 – The Cotswolds

The Cotswolds offers a quaint and understated UK break

The Cotswolds has always been a quaint and understated area to explore a quintessentially British break away, but thanks to it’s recent Royal and celebrity connections, The Cotswolds is trendier than ever. With Character Cottages and boutique hotels galore, The Cotswolds is most definitely the place to be for chic living. For the ultimate experience, head to Bicester village to indulge in some designer spending, and country dining.

5 – York

York is home to the world famous Betty’s Tea Room

Home of the Yorkshire pudding wrap that’s taking the social media world by storm, York is a beautifully historic city, with everything from towers and bar walls, to quirky bars and street food. Take a river cruise down the Ouse or enjoy a bite to eat in one of York’s many bistros, whilst you soak up the atmosphere in this northern city. If you’re after a particularly luxury afternoon, the world-famous Betty’s Tea Room, offers an extravagant champagne afternoon tea, well worth queuing around the block for.

6 – Brighton

Brighton is the ultimate fun beach break

For a small city, Brighton sure does pack a punch when it comes to personality. With a pretty pebbled beach and enough amusements to shake a stick of rock at, Brighton is the perfect location for a fun weekend away. Indulge in homemade ice-cream and fried donuts whilst you enjoy all that this vibrant city has to offer.

7 – Nottingham

Nottingham lays claim to the oldest pub in England

Robin Hood didn’t make this city his home for no reason, Nottingham is rich in culture. Take a trip to Sherwood forest, or spend the weekend relaxing in a luxury log cabin intertwined within the trees. If greenery isn’t your thing, why not take a trip to the oldest pub in England, dating all the way back to 1189AD.