When we think of the perfect short break, hot temperatures, white beaches and foreign lands come to mind.
What we seem to forget however, is that Britain is home to some incredibly beautiful places, perfect for those times when you just want to get away from it all.
So here are our favourite British breaks that will allow you to leave all your stresses (and passport) at home.
The Lake District
A stunning location and recently voted the home of Britain’s best views.
Famed for its breath-taking scenery and crystal clear water, the Lake District boasts many charming villages and towns.
We highly recommend you to explore the quaint and unique shops in Keswick, sample some scrumptious mint cake in Kendal, or stroll along the shores of the beautiful Lake Windermere.
One of the world’s most respected and popular cities, London is perfect for a short break.
A cultural and historical haven, it is simply impossible to run out things to do, as the city is filled with globally-renowned attractions and landmarks.
The Tower of London, Buckingham Palace and Kensington Palace will give you a great insight into the history of London. And for those who want to enjoy the city at a slower pace, Kew Gardens or a stroll around Greenwich Park is perfect.
This coastal resort is an ideal setting for those who want to enjoy a vibrant yet traditional part of Britain.
The city is home to some of the UK’s many famous points of interest, most notably the Royal Pavilion and its stunning regency architecture, a former seaside retreat of King George IV.
Alternatively, you can visit the nearby resort of Eastbourne, taking in the incredible coastal views, or even head to Arundel Castle, one of Britain’s treasure houses and a Grade I building.
Torquay is a lively and vibrant resort on the South Devon coast and home to some of the UK’s best beaches.
Widely known as the ‘English Riviera’, Torquay is renowned for its crystal clear water and natural beauty.
The beaches and coastline are second to none and perfect for an evening stroll, especially Meadfoot Beach which has golden sand and turquoise blue shores to rival any European resort.
Britain’s biggest and brightest coastal resort and the epitome of what a true English seaside town should be.
You’ll never run out of things to see and do, so take a walk down the famous promenade, enjoy some classic fish and chips or even step back in time on board a traditional tram.
Widely known as the entertainment capital of the north, the town’s theatres and cabaret venues have shows on every night, including karaoke and bingo; and from September to November you can enjoy the bright lights of Blackpool Illuminations, one of the biggest free tourist attractions in Europe.
Scotland is one of the most picturesque and beautiful countries within the British Isles.
It is a country steeped in historical heritage and awe-inspiring coastal scenery, whilst also famous for its cosmopolitan shopping and dining.
Enjoy the serenity and relaxing surroundings of Loch Lomond and the Highlands, or visit the sophisticated and forward thinking cities of Glasgow or Edinburgh.
Scotland is also home to some breath-taking islands, most notably Ailsa Craig, Arran and Cumbrae, which are all surrounded by dramatic cliff drops and striking sandy beaches.
There are a number of ways to see the UK and whether you want to concentrate on one specific place or tour about is completely up to you.
Well that’s just some of the incredible places Britain has to offer. So before you decide to look abroad, remember what is right on your doorstep.