There’s nothing quite like a short break to recharge the batteries and the UK has plenty of great city destinations, all of them easy to reach from Bristol by road, rail or air.
Whether it’s a long weekend or a mid-week break, a few days visiting a different city is a great way to enjoy the culture, nightlife and food and drink, as well as a change of scenery.
Which? asked its readers to choose their favourite UK cities for a short break, based on food, accommodation, sights and attractions, and value for money.
Of course, here at Bristol World we’re a bit biased when it comes to our own city so we’re thrilled to see it in the Top Ten.
Here’s a complete round-up of the ten best destinations in the UK for a short break - how many have you visited and where will you go next time?
Characterised by its iconic Gothic Minster and medieval street the Shambles, York scored five out of five stars from Which? members for cultural attractions and the full five stars for food and drink and accommodation from Which? members.
Belfast was the runner-up in the Which? city break survey, and scored top marks for food and drink. Belfast’s cultural attractions were also rated highly by Which? readers, especially the Titanic Belfast.
At number three, the Scottish capital scored top marks for cultural sights, accommodation and food and drink. With the castle and Royal Mile among the most popular sights, visitors can also escape the crowds by visiting the excellent galleries and museums or walk to the trendy port area of Leith.
The home of The Beatles came number four in the Which? city breaks top ten because of its food and drink, culture and also for its shopping. The independent creative district of Baltic Triangle is also full of trendy bars and restaurants.