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6 UK Mini Break Ideas

The United Kingdom is a beautiful country offering huge variation in scenery and even culture.

If you are stuck for ideas about where to go on a mini break, some of the following might prove to be useful:

  1. North Wales.  This is one of the most scenic and beautiful areas of these islands covering wild coastline while the inland areas offer amazingly historic towns and cities. It has a long history and association with Celtic culture, as well as later industries and activities such as slate mining.  Why not pick up a few words of Welsh before you go?  The locals will appreciate it;
  2. the lake district.  Many people tend to associate wild countryside with Wales and Scotland but in fact England also has vast areas of semi wilderness including that of the Lake District.  Locations such as Windermere are world famous for their beauty and well worth exploring;
  3. Northumbria.  Including the great cathedral city of Durham, this area is one of England’s hidden gems comprising beautiful countryside and some truly spectacular coastline such as that around Bamburgh Castle;
  4. the Scottish borders.  Many visitors to Scotland simply drive quickly through the borders in order to get to Edinburgh, Glasgow and the Highlands beyond.  Yet the borders themselves are beautiful, wild and have some charming towns to explore such as Selkirk, Kelso, Hawick and Jedburgh etc.   Yes, this area like much of Scotland, Northern England and Wales, does get a lot of rain but if you are prepared that should not stop you having a great mini break;
  5. Norwich and East Anglia. Caravanners are typically familiar with locations in East Anglia such as the Norfolk broads and its huge coastal areas; however, the city of Norwich is ancient and picturesque.  It is sometimes missed by holiday makers rushing to get to the rural areas and that is a pity because it is well worth a visit;
  6. Portsmouth and Hampshire.  Portsmouth is a town that is often overlooked simply because it is a ferry port.  People tend to regard it as the gateway to France or England and not always as the fascinating town for a visit that it actually is.  There are some great coastal and harbour views, interesting fortifications and several historic maritime venues including HMS Victory.

Of course, before setting off a on any journey it only makes sense to be sure that your touring caravan insurance continues to be up to date and effective.

If you have any doubts on that particular score, we at Cover4Caravans will be only too pleased to offer you our advice and guidance.