WITH yet another bank holiday approaching on 29th May, you might be wondering where you can go to make the most of the long weekend.
Along with our friends at gopili we have put together our top five places to escape to in the UK for under £100 return from Dundee, Edinburgh and Glasgow…
Whitby is a seaside town in Yorkshire, split by the stunning River Esk and overlooking the North Sea.
Home to the ruined Gothic Whitby Abbey, which was Bram Stoker’s inspiration for “Dracula”, this is a great place to escape with the kids for the bank holiday.
If you’re feeling fit then close to the town centre is the stunning Church of St. Mary, the top of which can be reached by climbing 199 steps. It’s worth if for the stunning views of the coast.
If the weather fails you then don’t worry, the Captain Cook Memorial Museum, in the house where Cook once lived, is a fun day out for all with lots of displays of local paintings and maps.
And if the sun does shine, pop down to West Cliff Beach, lined with cute little beach huts.
Travel via train from Glasgow for £70 pp return leaving Friday 26th returning Monday 29th via gopili: https://www.gopili.co.uk/search/glasgow_33675/whitby_32300/2017-05-26-0/2017-05-29-0/return
Bath is a beautiful town set in the rolling countryside of southwest England, known for its natural hot springs and 18th-century Georgian architecture.
You can enjoy the honey-coloured Bath stone which has been used extensively in the town’s architecture, especially at Bath Abbey, noted for its fan-vaulting, tower and large stained-glass windows.
You can also escape to Cheddar Gorge, the home of the popular cheese!
Another highlight is the gorgeous museum at the site of the original Roman-era Baths, which includes The Great Bath, home to amazing statues and a temple.
Fly from Glasgow airport to Bristol for £66 return pp leaving Friday 26th May returning Monday 29th May via gopili: https://www.gopili.co.uk/search/glasgow_33675/bath_34408/2017-05-26-0/2017-05-29-0/return
Be bowled over with the beauty of this city in northwest England, founded as a Roman fortress in the 1st century A.D.
In the old city, the Rows is a shopping district distinguished by two-level covered arcades and Tudor-style half-timber buildings.
A Roman amphitheatre, with ongoing excavations, lies just outside the old city’s walls and is definitely worth a visit.
Travel from Edinburgh by train for £54 return pp leaving Friday 26th May returning Monday 29th May via gopili: https://www.gopili.co.uk/search/edinburgh_33810/chester_34107/2017-05-26-0/2017-05-29-0/departure
Old meets new in Newcastle
The most populous city in the north-east is loaded with things to see and do and just enough of that city flare to make you feel like you’re not missing out.
Newcastle’s nightlife has been rated among the best in the UK by The Rough Guide to Britain and TripAdvisor, while a rich history of theatre, many festivals and events and reputation as being a poetic centre round off the cultural offerings here.
Travel via coach with for £13 return pp or use the train and get a return trip for £99 via gopili: https://www.gopili.co.uk/search/edinburgh_33810/newcastle%20upon%20tyne_33008/2017-05-26-0/2017-05-29-0/return
Stunning Stonehenge and Salisbury
Stonehenge is one of the most famous sites in the world, and the mystery around how these stones came to be is what draws visitors from all over the globe.
Pay a visit to Salisbury, just nine miles away from the majestic stones, and enjoy staying in this medieval city.
It boasts an ornate 13th-century cathedral with a 123m spire, a working 14th-century clock and an original copy of the Magna Carta from 1215 A.D.
Travel via coach with for £81 return pp or use the train and get a return trip for £99 via gopili: https://www.gopili.co.uk/search/dundee_33868/salisbury_32699/2017-05-26-0/2017-05-29-0/return
Norwich lies about 100 miles north-east of London. When you’re there get yourself on a 90-minute guided walking tour to learn from experienced guides about the buildings, legends, events and local characters which make the city what it is today.
You can also enjoy a visit to the cathedral which dates back to 1096 and has some incredible history.
Travel via coach with for £100 return pp or use the train and get a return trip for £99 via gopili: https://www.gopili.co.uk/search/dundee_33868/norwich_32956/2017-05-26-0/2017-05-29-0/departure