UK Christmas holiday destination ideas

If you are considering taking a festive break in the UK during the Christmas season then it is definitely worth doing your research and booking in advance. Many destinations do tend to get booked up fast at Christmas time but there are plenty of exciting places to consider, depending on the type of holiday that you hope to achieve. Whether you are looking for a relaxing cottage break, an adventure packed stay or a cosy family holiday, we’ve got suggestions for them all!


Booking a stay in one of the most luxurious Suffolk holiday cottages is the perfect way to spend a relaxing break on your own terms this Christmas season. With medieval towns located in the west and picturesque coastlines in the east, you’ll be spoiled for choice when it comes to exploring the local areas.

Staying in a holiday cottage means that you have complete freedom of choice as to how you spend your break. Take it day by day or plan out a list of exciting day trips nearby to your chosen holiday cottage. Don’t forget to look for a cottage with a log burner and a hot tub for the ultimate in luxury during the cold winter weather.


If you are looking for a rural break in the countryside, then Somerset is an excellent choice. Areas such as Weston-Super-Mare are busy seaside family towns with arcades and piers to explore. You’ll find long stretches of beaches and some amazing coastal walks all throughout the Somerset area. If you are looking for quaint villages, then Cheddar is a good place to base yourself. You’ll find some sweet little tea rooms as you meander through Cheddar Gorge and into the town itself. This area is also very dog friendly, so it is perfect for your furry friends to tag along.


There’s no better place than Bath during the winter months. This beautiful city fully embraces the magical spirit of Christmas and holds its annual Christmas markets for a few weeks every December. With twinkling lights, festive craft stalls and so many food trucks to choose a bite to eat, you’ll certainly feel in the festive spirit. Stop and browse one of the many luxurious boutique shops in Bath city centre or find a beautiful spot for an afternoon tea. Finish up your stay with a stroll along the canals, which makes the perfect place to explore on a cold and frosty day.


Explore the cobbled streets of York and take a walk through The Shambles and its famous market. You’ll find yourself captivated by the impressive Christmas lights, which make the perfect setting for those festive family photos. Harry Potter fans would also love this experience due to its magical connection with the films!

Wherever you decide to take a Christmas break in the UK this season, don’t forget to wrap up warm and bring your cosy essentials for a relaxing break during this busy festive time.