Where to Go on a Winter Break? Check Out 5 of UK’s Small Town Wonders

Want to experience a true Winter Wonderland this holiday season, or throughout the cold months? UK is home to some of the best small towns that seem to be made specifically for the winter break. Some swear they’re white and sparkly, with just the right amount of warmth to make winter cozy and homey.

Best UK towns for a winter break

  1. Bakewell, Derbyshire

For a small town, Bakewell doesn’t scrimp on the Christmas celebrations, hosting a traditional Christmas Market, a Winter Wonderland event, and the candlelit tours of Haddon Hall, starting from November to December.


  1. Bradford on Avon, Wiltshire

Bradford on Avon hosts a Christmas Floating Market along the stretch of Bradford, where local crafts, mulled wine, and people singing carols line along the way. There’s also the Wiltshire Music Centre where jazz, classical and folk concerts keep you entertained during the evenings. But that really makes Bradford on Avon an ideal destination for the winter break is its many local attractions – beautiful Georgian houses, an ancient bridge at the heart of the town, and the famous Tithe Barn.


  1. Corbridge, Northumberland

Do you want to escape the hustle and bustle of the city during the weekend? You should visit Corbridge, which is just 30 minutes from Newcastle by car or train, 50 minutes from Carlisle, and just 2 hours from Leeds and Edinburgh. Its accessibility, and ancient stone houses, makes it an ideal travel destination over the weekend.

  1. Holt, Norfolk

Holt is one of the few places that is just as good in winter as it is in summer. It practically transforms itself with the season. During winter, its high street is lit by thousands of fairy lights, making it warm enough for a leisurely stroll.


  1. Shrewsbury, Shropshire

With over 650 listed buildings, including a medieval castle, Shrewsbury is the perfect destination for when you want to go sightseeing during your winter break. Apart from sightseeing, there’s also a vibrant music and arts scene that will surely make your winter getaway fun and exciting.


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