The Best Destinations for a Christmas Getaway in the Sun
With the festive season upon us, let us take a look at the best destinations for a Christmas Getaway in the UK. There are a host of places to enjoy - from London, Edinburgh, Yorkshire and the Cornwall coast.
But where to head for the 'most wonderful time of the year'? Here are our top 3 picks for a Christmas holiday in the sun.
Tenerife has long been a popular spot for those looking for a bit of sun, friendly and accessible culture, and gorgeous scenery. the temperature rarely drops below 21C, and it is easy to book up hotels and restaurants for larger numbers, if you're travelling with your family.
Like Tenerfie, Gran Canaria welcomes a large number of foreign visitors for Christmas, all looking for a bit of holiday sun for their festive break. Expect well-staffed hotels, friendly service, and, if required, restaurants serving Christmas lunch that could rival your mums'!
Think beautiful beaches, hot weather, and amazing African hospitality at this unusual Christmas destination. Here you will find amazing budget and high-end resorts and hotels, as well as tasty food and reasonable prices.
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Best Places in the UK for a Christmas Getaway
The UK boasts some of the most beautiful beaches in the world, believe it or not. They might be even better in winter than in summer, making them perfect for Christmas getaways. Here are some top choices to consider if you're spoiled for choice:-
Robin Hoods Bay, Yorkshire
This place is a hidden history featuring brooding cliffs, unique architecture and red-roofed cottages. The bay is one of the best Christmas getaways in the UK, famous for fossil hunting nd it's moody, dreamy landscape. Ideal for visiting during the Christmas holidays, take a walk along the beach or cliffs. The scenery is spectacular, plus there are several pubs where you can chill in the evening.
The Jurassic Coast stretches from Orcombe Point to Old Harry Rocks. This stunning coast is beautiful in the soft light of summer. It shines even brighter during winter with its rugged beauty. Having more than 90 miles of stunning beaches, coastal walks and incredible cliffs, there is a good choice of places to go. So, come here and enjoy the coast without the crowds of summer. A must-visit destination in Jurassic Coast must be the Durdle Door. Make sure you go there early on a misty morning to enjoy the sunrise through the door.
The River Looe is an exciting location to visit during the Christmas holidays. Did you know a part of the South West Coastal Path cuts across the river? This means there are plenty of lovely walks around the area. There's a good choice of hidden caves, coastal views, open moorland and woodland valleys too. The entire region is quiet and is completely wrapped in frost.
Christmas in UK's Capital
London is undeniably magnificent at Christmas. No other place offers more than the capital itself. The smell of freshly roasted chestnuts and old wine is beyond explanation. There are also the sparkling lights over Oxford Street. You can do some Boxing Day shopping, watch a show or take a walk around the festive markets to buy homemade goodies. If you love ice skating, Winter Wonderland would be an ideal spot to stop by.
Christmas in Wales
If you're looking for a more traditional break, consider a luxurious getaway at Bluestone National Park Resort. There are many things you can do here such as listening to carol singers and tasting delicious roasted chestnuts. Wales is also knows to have some of the best food and nature in the UK, which the locals will love to talk about with you. Planning-phobics will also be sated - the resort will plan your Christmas holiday from scratch. Bluestone Park also has many festive entertainments such as King of Elves and Story Time with Santa, so kids won't be bored. An, as an added bonus they can get to travel on the Christmas Eve simulator. Bluestone offers several packages like pre-Christmas offers and full week stays. The choice is yours.