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Art Holidays in the UK

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The UK's Most Artistic Towns and Cities

Artists and writers of the United Kingdom have turned the country into a stimulating arena. An endless assortment of sculpture parks and world-class art galleries pop up all around, and finding time to fit in all the artistic spots is not easy. This guide highlights 5 must-visit destinations for art holidays in the UK.

Art and Culture Holidays in the United Kingdom: Top Holiday Lettings

Cottage Sandford
8 Oct - 15 Oct
-63%
£160
£60 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
Sandford, Godshill, United Kingdom
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Cottage Weston-on-Avon
4 Nov - 11 Nov
-66%
£203
£69 per night
Cottage ∙ 6 guests ∙ 3 bedrooms
Weston-on-Avon, Stratford-on-Avon District, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Elton
17 Nov - 24 Nov
-25%
£62
£47 per night
Cottage ∙ 2 guests ∙ 1 bedroom
4.8
"Excellent" (155 ratings)
Elton, Cheshire West and Chester, United Kingdom
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The Top 5 Towns and Cities For Art-Lovers In The UK

The Top 5 Towns and Cities For Art-Lovers In The UK

Nowadays, artists are everywhere - there is no monopoly in the inner cities of the UK. From London's renowned art galleries, to works of old masters in Newcastle's cultural centre, these are the coolest hubs for art lovers to visit.

  1. London

    London is a huge inspiration to everyone, including the most insatiable art lover. It is acclaimed as a breeding ground for top talents and iconic personalities such as Orwell, Shakespeare, and Dickens. It is home to over 1,000 art galleries, exhibiting all designs and art eras. At the National Gallery, find vintage paintings by the Dutch artist Van Gogh and modern masterpieces at Tate Modern by Hockney and Picasso.

  2. Gateshead, Tyne and Wear

    The biggest artistic hub in Gateshead is the Baltic Centre for Contemporary Art: once a flour mill, today it offers stellar art programmes for modern art. It also acts as a nest for kittiwakes, so you are sure to spot some gulls as you enjoy a panoramic sight of the city. While you are at Gateshead, visit The Biscuit Factory to check out Newcastle's Cultural Quarter for exhibitions.

  3. Bristol

    Acclaimed as the most attractive city for art holidays in the UK, Bristol presents creativity from all over the country. World-renowned graffiti artist, Banksy, heralds from Bristol; simply take a stroll through the city and discover a wealth of street art. The best galleries include Spike Island, Arnolfini, Centerspace, M Shed, and Bristol Museum & Art Gallery.

  4. Edinburgh

    As well as popular galleries and lovely Dovecot studios in the Scottish capital, just outside Edinburgh city is Jupiter Artland, an art and cultural haven covering 100 acres of meadows and woodland. There is a permanent collection of 36 sculptures from specific sites and designers such as Cornelia Parker and Anish Kapoor.

  5. Manchester

    The red brick buildings in this metropolitan borough form some of the most creative backdrops for art holidays in the UK. Being the origin of the Industrial Revolution, Manchester boasts a rich cultural heritage, and you get a real sense of this as you walk around the streets. You will be fascinated by the multi-million pound venues, where world premiers from internationally admired artists occur. The art scene in Manchester is further fuelled by DIY sculptors, operating in hidden studios - you can sneak a peek their cutting-edge work before it reaches the public.

Best Places to Stay for Art and Culture Holidays in the United Kingdom

Cottage Calstock
2 Dec - 9 Dec
-38%
£116
£73 per night
Cottage ∙ 8 guests ∙ 4 bedrooms
4.7
"Outstanding" (169 ratings)
Calstock, Cornwall, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Parc
26 Nov - 3 Dec
-70%
£163
£50 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
5.0
"Excellent" (1 rating)
Parc, Llanuwchllyn, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Cottage Ellastone
25 Nov - 2 Dec
£73 per night
Cottage ∙ 4 guests ∙ 2 bedrooms
4.7
"Outstanding" (14 ratings)
Ellastone, East Staffordshire District, United Kingdom
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Sykes Cottages
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Frequently Asked Questions

How much does holiday accommodation for Art Holidays in the UK cost?

Holiday accommodation in the United Kingdom usually costs between £100 and £182 per night.

What types of holiday accommodation are available for Art Holidays in the UK?

The most popular types of holiday accommodation for Art Holidays in the UK are Cottage and Apartment rentals.

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