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With so many exciting and cosmopolitan cities across the UK, why not take an impromptu day trip to some of the best UK city breaks. We think some of the below cities are definitely worth a visit.
Birmingham - Home of National Express, Birmingham is not only renowned for excellent transport links, it's also fantastic for shopping, culture and culinary delights. Why not take a city break to the country's second capital city and become accustomed to the Brummie way of life?
Bristol - Bristol has long been a city of history, architecture and culture. However, in recent years, it has become a beacon of popular culture, art and music putting Bristol firmly on the cultural map.
Leeds - Leeds has been hailed as the ‘Knightsbridge of the North’. Thanks to its designer shops and boutiques in the Victoria Quarter and the radical transformation in recent years, it's now a cultural and cosmopolitan city in the heart of Yorkshire.
Liverpool - Home of The Beatles and the famous Liver Building, it's no surprise this energetic and exciting city was chosen as European Capital of Culture. The city centre boasts a wealth of big name high street stores and the recent Liverpool One retail development has more than 160 cafes, bars and designer boutiques to explore.
Manchester - Manchester is a great place for a city break and has been transformed in recent years to a cosmopolitan city with loads to offer. From shopping at the Trafford Centre to the National Museum of Football, we're sure you'll manage to fill your day with lots of great things to see and do.
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Dinosaur Adventure Park, Norfolk
The whole family can take a trip back in time for an adventure amongst the dinosaurs in this great day out for all ages. Explore a wooded trail to find life-size dinosaurs, with T-Rex and Brontosaurus at every turn. Speakers hidden in trees keep everyone on their toes by creating prehistoric grunts and roars on your journey. For a break from the monsters, there's a huge adventure park, farmyard and restaurant.
Chessington World of Adventures, Surrey
If you're looking for a really wild day out, Chessington World of Adventures offers you a zoo, theme park and more, surrounded by sprawling gardens filled with floral displays and wildlife. The zoo boasts more than 1,000 animals including gorillas and tigers, as well as a Sea Life Centre. For something less wild, explore the theme park's Market Square, Pirates Cove, and Land of the Dragons for some of the most thrilling rides in the UK, before relaxing at one of the many restaurants or fast food outlets.
Eden Project, Cornwall
Children and adults alike love the walk-through "biomes", one with a rainforest ecosystem, the other with Mediterranean trees and plants. There's also action and relaxation fit for all the family too, with zip wires, gardens, play areas, restaurants and cafes.
With world-famous tourist attractions and the best in British beaches; a trip to Brighton is a must for anyone looking to explore what England has to offer.
From the iconic Palace Pier to the Fun Palace, and with streets packed with family-friendly restaurants and bars, this coastal city is bursting with seafront fun, and also offers a great mix of historic buildings and high-tech attractions.
Bournemouth's incredible coastline is one of the most popular places for UK visitors, who flock here in droves each year to experience a treasure trove of attractions.
From award-winning beaches and water sports to a bustling city centre and shopping district, Bournemouth invites visitors with the promise of a fun-filled, memorable day trip.
With its golden sands and sparkling sea, Britain's surf capital is also Cornwall's most popular and liveliest resort.
The stunning coastline, beautiful harbour and delightful town centre make Newquay the perfect summer destination for family and surfers alike. And when you're not at the beach, the Sea Life Centre, Newquay Zoo and a wide choice of restaurants and cafes all add to the family fun.
Alton Towers, Alton, Staffordshire
One of Europe's most popular theme parks, with hundreds of rides suitable for everyone from toddlers to thrill-seekers. Set alongside a castle in acres of garden and woodland, it's easy to relax with a stroll. There's also no shortage of choice when it comes to dining, with fast food outlets and restaurants dotted throughout the site.
Thousands of small plastic bricks are used to create 'Miniland', with London landmarks such as the Millennium Bridge, Canary Wharf and Big Ben. Fans of Lego films and games won't be disappointed, with entire areas devoted to their Lego heroes' exploits. There are also Lego-themed rides and adventure films within the 150-acre park.
One of the oldest, biggest and most popular attractions in the UK, no matter what the weather. From the panoramic views atop the iconic Blackpool Tower, to the renowned Ballroom and Promenade, Blackpool is a true taste of a traditional British daytrip. The wide variety of shops, restaurants and bars serve as a great tribute to Victorian architecture, and the legendary Pleasure Beach, home to one of the world's biggest roller coasters along with hundreds of other rides and amusements, is worthy of a daytrip in itself.
The vibrant heart of Birmingham, England's second capital city, is just a comfortable coach journey away with our fantastic Day Return deals.
If you're looking to experience authentic British htradition, culture, shopping and entertainment, there's really no better place to visit than this lively, diverse city.
From the city's industrial revolution relics and Northen Soul sounds to its modern architecture and contemporary pulse, Manchester is the perfect mix of modern and heritage. Punctuated with cosmopolitan bars and snug pubs, world-class museums and trendy boutique, Manchester has a dynamic energy like no other UK city.
As one of the most visited cities in the world, London needs little introduction. With such a wealth of attractions; from art and history to food and culture, you'll be spoiled for choice as to how to spend your day. From historic buildings such as Buckingham Palace and Tower Bridge and attractions like the London Eye and Madame Tussauds, London is a city that offers a memorable experience to any visitor.
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If we still haven't inspired you to get out and about in the UK, then take a look at our where we go section for a range of destination guides and things to do and see at towns and cities across the UK.