10 LAST MINUTE UK DAY TRIPS

Are you in need of a quick day trip? We got you! Here is a list of 10 last minute UK Day Trips that you can arrange and take!

Oxford

Oxford is one of the most stunning cities in the United Kingdom, and it’s a great day trip from London. One day in Oxford is just enough time to get a taste of what this amazing city has to offer. There’s a fantastic dining scene, beautiful architecture, and plenty of things to see and do. Visiting the “Harry Potter” college, drinking at J R R Tolkien’s old haunt, exploring the Natural History Museum and more, are all things to do in Oxford.

Canterbury

Canterbury exudes Medieval charm with its cobblestone avenues and half-timbered homes. A day trip to Canterbury includes learning about the town’s Roman influence, visiting one of England’s most prominent cathedrals, and seeing some incredible architecture.

Bath

Bath, as one would expect from a city named Bath, is known for its water. It’s naturally hot spring water made it popular with the Romans, who constructed the baths there in 1897. It also serves as the setting for many of Jane Austen’s well-known novels, as well as the Netflix hit Bridgeton. When you combine all of this, you have a UNESCO World Heritage Site right out of a BBC period drama. This is the perfect place to spend your Saturday or the weekend.

Norfolk

The best things to do in Norfolk should be spoken about more frequently because of its authentic coastal character, natural scenery, and plenty of local produce serving cosy English pubs. The Norfolk coast is stunning in every season. From an old-school pier and a classic British circus to large fields of purple heather and secret sandy paths, you’ll find so much to do in Norfolk. It’s time to make your travel arrangements and spend a sunny day or weekend in Norfolk.

Cambridge

A day trip to Cambridge is a treasure chest of historical sites, charming avenues, and stunning buildings that have become popular over the years. With excellent transportation connections from central London, you will be punting along the River Cam past the world-famous Cambridge University colleges in under an hour.

Brighton

Brighton is dubbed the happiest city in the UK, and is the most popular seaside resort for visitors in the UK. While being a fascinating city to visit, a day trip to Brighton is so simple to arrange. Brighton has plenty for all with its winding streets lined with rainbow shops and hipster coffee bars, 3.5-mile seafront, and variety of award-winning restaurants.

Windsor

Windsor is a historic market town in England’s Berkshire district. Its place in the Royal Borough of Windsor and Maidenhead represents the city’s most prominent landmark: Windsor Castle, the British Royal Family’s residence. The River Thames flows close to the castle, dividing Windsor from Eton, another fascinating area. London is only 35 kilometres away, so get booking!

York

York is one of England’s most historically significant and iconic cities. The cobblestone streets are awash with ramshackle rows of houses and elegant buildings that are ideal for a day’s walking. This beautiful, walled city can trace its roots back to the days of the Vikings and, before that, the Romans. York is located in the north of England, between the Yorkshire Dales and the Yorkshire Moors, in an area of outstanding natural beauty that is also rich in history and home to charming Yorkshire villages and breath taking scenery.

Whitstable

The Kent coast is littered with idyllic villages, with its beautifully fresh seafood and annual oyster festival, Whitstable has long drawn stressed-out city dwellers in dire need of a breath of fresh air and is the ideal destination for a day trip. This typical fishing town looks tailor-made for snap-happy day trips, with pastel-painted shopfronts and beach huts. There’s still a vibrant cultural scene, a true sense of culture, and plenty of things to do.

Margate

Margate was one of the first “seaside villages,” with its sandy beach and old-fashioned harbour attracting day trippers from London in the nineteenth century. The beach and one of the first sea baths (an indoor space to shield swimmers) were among the attractions back then, followed by the opening of one of Britain’s oldest theme parks at the turn of the century (renamed Dreamland in the 1920s). Margate is a great place to relax and enjoy the day!

We hope you have a great day trip!

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