We’re now in November and the nights are swiftly drawing in. For many people, it’s the perfect time to plan a getaway and escape the rain – or at least find somewhere more picturesque to stay while it pours.
There are plenty of destinations that truly come to life in the wintertime, so whether you’re a sun-worshipper seeking some winter warmth, Christmas-obsessed, or you’re looking for something a little more off-beat, there’s a destination for everyone. With this in mind, we’ve compiled a master list of some of the best UK winter holiday destinations to pique your interest and inspire you to escape this winter. *
Be sure to keep an eye out for part 2, coming soon, which will cover the best locations for winter sun.
*All information correct as of November 2022
For the foodies
Canterbury, Kent, England.
One of the greatest joys of winter is tucking into delicious comfort food when it’s freezing outside. For some time, Canterbury has been growing in popularity amongst foodies thanks to its many gastropubs, restaurants, and food markets. Home to The Sportsman and many other highly acclaimed and Michelin-starred offerings, you certainly won’t be short of places to eat.
Aside from food, Canterbury is, of course, the setting for Chaucer’s Canterbury Tales. The historic streets and 6th-century cathedral still remain, making the city a charming and unique UK staycation.
Average winter temperature: 4-8°C
Read on to see our other UK staycation ideas…