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4 Fabulous UK Easter Break Destinations for 2021

Matt Crisp December 8, 2020

With the welcome news of effective vaccines on the horizon, we can dare to hope that an end to the coronavirus pandemic may be finally in sight!  The encouraging plans for mass immunisation programmes to be carried out over the winter and early spring mean that booking an Easter excursion for 2021 is back on the to do list.

The global situation may still be uncertain, and a UK break is a safer alternative. It may seem a bit soon to be dreaming of country walks through carpets of daffodils, but there is sure to be plenty of demand after the long winter of restrictions, so it is worth making early plans. Here are four ideas for a perfect Easter getaway.


  1. Somerset

This beautiful county may be overlooked as a holiday destination by its more famous neighbours of Devon and Cornwall, but it is a treasure trove for nature and history lovers alike. With sandy beaches, wild landscapes, and a rich cultural heritage, Somerset is ripe for exploring.

There are stately homes and gardens aplenty, such as Hestercombe, Barrington Court, and East Lambrook Manor Gardens.  Somerset is also home to many religious buildings, from Culbone near Porlock, said to be the smallest parish church in England, to the romantic ruins of Glastonbury Abbey, and the stunning Wells Cathedral.


  1. The Peak District

The varied landscape of the Peak District is perfect for a coach tour. It is easily accessible from large urban areas such as Manchester, Birmingham, and Leeds, yet wild and remote enough to make you feel truly away from it all.

As you drive through the rolling countryside sprinkled with picture-postcard villages, you will be spoilt for choice for outdoor activities and cultural attractions.  The famous Chatsworth House near Bakewell is one of the grandest country houses in the UK, and within its estate are holiday cottages, hotels, shops, and restaurants.


  1. Norfolk

Norfolk has over 90 miles of beautiful coastline, wildlife rich countryside, and pleasant market towns. It is a short journey from urban areas such as London and Oxford, and offers a diverse choice of tourism, from culture to shopping and food and drink.

The Norfolk Broads is a unique National Park, with 125 miles of navigable rivers and lakes. The man-made waterways provide a refreshing opportunity to take in the wide open skies, wildlife and peaceful landscape at a leisurely pace.


  1. Northumberland

Packed with history and unspoilt countryside, Northumberland is hard to beat as a tourist destination. It has coastline, castles, cathedrals, and countryside in abundance.  In fact, its enchanting landscape has made it a prime destination for film and television locations.

You can visit the iconic Alnwick Castle, known to generations as Hogwarts School of Witchcraft and Wizardry from the famous Harry Potter series.  The ITV detective drama Vera is filmed amidst the spectacular Northumberland scenery, and the early 90’s hit film Robin Hood: Prince of Thieves used the world-famous Hadrian’s Wall as a backdrop.

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