Looking for ideas for the perfect weekend break? We've rounded up our favourite places to book for weekends away at home and abroad.
From the Cotswolds to Paris and Somerset to Lisbon, we've picked the perfect places to escape from it all for a mini-break this year.
Whether you're looking for two-night breaks or a slightly longer trip, perhaps for a Bank Holiday weekend, our ideas for weekends away will take you to a variety of places at home and abroad.
Weekend getaways are perfect for travellers who are short on time or budget. They can be a fantastic way to celebrate a birthday or anniversary, too. Or simply for taking a little time out of our busy schedules and enjoying some me-time somewhere new.
In the UK, you can hop on a train to London for a stay at The Goring, the only hotel in the capital with a royal warrant – it’s where the Duchess of Cambridge stayed on the night before her wedding to Prince William back in 2011.
Another UK favourite is Bath, for its golden stone buildings, Georgian crescents and healing waters, all of which can be explored during a stay at No15 by GuestHouse.
Or head to Europe – the obvious choice is Paris, for the ease of the Eurostar, which will get you to The Peninsula in hours. Just north of Milan, Lake Como is another easy-to-reach option – its legendary stay Grand Hotel Tremezzo (of floating pool fame) is one of the most spectacular hotels in Italy.
Read on for some holiday inspiration for perfect weekends away at home and abroad…