Working throughout the week is never an easy feat, and the majority of the time, we tend to waste our weekends away with minute things, such as watching a tad of TV or lazing around, perhaps a little walk around the city center or a little night outing. However some of us, lack even that, being prone to being workaholics, or simply just having too much to do!
As a company providing means of travel, we’re well aware of the costs and time it takes to ‘take a break from it all’, so we decided to look up just a few places you could visit in the following weekends, that are not only within your budget, but also right here in our great Britain. A place you could go with both family and friends!
Here’s just one example of what we come across on our search:
There’s no better time to visit Yorkshire’s sprawling North York Moors than autumn and winter, when the largest continuous expanse of heather moorland in England blooms into a purple haze of flowers. Offshore, migrating minke whales breach calm seas. The days may be shorter but, while they last, the hazy light is beautiful and the longer evenings are best spent in cosy pubs.
The Three Tuns, Osmotherley (01609 883301;threetunsrestaurant.co.uk), a lovely gastropub with accommodation in this tiny gem of a village. There are four very comfortable en suite rooms to choose from and the breakfasts alone make it worth spending the night; doubles £85 b&b.
Alternatively, the remote 16th-century Lion Inn, Blakey Ridge, Kirbymoorside (01757 417320; lionblakey.co.uk) is best visited before the winter snows set in. There are 13 comfortable rooms and a decent restaurant that serves food that, while not innovative, is the perfect way to end a hike on the moors; doubles £82 b & b.
For lunch, try Botham’s of Whitby (01947 602823; botham.co.uk), a tea room and bakery that is an east coast rival to Bettys. Or you can enjoy a meal in a traditional railway dining car hauled by steam locomotive on the North Yorkshire Moors Railway (01751 472508; nymr.co.uk).