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Over half of Brits are planning to take this type of trip after the pandemic

Country Living (UK) Logo By edited by Roshina Jowaheer, Ruth Doherty of Country Living (UK) | Slide 1 of 15: One of the positive things to emerge from the pandemic is that we've opened our eyes to the beauty right here on our doorstep. When it's safe to travel again, peppering your 2021 with the best weekend getaways and breaks in the UK is a perfectly brilliant plan to avoid any restrictions abroad and soak up the best of Britain.Covid-19: Please check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales before travelling.You can hit the beach on sweeping stretches of flour-fine sand on coastal weekend breaks in the likes of Cornwall, Devon or Norfolk; head out on a horse ride in the heathlands and trails of the New Forest; or soak up the history and culture on a spa-spangled city break in Bath and enjoy art galleries, punting and iconic college buildings in Oxford. There's so much to experience on a weekend break in the UK that reducing your carbon footprint by staycationing in the UK will feel like a breeze after lockdown.When the restrictions are lifted, a weekend getaway will be the perfect way to ease yourself back into the world of exploring - whether you like to discover a new place on a solo trip, with family, a partner or friends.In fact, recent research from Booking.com found that after the pandemic, there will be an increased demand for a quick trip as over half of UK travellers (52%) want to take shorter breaks in 2021 than they did in 2019 to minimise any disappointment if holiday plans are disrupted again.The survey revealed that a further 32% of Brits wish to take a weekend break for their first trip one restrictions are lifted. With this in mind, Country Living has picked some of our favourite weekend getaways to experience when we're free to go on holiday.For a weekend getaway that's quintessentially English, the chocolate-box villages and foodie scene of the Cotswolds are always a delight, while walkers will never be disappointed with the dramatic fells and landscapes of the Lake District. And the rolling countryside of Hampshire and Yorkshire will offer a country house hotel fix.From the best weekend getaways in Brighton to excellent weekend breaks in Pembrokeshire, these ideas offer a breath of fresh country, cultural or coastal air for your 2021 staycation.

One of the positive things to emerge from the pandemic is that we've opened our eyes to the beauty right here on our doorstep. When it's safe to travel again, peppering your 2021 with the best weekend getaways and breaks in the UK is a perfectly brilliant plan to avoid any restrictions abroad and soak up the best of Britain.

Covid-19: Please check the latest guidance for England, Northern Ireland, Scotland and Wales before travelling.

You can hit the beach on sweeping stretches of flour-fine sand on coastal weekend breaks in the likes of Cornwall, Devon or Norfolk; head out on a horse ride in the heathlands and trails of the New Forest; or soak up the history and culture on a spa-spangled city break in Bath and enjoy art galleries, punting and iconic college buildings in Oxford.

There's so much to experience on a weekend break in the UK that reducing your carbon footprint by staycationing in the UK will feel like a breeze after lockdown.

When the restrictions are lifted, a weekend getaway will be the perfect way to ease yourself back into the world of exploring - whether you like to discover a new place on a solo trip, with family, a partner or friends.

In fact, recent research from Booking.com found that after the pandemic, there will be an increased demand for a quick trip as over half of UK travellers (52%) want to take shorter breaks in 2021 than they did in 2019 to minimise any disappointment if holiday plans are disrupted again.

The survey revealed that a further 32% of Brits wish to take a weekend break for their first trip one restrictions are lifted. With this in mind, Country Living has picked some of our favourite weekend getaways to experience when we're free to go on holiday.

For a weekend getaway that's quintessentially English, the chocolate-box villages and foodie scene of the Cotswolds are always a delight, while walkers will never be disappointed with the dramatic fells and landscapes of the Lake District. And the rolling countryside of Hampshire and Yorkshire will offer a country house hotel fix.

From the best weekend getaways in Brighton to excellent weekend breaks in Pembrokeshire, these ideas offer a breath of fresh country, cultural or coastal air for your 2021 staycation.

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