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The Best Places to Visit in Winter

Just because the nights are drawing in and the temperature is starting to drop, it doesn’t mean that you can’t get out and about to explore some of the best attractions that the UK has to offer. In fact, sometimes a long walk on a frosty day or a mulled wine in the pub after a fun day out can be just what the doctor ordered. That’s why we, here at, have pulled together this list of five fantastic UK destinations for a little winter getaway.

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Winter visits

The Eden Project

Nearest train station: St Austell Train Station

Yes, we are suggesting heading down to Cornwall in the winter, but trust us. Not only does the Eden Project offer a discount on the door to anyone who arrives by public transport, but, in winter, they have ice skating, a Santa’s grotto and their own Macmillan Christmas Fair. Enjoy the incredible plant life with a few festive treats thrown in for good measure!


Nearest train station: Totnes Train Station

In the market for a top notch lunch in a charming country pub? Dartmoor is home to plenty of them! Not only can you enjoy the breath taking scenery in Dartmoor National Park, but you can stop for an authentic cream tea and a bit of fire-side dining. With Exeter just a short trip away, you can easily turn your trip into a cosy West Country retreat.

The Birmingham German Christmas Market

Nearest train station: Birmingham New Street Train Station

Gluhwein, beer in abundance and hot dogs galore! What more could you ask for on a cold winter’s night? Head into Birmingham City Centre any time from mid-November and enjoy the largest authentic Christmas market outside of Germany. You’ll sing, you’ll shop and there’s a choice of train stations in the area, making getting there and back really simple.

Edinburgh Castle

Nearest train station: Edinburgh Waverley Train Station

Take the scenic stroll up the Royal Mile and visit Scotland’s most famous castle for an action packed family day out. With breath taking views over the city and beautiful historic grounds to explore, Edinburgh Castle is even more magical when Christmas is just around the corner.

The Brecon Beacons

Nearest train station: Abergavenny Train Station

Looking for outstanding natural beauty and a real life winter wonderland? The Brecon Beacons could be the place for you. Even on the coldest of days, you can enjoy crisp walks through the countryside and even pay a visit to the historic market town, sitting in the shadow of the scenic Black Mountains.

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