Enjoying a cosy UK winter break has become something of my favourite pastime.
While many seem to crave the prickling heat of European city breaks, or the stifling warmth of the UAE once winter rolls around, I’ve always preferred trips that come laced with something else: early morning frost, the smell of a wood burning stove, the warmth of a mug of tea after a long walk.
In fact, what I crave is the cold: foggy clouds of breath filling a morning walk, pink winter skies and the chill of dark, starry nights.
Unsurprisingly, and as summer lets out its last breath, I feel a very real sense of anticipation. It’s during this time that I begin to plot more adventures than I do all year: keen to squeeze in as many UK winter breaks as I can.
Given my obsession with frosty adventures, I’ve become something of a UK winter breaks aficionado; enjoying the warmth of ancient AGAs in Dartmoor, the morning mist of the Lake District and the bitter cold of Edinburgh nights.
I thought it would therefore be useful to share some of my favourite wintery trips with you – including details on where to stay, eat and what to do. Boasting everything that a good winter break in England (and indeed Scotland) should, I hope you’ll be inspired to embrace winter in the UK as much as I do.