2014 spring holidays in the UK

Celebrate the coming of spring with a break in the UK


When spring arrives and we experience those first rays of sunshine, there's one thing on our minds: holidays. As new life appears and the chill of winter thaws, we know it's time to relax and unwind. But you don't need to go abroad with so many wonderful destinations on our doorstep. Why not stay in the UK?

Whether you want to travel with a group of friends or explore somewhere new with the family, you'll have a great time without the expense and hassle of going abroad. National Parks, seaside towns and ancient historical sites: we have it all! You could stay in a cottage on the coast of Devon or book a lodge on a Scottish Island; you'll be amazed at the beautiful scenery and fantastic attractions here at home.

HomeAway's comfortable and affordable properties include thousands of UK holiday rentals, so there's always something to suit your budget, need or desire. You’ll enjoy the privacy and space of your own home away from home, and even save money in the process. So why wait? Start planning your spring holiday with the help of HomeAway.


Top places to visit in spring in the UK


North Wales North Wales

When nothing but the sights and sounds of the seaside will do, consider breaks in beautiful North Wales. Enjoy strolling down elegant promenades, traverse miles of sandy coast, or take a trip to the Isle of Anglesey: accessible by two bridges, it's rich in history, heritage, and family-friendly attractions. Conversely, why not try Conwy? With its medieval castle and historic harbour, it's a great destination for spring holidays in the UK.

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Devon Devon

Famous for its spectacular beaches and lush countryside, Devon has long been a favourite for spring holidays in the UK. You could choose a seaside cottage in Torquay or an apartment in the charming village of Croyde: either way, you're never far away from beautiful landscapes and abundant attractions. Why not try surfing this spring? There are dozens of Blue Flag beaches, and Devon is famous for its - well, slightly - warmer climate!

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Scottish Islands Scottish Islands

Scotland is positively brimming with magical, unique islands. From Lewis and Harris in the Western Isles, to the wonderful Isle of Skye, there's a real sense of diversity to the landscapes and culture you'll find. Explore stunning, rocky coastlines and discover megalithic structures, or simply have a go at Gaelic whilst savouring Britain's unspoilt beauty: for dramatic scenery and truly rural retreats, there's nowhere better in the UK.

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Oxfordshire Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is one of England's most luscious regions, characterised by rolling hills and quaint, sandstone villages. You'd be hard-pushed to find this many farmers markets and traditional pubs anywhere else! Soak up history and heritage in Chipping Norton or Woodstock, or travel along the Fosse Way to discover countless pretty towns. You could always choose to stay in Oxford itself, discovering the wonders of Pitt Rivers Museum.

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London London

Spring is possibly the best time of year to visit London: the capital's parks and gardens are alive with a rainbow of colours, and the sunny weather makes sightseeing a pleasure. Whether you've got a list of attractions you simply have to see, or you want to take it all in on an open-top bus, London's a great destination for spring holidays in the UK. Experience the bustle of the city with an apartment in the West End, or book a luxurious retreat in more tranquil Canary Wharf.

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For rejuvenating spring holidays in the UK, few destinations can beat the Cotswolds. Whether you fancy a cottage in the Forest of Dean, or an elegant apartment in the spa town of Cheltenham, you'll experience a bygone era in this beautiful, unspoilt region. Spring is the perfect time for walking and hiking, whether traversing the Gloucestershire countryside or going in search of public houses! Wherever you choose to stay, you're guaranteed a wonderful break.

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When planning spring holidays in the UK, you have a vast array of options to choose from: you could choose to go walking, climbing and fishing on a Scottish Island, or go sightseeing in Oxford City; you could opt for a traditional cottage in the beautiful Cotswolds, or book a luxurious apartment in the heart of London. The best thing about staying at home is the amazing diversity of destinations on offer!

A land of extraordinary heritage, history and culture, there's no reason to spend a fortune jetting off abroad. Simply choose what you'd like to do and where you'd like to go, and you'll be set for the holiday of a lifetime.. Whatever you're looking for from spring holidays in the UK, HomeAway has the ideal property in which to stay.


More holiday accommodation in Cotswolds

Luxury Self Catering Holiday Cottages, near Malvern, Worcestershire

Award-winning Luxury Self-Catering Holiday Cottage accommodation, for visitors to Herefordshire and Worcestershire, near Malvern and on the edge of the beautiful Malvern Hills, Worcester, England, UK. Hidelow is only 2 hours from London, 15 minut...

PENNYLANDS LODGE, pet friendly, with a garden in Broadway, Ref 913474

Pennylands Lodge is a detached timber lodge, set in three acres within the grounds of the owners' B&B, with fabulous views over this unspoilt part of Worcestershire just outside the delightful Cotswold village of Broadway, and has been featured on...

MEADOW WOOD STUDIO APARTMENT, romantic in Pershore, Ref 912904

Meadow Wood Studio Apartment is a studio apartment, set across the first floor over the owners' garage beside their home, less than one mile from the market town of Pershore. This cottage sleeps two people and has an open plan layout within which ...

THE STABLES, family friendly in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Ref 914531

This charming, single-storey barn-conversion is one of three lovingly renovated holiday-homes, just three miles from the historic town of Stratford-upon-Avon. This wonderful property features a wet room with roll top bath and guests will be treate...

THE HAYLOFT, with a garden in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Ref 914530

This lovely conversion is a 300-year old barn and is set in the grounds of a working fruit farm in Snitterfield village. The property has been lovingly restored to a very high standard and has managed to keep many of the original features, making ...
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