2016 - 2017 New Year breaks in the UK

New Year is a time for letting out our hair and bracing ourselves for all the excitement of a New Year. With Christmas being such an expensive time of year many of us choose to take a much needed respite from the holidays here at home. Choosing a holiday in the UK has a number of advantages and gives you a good opportunity to enjoy a fantastic start to the New Year.

New Year Getaways in Britain

Wherever you choose to spend the New Year you’ll be in great company; whether you want to party in some of the UK’s finest cities or escape to a remote part of our beautiful country.  With that in mind we take a look at the best New Year breaks the UK has to offer.

New Year breaks in London


London’s New Year celebrations seem to get better each year and the fireworks over the London Eye are absolutely incredible. You can have a fantastic night out if you join the thousands of people lining the banks of the Thames to watch the fireworks and see in the New Year. Alternatively you can join one of the massive parties in Trafalgar Square or in the city’s parks, bars and venues. If you want to get it on the official action you’ll need to book in advance as many of the clubs and official arenas are ticket only. London really does have the most spectacular New Year’s celebrations in the world but if that wasn’t enough you will also have a great chance to see the New Year’s Day parade which is the largest of its kind worldwide and is a fantastic showcase of Britain’s talent, showmanship and excellence.

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New Year breaks in Edinburgh


Edinburgh has long been considered one of the most exciting destinations in the world for New Year’s celebrations and it really won’t disappoint you. Celebrating Hogmanay the traditional way in Scotland is a fantastic experience and nowhere in the world will you find a more jubilant and raucous singing of Auld Lang Syne. The fireworks displays that light up the castle are fantastic and the street party lasts all night. Edinburgh is a fantastically beautiful city at any time of year but around the holiday season it comes alive with lights, fireworks and an incredible atmosphere. A holiday here gives you a great chance to soak up the local ambience, drink some whisky and bring in the New Year in authentic Scottish style.

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New Year breaks in Bath


While Bath not be high on many people’s list of great cities to see in the New Year it offers something truly spectacular if you want a romantic getaway and to really pamper yourself in luxury! Bath puts on an incredible Christmas show, has a lively New Year’s celebration across the city and offers you some of the finest luxury shops, restaurants and Spas in the country. The shopping is fantastic, the atmosphere is great and you have the Roman Baths and the thermal spa’s to enjoy; giving you some much needed rest, relaxation and recuperation as a welcome way to see in the New Year.

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New Year breaks in Devon


While many of us like to head to the bustling cities with their lively atmospheres some of us really want to escape to the country and see in the New Year in the middle of nowhere; with a warm fire and great company. A holiday break in Devon is a great chance to do just this with a range of fantastic accommodation available in some of the most beautiful and remote parts of the county. Exmoor and Dartmoor are firm highlights with beautiful rolling hills, valleys and rivers that look beautiful in the winter weather. On the north or south coast you can experience beautiful cliffs and dramatic seas. If you want to escape the world for New Year then Devon is one of the best options.

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New Year breaks in Cumbria


Just as Devon offers beautiful rolling hills Cumbria offers an incredible rolling landscape of fells and lakes that make for a perfect and unique winter getaway. Staying on the shores of a beautiful lake and snuggled up by a warm fire is a fantastic New Year’s Eve experience if you want to relax with your friends or family. You can stay high up in the fells or on Cumbria’s dramatic coastline and feel warm and comfortable as you soak in the New Year and the holiday season in a fantastic cottage!

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