48 Hours

City Breaks: United Kingdom

Whether you’re just passing through or making a weekend of it, we give you the 48-hour lowdown on cities across the globe. What to see, what to do, what not to miss...

  • Edinburgh

    Edinburgh Europe, United Kingdom

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    Knock back a wee dram of whisky to ensure you stay warm as you step out to explore the chilly but welcoming streets of the Scottish capital, says Lizzie Frainier
  • St Ives

    St Ives Europe, United Kingdom

    Travel Time

    5hrs 10mins

    This bustling Cornish village is home to a thriving artistic community, idyllic beaches and superior produce that’s guaranteed to sate the appetite, says Imogen Lepere
  • Salcombe

    Salcombe Europe, United Kingdom

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    Seaside traditions meet elegant coastal style in this upmarket Devon town, where the seafood draws diners as much as the cream teas, says Imogen Lepere
  • Exeter

    Exeter Europe, United Kingdom

    Travel Time

    1hrs 30mins

    A stunning cathedral, tranquil river and top shops are the hallmarks of Devon’s lively capital, says James Williams. And the cream teas are just the start of its food scene.
  • Bristol

    Bristol Europe, United Kingdom

    Travel Time

    1hrs 50mins

    Once a prosperous powerhouse for trading, this southwest port city is now home to edgy artists, an evolving food scene and first-class museums, says Imogen Lepere.
  • St Helier

    St Helier Europe, United Kingdom

    Travel Time

    1hrs 10mins

    Jersey’s capital boasts seaside charm in buckets and spades – Raleigh-era battlements, quayside strolls and fishy feasts are on the menu for James Williams.

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