You probably feel as if you need a break in the run-up to Christmas, but maybe you don’t really think you have the time. How about combining your Christmas shopping with a night in a great British city? See if you’re tempted by these ideas.
Nottingham | With more shops than you can shake a credit card at, and plenty of history to boot, Nottingham is a great place to visit for a short break. The city has had a bit of a hard time in the media over recent years but don’t believe everything you read. There are some great shops, fine restaurants, beautiful hotels and a mass of things to see and do. If you want to keep as much cash as possible to spend on your shopping, however, check out the range of Nottingham Premier Inns.
Liverpool | You won’t be short of places to visit on a trip to Liverpool. Not only are there enough shopping opportunities to keep you occupied for a month, but the city also boasts the biggest collection of galleries and museums outside of London. If you’ve got the energy after all that shopping and sightseeing, visit the Cavern Club, famous as the home of iconic 60s group The Beatles.
Bristol | Bristol is a great shopping city, especially if you want to combine trawling through big-brand stores with browsing interesting independents in search of the perfect gift. If you’re aching feet can cope, the city comes alive at night and cocktails are the order of the day right now. Mojito, anyone?
Glasgow | Fancy spending time in a vibrant and dynamic city that is guaranteed to restore your energy levels in plenty of time for Christmas day? Visit Glasgow, named by TripAdvisor as the best emerging destination in the UK for tourists.