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Stay on a boat and experience weekend breaks with a difference in London, Edinburgh, Manchester, Liverpool, Exeter, York, Dublin, Cardiff, Belfast & Bath.

We could tell you about all the shopping centres, restaurants and pubs for our 10 cities, but you know all that bit. So here’s 10 inspiring boats in 10 incredible cities for weekend breaks.

Weekend breaks in London

The BIG capital! One size fits all! From a multitude of museums to Winter Wonderland to Ice Skating at Somerset House followed by a Chocolate Fondue at the Fortnums Lodge. Some serious shopping on Oxford Street to West End theatreland…need we go on? 

Stay on a boat for your next weekend break in London and see the city from a different view.

Weekend breaks in London

Weekend breaks in Edinburgh

Enjoy a weekend break in Scotland’s stunning capital and stay on a boat in the heart of the city. Walk the Royal Mile through the heart of the Old Town up to Edinburgh Castle and for the more adventurous, head up to Arthur’s Seat, 251 metres above sea level for an amazing view of the city.

Once you’re recovered and rested on board your own boat, it’s time to enjoy a tour at the Edinburgh Gin distillery!

Weekend breaks in Edinburgh

Weekend breaks in Manchester

Manchester United & Manchester City, two of the world’s biggest football clubs, battle for supremacy today but the city was an industrial powerhouse as you can see at the Science and Industry Museum.

A weekend break offers amazing music across the city as well as the Daniel Libeskind-designed Imperial War Museum North and the Lowry cultural centre. And for the rest, there’s always Coronation Street The Tour

Weekend breaks in Manchester

Weekend breaks in Liverpool

The city that changed the world of music forever. The Mersey Beat is alive and well but today Liverpool is a modern and vibrant city that rewards any weekend break. Visit the Maritime Museum & Tate Liverpool in the Albert Dock from the ease of you own boat moored right alongside.

And then of course there's that Fab Four, so visit The Beatles Story and check out out what's on at The Cavern club....and maybe stay on the Yellow Submarine

Weekend breaks in Liverpool

Weekend breaks in Exeter

An ancient city in the Southwest where city walls surround the centre and the Gothic cathedral. Spend a weekend break exploring beneath Exeter's streets in the underground passages.

We promised not to talk about pubs, however The Fat Pig makes its own ales, brews its own gin and vodka and all food is locally sourced and made on site, including the sausages, dry cured ham and puddings. So we just had to mention it!

Weekend breaks in Exeter

Weekend breaks in York

A city with Roman roots and a Viking past, you can go back in time for a weekend break on board a stunning houseboat on the River Ouse.

Visit the amazing (and huge) York Minster, stroll among The Shambles - one of the best-preserved medieval shopping streets in Europe. There's also the infamous Jorvik Centre & The National Railway Museum.

Weekend breaks in York

Weekend breaks in Bath

Set in the rolling countryside of Southwest England and famous for it's Roman Bath and honey coloured bath stone, Bath is the only UK city designated a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

There's a myriad of tours to fill a weekend break from but why not take a different look at this stunning city with a tour that takes an irreverent look around the city with unforgettable mysteries, thrills, and surprises?

Weekend breaks in Bath

Weekend breaks in Cardiff

Proclaimed the nation's capital in 1955. Cardiff is home to the National Arts Centre, hosts to The national opera, orchestra, theatre and dance companies plus a multitude of shops, restaurants and historic buildings and castles.

The Millenium (or Principality) Stadium is home of Welsh rugby and big ticket concerts - like the Spice Girls in May 2019 so there's entertainment for everyone - and only 2 hours by train from London it's a weekend city break to remember!

Weekend breaks in Cardiff

Weekend breaks in Belfast

Lonely Planet voted Belfast as the best place to visit in 2018 (the only British destination to make the list and one of the safest cities in the UK).

The birthplace of RMS Titanic a weekend break could see you on board a stunning barge next door to the Titanic Quarter and museum. Belfast has flourished in its street art scene, book yourself onto a tour in the Cathedral Quarter led by local artists.

Weekend breaks in Belfast

Weekend breaks in Dublin

The beating heart of Ireland is sure to be a great weekend break with its historic buildings, world class sporting venues and 13th century castle all flowing along the River Liffey.

Trinity College is a must see along with the Guinness Storehouse and the all welcoming Temple Bar - a riverside neighborhood of cobbled lanes and crowded pubs & restaurants with live folk music & DJ’s. Top craic to be had!

Weekend breaks in Dublin

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