SHORT HAUL TRAVEL- February 2017’s cheapest getaways from the UK
Bucharest, Dublin and Krakow all make the list, but where else can you get to from the UK for under £50 next month?
Looking to escape the trials and tribulations of modern day Britain? We run through four of the cheapest places you can reach from home soil this month in the hope of inspiring.
Flights from £5 one way
Direct departures from London, Glasgow, Liverpool, Bristol, Birmingham and Doncaster
Once known as Little Paris, Romania’s capital city is steeped in atmosphere and history. Whilst Ceausescu treated the town like an architectural experiment- building, amongst other things, the Palace of the Parliament, AKA the second largest administrative complex on the planet- it doesn’t take long to find yourself surrounded by pretty cafes and ornate buildings indicative of the country’s ancestral prestige.
Best for: Art, architecture, history, culture
Dublin, Ireland (pictured)
Flights from £15 one way
Direct departures from Liverpool, Bristol, Glasgow, Leeds, Newcastle, Nottingham, Edinburgh, London, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff, Exeter, Doncaster and Southampton
The Fair City always lives up to its name. From the mayhem of a night on the tiles in Temple Bar, to the burgeoning arts scene comprising both national and independent galleries, theatres and museums; an entire quarter dedicated to rare antiques, some of which are eye watering in price, to the silicone economies of the new media and tech-heavy dockland regeneration, you can make a weekend here into whatever you want.
Best for: Art, food, drink, history, shopping, music, fashion
Flights from £18 one way
Direct departures from London, Manchester and Edinburgh
Germany’s fourth largest city straddles the Rhine, and is steeped in picture postcard sights. The Hohenzollern Bridge, iconic Cathedral, and Great St. Martin Church are just three examples of serious selling points this town has to offer. Home to over 1million people, it’s not all historic buildings, either, with a bustling metropolis just waiting to be explored. Hence this now being a major European media and creative hub.
Best for: Nightlife, shopping, religious sightseeing, food, drink, markets, architecture
Flights from £39 one way
Direct departures from London, Belfast, Bristol, Liverpool, Leeds, East Midlands, Manchester, Birmingham, Edinburgh and Bournemouth
The jewel in Poland’s city crown, Krakow is amongst the best-preserved cities in Europe, boasting huge town squares, a jaw dropping riverside castle, stunning churches and an unmistakable ambience. Famous for stag dos, whilst partying is part of everyday life here it’s also one of the most romantic destinations on our list and should be a priority for any fan of Central Europe.
Best for: History, nightlife, food, drink, shopping