5 Dreamy UK Christmas Break Destinations

It's nippy. Like really bloody nippy. 

But who cares - Christmas is on its way! Today I'm sharing a few UK Christmas getaway destinations which I think are really dreamy. I have always visited places just before or after Christmas but never truly experienced the festivities so close to the day. Nothing beats wrapping up warm and heading out among the lights with friends, picking up a hot drink from a market stall and doing a little late night shopping - maybe a little ice skating if I'm feeling brave!


I was lucky enough to visit Edinburgh last year for one day, it was a truly magical place where I fell in love with the architecture, followed the cobbled streets and watched the world go by while sipping upon a Starbucks. Unfortunately being on the other end of the country means I probably won't visit Edinburgh for a while yet, let alone at Christmas. But can you imagine how beautiful it must be? Just look at that photo! There is so much going on from fairground rides, ice skating, Christmas tree mazes to markets. That is something I would love to visit - a Scottish market! Edinburgh also hosts the Street of Light, with over 60,000 bulbs of light which synchronise to live music. You can certainly expect lots of food, music and beautiful sights - somebody take me!


Jack and I visited Cardiff when we first got together, it was a surprise trip to watch my favourite band at the time Two Door Cinema Club. We weren't there for long so we didn't fully take in what Cardiff had to offer, so I'm definitely eager to go back. The Winter Wonderland looks absolutely incredible, with an Alpine Village, ice skating rink and funfair, it would be so magical. Not to mention the beautifully decorated wooden stalls to stroll around and enjoy.


Bath is one of my favourite cities and kind of wish I had gone there to study, as it was one of my options. It's just breathtaking, with beautiful buildings and the most snappable place to become inspired by - it's no wonder it's one of the most popular choices over Christmas. We were lucky to just catch the Christmas lights on our last visit and they were beautiful, unfortunately, we had just missed the markets which I am still so gutted about. The location couldn't be better, the markets are placed within the city centre surrounded by the Roman Baths and Bath Abbey. A heavenly destination and if you can get yourself into the thermal spa, you're onto a winner.


Need I say more? I was in London early November last year and I remember Oxford Street looking so beautiful. Of course, it is super busy with people doing their Christmas shopping but you cannot beat the atmosphere of this city. You're spoilt for choice, with festive theatre shows, endless markets, skating rinks, trees, lights and grottos - every second must be wonderful. I know where I'm going next year... Hyde Park for the Winter Wonderland!


And finally, my home. Cornwall is a lovely place to be during Christmas and is one to enjoy if you're after a quiet and relaxed atmosphere. You can enjoy light parades, late night shopping, reindeer and glorious Cornish treats. My favourite thing of all is strolling around villages and towns, admiring the magical Christmas decorations.

Yesterday I went to The Eden Project as they are currently holding their Light Festival. We felt so Christmassy as we wandered around and sipped upon mulled wine. There was an ice rink like they have every year, decorations, music and of course the laser light show. Just take a look at how dreamy it looks...

Where would your dream Christmas destination be?

This post is in collaboration with Great Little Breaks and all dreamy choices are my own.


  1. Great tips! I'm going to London for Christmas can't wait! x www.isabellaschoice.com

  2. I'm desperate to go to Edinburgh before Christmas!! Lovely post :) Lauren | www.theyoproedit.com

  3. I've been to both Bath and London within the past few weeks and they're already looking super beautiful and christmassy! I'd love to visit Edinburgh!

    Lucy | Forever September

  4. I'm so desperate to go to Edinburgh! It looks absolutely stunning, especially at christmas! xxx

  5. I really want to go to Edinburgh some day! :)


  6. Ahhh all these places look so lovely around this time of year! I actually studied abroad in Bath during university and it was just the most magical place during the holiday season! Really would love to go back and experience the holidays there!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

  7. Edinburg does seem amazing! I would love to go next year x

    Jessica — NinetyCo

  8. This is a lovely little post! I would love to visit Edinburgh this time of year - such a perfect time to go x


  9. I've only visited the UK in summer, I would love to explore one of its cities in the winter =o)


  10. Aww this post has made me feel so Christmassy! ...And also reminded me that I really need to explore the UK more. Such a beautiful place...especially at this time of year!

    katie xx lacoconoire.com

  11. I would love to go to Edinburgh this time of the year! I think I will have to next year, it just looks so amazing!
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  12. Edinburgh and Bath are at the top of my staycation list! Sooo keen to visit, and I'd love to see Edinburgh at Christmas! Cornwall would be wonderful too x

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  13. I'm so excited to be going to London and Edinburgh over some of December & January. I'm all the way from New Zealand so it's not like I can just pop over any time I like. Would love that though!

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