Best UK Destinations for Christmas Breaks

Christmas holidaysLooking for ideas and inspiration on the best places in the UK for Christmas Holidays?  Let Country Cottages Online inspire you with our ideas on some of the best places in the UK for Xmas breaks. For something truly special, look out for cottages with country views or a woodburner for a truly cosy winter holiday where you can snuggle up and enjoy good times with family or friends.  If you're open to holidaying anywhere in the UK at Xmas browse:

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Best Places in England for Festive Breaks

England's National Parks

Immerse yourself in the beauty of one of England's National Parks on a festive break.  There's something quite captivating about holidaying in truly stunning scenery even in winter time and England's National Parks are renowned for the quality of their scenery. 

Choose to rent a Christmas cottage in the Lake District or the Peak District, wrap up warm and explore the stunning landscapes.

Whether you want to hide away in a pretty thatched cottage, a cosy log cabin or want to rent a luxury country house, England's National Parks can look particularly beautiful in winter time with a dusting of snow or sparkling frost.


England's Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty

One of England's best known areas, the Cotswold's oozes plenty of quintessentially English charm.  Discover pretty market towns like Bourton on the Water or Stow on the Wold lit up in Xmas lights and proudly displaying a Christmas tree when you rent a cottage for Christmas time in the Cotswolds,


England's Towns and Cities

Cities in England tend to be popular in the run up for Xmas, for their markets and good choice of shops.  Cities reputed to have some of England's best Christmas markets include Bath, York, the Winter Festival at the Southbank in London and Winchester's Christmas market.


Other Popular Areas of England for Xmas Breaks

Whatever the season, England's South West is a popular area for holidays.  Renting a Christmas cottage in Devon, Dorset, or a festive cottage in Cornwall can be a popular choices, as these counties with their stunning coastlines and beautiful countryside offer year round appeal. 

For holidaymakers looking to holiday not too far from London, renting a Xmas cottage in Norfolk or Suffolk could be the perfect choice.  Discover charming market towns, good walks and plenty of festive cheer with family and friends exploring East Anglia.




Best Destinations in Wales for Christmas Breaks

Wales' National Parks

Whatever the time of year, Wales' National Parks are a joy to explore and discover.  Rent a Christmas cottage in the Brecon Beacons or Snowdonia National Park and you may be lucky enough to experience these stunning landscapes covered in snow or glistening in frost.  Wrap up warm and enjoy exploring this beautiful area on a winter holiday.  Book a Christmas cottage holiday in Pembrokeshire and you can enjoy discovering the beautiful scenery of Pembrokeshire National Park nearby on days out.


Wales' Towns and Cities

Some of the best places in Wales for Christmas markets include Hay on Wye with its great selection of independent shops, Cowbridge, Cardiff and Swansea.


Best Destinations in Scotland for Christmas Cottage Breaks


Scotland's National Parks

Beautiful whatever the season, rent a Christmas cottage in the Cairngorms or Loch Lomond and enjoy a stay in one of Scotland's national parks over Christmas.  These landscapes can look even more beautiful in winter time, particularly when dusted with snow or covered in frost.  

Enjoying winter sports can be great fun over the festive period too (check opening times at any popular attractions prior to booking as some places close for Christmas).  For those holidaymakers who love to ski, the skiing season at Cairngorm Mountain usually runs from December until April.  Popular places for sledging in the Cairngorms include the Hayfield at Glenmore Forest Park, Glenshee Ski Centre and Strathspey Lawn in Aviemore.


Other Popular Areas for Christmas Holidays

Christmas breaks in the Scottish Highlands can be popular, with a stunning natural landscapes to discover, along with welcoming towns and villages.


Scotland's Towns and Cities

If you love the bright lights of Christmas and Xmas light displays then staying in one of Scotland's major cities such as Edinburgh or Glasgow can make perfect sense.  Holidaying in one of Scotland's big cities over the festive season also makes sense if you love to shop (many shops have fine Christmas displays) and Edinburgh has a Christmas market in the heart of the city and Glasgow has one in George Square.    It can also be great fun to dine out with friends and family at one of the restaurants in Edinburgh or Glasgow over the festive period too.

If you want to experience the bright lights of the city it could be a great idea to rent a holiday home within an hour's drive of Edinburgh or Glasgow.

The UK has a great choice of beautiful areas ideal for discovering on a cottage break at Christmas time.  Whether you want to rent a holiday lodge, a log cabin, a barn conversion, a rural retreat or a country house, we hope you find the perfect festive holiday for you.


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