City Weekends

Get your big city thrills on with these weekend guides to cities all over the UK and Europe. Each city itinerary lays out a practical, achievable trip so you’ll get to the heart of a destination within a couple of days.

Follow as much or as little as you like, or use the guides to plot and plan your own city weekend adventure. The weekend is yours, friends. Enjoy.

A weekend in Brunel’s Bristol

Although Isambard Kingdom Brunel wasn’t born in Bristol, the city is home to 7 of his most ingenious creations. So for fans of this great engineer, a weekend visit to Bristol is a must – and I have just the guide for you.

Europe’s Best Value City Breaks

Need you budget to stretch further on a short hop to Europe? Here’s a selection of the very best value cities to visit on a weekend that are great value for money.

Bubbles in Barcelona: A Weekend of Cava

Barcelona may be the City of Gaudi, but for your next weekend there I dare you to enjoy a different side to the city: filling your copa with the best bubbles Barcelona has on offer.

6 very creepy UK spots to spend a …

1. Prestbury, Gloucestershire Prestbury in Gloucestershire is a small village with a big reputation to spend your weekend. Reputedly home to more than two dozen spooks, Prestbury looks like any other typical Cotswold village: timber-framed cottages, thatched roofs, and honey-coloured buildings.…

24 Hours in Dubrovnik, Croatia’s charm capital

If you have limited time to spend in Croatia’s white-stone charm capital, Dubrovnik, then this itinerary takes in the main sites of the city in just one day. It is ideal for those passing through, or those visiting Dubrovnik on…

An Alternative Valentine’s Weekend in Paris

PARIS, France – The City of Light. The most romantic city on earth and just the place to go for a Valentine’s weekend. Unless, that is, you’d prefer a Valentine’s weekend in Paris that’s not a cliche. Then what do you…

A Snowy Weekend in Tampere, Finland

Tampere is the Manchester of Finland, or so my Russian guide Olga informs me. Like Manchester, Finland’s third-largest city was built on the cotton industry after a Scottish Industrialist, James Finlayson, started Scandinavia’s biggest cotton mill on Tampere’s waterways. As…