Just a 20 minute train journey from London lies St Albans in the county of Hertfordshire, England. This historic city is an ideal choice for a day trip or short break, proving a chance to explore what was one of the largest Roman settlements in the country. Fantastic shopping awaits with a wealth of boutiques and gift shops and great choice of places to eat and relax, with more pubs per square mile than anywhere else in the country. From its Cathedral to the Verulamium and St Albans Museums visitors can learn more of the history of the city, and also explore its picturesque parklands and attractions.
Southampton provides the ideal location for a city break, situated in the South of England close to both Portsmouth and the New Forest it is famous for its association with the Titanic, as well as the starting point of the Pilgrims’ voyage to the New World aboard The Mayflower, and the creation and debut flight of the iconic Spitfire. Rich in maritime heritage, there is also a wealth of historic attractions across the city with the chance to explore the Western Wall and Vaults, the Tudor House and Garden and the Clock Tower providing amazing views of the remarkable city.
The city of Sheffield is located on the River Sheaf in South Yorkshire, world famous for its steel production, and also recognised as the birthplace of many successful bands. With over 2million trees Sheffield is regarded as one of the greenest cities and the Peace, Botanical and Winter Gardens can all be enjoyed within the city, part of which is located within the Peak District National Park. With museums and manor houses to explore, together with great nightlife and shopping facilities, Sheffield offers the opportunity for a fantastic city break.