Staycity’s Best UK City Breaks

July 27, 2021 9:57am

Hello Summer! UK travel is back in action ? Catch up with family and friends, or escape for a romantic getaway in one of our 6 beautiful UK locations. Explore our city’s hidden gems and use them as a base for day trips to beaches and must-see attractions, with Staycity you get the best of both worlds.

Staycity Aparthotels are the ideal city break option, not only do they naturally lend themselves to safety with spacious living areas and fully equipped kitchens/kitchenettes, we’ve also taken every measure to protect you according to WHO and local authority guidelines.

1. Edinburgh

At Staycity Edinburgh West End, choose a spacious apartment or stay in one of our beautiful 4-bed townhouses with maximum space for all the squad. This is the city break that has it all… Castles, outdoor-cafés on cobbled streets and hikes with views for days. Catch up with friends at the infamous Fringe Festival, or join a whisky tasting at the new Johnnie Walker Distillery experience. Keep the whole family happy with Harry Potter walking tours and the ever popular Edinburgh Zoo where you’ll meet the giant pandas, Yang Guang and Tian Tian. Fort Douglas adventure park is a short bus away or head for the hills on foot for group selfies at Arthur’s Seat.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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2. Birmingham 

The UK’s most underrated city is waiting for you. At Staycity Birmingham Newhall Square you get all the buzz of the city, and a base to visit Alton Towers and Cadbury World. With our secure on-site carpark you have total flexibility to take a day trip, it’s just a 15 minute drive to the Moseley Bog nature reserve. Birmingham is shopping heaven with the massive Bullring & Grand Central mall, goodbye online shopping, hello clothes that actually fit! There’s also a thriving indie shopping scene at Great Western Arcade and Piccadilly Arcade. Cycle along the canals (there’s more here than Venice!) and take a picnic to the majestic Botanical Gardens, the perfect place to make new summer memories.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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3. York

Recently named the most popular location for a UK staycation, York’s charm needs no introduction. The ideal spot for a romantic getaway or a fun family holiday, we have studio, one and two-bed apartments available. At Staycity York Barbican you’re just a 5 minute walk from the famous York Castle and next door to the Barbican with events scheduled throughout the summer. With its preserved medieval architecture and cobbled streets, this historic city is stuffed with cutesy bakeries, traditional pubs and quaint shops straight out of a postcard. Take a guided tour around York Minster, admire the city from a boat or explore York’s Dungeons on a spooky adults-only tour. There’s no need for public transport in this pint-sized city, walk everywhere and soak up the romantic atmosphere.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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4. Manchester

At Staycity Manchester Piccadilly you’re in the perfect location to explore the city while making the most of the nearby Peak District on a day trip. With secure onsite parking and Piccadilly train station just a minute’s walk away, head to Old Trafford and the Etihad stadium with mates or bring the family on a countryside picnic. This ever-innovative city is welcoming Luna Drive In Cinema and Square One, a new open-air clubbing venue with events throughout the summer. Explore record shops, art spaces and hidden speakeasys in the Northern Quarter neighbourhood or take the kids to Dino Falls Adventure Golf. The Spirit of Manchester Distillery is back taking bookings for its tours and tastings, perfect for a fun day with friends or a cheeky date with your other half.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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5. London 

A city break list wouldn’t be complete without this big dog! With a range of apartments in Greenwich and Heathrow, choose the Staycity London location that best suits you. Both our aparthotels are within a 5 minute walk from a train station so day trips are a breeze, Brighton’s seaside and Mayfield Lavender Farm are great options for families and friends. London is bursting with beautiful parks, rooftop gardens and more culture than you can shake a stick at. Everything you need for a the perfect summer staycation is at your fingertips. For outdoor fun head to Hampstead Heath and take a dip in the bathing pools, paddle boat a giant swan in Victoria Park or search for dinosaurs in Crystal Palace. If the weather turns, explore the hundreds of world-class museums and galleries.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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6. Liverpool

Liverpool in summer is all about boat tours and drinks by the river to the tune of the Beatles. Choose a romantic city break by the river with Staycity Liverpool Waterfront. With studio, one and two-bedroom apartments you can take the whole family or catch up with a gang of mates. This city does some serious grub, book a table at a fancy restaurant or get fish and chips on the go as you take in the stunning architecture and relaxed vibe. Kids will love the brand new Wild Shore aqua park and everyone will get a kick out of the famous Beatles Story experience. Find beaches and countryside in the nearby areas of Sefton and Wirral. Day trips are always easier when you have the comforts of home to return to at your Staycity aparthotel.

 

 
 
 
 
 
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