With January and February seeming like a distant memory we are now only a few weeks away from the first long weekend of the year, and what better way to spend the Easter weekend then taking a mini-break somewhere in the UK. As we are good to you at Bowler & Beach we thought we would provide three very different options to spend the Easter weekend, all equally enjoyable for different reasons. Let us know if you have any tips or you would do things differently….
Seaside Break: Salcombe
Set on a steep hill close to the mouth of the Kingsbridge estuary Salcombe really is in an area of outstanding natural beauty. Those looking for a more relaxed weekend, can come here, take an easy stroll around the vibrant town and enjoy the relaxed pace of life by the coast. However, for those more inclined to fill their weekends with a little more Salcombe is haven for those who love a spot of boating. Hire a boat and take a cruise around the estuary or let someone else do the work for you whilst taking a trip on one of the many boat trips to East Portlemouth beach. The foodies among you should head to Fore Street where there is no shortage of restaurants to sample some of the excellent catch of the day.
City Break: Edinburgh
Edinburgh can certainly lay claim to being one of the most scenic cities in the UK, with its rolling hills offering panoramic views that few other places in the UK can rival. As well as the stunning scenery on offer in Edinburgh, it is also a city steeped in history and beautiful architecture, including the 12th century castle which draws in over a million visitors a year. After a day full of activities, there are no shortage of excellent food options and for a post dinner night cap there are a whole host of places, we recommend trying Bramble bar for amazing cocktails.
Adventure Break: Carmarthenshire
Those who don’t want a quiet weekend and would rather take a walk on the wild side need look no further than Carmarthenshire. In this corner of South West Wales there is a whole raft of activities including those of the white water variety- excuse the pun… On a three day trip we would recommend starting off with a spot of coasteering, a great way to see the beautiful welsh coastline whilst getting your adrenaline thrill and also a good bit of exercising, what is not to love?! Once back on dry land why not take in the views of the rolling hills on a mountain bike, there are varying trail levels from some sedate pedaling to an adrenaline fueled white knuckle descent down craggy paths. For the extra active amongst you still not satisfied, there’s a whole host of activity to finish off the weekend including; abseiling, canoeing, river swimming and the list goes on….