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5 Easter getaways from London


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1. Keswick, Lake District

The Lake District is a spectacular place to visit in Spring (well anytime really) but with the chance of nice weather for the Easter long weekend it should be high on anyone’s list. Given it’s distance from London it’s probably best reached by car, especially if you want explore while you’re there. Last time I visited the area I stayed in Keswick and fell in love with the place (pun intended). Here’s a few suggestions to keep you busy over the Easter weekend.

  • Taste Cumbria, Keswick
  • Walk to Castlerigg Stone Circle 
  • An easier fell to climb, Cat Bells
  • A harder Fell to climb, High seat

2. Driving through Snowdonia, Wales

My personal choice for the Easter weekend is to drive a challenging and scenic stretch of road around one of Britain’s most famous mountains, Snowdon. My planned route is actually a combination of several routes that I’ve researched. Starting from Caernarfon heading towards the beautiful village of Beddgelert and past Nant Gwynant to join the A4086 and take on the the Llanberis pass, the centerpiece for this drive through the northern section of Snowdonia National Park. The route finishes by heading back to Caernarfon, up the A487, across the bridge and it’s a straight shot across Anglesey until we reach the final destination of south stack.  Look out for a blog coming soon.

3. St Ives, Cornwall

The jewel in Cornwall’s crown is St Ives, this lovely seaside town has the postcard looks and a laid back artistic vibe that makes it a tourist hotspot. It will be extremely hard to get accommodation this close to Easter but don’t despair there are plenty of options in the surrounding area. The beautiful white sands provide an unexpected turquoise quality to the water in this part of Britain which can be very inviting. On my last visit I drove around the bay to Gwithian and hired a surfboard from the Gwithian Academy of Surfing. Whilst it may be a little chilly to get in this time of year, it’s a lovely beach with great little cafes to keep you warm and fed. Back in St Ives, it’s all about chilling out, wandering the quaint narrow streets, taking in the art, only stopping for a proper Cornish pasty by the water and a pint to wash it down. What could be better?

4. Easter at Warwick Castle

If you’re looking for some wholesome fun then Warwick Castle makes for a great day out. Originally built by William the Conqueror in 1068 as a wooden motte-and-bailey it was later rebuilt in stone in the 12th century. On the day you can see live shows, the huge working Trebuchet as well as the new Horrible histories maze. Warwick is around 1.5 hours from London by train costing around £30 return.


  • Book more than 5 days in advance for a much cheaper ticket
  • Don’t miss the Trebuchet demonstration

Find out what’s happening this Easter at Warrick castle

5. Cadbury egg hunt with National Trust

This Easter, Cadbury and the National Trust have teamed up to provide egg hunts across the UK in various locations. This is a great way to enjoy the wonderful National Trust locations over Easter and is a great family activity to get you out of London. Enter your postcode in the search box to see the many locations across the UK and check opening times and price. Most seem to be under £5 and open between 10AM and 4Pm but please check the Easter egg hunt site for more details.

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