Whether you want to party into the small hours this New Year’s Eve or see in 2018 in the comfort of a holiday home, these 10 great UK New Year’s Eve breaks are sure to get corks popping. From exploring historical landmarks to propping up the bar on the big night itself, these New Year holiday destinations have something for everyone.
Choose from cosy cottages, family-friendly townhouses, sleek apartments, rentals by the sea and much, much more when you book a stay with Holiday Lettings in one of these great New Year getaways. Saving money on your accommodation means you’ll have more to spend on the big night out. Better yet? These great towns don’t only make good New Year’s Eve breaks, you’ll find plenty of other attractions, activities, and sightseeing to enjoy during your stay. All while spending less than £90 per night on average for your holiday rental.
From booming nightclubs to cosy pubs, Great Yarmouth is a fantastic place to see in the new year. St George’s Theatre is open 52 weeks of the year so why not take in a performance while you’re on your New Year’s Eve break after enjoying a romantic meal at one of the many fabulous restaurants? If you’re on holiday with the family, the aquarium, model village and museums will keep kids entertained. And if you’re nursing a sore head on New Year’s Day after celebrating at your private rental, how about a refreshing walk along the beach?
When it comes to New Year’s Eve breaks, Clacton-on-Sea is a great option. This traditional seaside town has bags of character and plenty to do. Head to Clacton Pavilion, with its bowling alley and restaurants, to some well-needed time with the family. If the weather is on your side, blow the cobwebs away with a stroll along the beautiful Blue Flag beach. And if you fancy taking in a show, check what’s on at the West Cliff Theatre, established in 1899, where you can enjoy live performances, such as tribute acts, comedy and plays.
This historical town was the birthplace of Henry VII, and you can find out more about the Tudors at Pembroke’s most striking landmark, Pembroke Castle. This Grade I listed castle on the banks of the river estuary is closed on New Year’s Day but open the following day, so staying a few extra days to visit this attraction is well worth it. There are some fantastic places to eat out in Pembroke, whether you’re looking for a top-notch gastropub or a slap-up fish and chip supper. And as the town has great transport links with its train and bus services, it makes a great base from which to explore this part of Wales.
If you’re looking for a restful New Year’s getaway, then Selsey might be just your cup of tea. This charming seaside town is just eight miles south of Chichester with its plethora of bars and restaurants so you can see in the New Year with a bang. Spend New Year’s Day enjoying a roast dinner in a cosy Selsey pub after talking a gentle stroll by the sea. The Medmerry Nature Reserve, St Wilfrid’s Chapel and the RNLI Selsey Lifeboat Station and Museum are great to visit if you’re staying for a New Year’s holiday.
With its beautiful sandy beach, Mablethorpe is a family favourite in the summer, but it has some fantastic winter attractions, too. With year-round events it is a great place for a New Year’s Eve trip. If you want to see in the New Year with food, music and a few glasses of fizz, Mablethorpe has plenty of restaurants and bars to choose from. The family-friendly Dunes Complex on the seafront offers a wide variety of entertainment and refreshments. And for traditional seaside fun, The Mirage has ten pin bowling, a play area and dining facilities.
Situated near the Tamar Valley Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and the impressive Calstock Viaduct, Callington is the perfect New Year’s holiday for anyone looking for a refreshing change. If you’re feeling energetic, walk to the top of nearby Kit Hill for a spectacular panorama across Bodmin Moor and fascinating insight into the region’s ancient mining heritage. If you’re interested in history, wrap up warm and visit Dupath Well and St Mary’s Parish Church. After a busy day of sightseeing, stock up with your favourite tipple and nibbles to see in the new year at your private holiday rental.
Barnard Castle is situated in Teesdale in the Durham Dales and, as you might have guessed, the town takes its name from the castle around which it grew. Offering fantastic views over the Tees Gorge and developed by Richard III, this fascinating castle should definitely be on your list of places to visit on your New Year getaway. If you book ahead, evening entertainment can be found at the Witham Community Arts Centre which is hosting a New Year’s Eve party. Or if you want something more spontaneous, there’s a great choice of pubs and restaurants in the town.
This historic market town in the heart of the Shropshire Hills is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty which helped to inspire the poems of A. E. Housman. And when walking in the stunning countryside here, it’s easy to see why. From cycling to paragliding, you’ll find plenty of outdoor pursuits here to refresh and revive you on New Year’s Day. If shopping is your idea of relaxation, then the town centre offers a range of independent shops and antique stores. When you’ve shopped till you drop, treat yourself to a well deserved meal at one of the local restaurants or cafes.
Saltburn-by-the-Sea is a charming Victorian coastal town in Yorkshire. It boasts the last remaining pier in Yorkshire and is also the home of the oldest water balanced funicular Railway in the world. The beach is made up of sand and shingle and, if the winter weather isn’t too unkind, you could enjoy a bracing walk before returning to the promenade for some well earned refreshment. The Cleveland Way stretches for over 100 miles and passes through Saltburn-by-the-Sea. Take a leisurely stroll before heading to a local pubs or restaurant in the town.
Rhosneigr is a coastal village in the South West of Anglesey and is a good base from which to explore the surrounding area. The town of Holyhead is within easy reach and is well worth a visit. The village of Rhosneigr itself has an award-winning sandy beach, perfect for a winter walk. Stroll around the narrow streets and you’ll find a variety of of restaurants and pubs in which to enjoy a meal and a drink to wind down in at the end of the day.
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Nightly Rates are based on the average nightly cost in that destination for a two-bedroom rental on Holiday Lettings, for a stay between the dates of 29 December – 2 January, 2017.