Villages to visit for a long weekend

We all enjoy the weekend, but too often we are stuck not knowing how to spend our precious time. To help you out we have compiled four gorgeous villages for you to visit.


There are the places you go to for that gorgeous week long holiday with activities everyday. But what do you do if you only have one or two days to spare?

Well, you’re in luck because we have compiled four incredible places for you to visit on a two day time budget.

The first place is Aberystwyth in Wales. A wonderfully vibrant and busy community, this seaside resort is more than sand and waves. A lively student town with numerous pubs and cafes, Aberystwyth is in close proximity to a number of historical places and wlaking spots, not to mention Aberystwyth castle, built in the early 12th century. This town makes a great base from which to explore, with lots of lovely places for dinner in the evenings.

Our second place you should visit is the Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, a beautiful area which you could easily get lost in for a weekend. It has something for everyone, whether that be cycling, canoeing or wandering around the town. A dog-walker's haven, we particularly like Wenchford ( and Mallards Pike (

Forest of Dean
Haworth, Bronte Museum

The place we have chosen to include next was picked because of its unchanged beauty. That place is Lacock, Wiltshire. This town was built in the Medieval era and hasn’t had any major renovations, keeping its historical beauty. There are also places to visit such as Lacock Abby and Bide Brook river. The old feel of this town hasn’t gone unnoticed with it featuring in the Harry Potter series, and in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice.

The last place we will recommend to you is Haworth, West Yorkshire. This town has a strong historical background, making it very interesting to explore. Most interesting is that it is where the Brontes used to live. There is now the Bronte Parsonage Museum where you can learn about their lives.

We hope you’ve enjoyed this list, now get travelling!

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