Top 6 Places to Visit at Easter in the UK

It’s that time of year when we can, at last, emerge from hibernation! Winter is behind us and the great outdoors becomes so much more appealing.  It’s getting warmer, greener and we have longer brighter days at long last.

The UK is far more appealing at this time of year and has so much to offer. If you haven’t planned something already, this is often a time when we start getting itchy feet for another exchange and what better than to explore your own country.

To help with some suggestions of where to go, here is a list of our Top 6 places to visit at Easter in the UK – or any other time of the year for that matter!


  1. Yorkshire

    With pretty villages, bustling cities such as York or Leeds and spectacular scenic countryside particularly in the Yorkshire Dales,  Yorkshire has so much to offer. There are many family Easter events taking place across the county so if you want to visit at Easter or any other time, take a look at some of the exchange homes available across England’s largest county.

  1. Wales

With it’s rugged coastlines, award-winning beaches, over 400 castles and home to the 3rd highest mountain in the UK ‘Mount Snowdon’ based in Snowdonia National Park, Wales has many attractions for you to consider.

Or if you fancy a city break you could go to the picturesque capital of Wales, Cardiff.  Places to see include a visit to Cardiff Castle which is steeped in history, Bute Park one of the UK’s largest and most beautiful parks, The Millennium Stadium and The National Museum of Wales to name just a few.

  1. Northumberland

The Northumberland Coast offers vast expanses of beautiful beaches alongside scenic hills and moors. Enjoy walks through the Northumberland National Park or try a hike along the historic Hadrian’s Wall? If 84 miles is a little too ambitious, there are many shorter walks suitable for all abilities to enjoy where you can weave through scenic countryside.

The best Roman forts and museums can be found between Brampton and Hexham. Hadrian’s Wall has something for everyone with outstanding archaeology, breathtaking landscapes, wildlife, wonderful pubs and welcoming people.

  1. Aberdeenshire

    The stunning scenic county of Aberdeenshire has something to offer everyone. Visit one of the 263 fairytale castles, or if you fancy a ‘wee dram’ there are 8 whiskey distilleries, 55 golf courses, 5 ski resorts, The Cairngorms National Park and so much more to enjoy.

The city of Aberdeen is one of the sunniest in Scotland! Also known as ‘The Granite City’ many of the buildings were constructed using locally quarried grey granite which will impress those with an eye for architecture. An Easter Egg hunt is being held at ‘Haddo House’ the 250-year-old home known as Scotland’s grandest Palladian-style country mansion.

  1. Oxfordshire

Oxfordshire is a beautiful county with breathtaking natural scenery and plenty of attractions including one of the world’s most famous university cities, Oxford. Other attractions include Blenheim Palace in Woodstock, Broughton Castle in Banbury, Stonor Park in Henley-On-Thames and Fairytale Farm in Chipping Norton.

  1. Cornwall
    In addition to all the egg hunts at Easter, Cornwall has many iconic attractions for you to enjoy from St Michael’s Mount, Tintagel Castle,  the Lost Gardens of Heligan, Lands End and the Eden Project are not-be-missed!

Questions about visiting the UK?

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HomeExchange makes it possible to exchange anywhere and as many times as you wish to make the most of it.

Whatever you plan to do this Easter, be sure to make the most of the great outdoors and treat yourself to a chocolate egg or two!

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