Best Places to Celebrate New Year’s Eve in the UK
If you are still in the mood to party after Christmas celebrations then head to one of these top UK destinations to celebrate New Year’s Eve in style. With luxury hotels, laid back retreats, unique party destinations and fireworks aplenty, there is something for everyone to wave the holiday season away with a bang.
Hogmanay is arguably the most famous destination to head to for welcoming in the New Year. Celebrations start early on in the day of the 31st December and go on way in to the night and beyond (2nd January is a national bank holiday in Scotland so there is no need to rush back to work). Imagine hundreds of bars, restaurants and pop up stalls where there is plenty of whiskey to be drank and haggos to be eaten. For those wanting to dance the night away, there is music and street entertainers throughout the evening, including a ‘Concert in the Park’ that culminates in a magnificent fireworks display. Hotels do get booked up pretty quickly but you may get lucky and snap up a last minute deal. Failing that you can always stay in a B&B on the outskirts of the city centre.
A favorite for families, there are 5 resorts across the UK, including Nottinghamshire, Cumbria, Wiltshire, Suffolk and Bedfordshire. All resorts welcome you into a winter wonderland where you can feast on seasonal goodies and have a good old knees up to wave goodbye to the old and welcome in the new. Hotels and apartments are available for those on a tight budget but if you are wanting to splash out there are several sized private cabins available and luxury treehouses, for an extra bit of fun. There are a number of activities ranging from long walks through the woods to music shows and puppet theatres plus a grand firework display that can be enjoyed after a special champagne dinner. All resorts have 2 to 4 night packages so that you can make the most of all the activities and have time to unwind in the spa after a night of partying the night away.
The Lake District
If you are looking for a more laid back way to bring in the New Year then head to The Lakes for a short break, filled with fresh air to welcome in a fresh start. Think long relaxing walks, cosy lakeside cottages, traditional pubs and inns and roaring fires mixed with champagne and fine restaurants and you have the perfect way to round off your year. The area has an abundance of secluded holiday cottages and quaint log cabins or you can enjoy a little luxury by heading to a hotel for a little TLC. The Waterhead Hotel in Ambleside is particularly charming as it drinks in the views of the calming Lake Windermere. With unique New Year packages including room, meals and drinks, you don’t have to lift a finger (start the year as you mean to go on!).
Warner Leisure Hotels
With 13 hotels across the UK, Warner breaks allow for truly relaxing and fun filled break. The hotels are for adults only, so for those who want to get away from the children after a fun packed Christmas, this is the place for you. Locations range from Country hotels such as Nidd Hall in Yorkshire to coastal hotels on The Isle of Wight. With plenty of daytime activities like archery, guided walks and festive games plus scheduled night time entertainment, you will not be lost for things to do. It being New Year and all, the boast is well and truly pushed out with grand parties that will provide you with enough bubbles to keep you dancing the night away. Choose from 2 night stays to short breaks or even a week long end of year treat and you are sure to head into January as calm as anything.
If you are longing for a New Year break that will look and feel like you have ventured further afield then head to Snowdonia to a winter wonderland that will make you think you are on Swiss Alps. Hire a log cabin in the National Park itself and prepare for snug evening cuddled up under a blanket with a bottle of red wine while sitting by an open fire. Hold your own party in your cabin or head to one of the surrounding bars or hotels that hold fun evenings and gala dinners to welcome in the New Year. If you have one too many on New Year’s Eve, you can walk out the door into the freshest air possible as you stroll through some of the most stunning scenery the UK has to offer.
What can be better than walking up to the beauties of Cornwall and the surrounding sea when you wake up from a night of New Year’s Eve celebrations? Explore new places as you bring in the New Year and make them the first discoveries of your new start. The hidden coves and stunning high cliffs on the Lizard Peninsula will surely delight as will a trip to Padstow. Enjoy long walks, fine dining and lazy days that are sure to blow last year’s cobwebs away. St Ives is a great place to find B&B’s or you can check out private available on rental where you can host your own party.
Choose one of the above destinations and start your count down to the New Year in your own way!