10 Best Places in the UK for Group Trips


Group trips can be an excellent way for you and your family or friends to get away from the stresses and strains of everyday life. Coach hire can make an affordable and stress free holiday experience for you and your group. To have fun, see new places and savour new experiences you do not need to travel abroad, you can get it all within the UK. With coach holidays there is no need to panic about queues at airport security, and coach hire prices can be an affordable solution to rising costs. 


London is a city that can cover all of your group’s needs. If your group are sports fans, then there is a huge array of world-class sports teams and stadiums. If you can’t fit in watching a match, you can book stadium tours of world famous venues such as Wembley Stadium (the national stadium), Stamford Bridge (Chelsea), Tottenham Hotspur Stadium (Tottenham) and The Emirates Stadium (Arsenal). If you would prefer a more royal affair, you can walk up to the gates of Buckingham Palace and walk around one of London’s 8 royal parks. London has become a hotbed of high quality dining, with 71 London restaurants holding Michelin stars. 


Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital city, and contains many unique features and top quality attractions. The architecture in large parts of Edinburgh is unrivalled in the UK, with the Medieval Old Town and the Georgian New Town almost siting side by side. Edinburgh Zoo is one of Scotland’s most popular visitor attractions and is home to two giant pandas – the only giant pandas in the UK. 


Host city of the 2022 Commonwealth Games, Birmingham has undergone a massive transformation in recent years. It contains younger people than other cities in the UK, and its vibrant city centre gives the city a real buzz. If shopping is your thing, then make sure to visit the Bullring Shopping Centre a striking shopping centre located at the heart of the city.


Whatever your age and whatever size your group is, Blackpool is almost guaranteed to meet your needs. A trip to Blackpool would be incomplete without a stroll on the beach, a donkey ride and tucking into some fish and chips. If you want to do some celebrity spotting (of sorts) head to Madame Tussaud’s, which is world famous for its wax works of famous celebrities. 


If your group is looking for lively nightlife, then there can be no better place to head to than Newcastle, which is often ranked as the UK’s best city for nightlife. But Newcastle has far more to offer than just nightlife, it’s a vibrant cosmopolitan city with a strong local food and drink scene, excellent shops and markets, and historical architecture and culture.


Bath is a historic and stunning city, which is designated a UNSECO World Heritage Site. If you are in the area, make sure to visit the world-famous Roman Baths, some of which date back over 2,000 years, and enjoy an afternoon tea in one of the city’s many fine cafe’s.  


Manchester is another UK city which has undergone a huge transformation in recent years. If you are a football fan you can visit the iconic stadiums of Manchester United (Old Trafford) and Manchester City (The Etihad). The Northern Quarter is rammed full of busy bars, restaurants and music venues, with Deansgate also offering an excellent choice of bars and restaurants. 


Cambridge is jammed pack of historic and amazing architecture, and is of course home to the world renowned university. Numerous walking tours are available to show you the amazing sights and scenes that Cambridge has to offer. You can even transport yourself back in time, to a more peaceful time, by taking to the river on a Punting Boat. 


Liverpool is a vibrant city, with exciting restaurants and bars, historical museums and great architecture and culture. Being the birthplace of the Beatles, music runs through the streets of Liverpool, and don’t forget to visit The Beatles Storey Museum on the Liverpool Waterfront. If you want far reaching views of the city and panoramic views stretching as far as Blackpool, take a trip up the 400ft high St Johns Beacon, now home to Radio City. 


York is a vibrant and historic city, packed inside ancient walls which surround the entire city. Within the walls you can find vibrant shops, amazing eateries and a huge number of museums.

As you can see from the list above the UK has some excellent options for group breaks and coach hire can make an affordable option to view all of the excellent attractions these cities have to offer.


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