Weekend city breaks

Escape the ordinary and book yourself an exciting weekend city break with LNER!

Enjoy cocktails over the River Tyne in one of Newcastle’s hottest bars, treat yourself to a relaxing break from the hustle and bustle in the spa-town of Harrogate, or find yourself on an urban adventure with 2FOR1 deals on top tourist hotspots in London.

With LNER, you can get to the heart of the action, so you don’t waste a minute!


Newcastle’s reputation as northern England’s party capital is not going away anytime soon, so it would be amiss to not pop it on our list of top weekend getaway spots!

From the moment you step off an LNER train, you’re right in the heart of this vibrant city. Rich in architecturally audacious galleries and renovated industrial buildings, Newcastle’s magnificent urban landscape is just waiting to be explored!

Sample the famously warm Geordie hospitality in one of the city’s traditional pubs. Or, if you’re looking for something swankier, you’ll find lots of pubs and bars in Biggs Market, a raucous melting pot of students and locals alike. If you’re a lover of late-night fun, you must head to the swish bars of Jesmond, a stylish up-and-coming suburb of Newcastle.

Our top must-sees include the Wylam Brewery, a short walk from the city centre through trendy Jesmond and the By the River bars for incredible drinks with a gorgeous river view. 

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Unwind with a trip to the quaint spa-town of Harrogate in Yorkshire. And why not start your holiday early by upgrading to First Class?


Tuck into fresh scones with jam and cream when you enjoy a full cream tea at Bettys Café Tea Rooms, a local favourite for a century.

For those who love the outdoors, Brimham Rocks can be easily found nearby and hold some of the most beautiful views of the Yorkshire landscape. Once you’ve worked up a sweat, don’t forget to unwind at the Turkish Baths and Spa where you can drift through warm rooms to the fiery hot Laconium, then plunge into a cold pool to flush out toxins and reinvigorate your body.

Afterwards, you can reward your bravery by ending the day with a refreshing pint of Yorkshire bitter next to a roaring open fire.

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Take yourself on a Highland Adventure and book your trip to Edinburgh today with LNER.

Enjoy the romantic vista outside Edinburgh’s Waverley Station and take in the spectacular landscape of the medieval Old Town, crowned by the impregnable Edinburgh Castle, and the New Town’s splendid Georgian townhouses.

Savour fresh Scottish mussels in the old port of Leith as the lights of the city reflect on the water. For a bit of nightlife, why not enjoy expertly mixed cocktails in the bars of George Street?

Watch the sun rise from lofty Arthur’s Seat, with views as far as the distant Forth Rail Bridge, before LNER brings you safely home.

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Discover some of London’s most iconic landmarks for less with the London2FOR1 deals!

Get discounted entry into the capital’s top attractions, including the London Eye, the Tower of London, and the Royal Albert Hall.

Head to Portobello Road to shop vintage clothing and antique goodies before heading over to Borough Market to sample some delicious coffee and street food.

Again, don’t forget to take advantage of the incredible 2FOR1 on popular attractions. and spend your evening floating beneath Tower Bridge on a peaceful river cruise or treating yourself to a magnificent West End show, all for half price!

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Take yourself to somewhere a bit different for your next weekend trip away and spend some time explore the gem of a city that is Leeds.

From traditional tourist to-dos to weird and wonderful activities, you will find a little bit of everything in this Northern metropolis. Pop your culture cap on at one of the many fabulous art galleries and museums or try your hand at ghost hunting at through the city’s most haunted buildings.

For a lively night of hopping between independent fooderies and bars, check out the heavily student-populated neighbourhood of Headingley. Alternatively, if you’re looking for fine dining, you’ll find dozens of refined restaurants in the heart of the city centre, just a stone’s throw from the station.

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