Top 5 UK City Breaks for Vacation Rentals | SevenStays

Five of the best city breaks in the UK for vacation rentals

In this blog we take a look at some of the most stylish city stays to enjoy a weekend away in, by booking an amazing vacation rental property, offering all the privacy and comforts of home, but in a new and exciting place. So, read on and get a bit of vacation inspiration from the SevenStays team.


From check in to check out guests will Love Edinburgh. It’s perfect for holiday lettings, boasting a myriad of fascinating attractions and amenities, including the spectacular Edinburgh Castle and Arthur’s Seat, as well as Scotch whisky tasting experiences and upmarket shops.

There’s something for everyone in Scotland’s much-loved capital. Discover hidden historical gems as you enjoy some quality time wandering the picturesque streets and long lanes of the Old Town, a popular hub which was declared a UNESCO World Heritage site back in 1995.


With a distinctly quirky charm, Bristol is another UK city that’s home to colourful streets, iconic street art and an array of independent bars and restaurants – all just begging to be explored as you take in the city by staying in one of its many vacation rentals.

Explore the affluent area of Clifton, just a stone’s throw from its very own Suspension Bridge, where you’ll find stylish boutiques alongside brunch hotspots and a gorgeously restored Victorian shopping arcade. Or for more of a bohemian vibe and a buzzing nightlife scene, head to Gloucester Road or Stokes Croft and choose from an array of diverse establishments.


Nestled between medieval walls, this popular Northern city is an effortless blend of old and new. There are plenty of things to see and do as well, from enjoying a delectable afternoon tea at Betty’s Café Tearooms (something of a local institution), to exploring the cobbled streets that inspired JK Rowling when writing Harry Potter.

Whilst you’re there, be sure to take a trip to the Shambles, a beautifully preserved medieval shopping street lined with a selection of wonderful independent shops.


Another great location for holiday homes as it’s located close to a number of the UK’s most popular destinations for tourism and sightseeing, Bath is great if you’re travelling with family, and a firm favourite for UK staycations, the local hosts know this and so guests have a great range of vacation rentals to choose from here.

Bath is steeped in Roman history yet thriving with plenty of contemporary establishments to dine and imbibe, and in the opinion of our dedicated reservations team it offers the perfect combination of rich history and modern-day culture. Your trip wouldn’t be complete without a trip to the Roman Baths either – one of the most exceptional historic sites in Europe – and a vacation home in the city is a great way to see them.


Birmingham has certainly risen through the ranks when it comes to tourism appeal in recent years – exciting new tourism destinations are opening seemingly every week, alongside well-established city favourites. Whether you’re checking out the creative hotspots of Digbeth and Jewellery Quarter, dining in style at one of a variety of Michelin-star gems or enjoying some retail therapy in the expansive city centre, you’ll be spoilt for choice in this friendly and welcoming city.

SevenStays are very proud to say that we have an extensive holiday lettings offering in Birmingham, so why not check out some of our Birmingham properties now – you might just find a vacation rental perfect for you, ‘the one’, if you will.


Honourable Mentions

However, Birmingham isn’t the only place where you’ll find great vacation rental deals either, our list of honourable mentions for city breaks in vacation rental properties includes Worcester, Solihull, and Manchester, so next time you’re planning a vacation or staycation, why not add them to your itinerary too?

More on our property management services

First and foremost we hope that the travel inspiration we’ve shared with you above has sparked the urge to travel that lives within many of us. If you’re a property owner though, don’t forget that the Airbnb management services offered by SevenStays can be used with any kind of residence – apartments and villas to a holiday condo or a family home – even if you’re just letting out your spare room. Our property management expertise makes hosting easier for homeowners, supporting them through the whole process from initial property listing to guest check out, and at all points in-between.

Our support is proven to both add more value to your property on short term rental platforms and give guests a better experience too. No matter whether it’s Airbnb (arguably the world’s largest travel community) Zoopla, Rightmove or Vrbo, we can help you turn your location into the perfect place for guests to stay, and ensure that both parties – letters and homeowners – get the best deals in terms of price vs. experience too.

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