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Surprising Destinations for a Short Break

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Looking for somewhere just that bit different for your next short break or weekend away and already ‘done it, seen it’ with Rome, London and Paris? Here are some out of the ordinary European cities that will take you by surprise! Book an equally unique B&B and make your short break unforgettable!

Surprising Destinations for an Extraordinary Short Break

Buzzing Frankfurt am Main

Buzzing day and night, Frankfurt am Main is the financial capital of Germany and some might argue of Europe. Skyscrapers and historic buildings intertwine here. During your short break, admire the metropolitan skyline from the ‘Eiserner Steg footbridge’ or go up 190 metres in the Main Tower for impressive views over the city. After a hard day of shopping, sip delicious German beer and people watch on the city’s famous square ‘Hauptwacht’.

B&B Frankfurt am Main


Short break: Magnificent Marseille

Marseille is not only France’s second largest city but also its oldest. The city completely reinvented itself after being nominated European Capital of Culture in 2013. This vibrant metropolis has everything you need for an extraordinary short break. Take in the views from ‘Notre Dame de la Garde’ and visit “Le Vieux-Port”, the old port, known for its daily fish market and as the departure point for the “calanques” cliffs and bays.

Unique B&Bs in Marseille

Colourful Gdańsk

Gdańsk, located on the Baltic Sea, is one of Poland’s hidden treasures and a real must for a short break. The city’s quirkiness, rich history and surrounding nature is making it increasingly popular. Walk through the city to see its colourful houses, Neptune fountain as well as the central square and town hall. Finish up by enjoying a delicious dinner at a typical Polish restaurant and Gdansk specialty beers.

B&Bs in Gdańsk

Lose your heart to San Sebastian

A short break to Spanish San Sebastian, just 12 miles from the French border, will feel like a trip back to ancient times. The city in Basque style, perched over the Cantabrian Sea on the Bay of Biscay, with its white sandy beaches and azure sea is sure to win your heart. Highlights include the church of Santa María del Coro and the Plaza de la Constitución. Enjoy tapas and exquisite local dishes in the old city centre.

Bed and Breakfast San Sebastian

Sláinte to Glasgow

Closer to home as a surprising destination for a short break is Glasgow – Scotland’s largest city. On top of its amazing shopping areas, restaurants and vibrant nightlife, Glasgow is rich in history and culture. Visit its museums, churches and botanical gardens or time your short break around a festival – the city hosts many throughout the year. Pick up some Glaswegian banter by staying in a local B&B and visiting local pubs – Sláinte (cheers!)

B&B's Glasgow

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Gilliane Palmer

Gilliane Palmer Blogger at B.V. until November 2018.

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