Best autumn getaways

Travel 2019-9-16
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Combat the summer blues with the best places to visit this autumn.

Autumn is the perfect time for a break. The weather is cooler, the crowds of tourists are virtually gone and the travel costs noticeably cheaper.

We’ve picked our favourite places from both the UK and Europe to enjoy during a well-deserved week off.

The Lake District

If you're a fan of getting wrapped up and heading out for a chilly walk, then warming up in a cosy pub by a roaring fire, a break in the Lake District could be just what you need as we approach winter. Check out the Telegraph's recommendations of the best hotels here.


Venice is one of the most historic and beautiful cities in Europe, so it can get very busy during the summer period.  But in the autumn months, it’s quieter, cooler and more affordable, which makes it it’s the perfect time to visit.


Located in Thirsk, North Yorkshire is the Crab and Lobster Manor House. Surrounded by the beautiful Yorkshire countryside, you can enjoy visiting exotic destinations around the globe, from Beijing to Mumbai, without having to step foot on a plane. Each room is based on a different culture so you’ll definitely be spoilt for choice. Check out the full range and prices here.


Zurich is an exceptionally picturesque city crammed full of chocolate shops, and beer available on every corner. Make sure to visit the Zeughauskeller before going for a walk up to the top of the hill to Lindenhof. There you can enjoy views of the river Limmat and the Old Town. As the weather is cooler during autumn, warm up afterwards with some fondue at Swiss Chuchi Restaurant.

If you need a helping hand…

If you're planning on travelling to Europe for an autumn break and want a hand with spreading the cost, check out our low-cost Leisure Loan with rates available from 3.2% APR Representative between £7,500 and £25,000.

Hitachi Hints and Tips is intended to be informative and interesting. It does not constitute financial advice, and you should always do further research when making any financial decisions. All information was correct at date of publication.
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