The 5 Best Places To Spend New Year's Eve In the UK

November 2nd, 2022

Across the UK, you’re likely to find some of the best New Year’s eve destinations for an exceptional celebration. Offering captivating islands, beautiful locations, and stellar firework displays, the country knows how to wrap up the year in the best way possible. If you’re looking to end your year with a bang, here are some of the best destinations for you.

St Ives, Cornwall


If you’re thinking about a classic December 31st, spend New Year’s Eve in St Ives. Known throughout the country for its unique new year’s eve bash, the picturesque seaside town has attracted both tourists and locals for years. Whether you’re in the mood to join the parade down Virgin Street or watch the fireworks on the harbor, you’re sure to have an unforgettable time. If you’re looking to celebrate away from the crowds, St Ives also offers an array of alternatives — from Michelin-starred restaurants to musical performances. If you’re visiting Cornwall, stay at the Budock Vean Hotel for a home away from home. You can drive to St Ive’s for New Year’s Eve, located an hour from the hotel.

Primrose Hill London

Traveling to London for New Year’s eve? For those looking to spend a fun evening with friends, consider celebrating in North London’s Primrose Hill. As one of the city’s best spots to view fireworks, the historic area is around the corner from Regent’s Park. Just a short walk away, and you’ll arrive at Camden, known for its legendary nightlife. Consider visiting The Blues Kitchen, Camden Assembly, or KOKO for some of the best live music and new year parties in London. Dreaming about an aerial view of the city? Stop by the London Eye Ferris wheel. Looking to spend your visit in style? Book your stay at the Rosewood London.

The Lake District

If you’re longing to spend a New Year’s eve in the lap of nature, consider visiting the Lake District. Prepare for the new year by taking time to rejuvenate and reflect on the year ahead. Whether you feel like hiking along the trails of the Lake District National Park, or decide to make the most of your surroundings by camping overnight, you’re in for a treat. In the mood for something more adventurous? Complete your magical night by admiring the fireworks at Lake Windermere. Plan your visit by staying at the Castle Inn Hotel.

Brecon Beacons Wales

Thinking of something off-the-beaten-path? Swap fireworks for stars at Wales’ Brecon Beacons. The protected International Dark Sky Reserve is known for zero light pollution and some of the best views for stargazing in Europe. Whether you’re considering a remote holiday cottage or a rustic retreat — unwind with a wood-fired hot tub or watch films in the cinema room. If you’re searching for a unique way to start the New Year, this is your destination.

Edinburgh Hogmanay

No other nation in the world celebrates the new year with quite as much revelry as Scotland does. Hogmanay is what the Scots call New Year’s eve, originating back to the Viking winter solstice. If you’re looking for a larger-than-life New Year’s eve, Edinburgh is the place to be, previous years opened its doors to thousands of people flocking to the capital for music, fireworks, and no shortage of entertainment. Don’t miss out on the Street Party and Concert in the Gardens, including a torchlight procession the night before. Stay at the Indigo Edinburgh Princes Street, for easy access to all the festivities.

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