Any plans this weekend? Fancy wine tasting at one of England's finest, award winning vineyards? How about escaping from it all on a stunning coastal break or losing yourself in a field of Lavender? From fine dining by the beach to vintage shopping and cosy pubs in pretty villages, read on and be inspired by our pick of great escapes. All of these destinations are easy to reach by train, too, so you can truly relax and make the most of the last days of summer.
If action-packed adventure is more your thing, get active on these eight great days out.
Or if you want to escape with the family this weekend, check out our ten great days out to keep the kids happy.