Weekends are precious things; the chance to escape the monotony of the 9-5 week, to have adventures, to get out and explore a little. As the recession bites, foreign weekend breaks are increasingly becoming an unaffordable luxury, but people still long to get away and this book offers 52 unique breaks around the UK - with recommendations for places to stay, eat and a theme for each weekend. The book is structured according to the seasons, with each weekend focusing on one event, attraction of activity - from walks through bluebell woods in the spring to ice skating and skiing in winter, and includes historic sites, man-made attractions and natural beauty spots. Each section offers thirteen different experiences with a write-up of the experience itself and then more information about the surrounding area, and a section called 'Something Similar' which lists five similar experiences in other areas around the country. "52 Great British Weekends" creates a calendar year of Britain's seasonal highlights, in an accessible format so that readers can open the book at any time of year and find a range of options for a memorable weekend break.