Marrakech

Head for Marrakech if you’re looking for a short break that’s just a touch more exotic than the norm. Despite its relative proximity to the UK, it couldn’t be more different from the usual Western European city break destinations. Your senses will be awakened as you take in the sights, sounds and aromas of this unique destination.

An intoxicating medieval walled city situated below the Atlas Mountains, Marrakech offers alluring experiences by the dozen. Visitors usually head to Jemaa-el- Fna, with its spicy mix of food stalls, fire eaters and snake charmers before visiting the city’s famous souks, which wind in a confusing maze. This is just the place to pick up traditional Moroccan crafts such as spices and metalwork.

Marrakech is ideal for romantic breaks. It has sophisticated accommodation options, including traditional raids with their cool courtyards, and its rooftop restaurants and elegant cafes were made for lovers. But whether romance is on the cards or not, this is a city break you won’t forget.