For the second part of our city break special, we asked you to reveal your favourite British getaways. Here are your top six, all perfect for an autumn escape, with our guide to the best places to stay and the latest things to do in each.

Good Housekeeping, Elaine Robb.

Cool Cambridge

Home to the UK's second-oldest university, Cambridge makes a wonderful getaway. The golden-yellow Ketton stone, typical of many Cambridge colleges, glistens in the midday sun, students fly around on bicycles and dons sporting gowns pass through medieval wooden doors.

A guided walking tour is the best way to learn about the city's artfully preserved traditions. Book one with Cantab Tours (, from £90 for one-hour for up to 20) to discover how the famous chapel at King's retains a rare carving of Henry VIII's and Anne Boleyn's initials entwined - he had most of them destroyed after her execution. You'll also marvel at the chapel's iconic fan-vaulted ceiling, see the famous court at Trinity immortalised in Chariots of Fire and step inside the dining hall at Christ's College to learn how the fellows' 'high table' got its name. No visit to Cambridge would be complete without punting and, while it's posisble to gamely have a go yourself, the more relaxing option is to let the experts do the hard work.

Dating back to 1834, the University Arms is a short hop from all the major sights and has been recently rennovated. It oozes stylish luxury and suites have beautiful views over Parker's Piece, as well as rolltop baths, complimentary wine and books galore.

STAY THERE: Double rooms at University Arms Cambridge ( start from £219 a night, including breakfast. A 30-minute spa treatment costs £60pp.