While staycations seem to be on the cards for the foreseeable, it’s imperative you book somewhere that feels like a real holiday. You need to feel like you’re actually *away* and not just up the road from your own abode, you need to be pampered – you need one of the best hotels in the UK.
The good news? We’ve narrowed it down to our top 13 recommendations in locations dotted about the country – you’re welcome. From boutique hotels with cosy rooms to grand castles with spas, we’ve got your UK getaway sorted. We know, nothing will ever beat the feeling of stepping off the airplane to be greeted with humid air and sunshine, but scenic views and top-notch accommodation has got to be close.
We’ve already sniffed out the best Airbnbs in the UK, and even gathered a list of holiday cottages with hot tubs, Airbnb houseboats, and Airbnbs for your girly weekend getaway. Yep, we’ve covered all bases. We love ourselves a holistay. What better way to explore our own land than with a little trip to somewhere you’ve never been before? Plus it gives us all the excuses to treat ourselves to a new suitcase or weekend bag – winning!
It’s likely that you’ll never get an opportunity as good as now to see some of the stunning cities, towns and villages that Great Britain has to offer (we’ve made a list of all the fun things you can do in the UK during summer). You might even find it trumps your last trip abroad! While it’s true that places like Ibiza and Malta have been put on the government’s green list of destinations, this is subject to change at any moment, booking a luxury hotel closer to home is a safer bet during uncertain times.
The Manor House Hotel and Golf Club is a stunning 14th-century building set in 365 acres of secluded parkland on the outskirts of Bath. Untouched since the 17th century, the Cotswold village Castle Combe is home to this fairytale-looking retreat – and boy do we want to retire there.
Fancy a city break? The County Hotel in Newcastle upon Tyne awaits. Its rich interior serves as the perfect base to return to after a day of exploring – the independent hotel is located in the heart of Newcastle city centre and opposite Newcastle’s Central Rail and Bus Station, so it’ll still feel like a proper holiday as you needn’t drive yourself there!
For somewhere more far-flung, look to Dunalastair Hotel Suites in Kinloch Rannoch in Scotland. A privately owned Victorian hotel, located on the edge of Loch Rannoch and the ‘Schiehallion’ mountain, the grand property features individually decorated rooms with a mix of antique and modern fittings for added character. Each bedroom includes an en suite bathroom complete with bathrobes, slippers, and complimentary The White Company toiletries. We’re booking a week’s stay ASAP.
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