From royal sight-seeing in London, to exploring a magical castle perched atop of an extinct volcano, we’ve rounded up some of Britain’s must-see hotspots in close proximity to our charming country house hotels.
Kent, The Garden of England, is a must-see place to visit. With its beautiful scenery and rolling green hills, accompanied by the many historic buildings, Kent provides you with the opportunity to connect with both nature and the past. Chilston Park Hotel and Brandshatch Place Hotel & Spa are the perfectly placed for relaxing after a busy day exploring the picturesque countryside and the many attractions nearby. Be sure to include one of the 30 castles there are in Kent such as Hever Castle and Leeds Castle.
Nutfield Priory Hotel & Spa and Woodlands Park Hotel in Surrey have fantastic transport links to the nation’s capital, London. Here you can embark on a royal sight-seeing trip to Buckingham Palace, Hampton Court Palace and Windsor Castle combined with historic sites such as The Tower of London and Westminster Abbey. You can’t leave London without seeing a famous West End show or experiencing an unforgettable meal at an award winning-restaurant. London caters to everyone!
Each of our three luxury hotels in the South West of England are situated in beautiful surroundings as well as close to popular attractions. Rhinefield House Hotel is nestled in The New Forest where wild ponies and pigs roam freely. You can set off on your own adventure or book a visit to the nearby Setley Ridge Vineyard to sample local wines.
If you prefer the sea to the land, the coastal towns of Southampton and Portsmouth are a short journey from both Audleys Wood Hotel in Hampshire and Rhinefield House Hotel in The New Forest. Time your trip in line with Britain’s biggest festival of boating, Southampton International Boat Show which usually takes place in September.
Soak up the history and admire the Georgian townhouses of Bath with a stay at Bailbrook House Hotel. Visit the ancient Roman baths and thermal springs, then relax as you punt along the River Avon and take in the scenery.
Central England is a place steeped in art, history, and culture. Ettington Park Hotel is located less than 15 minutes away from the birthplace of famous English playwright, poet and actor, William Shakespeare. Stratford-Upon-Avon offers a wealth of medieval architecture to marvel at and the nearby Cotswold Way National Trail provides some of the best countryside views in England – a walker’s paradise.
The striking Fawsley Hall Hotel & Spa situated in an ancient deer park, is the ideal location for Formula One fanatics due to its prime location just half an hour’s drive from Silverstone circuit. Not only that, there is plenty more to experience at Silverstone such as Classic sports car days, Moto GP and even track days. After an exhilarating day of racing, you can relax in The Spa at Fawsley Hall. Recently renovated, the spa is a sanctuary of complete rest and relaxation.
Full of friendly folk, it’s easy to fall in love with the north of England. The magnificent Yorkshire Dales is excellent for hiking, cycling and motoring territory. Be sure to explore the many deep ravines, complex caves and spectacular waterfalls that the Dales has to offer. Choose between our two Yorkshire hotels, Wood Hall Hotel & Spa in West Yorkshire and Crathorne Hall Hotel in North Yorkshire, both perfectly placed for your adventure.
Not only that, if you are looking to discover some local culture there are a number of pretty little villages like Robin Hood’s Bay and fishing villages such as Staithes. Here you can sample Yorkshire’s best fish and chips and you may even spot minke whales as they migrate in the autumn time.
Edinburgh, the Scottish capital, is home to a majestic castle that just so happens to be perched atop a dormant volcano that last erupted nearly 340 million years ago! Not just that, the city is brimming with must-see sights and landmarks such as Calton Hill and Arthur’s Seat. You can read more about trips to Edinburgh here. Norton House Hotel & Spa is located just 30 minutes away from the city centre.
Get a taste of island life in The Channel Islands, a short hop away from Britain and mainland Europe. Holding the title of ‘sunniest place in the British Isles’, get off the beaten track and enjoy an almost Mediterranean ambience. From discovering breath-taking coastal walks, to exploring the WWII bunkers and war tunnels in Jersey, the Channel Islands holds a whole world of wonders.
With two hotels in Jersey, two hotels in Guernsey and one hotel in Alderney, you are spoilt for choice when it comes to choosing your base. Why not plan an all round trip and visit multiple islands? Find out more about our Hotels in the Channel Islands here.