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33 UK hotels you need to visit for a summer weekend getaway

The UK has some stunning holiday destinations...

Megan Bull

The heatwave has finally given us a taste of summer and with international travel restrictions still looking to be limited for the foreseeable - there's never been a better time to book in for a post-lockdown UK getaway.

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With the country continuing to move ahead with Boris Johnson's roadmap out of lockdown, staycations and house swaps have never been more appealing for those itching to reignite their love for travel.

When can you book a UK staycation for?

Hotels have been open in the UK since 17 May - and there's bound to be a big rush to book before the summer.

To find the perfect location, look no further than the UK. There are some truly stunning places to stay. For example, why travel abroad when you could stay at the gorgeous hotel where the Duchess of Sussex spent the night before her 2018 wedding to Prince Harry

We've rounded up a list of our favourite UK staycations, from country escapes to coastal retreats...

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The Langley, Buckinghamshire


Once home to the third Duke of Marlborough, Langley Hall showcases all that the bountiful English countryside has to offer. Steeped in history, this Palladian-style mansion house and adjoining Grade-II listed Brew House offers 41 sumptuous guestrooms and suites as well as a world-class spa and gym. Step outside and marvel at the Grade II-listed gardens, lovingly re-designed by  Lancelot ‘Capability’ Brown in the 18th century. 

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Montcalm Royal London House, London


The Montcalm Royal House Hotel is a fantastic base to explore London. This luxury five-star hotel is situated between the Barbican and Liverpool Street, with a plethora of destination boutiques, street art, pop-ups and renowned markets nearby. Boasting vibrant and contemporary bedrooms, a swanky spa and perhaps the best part - a rooftop terrace, overlooking the whole of the city. You can stay at the Montcalm Royal House Hotel with Wowcher, from £129 for two for an overnight stay.

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Hilton London Bankside, London


If you're planning a trip to the capital, the Hilton London Bankside is perfectly situated on the Southbank to make the most of the city's tourist attractions. You're a stone's throw away from The Shard, Shakespeare's Globe, The London Eye and SEA LIFE London Aquarium, not to mention every foodie's paradise, Borough Market. The five-star hotel also boasts its own indoor pool, restaurant and cocktail bar to relax in after a day of sightseeing and exploring.

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A Plumguide stay, Kent 


There's plenty to do in Kent. You can visit the towns of Canterbury, Margate and Rochester, and it's only a short drive or train ride from London. This spot is known as the 'Garden of England', aptly named for the lush landscapes and wild coasts.

Parquet Pocket home (pictured), Plumguide 

Crown & Garter, West Berkshire


Offering fabulous views over the English countryside, you won't regret a stay at the gorgeous, award-winning Crown & Garter pub and hotel in the idyllic village of Inkpen, West Berkshire. As well as enjoying the home comforts of delicious food and a cosy suite, you'll get to enjoy some of the most beautiful walks and cycling routes in the UK. This is definitely the ideal home-grown destination for foodies, cyclists, walkers and anyone looking for a peaceful getaway in the UK.

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Manhattan Loft Gardens, London


Manhattan Loft Gardens is a seriously impressive building, designed by iconic high-rise architects SOM and with The Stratford Hotel, three bars, two restaurants and a gym, it’s one to visit. A visit to the Kitchen E20 is a must, we recommend the Confit Duck Bon Bons and the spectacular lamb gnocchi, though make sure you save room for the delicious cookie dough ice cream! Fancy an evening tipple? The Mezzanine is a world-class cocktail bar, with open DJ nights on a Thursday and live music nights on a Friday, it’s got all you need to party the night away. And once you’re ready to hit the hay, you can fall right into a luxury bed and wake up to the panoramic views of the city. It’s central location makes The Stratford the perfect hotel for a staycation in the city - add it to your list!

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Sheraton Grand Park, London


Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, this iconic address boasts unrivalled views of Green Park – not to mention, it's nearby a number of London's most iconic and historic attractions, including Buckingham Palace, Westminster and Oxford Street. One of the finest examples of art deco architecture, guests can also head to the hotel's Palm Court restaurant for one of the best traditional afternoon teas in the city. 

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South Lodge Hotel, Horsham


South Lodge Hotel and Spa is located in Horsham, a town in West Sussex that has previously welcomed Queen Elizabeth as its guest. Between parks, ponds, and nature reserves within the South Downs, it's no surprise that the area has attracted the monarch, and the South Lodge Hotel and Spa is the perfect place to stay. Guests have access to a 44,000 square foot luxury spa complete with an indoor and outdoor pool, gym, spin studio, treatment rooms and a thermal suite. Once you're suitably pampered, head to the Botanica restaurant for a menu of delicious Mediterranean food.

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Somerley House, Suffolk


Worthy of a Jane Austen novel, this Georgian country house accommodates up to 8 guests. Perfectly positioned to explore the Norfolk Broads and Suffolk Heritage Coast on either bike or foot, closeby a number of historical sites, including Burgh Castle, Felbrigg Hall, and Somerleyton Hall – which you might recognise from season 4 of The Crown – await. Royal fans can even travel further afield and visit the Queen's beloved Sandringham Estate before retiring to Somerley House for a cosy night in.

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Cuckoo Down Farm, Devon


A short distance from the World Heritage coastline at Sidmouth, Cuckoo Down Farm boasts four beautifully decorated safari lodges, some with hot tubs, and two gorgeous yurts designed for relaxed and easy glamping. Whether you're looking for a romantic getaway or a family holiday, there's plenty to do at this rural retreat. Home to ponies and chickens, guests can while away their days exploring 30 verdant acres of unspoiled meadows, all before enjoying evenings beneath the stars with a campfire for company.

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Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire


Nailcote Hall has been termed 'one of the most romantic hotels in England' and it's even a firm favourite of Piers Morgan. Fully equipped with a Par 3 golf course, luxury spa facilities and an on-site gym and jogging track, there's plenty to do at this 17th century stately home. Just a stone's throw from Warwick Castle, Coventry Cathedral and Shakespeare's family houses, while away your weekend taking in the sights and sounds of the countryside. 

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Eden Project, Cornwall


With gardens spanning thirty acres, we can see why the Eden Project is a hugely popular tourist attraction on the south coast. From a rainforest cathedral to the flowers of South Africa and the Rainforest Canopy Walkway, there's plenty to keep you entertained all day - not to mention visiting the nearby St Austell Bay. If you're looking to make a weekend of it, then Cornwall is known for its picturesque coastal towns, including Padstow which is a short drive from the Eden Project and features four of Rick Stein's restaurants. 

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Cliveden House, Berkshire


This five-star country house hotel hosted Duchess Meghan the night before her lavish royal wedding to Prince Harry. Stretching across 376 verdant acres, the 17th-century property is situated alongside the banks of the River Thames in Berkshire and has welcomed the likes of Queen Victoria, Winston Churchill and Charlie Chaplin through its opulent doors. 

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The Seafood Restaurant and Rooms, Cornwall


Famed for a love of good food, wine and hospitality, the Rick Stein family boasts over 40 boutique rooms in a variety of properties. For those who want to wine, dine and fall straight into bed, there's no better place to stay than at one of the 16 boutique bedrooms above the chef's famous Seafood Restaurant in Padstow. The iconic venue, founded in 1975, is the perfect one-night escape with some of the finest, freshest seafood and Cornish produce creating a night (and breakfast!) to remember.

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Sandbanks Beach, Dorset 


With golden sands and cerulean shores, Sandbanks is considered one of Britain's best beaches. Perfect for a family day out at the seaside, you'll also find a crazy golf course, children's play area and a watersports equipment hire station. 

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The Old Parsonage, Oxford


Oxford's 17th century Old Parsonage strikes the perfect balance of old and new. Boasting 35 individually designed bedrooms & suites complete with luxurious handmade beds, unique Oxford sketches, and magnificent marble bathrooms, guests can enjoy afternoon tea in the courtyard, curl up with a good book in the hotel's library, or tour the historic city on a vintage bike. 

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Blackberry Wood Farm, Sussex


Looking for something different? This small, family-run campsite offers quirky and quality accommodation. Stroll through the iconic Sussex countryside, and you'll find Blackberry Wood Farm at the foot of the South Downs National Park, just seven miles from nearby Brighton. Guests can kick back and relax in fairytale treehouses, a 1964 Routemaster London double-decker Bus, a refurbished fire engine, a converted 1965 Wessex Search and Rescue helicopter, or an original 1930's Gypsy Wagon. It'll certainly be a holiday to remember!

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Coworth Park, Ascot


Prince Harry and best man, Prince William headed to Coworth Park ahead of his upcoming nuptials to Meghan Markle in 2018. Stretching across 240 acres of picturesque parkland, we reckon the groom was swayed by the hotel's impressive equestrian centre and polo fields. 

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Greenway House, Devon


As well as pretty beaches and country walks, Devon is the perfect place for book lovers to visit, specifically Agatha Christie fans! If you're partial to a murder mystery by the famous author, then you need to take a trip to her holiday home Greenway House, which inspired several of her novels. Look around the setting of Dead Man's Folly, spot the wildlife at the battery overlooking the river and see family collectables. Who wouldn't want to see the place Agatha named 'the loveliest place in the world'?

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The Goring, London


Want to treat yourself to a city break? The Duchess of Cambridge loves this London hotel - and we can see why. Bordering on the iconic walls of Buckingham Palace and nearby Knightsbridge, you'll be able to stay in one of the Goring's 69 sumptuous suites.

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Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire


Wrapped around a magnificent Cypriot pine tree on the grounds of a medieval Manor house, you'll find the Orchard Treehouse. Boasting a private hot tub on the deck, guests can also stretch their legs and navigate the sprawling footpaths over Bredon Hill or cycle over to the picturesque village of Little Comberton.

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Norfolk Lavender Fields


Post-lockdown, a day trip to the lavender fields in Norfolk might just be what the doctor ordered. Brimming with beautiful blooms, you'll enter an enchanting vista of peaceful gardens infused with the relaxing scent of lavender.

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Grantley Hall, Yorkshire Dales


Grantley Hall is a beautifully restored Grade II listed Palladian mansion, situated in the great British countryside in the Yorkshire Dales. Ideal for a restorative getaway, you can spend your time exploring the scenic outdoors or relaxing at the hotel's tranquil spa.

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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire


This 17th-century country hotel has welcomed a number of illustrious guests throughout its history, including Queen Victoria. Blending past and present, all 59 of the hotel's suites and lodges have been thoughtfully restored and individually styled with period decor fit for royalty. The hotel's new multi-million-pound spa boasts an indoor-outdoor vitality pool, an extensive range of treatments, and bespoke therapies as well as outdoor relaxation areas complete with alpine lodges.

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Love2Stay, Shropshire


Just a stone's throw from the rolling Shropshire Hills, the Love2Stay resort offers luxury caravanning and glamping holidays. From fully serviced caravan pitches to stunning safari lodges with their own private hot tubs and large flat-screen televisions, you'll be spoilt for choice. With a host of fitness activities on offer, guests can work out in the resort's techno gym, spend the day fishing or take a dip in the natural swimming pool. 

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Bel & The Dragon, various locations across the South of England


With a collection of Country Inns and restaurants situated across South England's most charming towns and villages, couples and families alike can escape to the English countryside, staying in characterful rooms adorned with timeless, cosy and classic décor.

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Crockers, Henley


This recently renovated, Grade II listed townhouse in Henley has been transformed into the ultimate foodie destination hotel featuring seven bedrooms, two chef's tables, a bar, a robatayaki grill restaurant and terrace dining. After your gourmet dining experience, wind down in style in The Quarters, featuring stunning designs by Ali Hearn interiors.

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Storrs Hall Hotel, Lake Windermere, the Lake District


Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake District, this four-star hotel is set on 17 acres of grounds on the shores of Lake Windermere. Wordsworth himself stayed at this Grade II Listed Georgian mansion, which boasts sumptuous interiors and a restaurant that has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. Breakfast is available each morning, and guests can enjoy picnics on the beautiful grounds.

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The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Yorkshire Dales


This stunning Yorkshire retreat comes with two infinity pools, a lake view terrace, a Himalayan sauna and more for the perfect romantic getaway. Ideal for couples looking for a luxury staycation and ultimate relaxation experience, The Coniston also offers unique spa treatments including a seaweed soak and curated Yorkshire Tea Baths in collaboration with Taylor's.

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Thyme, Cotswolds


Thyme is an elegant collection of cottages within a restored Cotswold manor and farm. Described as a 'village within a village' this hotel emerged from a family story where a passion for the land, food and entertaining, merges with a love of local heritage, beauty and conservation. This idyllic English country destination is the ultimate staycation for those seeking a restful retreat.

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Brooks Hotel, Edinburgh


The stunning Brooks Hotel, situated in the heart of Edinburgh is a staycation you won't want to miss. Wander around the historic Edinburgh Castle, go shopping down Princes Street and take a tour of the Blair Street Underground Vaults, all from your doorstep.

Currently available on Wowcher for an absolute steal, is a one or two-night stay for two people in a King Room with breakfast, late checkout, one bottle of wine to share and an afternoon tea.

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Crazy Bear Hotel, Various Locations


If you're looking for the ultimate post-lockdown luxury, this 5* overnight stay for two at the award-winning Crazy Bear hotel is an unbeatable option. Enjoy a glass of Lanson Extra Age Brut or Rosé Brut Champagne on arrival, a bottle of Champagne Tsarine by Adriana in your room, three-course dinner at the Thai or English restaurant and breakfast! Are you tempted yet?

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Rudloe Arms Hotel, Corsham


Stay at famous chef Marco Pierre White's Rudloe Arms Hotel and experience food heaven. The Georgian manor is set within the most stunning grounds, and Wowcher are offering a one or two-night stay at the countryside escape with breakfast and six-course Marco Pierre White dining.

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