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25 UK hotels you need to visit for a post-lockdown weekend getaway

The UK has some stunning holiday destinations...

Megan Bull

With the news that the end of lockdown 3.0 is in sight, now's the best time to plan a post-lockdown getaway from April. With holidaying abroad banned until at least June 30, and a hefty £5000 fine for those that don't comply, staycations and house swaps have never been more appealing for those itching to reignite their love for travel.

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When can you book a UK staycation for?

From April 12 one household can stay at a cottage or holiday let and from May 17 hotels will reopen - and there's bound to be a big rush to book. 

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...

A Plumguide stay, Kent 

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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 

Barony Castle Hotel, Eddleston

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Originally built for the Murrays of Blackbarony, this 16th-century tower house has since evolved into the Barony Castle Hotel. A stunning destination ideal for couples, Wowcher has an incredible deal on right now, offering a borders stay for two people with breakfast and welcome drinks on arrival for £69. Alternatively, add a two-course dinner for £119 or arrange a two night stay for £179.

To book your stay, visit wowcher.co.uk

Crown & Garter, West Berkshire

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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.

To book your stay, visit booking.com

Sheraton Grand Park, London

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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. 

To book your stay visit booking.com

South Lodge Hotel, Horsham

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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 indoor and outdoor pool, gym, spin studio, treatment rooms and thermal suite. Once you're suitably pampered, head to the Botanica restaurant for a menu of delicious Mediterranean food.

For more information, visit booking.com.

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Cuckoo Down Farm, Devon

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Just a stone's throw 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.

For more information, visit cuckoodownfarm.co.uk

Nailcote Hall, Warwickshire

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Nailcote Hall has been termed 'one of the most romantic hotels in England' and it's even a firm favourite of Good Morning Britain's 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. 

To book your stay visit, booking.com

Eden Project, Cornwall

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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. 

For more information, visit edenproject.com.

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Cliveden House, Berkshire

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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. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

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The Seafood Restaurant and Rooms, Cornwall

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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, no better place to stay than 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.

To book your stay, visit rickstein.com

Sandbanks Beach, Dorset 

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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. 

For more information, visit visit-dorset.com

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The Old Parsonage, Oxford

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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. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com

Blackberry Wood Farm, Sussex

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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!

To book your stay, visit blackberrywood.com.

Coworth Park, Ascot

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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. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Greenway House, Devon

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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'?

For more information, visit nationaltrust.org.uk.

The Goring, London

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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.

To book your stay visit booking.com.

Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire

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Wrapped around a magnificent Cypriot pine tree in 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.

To book your stay, visit airbnb.com.

Norfolk Lavender Fields

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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.

For more information, visit norfolk-lavender.co.uk.

Grantley Hall, Yorkshire Dales

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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.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

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Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire

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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. .

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Love2Stay, Shropshire

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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. 

To book your stay, visit love2stay.co.uk

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

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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.

To book your stay, visit belandthedragon.co.uk

Crockers, Henley

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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 robotoyaki grill restaurant and terrace dining. After your gourmet dining experience, wind down in style in The Quarters, featuring stunning designs by Ali Hearn interiors.

To book your stay, visit henley.crockersuk.com

Storrs Hall Hotel, Lake Windermere, the Lake District

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Surrounded by the natural beauty of the Lake District, this four-star hotel is set in 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 which has been awarded 2 AA Rosettes. Breakfast is available each morning, and guests can enjoy picnics in the beautiful grounds.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

The Coniston Hotel Country Estate & Spa, Yorkshire Dales

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

To book your stay, visit www.theconistonhotel.com.

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Thyme, Cotswolds

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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.

To book your stay, visit booking.com

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