uk-staycation

We may earn a commission for products purchased through links in this article

22 UK staycations you need to visit on your next weekend getaway

The UK has some stunning holiday destinations...

Megan Bull

If you're looking for a post-lockdown getaway, then look no further than the UK. Why travel abroad when you could stay at the stunning hotel where the Duchess of Sussex spent the night before her wedding to Prince Harry in 2018? We've rounded up a list of our favourite UK staycations, from country escapes to coastal retreats...

RELATED: 9 celebrities enjoying idyllic UK staycations

A Plumguide stay, Kent 

plumguide-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

crown-garter

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

sheraton-park

Nestled in the heart of Mayfair, this celebrated art deco 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

south-lodge

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.

READVisit Britain launches Escape the Everyday campaign to support the UK tourism industry

Cuckoo Down Farm, Devon

cuckoo-down-farm

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

_nailcote-hall

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

eden-project

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.

READ: 82 things you need to pack for a holiday: the ultimate guide

Cliveden House, Berkshire

cliveden-house

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. The hotel is currently accepting bookings.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

READ: 10 secret lavender fields that should be on your UK summer bucket list

The Seafood Restaurant and Rooms, Cornwall

rick-stein-hotel

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 

sandbanks

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

READ: Camping essentials for your next staycation: 70 things you must pack

Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm, Warwickshire

alpaca-farm

You and a friend can each take an alpaca for a walk before meeting a host of other animals at Lucky Tails Alpaca Farm. This offer is now £20 for two - saving 25% on the usual cost.

To book your tickets, visit Travelzoo.com.

The Old Parsonage, Oxford

old-parsonage

Set to reopen on 1 October, 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

treehouse

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

coworth-park

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. Back in business and welcoming guests once more, the spa, pool, gym, and Spatisserie are also scheduled to reopen on August 1. 

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Greenway House, Devon

greenway-house

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

the-goring

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 from September 4. 

To book your stay visit booking.com.

Orchard Treehouse, Worcestershire

orchard-treehouse

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

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.

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

Grantley Hall, Yorkshire Dales

staycation-uk

Planning to re-open on 1 August 2020, 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.

BOOK: 19 of the best luxury spa breaks in the UK

Ye Olde Bell Hotel & Spa, Nottinghamshire

ye-old-bell

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. 

Desperate for some R&R? Good news, Ye Olde Bell is offering exclusive spa hire and private staycations for those after a getaway with friends and family. The hotel will be accepting bookings from August 2020 for the spa and to stay.

To book your stay, visit booking.com.

Love2Stay, Shropshire

love2stay

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

MORE: The Queen's 2020 summer holiday will be so different – see the Scottish traditions she'll miss

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

bel-and-dragon

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.

MORE: Wish we were here! 10 photos of the royals on amazing summer holidays

HELLO!'s selection is editorial and independently chosen – we only feature items our editors love and approve of. HELLO! may collect a share of sales or other compensation from the links on this page. To find out more visit our FAQ page.

Activate HELLO! alerts and find out about everything before anyone else.