The best UK weekend getaways

20 April 2017 by
First published: 6 September 2016

If you need a break, but don’t want to travel too far, look at our list of 5 of the best UK weekend getaways.  As everyone deserves a chance to de-stress every now and again, and most people have to jump on a plane to do it. When you live and work in the UK, it is easy to forget everything that it has to offer, but there are so many beautiful places situated around the country that are perfect for a quick break. Best of all, you will save money on airport transport, plane tickets, and duty-free! Here are the best picks for some UK weekend getaways…

Haven Hotel and Spa, Sandbanks, Dorset

Sandbanks, a small peninsula just five miles west of Bournemouth, is known as the ‘Beverly Hills of England’. Pay it a visit and you will understand why. Golden sands, top restaurants, millionaire’s houses, and best of all – the beaches are always quiet because of its location. The Haven Hotel is sat on the very edge of the water, so you are guaranteed top views. You can also enjoy all of the facilities it has to offer, including a fully-equipped spa, an indoor and outdoor pool, and a dining terrace with to-die-for views. Enjoy isolation in the best way possible!

Standard room prices start at £166 per night, harbour view rooms at £249

The Mews at Sopwell House, Hertfordshire

This newly-renovated manor house was originally an old stable block, but it has now been transformed into a quintessentially British oasis, with 16 mews set within 12 acres. The house is a mere 10-minute drive from the historic market town St Albans, and only an hour from London. Enjoy all of the nearby tourist destinations during the day, and then recline in the hotel’s award-winning spa or the elegant dining area. Or, best of all, you can relax in the stunning communal botanical garden with a hydrotherapy pool, designed by Chelsea Flower Show gold medallist Ann-Marie Powell.

Executive rooms start at £132 per night, suites at £144

The Arden Hotel, Stratford-upon-Avon

If you are an avid theatre lover, this boutique hotel is perfect for you. Sat right on the doorstep of the historic Royal Shakespeare Theatre, and the smaller Swan Theatre, it is perfect for when you want to catch a show without having to travel. The luxurious 45-bedroom accommodation is in the heart of Shakespeare’s birthplace, so fascinating historic sites await you.

Superior rooms start at £110, master rooms at £140 

Coworth Park, Berkshire

For the perfect countryside getaway, Coworth Park is the choice for you. It is located on the borders of Windsor Great Park, and is surrounded by acres of picturesque greenery. The hotel offers a spa as well as equestrian facilities, and it consists of converted stables and cottages – giving you the perfect calm landscape needed for some well-earned relaxation.

Stable superior rooms start at £330 per night, suites at £520

 Twelve Picardy Place, Edinburgh

This townhouse can boast being next door to the birthplace of famous author Arthur Conan Doyle, and minutes away from the Playhouse Theatre and popular shopping destination Princes Street. The modern boutique hotel has only 10 rooms on offer, so you are guaranteed attentive service and a high quality experience with your stay. Get the most out of your weekend by fitting in all that Edinburgh has to offer, and then grab a cocktail and dinner at the restaurant’s sophisticated bar and restaurants.

Superior double suites start at £135 per night, executive double suites at £185