It’s very easy to lose sight of important things in life, particularly with busy schedules, work meetings, tight deadlines. Besides, the last 2 years have only made most of us realize the importance of small things and meaningful experiences in life. It taught us what is important in life.
One way to try and not lose sight of this learning is to take breaks as often as possible and appreciate life and all the important things in it. When it comes to weekend getaways a lot of people prefer escaping to lesser-known areas in the UK instead of far-flung destinations. Whether you are looking to spend some quality time with family or your partner or trying to get a change of scenery after some traumatic experience like recovering from your car accident injuries or a break-up, these sumptuous destinations will help bring you peace away from the chaos.
The Peak District
The Peak District gives you the chance of enjoying the old-school charm of ancient villages and rugged landscapes from comfort. You can enjoy your weekend getaway by staying at a local Inn or converted Victorian pile Callow Hall and for some additional vibe, you can get a treehouse to experience the true beauty of nature. Besides, The Peak District offers some cozy pubs with roaring log fires, you can visit Elizabethan Garden and tramp around the National Park for a memorable trip.
Pembroke shire is home to some of the most amazing beaches in the region like Prescipe Bay and Church Doors Cove, which makes it a great spot for a weekend getaway. You also get a taste of local wildlife by getting on a boat to Ramsey Island. You can stay at The Grove In Narberth, a charming hotel surrounded by woodlands and meadows along with Presell Hill visible in the distance. To make your trip more enjoyable your try some delicious food at The Fernery restaurant located within the Grove’s hotel and a local quirky Cage Mor for some mind-blowing lobster rolls
Kent is the perfect weekend getaway, an escape to this quirky, retro design is what you need to get a fresher from your job and busy schedule. You can stay at The Rose, a former Victorian pub transformed into an eight-bedroom haven. Enjoy your roll-top bath for some relaxing me-time, all rooms have sweet touches of old-school charm like Austin Austin products and vintage record players. Besides, you cannot go to Kent and not make a reservation at The Sportsman for a delicious meal.
Lose yourself in the hedgerows and visit Wells Cathedral during your weekend getaway to Somerset to view over 300 Gothic Sculptures as well as dramatic scissor arches. You can enjoy your visit by staying at The Newt, it’s designed by the couple known for the legendary Babylonstoren In Stellenbosch. Along with the spectacular grounds at the hotel including a Baroque-style maze, wild swimming ponds, and woodlands, you get to experience luxurious Georgian-themed rooms along with more cozy and rustic accommodations within the former stable yard.
Enjoy strolling around some of the most magnificent broads wander within Norwich’s Cathedral Quarter, along with the cobblestoned streets and medieval buildings during your stay in Norfolk. It offers more than some memorable walks for great conversations like the city’s traditional open-air market. While at Norfolk you can stay at the lovely Hales Hall, where each room has its own style. However, you can expect the four-poster beds and the charming open fireplaces in this medieval estate. When in Norfolk don’t forget to stop by at The Gunton Arms for some delicious moreish food as you take in the art.
A perfect weekend getaway to visit the spectacularly beautiful Dunnottar Castle, a dramatically above the sea medieval fortress is enough to make your trip memorable. During your trip, you can stay at Fife Arms, a very cozy highland retreat with a breathtaking art collection and furnishings beautifully designed by Araminta Campbell, an Edinburgh-based weaver. You can stay in one of the great Scots-inspired Culture Rooms to experience the fully immersed Scottish history. However, make sure not to miss the amazing hotel’s nature excursions, the tramp that takes you through the Cairngorms National Park
Spend your weekend getaway like royalties, visit the Windsor Castle one of the most impressive structures in Britain and explore the treasures of the State Rooms, but don’t forget to stroll through the rose-filled grounds. You will find yourself lost in the mesmerizing history and properties dating to the 17th century. Berkshire is rich in history, culture, and offers a great spot to experience royalty up close.
You can visit Bath for your weekend getaways and enjoy going to classic places the Crescent, the Roman Baths, and the Abbey and for something different you can drop by at 8 Holland Street’s Bath gallery and take in a collection of antiques, crafts, and great designer pieces. Besides, on the trip you can stay at the Gainsborough Bath Spa and Hotel. It is located in the heart of the vintage, honey-colored city, beside the classic rooms, soaking in the hotel’s restorative waters is the main attraction to look forward to.
When you are visiting Oxford make sure your take up the opportunity to punt along the river and explore Blenheim Palace, a truly remarkable stately home. However, instead of booking a room at one of the hotels, check into Belmond Le Manor, which is just a 20-minute drive from the city. All rooms are inspired by the owner’s travels; however, the true treasure is the food. During your visit, you will be tempted to spend most of your time in the kitchen and maybe take up a class or two at the on-site cookery school for guests.
The Lake District
During your visit, you are likely going to spend most of your time at the Lake District, but you should also try exploring Wordsworth’s home in Grasmere Dove Cottage. You can stay at Brownber Hall when visiting Lake District, located beside the Howgill Fells, it’s a renovated Victorian manor. The property is charming and the decor feels very homespun in a good way.