Best of British-Christmas Edition

From the beauty of Oxfordshire to the magnificent scenery of Suffolk , there is a venue for any special & romantic celebration…

 

Buckinghamshire | Danesfield House  Hotel and Spa

We say “An attractive natural environment, Buckinghamshire is a county that is worth your while. With many places of historical and cultural interest to visit and a plethora of activities to partake in, you’ll find that Buckinghamshire is very diverse in character.”

They say “It’s the perfect year-round destination for memorable short-breaks and day trips, with its chocolate box villages, historic towns, quality attractions, and stunning countryside.” (visitbuckinghamshire.org)

Main Attractions:

-Catch an awe-inspiring production at the Aylesbury Waterside Theatre with your significant other.
-Revel in complete relaxation and tranquil rejuvenation at the Stoke Park Spa.
-Enjoy a bird’s eye view of the stunning English countryside after some flying lessons in a vintage Havilland Tiger Moth Biplane.

danesfieldhouse.co.uk

Essex | The Old House

We Say “A county of contrasts; Essex couples contemporary attractions with the splendour of ancient history. Be sure to see the historical landmarks like Audley End House and Gardens and the newly created architectural masterpieces such as Firstsite in Colchester.”

They Say “Essex is a remarkable collection of the old and the new, a rich tapestry of everything that makes Britain great. Combining modern facilities, fascinating towns and villages and ever-changing coastlines, Essex is the perfect short break.” (visitessex.com)

Main Attractions:

-Visit the impressive Firstsite Gallery, in the heart of the cultural quarter. Designed by Rafael Viñoly, the modern art gallery runs exhibitions all year.
-Observe over 270 wildlife species with your love at the Colchester Zoo, one of the top 20 zoos in the world.
-The Colchester Castle Museum is a must visit. Home to the biggest Norman Keep in Europe, its exciting displays and activities make for a wonderful day out.

thisoldhouse.com

Gloucestershire | The Cheltenham Trust 

We Say “Situated in South-West England rests the idyllic county of Gloucestershire. Comprised of the serene honey-hued Cotswold villages, lush greenery, and medieval market squares, Gloucestershire is worth your visit.”

They Say “An ever popular family day out, Gloucestershire offers plenty to see and do in nature as well as a rich medieval history. Enjoy hiking along the vast Cotswold Way or stop in one of the many charming towns for a cuppa.” (visitengland.com)

Main Attractions:

-Gather with thousands at the top of Cooper Hill for the annual Double Gloucestershire Cheese Rolling. Watch from the top, or take part with your love, but be careful!
-Stroll around Cotswold Wildlife Park & Gardens and enjoy undisturbed views of the animals, from magnificent rhinos to elegant giraffes.
-Take a visit to the medieval Berkeley Castle and take part in a number of activities, from jousting and archery, to falconry and jester skills.

cheltenhamtrust.org.uk

 

London | London Edition Hotel

We Say “The pulsating capital of England, London, is a historical setting and one of the most visited cities in the world. With its incredible heritage, remarkable landmarks and diverse cultures, London is a gem of a city for an unforgettable escape.”
They Say “Discover London’s diverse neighbourhoods, from tranquil suburbs to central areas full of shopping, entertainment, and dining options.” (visitlondon.com)

Main Attractions:
-Indulge in panoramic views of the London cityscape from the towering heights of the London Eye.
-Take a trip and immerse in the floral bliss of the Royal Botanic Garden.
-Discover the vibrant city life pulsating from each corner, from the flower markets to the lush street food.

editionhotels.com

Norfolk | Kimberley Hall

We say “Active Norfolk is the ideal place to get moving in the great outdoors for your honeymoon or holiday. Hike through the vast forests or visit Great Yarmouth, one of the top seaside resorts in Britain. If Norfolk is good enough to be the Queen’s home (Sandringham Estate), then it’s good enough for us!”

They say “Norfolk is a great all-year holiday, offering over 90 miles of unspoilt coastline, beautiful countryside, the unique Broads National Park, forests and heath land, internationally important nature reserves, picturesque market towns, amazing bird watching and fabulous seaside resorts.” (www.visitnorfolk.co.uk)

Main attractions:
-Visit the Grade I Nelson Monument, built as a tribute to Britain’s greatest naval hero.
-Zipline through the tallest trees in the country in the Breckland and Thetford Forest.
-Walk through the serene cloisters of Norwich Cathedral, constructed in 1096.

kimberleyhall.co.uk

Oxfordshire | Oxford Town Hall

We say “Oxfordshire is the pinnacle of refinement: academia, formality and manicured gardens come to mind. This is the land of Harry Potter, of Blenheim Palace and of unique shopping experiences that are above all, luxurious. That being said, there are also some wonderful century-old pubs and restaurants that are not to be missed!”

They say “Oxfordshire has a lot to offer to visitors and there is a reason why people return to the county again and again. Whether you want to discover an ancient civilisation at a world famous museum, wander around some of the most famous landmarks in the UK or relax with an afternoon tea, you will find something to do for all occasions and all members of the family.” (www.experienceoxfordshire.org)

Main Attractions:
-Discover a world of luxury shopping for less at Bicester Village.
-Take a tour of prestigious Oxford University, the oldest university in the English speaking world.
-Stroll through the formal gardens of Blenheim Palace, a UNESCO World Heritage Site.

oxfordtownhall.co.uk

Suffolk | Wood Farm Barn


We Say “Nestled on the east coast of England, Suffolk is characterised by its magnificent views and breathtaking natural beauty. Brimming with charming villages and charismatic towns, it beckons to tourists and visitors from around the world.”

They Say “The fabulous attractions and great days out in Suffolk mean you can do as much as you want, or as little. Sometimes, in a place this rich and beautiful, just being is pleasure enough.” (visitsuffolk.com)

Main Attractions:
-Unwind by the shimmering waters of the Suffolk Coast, and observe the rare birds as they fly across the blue skies and majestic red deer as they graze on the lush landscapes.
-Wander down the medieval streets of Bury St. Edmunds and indulge in the assortment of vintage boutiques and modern cafés.
-Theatre-lovers are in for a treat, with the Ipswich Pulse and Spill Festival. Enjoy a variety of performances with your love.

woodfarmbarn.benacre.com

 

Warwickshire | Ettington Park Hotel

We Say “Situated in the heart of the West Midlands is the captivating region of Warwickshire, birthplace of William Shakespeare. Find yourself transported to the Elizabethan era as you witness the plays of the Shakespeare Company. There is no limit to the historical landmarks this county has to offer and together with the natural resources like tumbling rivers; it is a true gem to explore.”

They Say “Revel in the heart of Shakespeare’s England with a short break to Warwickshire. In Stratford-upon-Avon, the theatres of the Royal Shakespeare Company welcome you to witness one of the Bard’s famous plays live. See signature motte-and-bailey forts and romantic Elizabethan love nests with gatehouses and towers.” (visitengland.com)

Main Attractions:
-For history enthusiasts, Warwick Castle is a thriving destination.
-Discover Shakespeare’s Schoolroom in Stratford-upon-Avon, where the poet was educated.
-The Attic Theatre is the home of award-winning performances.

handpickedhotels.co.uk

 

West Sussex |  Amberley Castle

We Say “A beautiful county bursting with captivating villages, dainty towns and a picturesque countryside area, West Sussex is the perfect peaceful place for a short break with your significant other.”

They Say “West Sussex is packed with interesting places to go, fun things to do and sights to see. The county is full of stately homes, vibrant market towns, and stunning countryside, villages which resonate with history, the fantastic Sussex seaside, and lots of exciting days out.” (westsussex.info/)

Main Attractions:
-Explore the rolling hills of the South Downs National Park, a certified Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty in Sussex.
-Bosham Village is home to several breathtaking sights. Take a trip to the harbour side village and stroll long the Chichester Harbour with your love.
-Dip your toes in the temperate waves of Bognor Regis Beach the great British resort is charming locations and makes for a romantic seaside adventure.

amberleycastle.co.uk

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