With the last Bank holiday before Christmas just around the corner, we are exploring some of Britain’s best getaways and days out for all types of adventurers. Whether you want to escape to Dormy House in the Cotswolds for a pampered weekend or prefer a bit of retail therapy in Birmingham’s best designer stores, we have chosen our Top 5 destinations for you this Bank Holiday!
1. The Wild at Heart…
The Haford Estate and Devils Bridge
Just 12 miles from the seaside town of Aberystwyth, visit the stunningly picturesque surroundings of the Haford Estate. This remote location is home to some of the finest views and forests Britain has to offer. With around 200-acres of lovingly restored woodlands and 18th Century gardens, pack a picnic and soak in the atmosphere of the cascading waterfalls or valley rivers.
Surrounding the Haford Estate you can also visit Rheidol Gorge, home to the well known Devils Bridge, where more beautiful waterfalls and nature trails can be explored. With local pubs and B&B’s enjoy a true British Bank holiday exploring the hidden treasures of British woodland.
2. The City Shopper…
Birmingham City Centre / Mailbox
We may be Bias to this wonderful city, as its so close to our heritage, but with lots to offer Birmingham is our top pick for those in need of a little retail therapy this bank holiday. With a wide collection of the UK’s best designer stores, you can really indulge in the ultimate shopping experience.
We recommend visiting the Mailbox to find the best designer brands, including department store Harvey Nichols. With a wide choice in restaurants and bars surrounding the Mailbox we recommend Toms Kitchen. Created by Tom Aikens his Brasserie style restaurant offers seasonal British produce in a relaxed and informal setting. For those making an evening of it, visit the everyman cinema for a luxury cinema experience. With comfortable leather sofa’s, bar and food, be sure to book at Everyman as its a popular choice for film lovers.
3. The Foodie Fanatic…
Hampton Court Palace, BBC GoodFood feast
For all the foodie enthusiasts out there, look no further than the BBC GoodFood Feast at Hampton Court Palace this bank holiday weekend.
Set in the beautiful grounds of Hampton Court Palace, feast your taste buds with the wide selection of pop up restaurants, artisan producers and live shows from top chefs. You can also enjoy live music from the Gardens Bandstand and explore the grounds of Henry VIII’s palace.
4. The Seaside Escaper….
This Pembrokeshire Town is perhaps Wales’ most charming seaside resort. Home to three beautiful Blue Flag beaches it’s the ideal seaside getaway. With many picturesque coastal walks, restaurants and bars, their is plenty to fill your weekend with.
Enjoy the British traditions of Fish and chips at the sea front, or for an evening meal visit the Salt Cellar located within the Atlantic hotel and offers beautiful sea views. The town’s character comes from is vibrant town houses and quirky shops. Great for the family, or a couples getaway.
5. The Luxury Retreater…
Known for its quintessentially English charm, natural beauty and celebrity residents the Cotswolds is a must visit British Location.
Boasting some of the best Spa’s and retreats in Britain, you will find ultimate tranquility in the cotswolds and If a luxury retreat is what your about this bank holiday, look no further than Dormy House. Located near to the town of Broadway, their house motto is ‘Walk in. Float out.’ You can unwind in the candlelight infinity pool or treat yourself to one of their luxury treatments, from massages to champagne and truffle facials.
With a wide selection of Britain’s best Spa breaks located in the Cotswolds, visit http://www.cotswoldlife.co.uk/home/8-cotswold-spa-retreats-you-need-to-visit-1-4291843
to see more luxury getaways.
With so much to enjoy this bank holiday, let us know what your perfect British break is by writing into us at firstname.lastname@example.org