The 10 Best Hotels in the UK for a Christmas Getaway
Has the stress of the past year taken its toll, or are you already exhausted from present shopping? Then it's the perfect time to have yourself a merry little Christmas getaway in the UK! We've got some incredible offers on stays at hotels across the UK, from rustic hotels set in beautiful countryside like the Peak District and Cotswolds to character-filled city breaks in Dorset and castle stays in Wales. So get ready to pack those bags and enjoy some of the best hospitality the UK has to offer as you head off to your very own winter wonderland!
- Sunborn Yacht Hotel 4*, London
Looking for the perfect place to rest your head after exploring London's Christmas Markets and festive shops? Then the 4* Sunborn London Yacht Hotel offers the ultimate luxury stay from which to experience the capital! Exclusive and extravagant, the Yacht is located on Royal Victoria Dock in East London, and boasts the finest views, the finest atmosphere and the finest services. Classic rooms feature sumptuous beds, a luxurious shower room, seating area, large picture window, and all your home-from-home modern essentials. While beautifully appointed executive rooms give guests a private balcony from which to enjoy the views - of which you can choose the dock or river.
- Briery Wood Cumbria Country House Hotel 4*, Lake District
The breathtaking landscape of the Lake District is the ideal place to get away from it all this Christmas, and where better to stay than in the cosy 4* Briery Wood Country House Hotel? Situated within seven acres of gorgeous gardens and woodland near the dreamy Windermere lakes, you certainly won't be short of a good view! When you're not out enjoying the neighbouring villages of Ambleside and Bowness, you're welcome to kick your feet up in one of the cosy lounges! We're offering a great deal on a stay here with a standard double or twin guest room and plenty more for a truly restful retreat. Keen to indulge a little more? You're welcome to upgrade your stay to include a delicious cream tea, or lovers of the great outdoors will revel in a tranquil Windermere Yellow Cruise.
- Three Horse Shoes Country Inn and Spa 4*, Peak District
Take a peak at this stunning country inn set in the heart of the beautiful Peak District. The Three Horseshoes Inn lies on the edge of Staffordshire Peak Park and is surrounded by verdant gardens and stunning views over the Roaches. There's nowhere better to let the weight of the world escape your shoulders! The Inn is ideally placed for country walks if you fancy wrapping up warm and strolling through the picturesque countryside, so head out to explore the spectacular landscapes on foot or bicycle. The famous Buxton and Leek Christmas Market is also situated just a stone's throw from the hotel, so you'll be able to get out there and explore the various festive stalls, see the entertainment and sip on mulled wine.
- Gloucestershire Robinswood Hotel 4*, Cotswolds
Looking to explore the picture-book villages and rolling hills of the Cotswolds this festive season? Then the Gloucester Robinswood Hotel, nestled in the heart of the idyllic Gloucestershire countryside, is the perfect place to escape the stress of modern life! With our fabulous deals on stays here, you can look forward to resting your head in one of their tastefully decorated en-suite twin or double rooms, complete with contemporary amenities. During the day, why not make the most of access to the leisure facilities that's included in your stay? Go for a dip in the heated pool, relax and unwind in the sauna or work up a sweat in the gymnasium or squash court. The picturesque nearby city of Gloucester is also hosting plenty of festive events, with the Orchard Street Christmas Market a must-see for lovers of delicious seasonal food and local crafts!
- Ardoe House Hotel and Spa Aberdeen 4*, Scotland
You can't get more festive than staying in an elegant 19th-century mansion in Scotland, with the cold climate meaning you're in with a good chance of a real White Christmas! The 4* Ardoe House Hotel and Spa is set in thirty acres of immaculately landscaped gardens amid the Aberdeenshire countryside - the perfect place to relax and rekindle. Behind this 19th-century manor house's sash windows and castle-like turrets, you'll find opulent reception rooms with high ceilings, an atmospheric bar and restaurant, and fabulous leisure facilities including an indoor swimming pool. Aberdeen is a great choice for anyone seeking a mini-break, and the hotel is conveniently located in the vibrant heart of the city near historic Crathes Castle and Balmoral Castle. There's also lots of festive events to look forward to in Aberdeen, with a Christmas sculpture trail and festive markets to explore!
- Milford Hotel & Spa Salisbury 4*, Wiltshire
The Milford Hall Hotel is a beautiful Georgian mansion that feels like it was plucked straight from an Austen novel, and is the ideal destination for a Christmas getaway! Based just a five-minute walk from the historic market square in the centre of Salisbury, which is hosting a fabulous Christmas fair, it's only a short walk from the famous Salisbury Cathedral, museums and shops. Classically decorated with a modern touch, if you book your stay with Wowcher - you'll be greeted by the attentive staff with a glass of mulled wine each plus a mince pie on arrival and shown to a double or twin en-suite room. The perfect start to your festive break! You'll also be treated to access to the hotel's spa facilities as well as a delicious breakfast, and dinner credit to spend at the hotel's Milano restaurant!
- Bay Horse Inn 4*, Northumberland
The Bay Horse Inn is the ideal destination for a serene break, with the inn perfectly situated in the Cheviot Hills in the beautiful Northumberland countryside! Sitting alongside the smoothly coursing River Rede and close to Rede Valley, the area is well-renowned for its peace, tranquillity and wide, open spaces that are ideal for outdoor pursuits. From Hadrian's Wall to Alnwick Castle, the dramatic sights are just one of the reasons to visit the stunning north-east corner of Britain...The surrounding hills offer spectacular countryside views, so why not take a scenic stroll or cycle to embrace all that nature has to offer, particularly in the neighbouring Northumberland National Park.
- White House Hotel 4*, Somerset
Situated on the edge of the stunning Exmoor National Park, the White House Hotel is the perfect spot to get away from it all! Comprising a Grade II listed Georgian building and a 300-year-old converted farmhouse, the hotel stands proud with beautiful whitewashed walls and homely, comforting interiors. Wander around the vibrant village of Williton, and you will discover a variety of charming local shops and pubs. Neighbouring towns include the popular coastal Minehead with it's sandy beaches, and during the festive season the town's traditional steam railway runs special Santa services - where you coast through the beautiful Somerset countryside with Father Christmas himself!
- Ruthin Castle Hotel 4*, North Wales
What could be more magical than staying in a real Welsh castle steeped in history this Christmas? The Ruthin Castle Hotel was once owned by the likes of King Edward I, Henry VIII and Elizabeth I, and dates back as far as 1277. Complete with turrets and an ivy-adorned archway, it paints the perfect picture for your castle retreat in North Wales. Once inside and away from the wintry weather, the roaring fireplaces will be a welcoming sight. The hotel is set in an area of outstanding natural beauty, making it the ideal base from which to explore all that the area has to offer. The stunning welsh town of Ruthin features stunning architecture and will play host to Christmas fairs and other festive events throughout November and December!
- Kingston Country Courtyard 4*, Dorset
The Kingston Country Courtyard is set in a nature lovers paradise! Located in picturesque Dorset in the heart of the Purbecks, this is a lovely hotel offering a warm charm and modern living. You'll stay in a comfortable and spacious luxury suite offering character and charm, complete with the highest standard of furnishing. The quaint village of Kingston is located close to the Jurassic Coast, so make sure you venture out and explore this World Heritage Site, which offers breathtaking views of the sea and surrounding area. Make sure you visit the historic Corfe Castle, an iconic landmark in Dorset dating back 1000 years, and explore the ruins, taking a trip back to the past!