The United Kingdom is small in size, but grand in stature when it comes to history.In addition to historic monuments aplenty and green and pleasant lands, the UK has some truly dramatic scenery, and is littered with charming villages. Don't let the weather put you off! Yes, it can be a bit rainy. (And windy. And occasionally snowy.) But that is all the more reason to make sure you're staying at one of the best places to stay in the United Kingdom.You'll be reassured that when the heavens open you can nip back inside somewhere comfortable/luxurious/eclectic/grand/quirky.
Being an island, the UK has a lot of beach and is rich in places to stay with dramatic sea views. Cornwall, Devon, Wales and the West coast of Scotland are popular destinations for beach holidays. Whether you are looking for a family bucket and spade holiday, the thrills and spills of water sports, solitary walks or the drama and romance of big waves and bigger skies, there is a hotel to suit you.
The UK is flush with beautiful countryside in every corner of the land. From Perthshire to the Lake District to Yorkshire, the Cotswolds, Hampshire, Cornwall and even offshore, on islands such as the Isle of Wight, the Scilly Isles and the Scottish Hebrides.
For the best places to stay in the United Kingdom either a city break in London or Edinburgh, these cities will never disappoint and are rammed with great places to stay for every budget. But don’t overlook other British cities such as Bath, Newcastle and Oxford or pretty towns like Cheltenham.
Distinctive but simple, clean and modern hotel with quirky minimalist furnishings and good amenities. Appropriately arty spot from which to explore one of London's most cultured, multi-ethnic and inexpensively fashionable new areas.
Tasteful townhouse B&B in hip East London. Contemporary design. Wooden floors, white washed walls, antique furniture. Friendly laid-backed service. Excellent breakfasts. Walking distance from Homerton station with good links to the rest of london. A real home away from home.
Orkney, Highlands & Islands
A charming B&B on Orkney. Just three elegant bedrooms, cosy sitting room with fireplace and DVDs, lovely garden, and plenty of activities around. An excellent choice for bird watchers, nature enthusiasts, and those on a budget.
A 19th century country guesthouse nestled in the village of Innerleithen. Eight individually designed rooms still retain many of their original features. Relax by the fireplace or enjoy the many outdoor pursuits. Only 30 miles from Edinburgh this is the ideal country bolt hole.
Hotel One Hundred is a family owned and managed bed and breakfast in Cardiff City Centre. The hotel has seven clean, simple, fully en-suite bedrooms and offer a continental breakfast each morning. Great value just a short walk from all of the shops and attractions of Cardiff city centre.
Gwynedd, North Wales
Overlooking Cardigan Bay and at the foot of the Rhinog Mountains, Llwyndu Farmhouse is a cosy private hotel for Bed & Breakfast. The farmhouse provides comfortable accommodation in rooms full of character and quirkiness. Surrounded by natural beauty, this is ideal for the enthusiastic walker.
A 17th-century coaching inn, tucked beneath Whitby’s historic abbey, that creaks with character. Its ten quirkily shaped rooms mix original features with a cool, fresh look while the restaurant offers a bistro-style menu. Distinguished guests include the likes of Dickens and Captain James Cook.
Traditional Yorkshire pub provides excellent food and accommodation. Situated in the Yorkshire Dales, this award-winning pub boasts recently renovated rooms with picturesque views, a guest library and a delicious modern British menu. A welcoming countryside retreat.
nr Cheltenham, The Cotswolds
A contemporary-chic manor house set on 55 beautiful acres, in the Cotswold countryside. Trendy rooms mix the best of both worlds, with original sash windows, high ceilings and fireplaces mixed with sleek handmade modern furnishings and bold colour combos. A sophisticated, fun country escape.
A traditional 17th century coaching inn situated in the heart of the Cotswolds. Stylish rooms with feature walls of George Stubbs paintings, antique furniture, four posters & cosy sheepskin rugs. Or cottages for groups or families. Great British pub food, real ale and excellent value too!
Quirky, rural country house with good organic food and a warm welcoming atmosphere, set in peaceful valley close to the South Devon coast. Individual rooms are bright and comfortable - some have majestic views. Come here to recharge the batteries and appreciate rural Devon.
Centrally located in the heart of Exeter's beautiful Cathedral Yard. Rooms are cheerfully furnished - bright and contemporary. Some enjoy splendid views of the 12th century Gothic Cathedral. Food served at the restaurant is excellent, as the menu is supervised by Gidleigh's Michael Caines.
Charming off-the-beaten track farmhouse B+B. Self catering cottages and yurts in a stunning location. Beautifully renovated interiors keep all the old world charm whilst providing top notch comfort. Cosy yurts give a wild camping feel. Indulgent breakfasts are offered. A great escape.
Eclectic B&B. Unique rooms have mural works by local artists, flat screen TVs; en-suites have free standing tubs and eco-friendly products. Breakfast room-come-gallery has recycled furniture and plenty of art. Walking distance to buzzy cafes and pubs. Chic, colourful and authentic.