Great British Adventures

Whether you’re the outdoor type who enjoys exhilarating walks and challenging cycle trails, or in search of a little culture, there’s no better time to explore all that beautiful Britain has to offer. Your adventure starts here.

Top 5 cycling trails

Whether you’re looking for pure scenery or a challenging ride, we’re your starting and your finishing line. 

Hastings to Bexhill

This 20-minute ride along the sea front, next to a railway line is the perfect route for the beginner. With no traffic, where better to enjoy the sea views and the area’s old-fashioned charms?

Trent Valley

Join the banks of the Trent at Gunthorpe Bridge near Nottingham and follow it to the Ouse at Trent Falls, where it turns into the Humber. It’s ride around some easily negotiated and beautiful countryside. 

The Fen Villages

Head for the area east of Boston, Spalding and Wisbech for a brilliant concentration of tiny lanes and little villages that are just begging to be explored. 

Central Pennines

The scenery around the moors between West and South Yorkshire is pretty dramatic, will bring out the best in you and your bike. Want a challenge? Try The Strines, an 11-mile up-and-down epic between Langsett in the north and the A57 in the south. 

South Downs by the Sea

Beachy Head, the highest chalk cliff on the south coast, is a famous ride for its wide-open views of land and sea. Once you’ve filled your lungs with sea air, head for the roads behind the cliffs, where the flat-bottomed river valleys wind around the hills.

Top 5 for ramblers

Come rain or shine, nothing quite compares to the Great British countryside. Why not clear the cobwebs on an exhilarating walking break through our stunning isle?

Hadrian’s Wall Loop, Northumberland

This part of Northumberland, with its wild landscape of moorland, woods and loughs has barely changed in 2,000 years. A walk here is a great way to bring history to life.

Porlock Weir to Dunkery Beacon, Exmoor, Somerset

If you’re after a real challenge, start at the old fisherman’s snug pub in Porlock and climb to the highest point on Exmoor, where you can see as far as Wales and Cornwall.

Chinley to Edale, Peak District, Derbyshire

Scene of the famous Mass Trespass in 1932, the event that established rambling as a right, this is also a very beautiful spot, especially if you pick the right day.

St Michael’s Brent Tor, Dartmoor, Devon

There aren’t many places as tranquil and atmospheric as a three mile ramble up Brent Tor on Dartmoor to St Micheal de Rupe church. It’s a smaller, wilder version of Glastonbury Tor. 

Brontë Walk, Haworth, Yorkshire

Past Lower Laithe Reservoir, through Stanbury to the Museum Parsonage, Haworth Moors are at their most atmospheric in winter and inspired much of the Brontë sisters’ work.

Top 5 for foodies

In the last thirty years, British food has become arguably the best in the world. With its sheer variety and ever-improving quality, Britain can offer foodie treats unrivalled by any other destination. Take a look at our menu of local specialities and plan your foodie break. You can sleep it all off on one of our luxurious Hypnos beds.  

Borough Market

With over 100 stalls, Borough Market in south London is a real gourmet food market.
It plays host to artisan producers from across the UK bringing in the very best fresh produce including fish, meats, cheeses, breads, coffee and cakes.

Melton Mowbray

Famous for its pork pies and Stilton cheese, Melton Mowbray is home to a fantastic number of food festivals including the Melton Mowbray Food Festival, the Great British Pie Awards, the UK's first PieFest and the largest Artisan Cheese Fair in the country.

Padstow

Padstow is a charming working fishing port surrounded by glorious sandy beaches at the head of the Camel River. This top foodie destination majors in fresh, locally produced food and celebrity chefs including Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant. 

Abergavenny

Every year, 30,000 people visit South Wales to enjoy all that’s fabulous about food and drink. The Abergavenny Food Festival is your chance to try something new, chat to passionate producers, get food inspiration.  

Balti Triangle

Curry fans – don’t miss out on a trip to Birmingham’s Balti Triangle. With the largest selection of Indian and Asian restaurants in the country, there’s a lot more on offer than the Balti, with meals for all budgets. 

Top 5 for British wildlife

Grab your binoculars and pack your wellies. With Planet Earth II inspiring the country to find their inner David Attenborough, now is a great time to find a Premier Inn hotel near one of Britain’s many wildlife-spotting destinations.

Kingfishers in Suffolk

Lackford Lakes, near Bury St Edmunds, is best known for its stunningly beautiful kingfishers. It’s also a great place to see small falcons and stoats and at nightfall, look out for the barn owls. 

Exmoor safari

Explore the wilds of Exmoor, where you can expect to see red deer, badgers, foxes, hare and owls, all in their natural habitats. 

Dolphins in Cardigan Bay

The amazing experience of watching bottlenose dolphins, porpoises, seals, basking sharks and birds can be enjoyed on a boat trip in the spectacular Cardigan Bay. 

Deer and Grouse on the Peak District

From red deer on Big Moor and at Chatsworth House, to the flighty red grouse on the gritstone moorland, and not forgetting the beautiful mountain hare, this area is rich in fascinating wildlife. 

Minke whales in Northumberland

Did you know that there are majestic whales to be spotted as close to home as Northumberland? Look out for other fascinating wildlife, such as waders, wildfowl and dolphins.

Top 5 for art lovers

It’s easy to imagine that the best museums are in London but take a look at the stunning array of art galleries outside of the capital and you may be persuaded otherwise. Try somewhere different for a spot of culture…

Tate, Liverpool

Tate Liverpool is home to one of the largest collections of modern and contemporary art outside of London, including world famous works by Pablo Picasso, Jackson Pollock and Louise Bourgeois.

Hepworth, Wakefield

The Hepworth Wakefield stars the gorgeous sculptures of Wakefield resident Barbara Hepworth and many of her contemporaries, such as Henry Moore, Ben Nicholson and Anthony Caro.

Ashmolean, Oxford

Oxford University’s main art gallery, the Ashmolean Collection includes an amazing Pre-Raphaelite collection, the Alfred Jewel and priceless drawings by Michelangelo, da Vinci and Raphael.

BALTIC, Gateshead

Housed in a former industrial building on the south bank of the River Tyne, the Baltic is the place to see contemporary art in the north east. With no permanent collection, its programme of temporary exhibitions is fresh and exciting. 

Tate St Ives, Cornwall

There are many art galleries in St Ives, the most famous of which is Tate St Ives, overlooking Porthmeor Beach, specialising in modern and contemporary art, especially St Ives residents like Ben Nicholson and Naum Gabo.