Who doesn’t love a holiday abroad? Enjoying drinks by the pool, getting tanned on the beach and exploring new cultures. However, in recent months, millions of Brits have decided to holiday in Britain; being a relatively small but diverse island, there is a whole host of ‘staycation’ options available for holidays.
Whether you’re looking for a city break, a seaside getaway or a countryside adventure; the UK offers up some truly unique holiday destinations. With all this to discover, we’ve picked out a few of our favourite destinations near us to get you started.
A spa break is a perfect way to relax, whether you’re with a group of friends, family or as a couple or on your own. Let go of the stresses of everyday life in the steam rooms, spa pool or treat yourself to a massage or facial.
Here at Hilden Lodge in Cheltenham we are currently running a special offer in conjunction with our friends at the Chapel Spa, based just down the road for those staying with us. So if you are planning a spa weekend, you can be pampered all day and return to one of our stylish rooms feeling replenished and relaxed. Continue reading
Cheltenham’s idyllic backdrops provide for beautiful countryside walks and with the Cotswolds just a stone’s throw away there is an abundance of choice when it comes to walking. Our award winning breakfasts are always a favourite with customers before a day exploring beautiful Cheltenham and its surroundings.
So, if you’re planning a stay in Cheltenham this summer, here a few of the most popular walking routes in Cheltenham and the Cotswolds – rated on their difficulty.
With some attractions charging a small fortune for entry, a day out in a city or town can be overwhelmingly expensive. But it doesn’t have to be; there is an abundance of beautiful venues across the UK that are free to visit.
Here at Hilden Lodge, we have compiled a list of free things to see and do during your stay in Cheltenham to help you enjoy your trip, without breaking the bank.
There is such a fabulous diversity of foods in Cheltenham and trying food from around the world allows you to experience a taste of other cultures, without the cost of travel! After you’ve started the day with one of our award winning English breakfasts here at Hilden Lodge, why not treat yourself to lunch or an evening meal from across the globe to celebrate the International flavours of Cheltenham.
If you’re planning a trip to Cheltenham soon, be sure to look up these exotic or unusual venues, all of which are just a short car journey away from Hilden Lodge – from Kangaroo Rump Steaks to Organic Italian Wine, Cheltenham has it all.
Here at Hilden Lodge, we are lucky enough to have Cheltenham on our doorstep which among other nationally recognised events, hosts the acclaimed Cheltenham Music Festival. The yearly event was first held in June/July 1945, making it one of the oldest music festivals in the UK.
The event runs from the 1st to the 17th of July so you’ll be hard pushed to see everything, however, here are a few must-sees as chosen by us.
The Cotswolds is one of the most quintessentially English regions of the UK. It covers an area of 790 square miles making it the largest officially designated area of outstanding natural beauty. Sweeping countryside, historic market towns and beautiful views are just some of the many things that keep tourists flocking into the region. Here are a few places that are worth seeing if you’re visiting the Cotswolds:
Cheltenham is a spa town steeped in history and culture. It plays host to some renowned events such as the Gold Cup, Cheltenham jazz festival, the literature festival and most importantly, Cheltenham food and drink festival. Every year in June, people travel from across the nation to enjoy the finer things in life.
Who doesn’t love a weekend break? Whether it is spontaneous or pre-planned we all enjoy
getting away from the hustle and bustle of our normal lives; de-stress after a hard week at work; or just visit some of the new, amazing places that we have right here in the UK.
The number of places that you could visit for a weekend break is far from exhaustive, but we thought we would pick out our 3 UK favourites. Whether you want to enjoy some shopping, soak up some culture, relax in a spa, or explore some beautiful countryside, we have found it all for you.