Wherever you are in Britain you don’t have to travel too far to find stunning scenery and when you stay with Days Inn Hotels this is even easier. All of our 15 hotels are located just a short drive from charming towns and villages set against pleasing landscapes. Here we look at three of the best locations to stay in to appreciate what Britain has to offer:
Stay with us in Southampton and you are ideally located for the New Forest. This National Park is a paradise for walkers and cyclists alike, with miles of trails for you to enjoy. Famous for its ponies, look out for these as you explore the area and in spring you can’t fail to see the bluebells that form a sea throughout the woodland. If seeing the New Forest ponies has given you a hankering to get in the saddle, there are various stables from which you take part in a guided horseback ride. However, for those who prefer water based activities opportunities for windsurfing and sailing are available along the coastline and on its lakes.
Some of Wales’ most unspoilt countryside is located within the Brecon Beacons and from Days Inn in Magor you can easily take a day trip to this National Park. Bird lovers will enjoy the chance to see bullfinches, flycatchers, kingfishers and yellowhammers, as they discover the fields, woodland and hillsides of the park. Visit the Georgian town of Crickhowell with its medieval castle, or Brecon, a network of narrow streets offering unique shops and a monthly farmers market.
Tewkesbury is only a short drive from The Malverns, a lesser-known area which is not commonly visited by tourists, so makes a quieter option than honey pots such as the Lake District and Peak District. Over 100 miles of footpaths and bridleways cross the hills, with the Worcestershire Beacon offering amazing views across the counties of Herefordshire and Worcestershire. Besides the wild hills there are a range of parks and gardens to visit including the National Trust’s Croome Park, which was one of Capability Brown’s projects. The picturesque town of Great Malvern is well worth a visit. It has its origins as a spa town due to the supposed healing benefits of its spring water and even though this is no longer the reason for people to stop by the town, it certainly is a pleasant place to spend a few hours. Visit Elgar’s birthplace, the priory and look out for the elegant abbey gateway. Return to our hotel in Tewkesbury after your busy day in The Malverns. Plan your countryside retreat for 2013.