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Whether you’re planning a weekend escape or a week-long holiday, the UK countryside is filled with idyllic destinations for your getaway. Make the most of what’s on your doorstep when you book a trip to a beautiful rural spot. Choose an area that’s close to home or travel a little further to discover something new. From the South Downs National Park to the Yorkshire Dales and the Brecon Beacons, the UK is home to a wealth of natural gems just waiting for you to explore.

What’s more, with Accor hotels scattered throughout the UK, you can choose the accommodation you trust in a countryside destination that suits you. You might like to base yourself in a nearby city, taking short yet scenic drives into the countryside. Or, opt for an out-of-the-way hotel and enjoy spectacular views and peaceful surroundings. Whatever you choose, you can rely on comfort, convenience, and the warmest welcome when you discover our selection.

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Explore Brecon Beacons

Discover one of the most charming regions in UK’s countryside: Brecon Beacons in Wales. Historical attractions, relax or active holidays with walks around the national park. Brecon Beacons has it all. For urban vibes enjoy your stay in Cardiff or Swansea.

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UK's first national park: Peak District

Peak District, probably the most iconic national park, is an awe-inspiring destination near Manchester & Sheffield for your next trip to UK’s countryside. For the adventurous at heart and for families: Trails, breathtaking viewpoints, rugged landscapes.

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Cotswolds: From Bristol & Bath to Cheltenham & Stratford-upon-Avon - Discover the scenic countryside of the UK

The picturesque heart of the UK: Rolling hills, lush landscape, flourishing meadows, imposing castles, villages with quaint pubs. Searching for the typical british countryside and best afternoon tea? Look no further & book your holidays to the Cotswolds

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Idyllic UK countryside: South Downs

Over 3,300km of walks to suit every level, the harbor city Portsmouth or Southampton, Seven Sisters & the characteristic contrast of brilliant white rocks with the lush greenery. Indeed, we are talking about the South Downs in the southern UK countryside.

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Mercure Swansea Hotel

Swansea, United Kingdom

Relax on the doorstep of stirring Welsh countryside at the Mercure Swansea hotel. Set among landscaped gardens and tranquil lake views, this 4-star hotel is perfect for exploring the nearby hills and coast. After a day of exploring, come back to the hotel and relax in one of the spacious 119 guestrooms or enjoy a drink by the roaring fire. After a busy day, guests can rejuvenate in the Feel Good Health Club, enjoying the fitness suite or impressive heated indoor pool.

 

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Novotel Cardiff Centre

Cardiff, United Kingdom

Overlooking the historic Bute East Dock, Novotel Cardiff Centre is the ideal hotel for guests looking for style and comfort. Just 10-minutes from Cardiff Central station, the shops and nightlife, it's the perfect spot for exploring the Welsh capital. Thehistoric Cardiff Castle is just a short walk away too! After a long day of sightseeing, let off some steam in the fitness centre. You could enjoy a dip in the indoor heated pool, or maybe you would prefer to relax in the sauna or steam room?

 

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ibis Styles Manchester Portland

Manchester, United Kingdom

We've teamed up with the Jamboree Foodfest & Bar to offer our guests international cuisine, extensive drinks options and a friendly welcome, well into the wee hours. And, come the morning, our unlimited, diverse breakfast spread (included in your room rate) gets you more than prepared to greet the day. Add in a relaxed noon check-out, power showers in every room and witty design touches throughout, and you're guaranteed a stay like no other, just minutes from the liveliest pockets of Manchester.

 

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Mercure Sheffield Parkway Hotel

Sheffield, United Kingdom

The 4-star Mercure Sheffield Parkway hotel is just 4 miles from the city centre, an ideal base for sightseeing. Whether you're visiting on business or leisure, guests can easily access the city's main attractions including FlyDSA Arena, IceSheffield, MAGNA and Meadowhall Shopping Centre. Located just 6 miles away from Sheffield Train Station and less than 30 minutes from Doncaster Sheffield Airport. Dine in The Foundry Restaurant and enjoy freshly prepared dishes in modern and relaxed surroundings.

 

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ibis budget Newport

Newport, United Kingdom

Looking for a welcoming home from home that won't break the bank? We pride ourselves on staffing our hotels with the sunniest, most helpful people - there for you around the clock. So whether you're with us for business or leisurely pleasure, you're guaranteed a warm 24/7 reception at ibis Budget Newport. And so are your pets, if you can't bear to be parted.

 

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Francis Hotel Bath - MGallery

Bath, United Kingdom

The Francis Hotel - MGallery rests in the heart of the historic city of Bath. This boutique and distinctive hotel occupies seven of the original 18th Century townhouses of the prestigious Queen Square, offering guests a glimpse of history. As a member ofthe MGallery Hotel collection, you can expect a luxury, unique and memorable stay. With 98 luxury bedrooms, all individually styled with four-poster beds and glorious views of the city, you'll struggle to find a more relaxed setting.

 

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Novotel Bristol Centre

Bristol, United Kingdom

Discover the city and relax in 4-star comfort at Novotel Bristol Centre hotel. Your airy, spacious room will give you, your family & friends space to stretch out and feel at home. Our modern Gourmet Bar & Restaurant will offer you classic dishes with a twist whilst our sauna and steam room will help you unwind. Make sure you plan ahead as Bristol's road renovations may add some time to your journey.

 

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Mercure Bristol Holland House

Bristol, United Kingdom

Many of our guests visit Bristol for business, which is why our stylish 4-Star Mercure Bristol Holland House Hotel has everything business travellers need. With 12 conference rooms situated on a dedicated events floor, good transport links and onsite parking, you won't find a better business hotel in the area. Enjoy a bite at the Urban Bar & Kitchen or unwind in our large indoor heated pool and fitness suite . COVID UPDATE- THE POOL IS TEMPORILY CLOSED

 

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Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel

Bristol, United Kingdom

Mercure Bristol Grand Hotel has had an extensive makeover giving the historic Grade II listed building a stylish and distinctive new look and feel for 2017. The 182 room property's fresh interior draws inspiration from the city's independent art scene and the building's rich historic past to create a classic yet contemporary finish. Keepers Bar & Kitchen features solid wood and metal fittings and serves much loved British meals using quality, locally sourced ingredients and a wide selection of drinks.

 

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Queens Hotel Cheltenham - MGallery

Cheltenham, United Kingdom

Set amongst the backdrop of Cheltenham's fashionable Montpellier district, the Queens Hotel - MGallery offers a civilised haven for guests. Glide through the revolving doors and discover a truly majestic setting, complete with décor and architecture which encapsulates the elegance, heritage and grandeur of the neo-classical era. Experience 84 beautifully appointed guestrooms, relax in opulently finished public areas, or take in the stunning views of the Imperial Square Gardens during your stay.

 

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Mercure Stratford upon Avon Shakespeare Hotel

Stratford Upon Avon, United Kingdom

The Mercure Shakespeare Hotel is a traditional 4-star hotel which sits in the heart of historic Stratford-Upon-Avon. Just a short stroll away from Shakespeare's birthplace, the RSC theatres and local shopping, this hotel is convenient for those looking to explore and relax. Guests can choose from classic, privilege and suite rooms, all of which are furnished with cosy yet modern décor. Guests can enjoy lunch or dinner in Marco's New York Italian, which serves delicious Italian and American cuisine.

 

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Mercure Gloucester Bowden Hall Hotel

Gloucester, United Kingdom

Located on the outskirts of picturesque Gloucester and set among 12 acres of Cotswolds greenery, the Mercure Gloucester, Bowden Hall Hotel is the ideal country retreat. Recently refurbished public areas have brought this hotel back to its former glory, boasting a breathtaking blend of traditional and contemporary design that will satisfy any guest. Locally inspired artworks, bespoke crystal chandeliers, and soft pastel shades create a leisurely atmosphere with a touch of English elegance.

 

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Brecon Beacons Holidays

Consider the Brecon Beacons for a UK staycation you’ll never forget. Whether it’s friends or family there are lots of beautiful walking trails to enjoy. Head to the Beacons for plenty of exciting adventures in the rugged Welsh countryside.

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Brecon Beacons Walking Holidays

Walking is one of the most popular things to do in the Brecon Beacons. Discover some of the best routes around right here. Whether it's a relaxed stroll or a challenging hike, there’s something for everyone in this unique mountain range.

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Staying in Cardiff

Enjoy the Brecon Beacons and the Welsh capital too! Book your Brecon Beacons acommodation in nearby Cardiff for the ultimate convenience. It's easy to access the national park from the city, while urban attractions will make your trip even more memorable.

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Peak District Holidays

Choose the Peak District and enjoy plenty of fresh air among the Great British countryside. The Peak District boasts a rugged landscape like no other with plenty of walks, viewpoints, and historical attractions making it a great option for everyone.

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Staying in Manchester

When you're planning a trip to the Peak District, book your stay in nearby Manchester and enjoy comfort and convenience from the first moment. With easy access to the national park and plenty to see and do in the city, Manchester is an ideal choice.

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Cotswolds Romantic Trips

What's more romantic than unspoilt countryside? Enjoy scenic walks with your partner when you head to the Cotswolds for a romantic trip this year. There are lots of pretty towns and villages to explore too, so a candlelight dinner is never hard to find.

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