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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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Escape the everyday in the South West

Rekindle your desire for adventure. Exeter, Bridgwater, Bournemouth… The South West's most vibrant cities will take you on a journey in time and amaze you with their unique coastal landscapes.

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Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel

Exeter, United Kingdom

The Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel is a contemporary 4-star hotel and supremely located in the heart of Exeter. Within walking distance to all the main attractions and the city centre, the Exeter Southgate Hotel is perfect for a city break. Whether you are coming for business or for leisure, the Southgate Hotel will cater for you with meeting and conference rooms. Enjoy yourself at the Spa with heated pool, sauna and fitness room when you visit Exeter with us. Parking charged at 15GBP per day.

 

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Mercure Bridgwater Hotel

Bridgwater, United Kingdom

The 4-star Mercure Bridgwater Hotel is conveniently set in heart of the historic town, making it easy for guests to get around. Those looking to explore the area can find the Somerset Coast, Quantock Hills, Somerset Level and the popular town of Glastonbury all within close proximity. The M5 is just three miles from the hotel, making travelling to the hotel convenient. Guests can choose from 119 classic, superior and privilege rooms, all of which are thoughtfully decorated with style and comfort in mind.

 

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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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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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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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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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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 Exeter Rougemont Hotel

Exeter, United Kingdom

Few hotels can boast such a breathtaking setting as the Mercure Exeter Rougemont Hotel, with breathtaking views and plenty of nearby attractions. The elegant Victorian building is situated directly facing Exeter Central train station and Rougemont Gardens, while it still maintains many of its original features. Its beautiful surroundings makes it one of the most popular wedding venues in Exeter, while the stylish and spacious bedrooms make your stay an unforgettable one.

 

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ibis Plymouth

Plymouth, United Kingdom

We never like to leave our guests hungry or thirsty. So from the hearty breakfast buffet (cooked and continental) to the 24hr bar and café, we'll set you up with snacks and drinks whenever you need them. If you're lucky enough to be with us during nice we ather, our bar's terrace is a pleasant place to kick back with a drink and good company. And don't forget, we're one of the few hotel chains that are happy to welcome pets as well as their owners, so bring them along for moorland walks and seaside fun!

 

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ibis Bridgwater

Bridgwater, United Kingdom

Enjoy use of our meeting rooms or use this budget-friendly hotel as a base for access to the South West. Ideal for leisure travellers too, this brand-new ibis hotel boasts a sleek and simplistic design, with everything you might need to enjoy a comfortable stay without the fuss. The ibis Bridgwater is perfectly positioned for business guests, just one minute from the M5 and close to Hinkley Point Power Station.

 

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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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