Top 10 Ideas for Autumnal Getaways

    There is something special about a holiday in the Autumn, with the fiery woodland and mild temperatures perfect for exploring the best of the outdoors before we burrow down the hatches for Winter. If you would prefer to escape the hustle and bustle...

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    23 Dec 2022

    There is something special about a holiday in the Autumn, with the fiery woodland and mild temperatures perfect for exploring the best of the outdoors before we burrow down the hatches for Winter. If you would prefer to escape the hustle and bustle of the high season whilst still enjoying milder climes, why not plan an Autumnal break this year? Whether you are looking for a coastal, woodland or country retreat - we’ve got you covered. Read on to find out more about our top ideas for a short break this autumn.


    South Wales

    The autumnal months are ideal for spotting wildlife along the Wales Coastal Path. Take in miles of unspoilt coastline in Pembrokeshire, Ceredigion and the Gower Peninsula. On fine days, walkers have been known to spot blue whales, basking sharks, seals and even dolphins. Discover miles of outstanding natural beauty on a coastal break in South Wales this autumn. 

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    Scottish Highlands

    An obvious choice for a September, October or November break is the highlands, which come to life in all their glory in Autumn. Experience the excitement of rutting stags at dawn, catch a glimpse of deer and get lost in the beautiful Cairngorms National Park. This iconic landscape is sure to provide a great setting for the whole family to unwind. 

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    New Forest

    Get lost in the woods this autumn in the historic New Forest. From foraging walks in the heart of this ancient woodland, take in the stunning 40 mile coastline and see first hand the local pigs snuffling in the wild. From walking, cycling and guided tours, enjoy a relaxing retreat this autumn in this much loved national park.

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    The city of Edinburgh comes to life in the autumn, with similar sunlight hours and temperatures as the summer but without the hustle and bustle of the high season. Take advantage of the city’s bustling cafe culture, climb Arthur’s seat, take part in a spooky, Halloween themed tour and explore Edinburgh’s iconic landmarks against the backdrop of vivid red and orange foliage. 

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    For a city break in the South-East, look no further than Bath! With its ancient history, scenic streets and proximity to the Cotswolds, Bath is perfect for a relaxing city getaway. Enjoy local fare at the Bath Bites Trail, available throughout October, and celebrate the history of film at the FilmBath festival this November. Bath is well-known for its history as a spa town, and to this day, has plenty of state of the art spa’s to relax in, making it perfect for a couple’s getaway. 

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    The Lake District

    For a tranquil stay-cation, why not head to England’s largest and most famous national park this autumn. From crisp walks in the Autumn sun, cosy afternoons in country pubs and crunching leaves underfoot on woodland walks; the Lake District is ideal for recharging your batteries in a stunning expanse of natural beauty.

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    For a cosy but cosmopolitan seaside break, head to this charming coastal town on the North Kent coast. With a noticeable community spirit, thriving arts scene and plenty of foodie spots; Whitstable offers an ideal getaway for city dwellers. The town is small enough to leave your car; or alternatively take a day trip via a 30 minute drive to the Kent Downs, a local AONB.

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    With an abundance of thatched cottages, miles of unspoilt land and home to many archaeological sites, this East Anglian county has an old world feel that will make you feel like you’ve time-travelled! The area has plenty of cycling, walking and riding trails, as well as a stunning coastline, nature reserves and historic sites of interest. Suffolk is the perfect rural retreat.

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    This hidden gem on Wales’ northern coast offers a coastal retreat packed with character. Explore local foodie markets, take a stroll through Bodnant Garden and take in the beautiful coastline along the Conwy coast. Adventure seekers will not want to miss Go Below, a subterranean assault course under the mines of Snowdonia. For walkers and cyclists, the Great Orme Country Park and Gwydir Forest are unmissable at this time of year.

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    Marbella, Spain

    Marbella, located on Spain’s Costa del Sol, offers the perfect last chance to grab that perfect elixir of sea, sun and sand this season without having to travel long haul. Enjoy the best of historic Andulusian culture and the glamour of Marbella this autumn.

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