Self-Drive

Make your own way there!

52 tours from £139pp

If you'd prefer to make your own way to your chosen holiday destination, Shearings offers a wide range of self-drive holidays, giving you the freedom and flexibility to travel to your hotel at your convenience.

Allowing you to plan your own itinerary, explore the local sights and attractions your own way with our self-drive hotel breaks, featuring comfortable accommodation in excellent locations with breakfast and evening meals included. If you’d prefer to leave the planning and organising to us, our self-drive experiences feature a full programme of excursions for the duration of your holiday whilst you’re there. Whether you choose to discover the rolling landscapes of the Scottish Highlands or soak up the best of the Cotswolds, look forward to a fantastic self-drive staycation.

Introducing Self-Drive Experiences

Combining the best of both self-drive travel and coach holiday itineraries, our NEW Self-Drive Experiences allow you to make your own way to your chosen holiday destination, with an included programme of fantastic excursions for the duration of your break. Flexible and convenient, travel to your hotel in a way that suits you, where you will be greeted by an experienced Tour Manager who will be with you throughout your journey. With hand-picked accommodation featuring superb facilities, enjoy a relaxing stay whilst exploring remarkable destinations in the comfort of your group.

Our Self-Drive Experiences feature:

  • Flexible travel - simply make your own way there!
  • Hand-picked accommodation with breakfast and evening meals
  • Exciting excursions
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Full financial protection through our 100% secure Trust Account
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Self-Drive Hotel Breaks

Our value-for-money self-drive breaks feature hand-picked accommodation at a fantastic range of hotels across the UK, each situated in the very best locations with great facilities on offer. With so much choice across Great Britain's most gorgeous destinations, visit charming Llandudno, breathtaking Loch Lomond, beautiful St. Ives and more, and uncover the sought-after destinations that are right at your fingertips!

For a limited number of bookings, we are able to reserve a car parking space at the hotel for your stay. Some hotels offer this free of charge, but the majority will cost typically £6 per day and you will need to pay the hotel directly for this on departure. To find out more about the car parking options for each hotel, please click here.

Our Self-Drive Hotel Breaks feature:

  • Flexible travel - simply make your own way there!
  • Hand-picked accommodation with breakfast and evening meals
  • Full financial protection through our 100% secure Trust Account

Join us on this relaxing break, featuring three river cruises along the beautiful Thames and included visits to Windsor Castle and Stonor Park.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 2 lunches, 1 afternoon tea and 4 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach travel on excursions

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The countdown has begun! Join us for the pinnacle of the jump-racing calendar, the Cheltenham Festival 2025, with two days of racing included.

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Tickets for the Best Mate Enclosure on St Patrick's Thursday
  • Tickets for Tattersalls Enclosure on Gold Cup Day
  • Coach transfers to and from the Racecourse
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Experience the very best of Britain’s West Country with nostalgic rail journeys and gorgeous countryside surroundings from your 4-star hotel.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Explore the fascinating sights and rolling scenery of Yorkshire onboard classic steam journeys such as the Keighley & Worth Valley Railway.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers for our excursions

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Unwind in lovely Norfolk with three railway journeys, a cruise on the Norfolk Broads, and visits to Oxburgh Hall and Sandringham Estate.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Enjoy spectacular scenery from Mount Snowdon's summit and journey along the Welsh Highland Railway, staying at the lovely Llandudno Bay Hotel.

  • 4 nights hotel with Welsh breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Marine Hotel, Llandudno

Llandudno, LL30 1AN

free Bottle of Wine

The Marine Hotel in Llandudno is a classic Victorian hotel that sits right on the seafront – ideal for exploring the local sights!

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Set in an idyllic location on the North Wales coastline, Llandudno has been a popular seaside resort for centuries. With an abundance of shops, restaurants and must-see attractions within close proximity of each other, it’s the perfect choice for a Welsh escape. Lined with traditional amusements and delightful cafés, Llandudno’s Grade II listed pier is the longest in Wales and a must-see for any visit. One of the town’s most-famous attractions is the Great Orme; travel to the top by cable car, the Great Orme Tramway, or by foot if you are feeling active, and enjoy spectacular views over the coastline and even over to Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia National Park is just a 40-minute drive from Llandudno – ideal if you’re looking to hike Mount Snowdon, enjoy the journey by train on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or discover the surrounding villages such as picturesque Betws-y-coed. Other ever-popular nearby attractions include historic Conwy Castle, the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and National Trust’s Bodnant Garden.

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Journey through the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales on heritage railway lines from our lovely base, the Breadsall Priory Marriott Hotel.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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A magical festive experience awaits as we take in the charms of Chatsworth House, enjoy the Peter Pan Pantomime, and journey on the Peak Rail.

  • 3 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach travel on excursions

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The Breadsall Priory Marriott offers the perfect base for rail rides and scenic walks through the incredible natural beauty of the Peak District.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals and 3 packed lunches
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of two qualified walking guides and an experienced Tour Manager

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Discover all the highlights of Stratford-upon-Avon on this fabulous New Year tour, staying at the gorgeous 4-star riverside hotel, Crowne Plaza.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals including a New Year's Eve Gala Dinner
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Burlington Hotel, Eastbourne

Eastbourne, BN21 3YN

free Bottle of Wine

Just a stone’s throw from Eastbourne’s beaches and 300-metre long pier, the Burlington Hotel is set in a fantastic location.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Safe Box in Reception
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu

One of the UK’s sunniest destinations, Eastbourne has always been a firm-favourite holiday location. Home to an iconic 150-year-old pier, this charming coastal resort is brimming with character; old-fashioned sweet shops and prominent Victorian buildings will leave you with a nostalgic feeling, whilst its serene coastal views are simply beautiful. Nature lovers can discover the South Downs National Park – a hove of natural beauty – which boasts walking trails, spectacular views and the iconic Beachy Head, whilst those seeking heritage can visit the fascinating Leeds Castle, which is home to almost nine centuries of history, beautiful gardens, a maze, falconry and seasonal events. Also within easy reach, you’ll find Bexhill, Hastings, Rye, Worthing and cosmopolitan Brighton.

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Indulge yourself in the luxury travel of a bygone era, with this truly fabulous, one-off festive steam train White Rose to York journey.

  • 3 nights hotel with 2 English breakfasts
  • 2 evening meals with a drink included
  • Return journey from Derby to York in Pullman Class seating
  • Cooked breakfast and a 4-course dinner on board the train
  • Entrance fees and coaching for excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Enjoy a short break at the Belgian Formula 1 Grand Prix, with hotel and ticket included. A truly thrilling experience!

  • Admission included to Race Day
  • 2 nights hotel with continental breakfast

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Join us on this delightful Yuletide break, with visits to Harewood House, RHS Glow, and the Festive Flyer. It's sure to be full of festive fun!

  • 3 nights half-board accommodation
  • Coaching for all excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Venture to the medieval market town of Stratford-upon-Avon and uncover the town's rich history from your base, the Crowne Plaza.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 3 evening meals, a traditional Christmas lunch and a light supper
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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Enjoy the perfect blend of incredible rail journeys and invigorating countryside walks on an adventure through the Yorkshire Dales.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals and 3 packed lunches
  • Services of two experienced local walking guides and Tour Manager

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Travel onboard no less than five different railways on this tour along the beautiful Somerset and Devon coasts.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Coach transfers for our excursions
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager

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From the Parsonage Hotel and Spa, enjoy Yorkshire’s great historic homes, Castle Howard and Fairfax House, and a spectacular steam train journey.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers for our excursions

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From your fantastic 4-star base, board the charming Kent & East Sussex and Bluebell railways and discover Chartwell and Hever Castle.

  • 4 nights hotel with English breakfast
  • 4 evening meals
  • Services of an experienced Tour Manager
  • Coach transfers for our excursions

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Pitlochry Hydro Hotel

Pitlochry, PH16 5JH

free Bottle of Wine

Discover the picturesque Perthshire Highlands on this self-drive break, staying at the fantastic Pitlochry Hydro Hotel.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • Gym
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

One of Scotland’s most beautiful and vibrant destinations to visit, Pitlochry caters for visitors all year round. Nestled at the foot of the Cairngorms among majestic pine forests, with superb loch scenery to be enjoyed across the nearby countryside, there are plenty of gentle walking trails and challenging hikes to be enjoyed. Other highlights include magnificent Blair Castle, the breathtaking vistas at Ben Vrackie – also known as Queen’s View – and Edradour Distillery, believed to be the smallest distillery in Scotland, where you can sample some of the finest local tipples. Golf, fishing and cycling are also popular activities for the area, with many eateries and traditional Scottish pubs to choose from to refuel at the end of the day.

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free Bottle of Wine

The Great Western Hotel is a striking building dating back to the 19th century and is ideally placed on Oban’s esplanade.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Lift
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Iron at Reception
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Located on the west coast and known as the ‘Seafood Capital of Scotland,’ Oban is the perfect destination for an unforgettable holiday. Surrounded by miles of coastline, Oban town and port features important historical intrigue with no less than five castles nearby, three of which were the seat of the Clan MacDougall of Lorne. Most popular attractions include the Oban War & Peace Museum, partially-ruined Dunstaffnage Castle, and Oban Distillery, where you can explore the history of whisky and learn exactly how it’s made. After a day exploring, browse the town’s small galleries and independent shops, and refuel in the evening in one of the many pubs, cafés or restaurants. From Oban, you can set sail and take a tour of the islands of Mull, Iona and Staffa, or travel up the coastline to Glencoe, with its deep valleys, towering mountains and ancient history.

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free Bottle of Wine

With beautiful surroundings and elegantly furnished accommodation, a stay here is certain to leave you feeling refreshed.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Telephone
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Nestled in the world-famous Lake District is Keswick, a market town boasting unmatched natural scenery, shimmering blue lakes and soaring mountains with beautiful vistas. Though only small, Keswick has a fantastic range of traditional and contemporary shops, pubs and restaurants offering mouth-watering food, and art galleries that sell unique gifts made by local artists and craftspeople. The breathtaking Derwentwater Lake is simply spectacular; soak up the views on a short walk or take part in the many water sports and activities on offer. Castlerigg Stone Circle, Skiddaw and Helvellyn are all also within driving distance.

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free Bottle of Wine

Exmouth is the ideal coastal retreat for a relaxing escape away, and this landmark hotel occupies a truly stunning location as your base.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Lift
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Menu
  • Iron at Reception
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Located on the south-east coast of Devon, Exmouth is a picturesque port town and seaside resort boasting two miles of golden sands, dramatic cliffs and a myriad of fascinating attractions. There is a vibrant selection of shops, cafés, and restaurants offering locally sourced fish to choose from, and avid walkers and history lovers will enjoy being at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Other nearby attractions include the Exe Estuary Trail, World of Country Life, National Trust’s Buckland Abbey and Bicton Park Gardens. Exeter is also easily accessible, where visitors can admire the Gothic cathedral, hit the shops on Gandy Street, or head south to the fortified manor house of Powderham Castle.

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County Hotel, Llandudno

Llandudno, LL30 1BE

free Bottle of Wine

Set in a great position on Llandudno’s promenade and boasting superb views over the Great and Little Ormes, the County Hotel provides the ideal place to relax.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Guest Lounge
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Laundry Service

Set in an idyllic location on the North Wales coastline, Llandudno has been a popular seaside resort for centuries. With an abundance of shops, restaurants and must-see attractions within close proximity of each other, it’s the perfect choice for a Welsh escape. Lined with traditional amusements and delightful cafés, Llandudno’s Grade II listed pier is the longest in Wales and a must-see for any visit. One of the town’s most-famous attractions is the Great Orme; travel to the top by cable car, the Great Orme Tramway, or by foot if you are feeling active, and enjoy spectacular views over the coastline and even over to Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia National Park is just a 40-minute drive from Llandudno – ideal if you’re looking to hike Mount Snowdon, enjoy the journey by train on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or discover the surrounding villages such as picturesque Betws-y-coed. Other ever-popular nearby attractions include historic Conwy Castle, the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and National Trust’s Bodnant Garden.

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The Royal Hotel is set in an elegant building occupying a commanding cliff-top position, with amazing views over the beaches and harbour.

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free Bottle of Wine

There's simply no better hotel to stay at in Windermere than the English heritage-listed Windermere Hotel, with period charm in abundance and modern facilities on offer.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Telephone
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Shower or Bath

The picturesque town of Windermere is a joy to stroll around, with streets lined with independent shops, bustling cafés, stylish restaurants and traditional pubs. Popular local attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Holehird Gardens, and Brockhole on Windermere. For a truly relaxing experience, uncover the sights by lake cruise and soak up the beauty of this spectacular destination from a different perspective. Lake Windermere itself is truly breathtaking, and a popular choice for holidaymakers who want to enjoy birdwatching, boating and fishing. With a number of walking and hiking trails to choose from, iconic natural features such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Ullswater are within close proximity. Be sure to also explore Keswick, Grasmere and Kendal – home to the famous mint cake – all of which are within driving distance of Windermere.

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Carlton Hotel, Great Yarmouth

Great Yarmouth, NR30 3JE

free Bottle of Wine

Staying at the Carlton Hotel, located in a fantastic position, discover the delights of Great Yarmouth on this self-drive break.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Laundry Service
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Great Yarmouth is an all-time favourite seaside resort on the Norfolk Coast. The Marine Parade is the lively focal point of the seafront, packed with exciting attractions, amusements, inviting restaurants and, of course, traditional fish and chips shops. With a beautiful stretch of golden sands, this coastal resort is ideal if you’re looking for beach days, or, you can relax on the promenade in one of the many cafés. Not only does the town have an abundance of things to see and do, it’s a great base from which to explore the local surroundings; the beautiful Norfolk Broads is a designated National Park with over 125 miles of waterways, beautiful countryside and charming villages; shopping enthusiasts can enjoy some retail therapy in the historic city of Norwich; and the Grade II listed Somerleyton Hall is renowned as one of the finest Victorian Stately homes in the country.

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Take in the sun, sea and Cornish charm on this self-drive break in beautiful Newquay, staying at Beresford Hotel.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer on Request
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Iron at Reception
  • Train / Tram Nearby
  • Laundry Service
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

The Cornish coastal resort of Newquay is famed for its glorious golden beaches and terrific conditions for surfers – you'll find them hitting the waves all year round! The town offers something for everyone, including tourist attractions such as Newquay Zoo and the Blue Reef Aquarium, charming independent shops, top-class restaurants, traditional pubs and a historic harbour. Hidden gems are everywhere in Newquay, and if you fancy a day away from the beach, the Trenance Gardens are a delight. You’re also in a great location to explore the rest of Cornwall, with destinations such as Truro and Falmouth, and attractions including the world-famous Eden Project just a short drive away.

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Caledonian Hotel, Fort William

Fort William, PH33 6RW

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Enjoy rugged natural beauty and an authentically Scottish atmosphere on this self-drive break, staying at the Caledonian Hotel.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bar
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Shower or Bath

Often described as the ‘Outdoor Capital of the UK,’ Fort William is a stunning town located in the western Scottish Highlands, overlooked by Ben Nevis – Britain’s highest mountain. The town has been used as a filming location for major motion pictures including Harry Potter, Highlander and Braveheart, and it’s easy to see why. With spectacular rolling landscapes and dramatic hills, there’s plenty for nature enthusiasts to enjoy, and no visit to the area is complete without sampling a ‘wee dram’ at the local distillery. Other popular activities include the West Highland Museum, the Jacobite Steam Train, loch cruises, and Steall Falls – one of Scotland’s highest waterfalls.

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New Southlands Hotel

Scarborough, YO11 2QW

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This small, intimate hotel is set in an excellent location in the South Cliff area, making it the ideal base for a self-drive getaway.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Safe Box
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Telephone
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Iron at Reception
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request
  • Shower or Bath

As a holiday destination, Scarborough really does have it all: award-winning sandy beaches, a breathtaking coastline, classic amusements and traditional pubs. The resort retains much of the character from its time as an elegant Victorian seaside resort, with handsome architecture and walkways, as well as increasingly more modern entertainment and attractions. One of the first purpose-built museums in the world, The Rotunda, tells a spectacular story of natural history including the rich fossil discoveries across the coastline, and Peasholm Park is a delight to stroll through if you’re looking for pretty gardens. Hop on an open-top bus to discover Scarborough from a different perspective, or venture further afield to the beautiful scenery of the North Yorkshire Moors and charming Whitby.

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Explore the pretty north Devon town of Ilfracombe on this wonderful self-drive break, staying at the Dilkhusa Grand Hotel.

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The Broadway Park Hotel on the Isle of Wight is located in Sandown, where you’ll find beaches, an amusement-packed pier and stunning views.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Located off the south coast of England, holidays to the Isle of Wight have long been popular with tourists eager to discover the sandy beaches, imposing cliffs, charming promenades and rolling countryside. You won’t be short of things to do, with museums, galleries, glorious gardens and historic landmarks all within a short driving distance. Most popular attractions include the opulent Osborne House, Queen Victoria’s impressive holiday home, and The Needles chairlift, where you can soak up the very best views of the Isle of Wight’s most famous landmark. Get closer to nature with a countryside walk where there’s abundant wildlife and spectacular rolling landscapes, and be sure to learn about the Island’s fascinating fossil collection.

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Built into Tenby’s ancient stone walls and sitting on the clifftop overlooking the beautiful South Beach, the Imperial Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free Wifi
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Known as one of the prettiest seaside towns in Wales, Tenby is a Victorian resort steeped in ancient history and surrounded by an imposing medieval stone wall. This small yet charming town boasts shops specialising in locally produced items, beautiful beaches, and many attractions including St Mary’s Church, St David's Cathedral, Carew Castle and Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The colourful harbour is postcard worthy, and from here, visitors can enjoy a boat excursion to Caldey Island. Walking trails are also in abundance, with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path a firm favourite, or you can head further afield to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales and discover 400 acres of woodland, waterfalls and landscaped displays.

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The Valley of Rocks Hotel is a superb choice to explore the breathtaking Exmoor Coast, with its attractive lounge, refurbished reception and bar.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Wheelchair Access
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Vegetarian Meals On Request
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Iron at Reception
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Lynton is a small, charming town in an idyllic location on North Devon’s Exmoor Coast, providing the perfect surroundings for a relaxing and restful break away from it all. Lynton holidays are best known for the amazing water-powered cliff railway, which links Lynton with the village of Lynmouth below. Guests can ride between the two destinations via this funicular system and take in the key highlights of both of these unique twin locations. North Devon is a haven of peace and tranquillity, combining ancient woodland, stunning open moorland and breathtaking coastlines. Boat trips depart regularly from Lynmouth Quay allowing you to discover hidden coves, and there are beautiful National Trust properties to explore along the coast, including Watersmeet and the ancient Dunster Castle. Rail enthusiasts can journey back in time on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, which travels through spectacular countryside, and nearby Exmoor National Park is perfect for walking and cycling; this wild landscape of dark moorland has more than 1000km of paths to enjoy.

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This wonderful hotel is in a central location so you can easily explore the many attractions, including St. Mawes Castle and Carne Beach.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Lift
  • Room Service Available
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Laundry Service
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

St. Mawes is a pretty fishing village nestled at the end of the Roseland Peninsula, one of the most picturesque and unspoilt parts of the British Isles. Narrow streets and white-washed cottages help to give St. Mawes a quaint feel, and you’ll still find all the modern facilities you could need. Gorgeous gardens, galleries, quality cafés and restaurants and two beautiful beaches are just some of the highlights. If history and heritage is more your thing, popular historic attractions include St. Mawes Castle and the nearby Pendennis Castle. The harbour offers many boat excursions; explore the Fal Estuary on a river trip, or board the St. Mawes Ferry and enjoy world-class scenery as you make your way to Falmouth. Avid walkers should make a beeline for the St. Anthony headland, boasting panoramic coastal views and an abundance of wildlife. Take your pick and have the holiday of a lifetime!

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St Ives Bay Hotel

St Ives, TR26 2BP

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Discover the beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery of St Ives on this self-drive break, staying at the St Ives Bay Hotel.

  • 3 Star
  • Hairdryer
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Ground Floor Rooms on Request
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Non-Smoking Rooms Available
  • Shower or Bath
  • Telephone
  • Free WiFi (Public Areas)
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

The ever-popular seaside resort of St. Ives is a haven for artists, holidaymakers and anyone who appreciates just how breathtaking England’s coast can be. Boasting gorgeous sandy beaches and with the South West Coastal Path passing through, visitors can enjoy the very best of this coastal town. Other highlights to discover include the Tate St. Ives, the fascinating Barbara Hepworth Museum – which lovingly preserves the sculptor’s studio and gardens – an array of wonderfully enticing boutique and independent shops, and plenty of traditional seaside amusements. Travelling a little further, enjoy a trip to the Isles of Scilly; this tropical paradise is a fantastic day out, with sandy beaches and exotic vegetation.

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This wonderful self-drive break takes in the seaside delights of Weston-super-Mare, staying at the iconic Grand Atlantic Hotel.

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Enjoy lovely seaside charm on Scotland’s west coast, staying at the Portpatrick Hotel with its spectacular cliff-top setting.

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Victorian charm meets unspoilt natural beauty in the Victorian spa resort of Strathpeffer. Discover it all on this wonderful self-drive break.

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The George Hotel, Chollerford

Chollerford, NE46 4EW

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The George Hotel sits in an idyllic position in the Northumbrian countryside yet is an easy drive from the vibrant city of Newcastle.

  • 3 Star
  • TV
  • Tea and Coffee Making Facilities
  • Hairdryer
  • Extra Pillows and Blankets
  • Air Conditioning
  • Fridge Available for Medical Requirements
  • Bar
  • Restaurant
  • Vegetarian Meals
  • Indoor Swimming Pool
  • 24 Hour Front Desk
  • Bus Stop Nearby
  • Shower or Bath
  • Free Wifi
  • Gluten Free Meals on Request
  • Iron or Trouser Press
  • Sauna or Steam Room
  • Gym
  • Lactose or Dairy Free Menu
  • Vegan Menu
  • Dogs Allowed on Request

Chollerford is an ideal place to discover the beauty of the Northumberland countryside. The village sits close to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty and Northumberland National Park, and history is so close, with Hadrian's Wall and ancient Hexham both within a 10-minute drive. The market town of Hexham is a hidden gem of the north with plenty to discover, including the incredible abbey which is a Grade I listed building built in 674AD, independent shops, art galleries and theatres, and more than 30 eateries. Visitors can learn more about the town’s history at the Old Gaol Museum, and Chesters Roman Fort and Hadrian’s Wall is a must, where the remains of forts, towers and towns can be seen.

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Located on the edge of the Peak District National Park, Kenwood Hall Hotel is a perfect location to explore the delights of beautiful Derbyshire.

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With a beautiful position in Shakespeare Country, the Charlecote Pheasant Hotel offers landscaped gardens and stunning interior décor.

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Escape to the favourite resort of Newquay on this self-drive break, staying near the famous Fistral beach at the Pentire Hotel.

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Originally a 12th-century manor house, the 3-star Mosborough Hall Hotel is set in the picturesque village of Mosborough, Sheffield.

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Located on Llandudno's charming seafront, the 3-star Chatsworth House Hotel boasts a fantastic position and an indoor swimming pool.

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Victorian charm meets unspoilt natural beauty in the Victorian spa resort of Strathpeffer. Discover it all on this wonderful self-drive break.

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Located on the Llandudno delightful seafront, the 3-star Baytree Hotel boasts a fantastic position, an elegant dining room, and more.

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Enjoy a self drive break to the beloved resort of Blackpool! You'll stay at the lovely Lyndene Hotel, located on the glorious seafront.

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With spectacular views over the Atlantic Ocean and Tolcarne beach, the Kilbirnie Hotel is an ideal choice for a stay in Newquay.

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The Best Western Cresta Court Hotel, situated in the heart of Altrincham, offers a fantastic blend of contemporary décor and modern facilities.

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The Ocean Beach Hotel & Spa is a seaside haven, offering panoramic views of the stunning coastline, modern rooms and a serene outdoor pool.

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