Last month a panel of experts for the Daily Telegraph put together a guide to 10 of the best places and cities to visit in England, highlighting their attractions for family holidays and couples, providing a host of learnings for anyone looking at taking over, or starting/locating, a hotel business in the UK:
- More Michelin-starred restaurants than anywhere else in the country (apart from London)
- Beautiful and varied countryside
- Grand old cities
- Glorious, honey-coloured towns and villages of the Cotswolds from another era
- The biggest of the 38 Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in England and Wales.
- Appeal across the seasons – from winter walks and fire-side pub dining to the magical light in Summer
- The epitomy of the ‘Great Outdoors’ – great places to surf and walk
- Magnificent beaches on both the south and north coasts
- Great food – with a rich larder of food on its doorstep.
- Britain’s finest scenery, greenest countryside and grandest views.
- Great for all outdoor activities, from climbing to walking and cycling
- Famous art and literary connections, most famously William Wordsworth
- Undulating countryside – perfect for gentle cycling, walking or touring by car.
- Stately homes, ruined castles, medieval churches and half-timbered wool-towns.
- Great beaches
- Plenty of beach space for games, kite-flying or a quiet family picnic in the dunes.
- A bird and wildlife haven with dense pine forest, open heathland and great expanses of salt marsh.
- You’re never far from a cosy pub
- Few more cosmopolitan cities on earth.
- Impressive landmarks from across the centuries
- The unbeatable buzz of a huge variety of Restaurants, bars, theatres, festivals and events
- Cornwall is defined by its magnificent 300 miles of accessible coastline
- The Surfing capital of the country
- A great artistic heritage – with Painters, sculptors and potters of international renown drawn to the big skies, landscape and intense light
- A strong contender for England’s most beautiful small city
- A fascinating and easily accessible history – with interesting, digestible galleries
- Great food and shopping including it’s famous Christmas market
- A Loveably eccentric city
- Enjoy the unexpected – from boho markets to sleek restaurants and bars
- A fiercely all-season city – packed on a hot summer’s day but a wonderfully quite place to mooch once autumn comes.
Where will your hotel be? Are you making the most of your hotel location?
This top 10 highlights what today’s UK holidaymakers are looking for. But wherever your hotel is located, most proprietors will need hotel finance to start or grow. At Stewart Hindley and Partners, we understand the hospitality business through and through.
We are long-established specialists in securing hotel mortgages. Our experienced team will be able to offer you friendly and informative advice to help you build and improve your business. Browse our site for case histories and more information about the process involved in securing hotel finance or call us now to speak to our team of experts.