Places to Stay in England
You'll be Spoilt for Choice

Whatever your reason for visiting, whether you're alone or bringing the family, whether it's the height of summer or the depths of winter, there are places to stay in England to suit your every taste, need and budget.

If you're getting married or are spending your honeymoon, you might want to stay in a luxury hotel, a romantic castle or a cosy cottage. If you're travelling around the country, bed and breakfasts - traditional or swanky - might fit the bill, or you could check out one of England's many beautiful guest houses or small hotels.

Business travellers need well equipped meeting facilities and a place to relax. And if you want to experience a traditional English pub, you're bound to find one close to your hotel.

England has all of these, and then some. In fact, we're a hospitable bunch and the huge choice of places to stay in England makes that very plain.


English hotels come in all styles. There are the well-known chains - beautifully fitted out and equipped for everything you could need on a business trip. There are cheaper, more utilitarian hotels, clean and comfortable and ideal for an overnight stay while travelling. There are luxury hotels in England that will make you feel sad to leave. There are stylish boutique hotels. And then, there are the quirky and unusual hotels - something you would never expect like a castle or ruined abbey.

And if you're looking for romance in your holiday accommodation, then England is the place for you. 6000 years of amazing history have left their traces on our country ... and quite a few have been turned into hotels, cottages and truly amazing hideaways.

Check out these obvious and not so obvious examples:

Holiday Cottages in England

England holiday cottages are usually privately owned, lovingly restored and kept, and can be found in all the obvious and many very unlikely places. Can you imagine staying in an 800-year-old manor house? An old windmill? An 18th century music room? A former church complete with belltower? Or even a lighthouse?

Check out our experiences with all of these, or look through the selection of beautiful and unusual holiday cottages below:

Holiday Parks in England

Whether you like touring, caravan holidays or prefer a beautiful spot with great views, facilities and lots of activities to spend your days, holiday parks are a great bet amongst our places to stay in England. UK holiday parks can be found close to our best beaches and most wonderful bits of scenery. They're family friendly and offer great value for money. Accommodation is in either static caravans or purpose built lodges or log cabins. And sites boast facilities from heated pools to sports centres, kids's clubs and daily entertainment.

Bed and Breakfast in England

Bed and Breakfasts are essentially English places to stay. They're ideal when travelling England. Some are small and tucked away, others grander and more obvious. What they all have in common, though, is a warm friendly welcome, extensive local knowledge and - of course - a fabulous breakfast.

Hostels in England

If you're a fan of backpacking holidays, you'll know all about hostels. England's Youth Hostel Association has some wonderful places to stay in England: such as St Briavel's Castle, a 13th century hunting lodge close to the border between England and Wales; or Overbecks, an intriguing manor perched high on the cliff above Dartmouth.

With so many different places to stay in England, you'll bound to be spoilt for choice when selecting your holiday or business travel accommodation. But whichever you choose, castle hotel, tiny B & B or luxury hotel, you can be assured of a warm welcome.

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