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​Undiscovered jewels of the UK

You’ve probably ticked off London, Brighton and Edinburgh already, but there’s so much more of the UK waiting to be explored! Here are a few places you might not have seen yet...

Get back to your roots in the Forest of Dean

The magical Forest of Dean, in Gloucestershire, is England’s oldest oak forest and steeped in heritage and culture. If you fancy a spot of retail therapy or a bit more culture then Gloucester, with its revamped quay, and regency Cheltenham are just a stone’s throw away.

Hoseasons has luxury lodges and treehouses in the centre of its Whitemead Forest Park where guests can take part in activities including canoeing, archery and mountain biking.

Alternatively, if you’d rather sit back and let someone else do the driving, why not book a break with Shearings? Staying at Warner Holme Lacy House in Hereford you can take a full day excursion to the Forest of Dean.

Be beside the sea in Margate

This gorgeous seaside town has really transformed its fortunes in recent years, to the extent it’s now known as ‘Little London’ thanks to its creative and artistic community. Home to renowned artist Tracy Emin, the town also boasts the Turner Contemporary Gallery, plus a whole host of galleries and vintage shops to browse.

Other must-see attractions include a visit to Bleak House, home of the writer and critic Charles Dickens, and don’t forget to take a walk along Broadstairs Beach.

Hoseasons has a lovely range of apartments and cottages – including the aptly named ‘Dreamer’s View’ and ‘Smuggler’s Cottage’ – to rent, or you could opt for family fun at its nearby Foxhunter Park resort, where there’s a water garden, swimming pools, aviary and children’s adventure land.

Love city life in Portsmouth

Portsmouth boasts not one but two cathedrals and has a rich maritime history as home to Henry VIII’s once sunken warship the Mary Rose and Nelson’s flagship vessel HMS Victory.

Soak up city life with a stay at Warner Leisure’s nearby Sinah Warren Coastal Hotel, on Hayling Island, an exclusive inlet reached by a causeway from the Hampshire coast. Many of the rooms overlook Langstone Harbour.

Or for something a little different - and full of character - try Hoseasons’ converted railway carriage Southern Bell, which is perfectly placed for a beach break on Hayling Island.

Or for another unique stay, try a...

Built-in hillside cottage

A National Scenic Area, Uig Bay is one of the most beautiful beaches on Scotland’s Atlantic Coast. Make your visit one to remember by staying at Hoseasons’ Beach Bay Cottage, which is built into the hillside.


Designed to blend into the sand dune scenery at Perran Sands, in Perranporth, Cornwall, Haven’s Geodomes are ideal for those looking for something more unusual. They’re spacious too, with six berths and accommodation split between three rooms.


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