Pillow Partners Guide to the top 10 locations for a spring getaway
The UK is a glorious place to be in the spring. Flowers start blooming, baby animals are born and the evenings start to become a little longer. It’s the perfect time for a UK staycation in one of our Pillow Partners properties. Here we will have a look at our list of top 10 recommendations.
Between Edinburgh and Glasgow falkirk comes at the top of our list. You can spend a brisk morning taking a stroll down the Forth & Clyde canals, Take a ride on the Falkirk wheel and read all about the engineering masterpiece. You can visit the Helix to go for a hike, cycle or even take part in some of the water sports they have on offer. One of the reasons Falkirk has come in at 1 is the famous steam train, a 7 mile round trip along the southern shore, seeing all the sights Scotland has to offer.
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2- Yeovil, Somerset
Not only is Yeovil famous for its glove making, it has some gorgeous views & places to see. It’s a unique shopping town with lots of independent stores bringing a touch of colour into the town. Close to the Dorset border you can visit some of the most famous beaches & wildlife parks. If you’d like to stay local then you can visit Nine spring country park, explore the countryside and see the famous waterfall & springs.
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3- Royal Tunbridge Wells, Kent
Well known for its Georgian and Victorian architecture, the bustling high street and lovely old shops,pubs & townhouses. You can spend your days visiting the Chalybeate spring on the Pantiles. Head across to the steam train and board a ride to Groombridge for some sightseeing. In the evenings you have many options for entertainment including the weatherspoons that was formerly an Opera House or visit the Forum to watch live music in formerly a public toilet!
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4- Doncaster, Yorkshire
Yorkshire has many hidden gems around Leeds, York & Harrogate. One of our favourites for a Spring walk with children is Stockeld park, one of the most enchanted forests you’ll find in the UK. Anglers country park is fantastic for a lakeside walk with birds, a playground & a cafe. If the weather doesn’t allow for a spring walk then you can head across to Bouncy Land, with bouncy castles, Fairground rides, Zip wire & Climbing fort. All ages can enjoy it!
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5- Moulsoe, Milton Keynes
Just on the border of Buckinghamshire, Moulsoe is a delightful mix of the older and the new. There are many local Dog friendly walks,parks, farms and more to explore during the spring. You can visit Wrest park and take a stroll through the 92 acres they have to discover. You can even head over to the river Ouse and take a stroll along or even a river cruise to enjoy the sights!
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Bristol is home to many wonderful things to explore in the spring. One of our favourites is going to visit the Clifton Suspension bridge, Linking Bristol to Somerset in 1864 its one of the most iconic views. You can take a walk around the Avon Valley adventure & wildlife park, visit the clifton rocks railway or even go to Bristol Zoo gardens.
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Norfolk is famous for it’s bluebells in the spring, you can even take a walk around the most peaceful Gooderstone water gardens and explore all the ponds & flowers in all their glory. You can even head over to the sheringham park & sandringham house to wander around the grounds and see the award winning rhododendrons. If you are lucky you may even be able to visit the crab & lobster fair, or the Norfolk & norwich festival.
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Spring is one of the driest periods in the year to visit Edinburgh, as well as the rising temperature it makes it a very pleasant place to staycation. It’s not quite peak time in the spring which means you won’t be surrounded by as many tourists. Take a stroll through the cobbled streets to Holyrood park, Salisbury Crags & Princes street gardens.
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9- Lytham st annes
Famous for its huge expanse of golden sandy beach, it’s a great place to go for a paddle all year round! If you don’t want to get sand in your shoes then you can go for a stroll around Ashton Gardens, or Fairhaven Lake. Lytham Hall has a gorgeous Georgian manor & gardens with breathtaking flowers in 78 acres of wooded parkland.
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10- Inverness, Scotland
Spring is a lovely time in Inverness with many of the wildlife species waking from the winter hibernation. It’s also the perfect time to spot the Rare red squirrel as there is a good population of these in Inverness. There is so much to see you are going to be spoilt for choice. Castles & historic buildings, exploring the Loch Ness and seeing all the flowers in full bloom.
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