Updated: Jun 16, 2021
The festive season in Britain is one of the most magical times of year. Starting in November and running through December you can stroll through the charming Christmas markets in cities and towns around Britain, with many historic sites including Blenheim Palace and Chatsworth House having their own markets on site where you can browse hundreds of stalls selling all manner of gifts and goodies.
If you want to spend Christmas in Britain there are many places where you can stay that offer a wonderful experience for young and old alike. Choose to stay in one of London’s Grand Dame hotels and be treated to luxurious meals, the finest shopping, twinkling lights, and ice skating at some of the capitol’s most iconic locations. Head to the countryside for crisp walks and outdoor pursuits followed by gathering around a crackling fireplace listening to carolers while enjoying mince pies and a glass of port. You will be treated to festive lunches, dinners, and afternoon teas.
If you want to spend Christmas at home, but still want to get away to Britain during the festive season,
then New Years is the ideal choice for you. If you opt for a countryside stay, then you will be able to explore charming villages decorated for the holidays and enjoy all the outdoor pursuits you could ask for – from walks to horseback riding and more. Enjoy sumptuous dinners, champagne, and fireworks at midnight. Spending the New Year holiday in the city of London is equally spectacular when you have a suite overlooking the fireworks show on the Thames.
Some of our top choices for your Christmas or New Year’s break in Britain include Buckland Manor in the Cotswolds, the opulent house parties at both Cliveden House and the Lanesborough, Cornwall’s The Nare for a seaside getaway, and for outdoor pursuits nothing beats Scotland’s magnificent Gleneagles. To book these or any other Festive getaway to Britain (staying in a castle, perhaps?) contact us today. With availability going fast, now is the time to be securing your festive trip to Britain.
Whether you opt for Old World opulence in London or a cozy countryside retreat, Christmas and New Years in Britain is sure to be a treat for all.
If traveling over the holidays in general is not what you are interested in, but you still cannot wait to get back to Britain after so many months of staying away, then why not opt for traveling during the off season - or as we like to call it, the cozy season. This time of year is ideal for traveling to Britain as lower prices and better availability abound. From October through April you can experience a whole new side to Britain - from the festivities of New Years, to St. Patrick's Day in Northern Ireland, Burns Night in Scotland, and the Cheltenham Festival in England, there is an abundance of festivals and events during the off season. There is also something really special about seeing the iconic sites without the huge crowds you could come across in the summer, making an off season visit even more intimate. Spend your days exploring the sites and your evenings getting cozy by a crackling fire in a pub full of locals gathering together. Let's plan your cozy season getaway to Britain today.