Top 10 Best UK Experiences
When you’re planning a holiday, it’s all about having a memorable experience combined with the perfect accommodation. We’ve compiled a list of the best UK experiences to make your next getaway an everlasting memory. From partying in the heart of London to hiking through the stunning Lake District and horse riding in Lambourn, you’ll have a wide array of experiences to choose from.
We have put together a top 10 list of UK’s most enjoyable experiences you can have at our self-catering venues. Scroll down, read through and enjoy!
10. HORSE RIDING IN LAMBOURN
For all the equestrians looking for a unique holiday experience near London, the historic village of Lambourn is just lovely. Reputed for being the horse-racing centre of England, Lambourn is the perfect destination for those wanting to bond with their loved ones over horse racing and horse riding. At Party Houses, we offer two impeccable Lambourn venues – The Hoof House for 26 and Bell Boot Cottage for up to 18 guests. You could hit two birds with one stone and have an invigorating holiday while doing something you’re passionate about. Bond with horses, gallop through the rolling Berkshire countryside, jump obstacles, and enjoy the nature and scenic spots while you are on horseback. There are 3 horse riding training facilities in the area – Boomerang Stables, Enborne Equestrian, and Little Hidden Farm which all offer beginner to high-skilled horse riding.
9. FUN WATER ACTIVITIES IN THE LOCH TAY
The Loch Tay is Scotland’s deepest freshwater loch. Come to Scotland, explore the Scottish Highlands and top up your experience with fun water activities in the Loch Tay! You can stay right by the lake at Kenmore House for 10 guests. It is the perfect self-catering venue for a getaway with your family or friends. This luxury house comes with top-notch amenities, panoramic views, and private beach access to the Loch Tay. You will also have numerous water activities to choose from ranging from £5-£25pp. Hire the Hot Box Area which will give you access to a hot tub, private sauna, ‘Wine Cave’, outdoor bar with fire-pit and direct beach access. You can also hire a water trampoline, something the little ones will fall in love with!
8. BIKING THROUGH YORKSHIRE DALES
Biking through the Yorkshire Dales definitely qualifies as one of the best UK experiences. This designated Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty has been attracting cycling hobbyists and enthusiasts for years due to its picturesque routes and stunning viewpoints. Furthermore, the marvellous landscape of the Yorkshire Dales is absolutely worth exploring.
Luckily enough, we have an immaculate venue – Catterick House for 14 guests, which is perfect for cycling holidays. From the dramatic coastlines with cliffs and staggering views to the rolling hills and meadows, it’s a haven for nature lovers. Whether you want to challenge yourself with intense climbs or opt for something gentle and flat, you’ll have lots of different routes to choose from. The Yorkshire Dales are also home to many cute little market towns where you can take a break to try some local ale, pastries or hearty food. On a rainy day stay indoors and enjoy your games room, gym, hot tub, and fantastic reception rooms.
7. HIKING THROUGH THE LAKE DISTRICT
If you’re a nature fanatic, exploring the Lake District should unquestionably be at the top of your agenda. The Lake District is home to UK’s finest sceneries featuring pristine lakes, enchanting waterfalls, grassy slopes, and charming villages. Hiking through the Lake District attracts visitors from all over the world simply because of how magical it is. Find breathtaking viewpoints and some of the most awe-inspiring backdrops for photos. You will also have a list of different routes to choose from. If you’re looking for a place to stay, we offer a lovely venue in the Lake District. Lakeside Hall for 10-26 guests will be the perfect base venue for your hiking holiday in the Lake District.
6. HADRIANS WALL, A WORLD HERITAGE SITE & NATIONAL TRAIL
Stretching 80 miles from coast to coast from the North Sea to the Irish Sea is Hadrians Wall, a barricade that was built to guard the North-West frontier of the Roman Empire. Explore its rich history tracing back to 122 AD as well as the dramatic landscape by walking the trail! If you’re a history buff, you’ll certainly agree that this is one of the UK’s best experiences. Discover the remains of turrets, towns, towers, and forts that once watched over the wall. You can also see rare ancient Roman artefacts at local museums. If you choose to walk this National Trail, you will catch breathtaking views every step of the way. These will be accompanied by signs providing its visitors with fascinating historical facts about this World Heritage Site.
Upper Denton House for 21 guests is one of our fantastic self-catering venues. It is perfect for your rural retreat near Hadrians Wall. This rustic venue is situated in Gilsland, only 2 miles from Hadrians Wall. The house itself comes with an abundance of entertainment facilities including an honesty bar stocked with local beer! Furthermore, there are 3 outdoor hot tubs with far-reaching views of the surrounding countryside. This will provide you with an opportunity to have a history-filled holiday in a stunning venue with serene views.
5. EXPLORING THE PEAK DISTRICT NATIONAL PARK
The Peak District National Park is Britain’s first National Park and home to dramatic landscapes and striking rock formations worth exploring. It features expansive Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty including moorlands, marvellous limestone dales, gnarled forests, quaint villages to stroll through and these are just to name a few! What you can expect from a walk in the Peak District National Park is an abundance of picturesque views and natural scenery. If you love the outdoors, you’re bound to fall in love.
Cycle through the stunning Manifold Valley or visit the Roaches Rocks which are absolutely breathtaking! Opt to go bird watching or visit the countless country pubs. If all this sounds appealing to you, you will be happy to know that we offer a great selection of houses within the Peak District National Park. You could stay at Roaches Hall for 30, which is a short walk from the Roaches Rocks, and a lovely historic self-catering venue filled with character. Hamps Hall & Barn for 40 guests is in the South of the National Park and also gives you access to Alton Towers, the Manifold Valley and Buxton. It also comes with lovely interior design and facilities to make sure you have a memorable time.
We have two additional venues – Toft Estate for up to 48 guests (made up of 4 smaller properties that can be hired individually), and Merrymeet for 16 guests. Both venues are filled with entertainment and give you the opportunity for a rustic holiday in the Peak District.
4. STAYING IN THE COTSWOLDS COUNTRYSIDE
The Cotswolds are well-reputed for their rustic beauty and make a great holiday destination within the UK. Each area of the Cotswolds has its own identity and what you can expect from it is rolling hills, idyllic woodlands, pretty market towns, unique architecture and just the most breathtaking landscapes. If you’re looking for the best UK experiences with your family, Cotswolds is definitely one of our top choices.
Boasting around 3000 miles of footpaths and bridleways, the Cotswolds are very rustic and offer you the perfect opportunity to have a rejuvenating holiday. Take a walk through its ancient woodlands and wildflower meadows or go mountain biking through the countryside. Visit charming gardens in the area, local shops with delicious cheeses, meats, and drinks. Furthermore, walk the most fantastic trails, some might say some of the best trails in England! We have a couple of immaculate self-catering venues in the Cotswolds – Westbury Manor for 22 guests and Elmore Grove for 20-30 guests. They offer a perfect base to explore this lovely area. Both houses come with plenty of en-suite bedrooms, luxury and entertainment amenities, and will definitely make sure you have a comfortable stay.
3. FOSSIL HUNTING ON THE JURASSIC COAST
The Jurassic Coast is a UNESCO World Heritage Site and is in our top 3 best UK experiences. Boasting stunning landscapes and views of the glistening sea, the Jurassic Coast makes a fantastic spot to explore with your family.
We offer a recently renovated luxury venue that is perched on the coast – Hambury Hideaway for 20 guests. This venue makes the perfect base to go fossil hunting on the Jurassic Coast from. The perfect time to do so is during winter when the beaches are quieter and the fossils are plentiful. To ease the process of fossil hunting, you can find the different types of fossils here. Fossil hunting can be quite challenging the first time around, so you can also opt-in for a guided search. A holiday that combines a stay at Hambury Hideaway and fossil hunting is one of the best UK experiences!
2. PARTY IN A YACHT IN THE HEART OF LONDON
Number 2 on the list is – partying on Canary Yacht for 10 guests in the heart of London. This luxury yacht can sleep 10 guests in 5 en-suites and is situated in Canary Wharf in London. If you’re looking to host a product launch, birthday, or any other celebration, this yacht will surely give you the ultimate 5-star experience. Canary Yacht can accommodate 45 day guests on the outside deck which will be taken care of by fantastic caterers and a security guard who will ensure your event is outstanding and uninterrupted. The best part about this is easy access to London’s finest shops, restaurants, cafes, pubs, and nightclubs. Therefore, if you’re looking for a unique city experience, this has to be one of our top choices!
1. PRIVATE BEACH ACTIVITIES AT TENBY MANOR
Tenby Manor for 28 guests, situated on the Pembrokeshire coast in South Wales definitely qualities as one of our top UK experiences. It is a luxurious manor house surrounded by the Welsh countryside while giving you access to your very own private beach. You be able will enjoy your own boat slipway as well. The venue comes with 10 acres of land. There is also plenty to do in the area including walking, hiking, and cycling. You will find exceptional sandy beaches, dramatic cliffs, and lovely shops, pubs, and restaurants in the town of Tenby.
If you’re looking for a getaway with your family, this is a fantastic choice. You might even decide to not leave the comforts of the house as you’ll be able to enjoy 5 reception rooms, a music room, therapy room, fitness room, gentleman’s club with a billiard table, and 2 large terraces with stunning views of your private bay.
So tell us, which one of these qualifies as the best UK experiences for you?