Visiting a tourist attraction has never been so popular. Take a selfie with the tourist attraction in the background, buy a gimmicky t-shirt and check-in on social media!
Tourism is the third largest employer supporting 2.6 million jobs and English Tourism Week is the perfect excuse to pack your weekend bag and visit the wonders England has to offer. We’re visiting the top five most visited attractions from 2018, according to VisitBritain.
First up won’t be a surprise; Stonehenge is a prehistoric monument in Wiltshire and is admired by many tourists each and every year! The man made circle first appeared in 2200 BC and the mystery of how and why it was built still remains unsolved to this day!
Stonehenge Inn and Carvery
If you’re thinking about visiting the famous Stonehenge then a stay at Stonehenge Inn and Carvery is needed! It is one of the closest inns to the world heritage site of Stonehenge and is only a 13 minute drive from the family run inn.
Inside Stonehenge Inn and Carvery, the comfortable guest rooms have a flat screen TV, shower, private bathrooms and tea and coffee making facilities.
Seven day Carvery
If you’re a self confessed foodie then you’ll love the sound of a seven day a week carvery plus a delicious menu to choose from as well! Nestled in history and located opposite Woodhenge and Durrington Walls, this hotel is perfect for anyone looking to celebrate English Tourism Week in Wiltshire.
Tower of London
It wouldn’t be English Tourism Week if we didn’t visit the capital city. The Tower of London is one of many tourist attractions in London. It was first built in 1066 by William the Conqueror for defence purposes. Nowadays, it is a world heritage site and inside there are over 23,500 jewels which are valued at over £20 billion.
The Montcalm Royal London House
If learning about the royals has given you a taste for the finer things in life then an overnight stay in royal accommodation will be right up your street… well it’s royal by name! The Montcalm Royal London House is a luxurious five star property with 253 spacious guest rooms. All have subtle mid-centenary styling and twenty first century tech.
The hotel also features a Montcalm Spa, perfect to relax after walking around sightseeing and being swept along with the hustle and bustle of London. In addition the hotel has a sauna, steam room, eight metre long swimming pool plus expert beauty therapists too so you can make your downtime as relaxed and laid-back as you need!
Aviary Roof Top Experience
If that’s not enough to tempt you, the striking rooftop restaurant and bar offers stunning views of the city’s skyline. The food is delicious and has been awarded an AA rosette. This definitely calls for a weekend of visiting the tourist attractions of London.
Angel of the North
Heading up the country, we stop off at Gateshead to admire the magnificent Angel of the North. Standing at 20 metres high, the statue, which was created by Antony Gormley OBE, attracts millions of visitors each year. Built in 1998 it definitely is impressive to look at!
Holiday Inn Express Newcastle City Centre
Set in the heart of the city centre, Holiday Inn Express Newcastle is within walking distance to the metro and a short drive to the Angel of the North. The modern and spacious rooms allow for a comfortable night’s sleep. Inside the rooms you can enjoy your favourite shows on the 32 inch TV with Freeview and black out blinds to help towards a restful stay.
If you prefer to stay in, the hotel’s light bar is perfect for a drink or two with your friends. Offering a large drinks menu plus cocktails, there is plenty of choice!
Around the clock pizza
If you head up to your room and feel peckish, take advantage of the after hours pizza service where you can order pizza around the clock! If a trip up north is what you’re after certainly check availability at the Holiday Inn Express Newcastle.
If you have the heart of a lion then Chester Zoo is for you! And as one of the country’s most popular zoos, it’s certainly a hit with millions of others too. It first opened in 1931 and has had a BBC drama written about it and appeared on Channel 4’s Secret Life of a Zoo. Chester Zoo is also a registered charity helping to make the environment better for the animals. The creator, George Mottershead, had a dream from a young age to open a zoo without bars and his legacy still lives on today.
Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel and Spa
Located just a ten minute drive from Chester Zoo and situated just 1.3 miles away from the centre of Chester, Brook Mollington Banastre Hotel and Spa is great for anyone looking to see what Chester has to offer for English Tourism Week.
There is free WiFi and complimentary parking plus all the guest rooms are en-suite. Some rooms have garden views too.
Dining at Brook Mollington
Guests can relax in the lovely gardens and for dining, the garden restaurant serves a popular modern menu. Both the lounge bar and brasserie serve afternoon tea, light snacks and drinks. Ideal for anyone looking for a place to stay while visiting Chester Zoo.
It’s all about the views with our last stop, which takes us to Cumbria and the Lake District National Park. Surrounded by mountain peaks and villages, the 66 metre deep Lake Windermere is the talking point for everyone who visits the picturesque park.
Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel
Built in 1845 and standing in six acres of gardens, with gorgeous views over Lake Windermere is Laura Ashley Belsfield Hotel. You couldn’t get much closer to the lake if you tried! The guest rooms are en-suite and include designer Laura Ashley furnishings and many boast views over the lake and mountains.
An indoor pool and sauna, plus a putting green in the grounds, add to the appeal of this stunning Lake District hotel.
In addition there is a games room which features a pool table and a table tennis station. Along with free WiFi and car parking, the Belsfield Restaurant and Brasserie has lots of dining options to satisfy a range of diets, hungry hill walkers and ramblers!
So now that we’ve inspired you with English Tourism Week, you’ll need to get away for a few days! Please get in touch with our reservations team who are available on 01775 843417, Monday to Friday between 9.00am – 5.30pm.