5 Incredible Luxury Experiences in England
Your luxury trip to England should begin with a stay at upscale accommodations, from a five-star hotel in London to majestic castle hotels in Devon. But beyond the lavish lodgings, England can also delight you with wonderful experiences, from a scenic balloon ride over the Cotswolds to a helicopter trip over Stonehenge.
Here are some of the most incredible luxury experiences in England.
1. Balloon Ride over the Cotswolds
The Cotswolds is one of England’s Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty. It’s a quintessentially English town surrounded by scenic rolling countryside, inspiring many poets and writers for centuries. So, if you’re looking for an inspirational location to visit on your holiday to England, the Cotswolds is the perfect place.
For a more luxurious experience, book a scenic balloon ride over the Cotswolds, an exciting way to admire the village from above. As the balloon drifts slowly into the wind over the stunning Cotswold landscape, bask in exhilaration as you witness the breathtaking scenery unfold. Most balloon rides launch from Cirencester, Cheltenham, Bourton on the Water, Gloucester, and Stroud. At the end of your magical journey, you will toast to a glass of champagne to celebrate.
After your balloon ride adventure, take the time to explore Gloucestershire, home to some of the most picturesque Cotswold villages. Start in Bourton-on-the-Water, dubbed the “Venice of the Cotswolds,” and head towards Stow-on-the-Wold, another must-visit and the highest Cotswold town.
Walking the Cotswold Way is something you can tackle in a day. It’s a national trail within an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty covering 102 miles. Of course, you can walk a shorter section at a leisurely pace. The views along the trail are incredibly breathtaking.
2. Stay in a Luxury Eco-Cabin in Cornwall
Cornwall is one of the UK’s most popular staycation destinations, thanks to its stunning countryside, coastal trails, and gorgeous beaches with crystal blue waters. You’ll find numerous options to stay in Cornwall, but a luxury eco cabin is perfect if you’re seeking luxurious experiences. In addition, you will find plenty of luxury glamping options if you prefer a more lavish camping experience.
A visit to Cornwall is not complete without seeing one of its beautiful beaches. Thankfully, you won’t have trouble looking for an eco-cabin that offers easy access to the beach. Besides, Cornwall has over 300 beaches, from the surfing spots along the Atlantic to the more remote and rugged bays.
Aside from the beaches, Cornwall offers an abundance of attractions. Check out the Eden Project, a well-known garden attraction that showcases the link between plants and people. It consists of two biodomes, replicating the Mediterranean and rainforest climates and showcasing some of the world’s best horticulture.
Cornwall offers plenty of options for relaxation. Aside from the comfortable lodgings and beautiful beaches, it has plenty of excellent dining places to indulge in mouth-watering delicacies like the Cornish pasty and a delectable cow’s milk cheese called yarg.
3. Charter a Yacht in the Solent
The Solent is a strait along the Isle of Wight, home to vibrant fishing towns and villages. Chartering a yacht in the Solent is one of those incredible luxury experiences worth a splurge on your visit to England. From the seaport town of Cowes to the scenic Beaulieu River, you will find many fantastic places to sail up and down this stunning stretch of water.
When cruising the Solent, Cowes would be an ideal stop-off point. Nestled along the Isle of Wight’s northern coast, it’s considered the UK’s sailing mecca, a host to the world-renowned Cowes Week Regatta that attracts thousands of yachting enthusiasts. Dock at the marina and stroll through the Cowes High Street, where you’ll find an incredible mix of independent boutiques and shops. When it’s time to eat, check out some of the friendly pubs, bars, and restaurants, serving everything from wood-fired pizza to classic fish and chips.
Located within the New Forest National Park, the scenic Beaulieu River is a fantastic place to explore on a yacht. It’s right in the centre of Solent, home to the British National Motor Museum and a small picturesque village of the same name. Moor your yacht at the Buckler’s Hard Yacht Harbour and take the time to explore the historic Buckler’s Hard village and admire its magnificent Georgian buildings.
4. Stay in Eastnor Castle in Herefordshire
Staying in a castle hotel is one of the most luxurious experiences in the UK. There are plenty of places to enjoy a castle stay in England. A perfect place for those who want to indulge in an opulent break.
In Herefordshire, you can stay in one of England’s most enchanting castle hotels, the Eastnor Castle. Surrounded by the magnificent views of a lake and a deer park, the Eastnor Castle offers a holiday you will never forget. The castle itself is a popular attraction in Herefordshire. It belongs to the Cocks family, the ancestors of the present owner, and moved to Eastnor around the end of the 16th century.
Luxury is the word that sums up the entire experience of staying in the Eastnor Castle. The castle has twelve opulent bedrooms and a holiday cottage in the heart of Eastnor Deer Park. You can also stay at the Stables Apartment within the castle grounds. Or at the spacious Hillend House that can accommodate up to eighteen guests. A perfect place for hosting weddings and other special occasions.
5. Helicopter Trip over Stonehenge
Be sure to check out the Stonehenge on your holiday to England. The prehistoric stone circles are a World Heritage Site, among the UK’s most iconic sites. Those who want to travel in luxury while in England can splurge on a helicopter trip over Stonehenge, an incredibly magical experience!
On your helicopter tour, you can admire the famous structures from a unique perspective. These incredible monuments look great from the ground but are even more fascinating when you admire them from above. Aside from the Neolithic Stonehenge monuments, you can also see the stunning ancient Salisbury Plain and other attractions. Indeed, enjoying an aerial view of Stonehenge through a helicopter ride is one of those luxurious activities not to miss in England.
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