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The Best Luxury Travel Destinations In The UK

Every once in a while, everybody deserves a break from the hustle and bustle of day-to-day life and to be treated to a little bit of luxury. Often, when we think of luxury getaways, we think of white, sandy beaches or fine dining in a cosmopolitan city somewhere across the globe. However, what many don’t consider is that the UK is home to some fantastic cities and towns with their own little touch of luxury that are right on your doorstep for you to enjoy. Although the word “luxury” can be defined as “a state of great comfort or elegance, especially when involving great expense”, it can also mean “something that adds pleasure or comfort” and this can be found in destinations all around the UK. Whilst you may pay a little more than you would if you were to stay in a quaint cottage in the middle of a quiet town in the English countryside, saving on plane fares means you can afford to spend a little more on your accommodation or activities. Therefore, a luxurious break not far from home could be just what you are looking for. We’ve rounded the best luxury destinations to visit in the UK to help you on your way to a getaway filled with relaxation, pampering and taste bud tantalising cuisine.

The Lake District

The Lake District knows how to do luxury. With rolling hills as far as the eye can see and hidden spas and country cottages, we’ve placed it at the top of our list when it comes to luxurious getaways in the UK. Parts of the Lakes, such as Windermere and Cartmel, are even home to sought-after Michelin star restaurants. Relax and invest some time in revitalising yourself by taking a long stroll through the picturesque landscape, hiring a boat on Windermere Lake or getting pampered at Brimstone Spa.

St Ives

If you can’t escape the thoughts of crystal blue coastlines and the fresh sea breeze, then St Ives in Cornwall is the perfect destination for your luxurious staycation. Each year thousands flock to the beautiful lush green surroundings and picturesque landscapes which could easily be mistaken for a Greek Island. The town boasts various art exhibitions and museums, with it being home to one of only four Tate galleries in the UK. For a touch of luxury, rent a luxury apartment or cottage overlooking the waves of the coast.


The stunning history and architecture of the city of Edinburgh make it one of the most opulent destinations in the United Kingdom. The Witchery restaurant, located on the Royal Mile close to Edinburgh Castle, is known as “one of the seven wonders of the hotel world”, with its decadent, gothic style decor and exquisite food menu. Treat yourself and visit Edinburgh throughout August, when the city is host to the Fringe Festival, where you can get tickets for some of the best shows, performances and comedy nights in the world.

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The list wouldn’t be complete without mention of the UK’s capital city, London. Accessible from most cities within the UK by train, London offers a wealth of luxurious places to visit and things to do. From Michelin Starred restaurants, such as Club Gaston, The Araki and Hakkasan, to high-end designer shops, there is a touch of luxury around every corner. Although value for money is a little more on the expensive side, we urge everyone to experience the rooftop terraces of Kensington, the marvelling West-end shows, the luxury boutique hotels of Notting Hill and the fine dining that London has to offer at least once in their lifetime.

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Although we may not always realise it, we are very lucky to live in the UK, a place that offers diversified cities, experiences and fantastic opportunities for those who reside here. Many people from around the globe apply for indefinite leave to remain just so they can have a taste of the UK lifestyle, culture and charming landscapes that our country has to offer for a little while longer. With that in mind, being grateful, admiring our surroundings and making the most of the spectacular places in the UK on offer is a fantastic way to enjoy a luxurious getaway right on our doorstep.