All the action is at your disposal when you pick one of these UK destinations, where a Holiday Inn offers you the ideal base for your activities.
Football / Sports
If you get a kick out of football you’ll see the best the beautiful game can offer in great cities like Manchester, Liverpool, Glasgow and London. Rugby Union? Cardiff’s a dynamic modern capital with the Millennium Stadium at its heart. And if cricket tops your scorecard, where better than Lord’s, home of the game, in ever-exciting London?
Britain’s racecourses combine the thrills of the turf with the delights of their surroundings. Aintree, for example, is the home of the National - and it’s in Liverpool, home of music, comedy and culture. Cheltenham is a National Hunt course in a national treasure of a town. Ascot is a regal venue near the Royal Borough of Windsor, and Newmarket is just a canter from historic Cambridge.
Stroller? Rambler? Serious hiker? Britain is a world of walking opportunities. The South Downs Way - 100 miles of undulating Sussex countryside and great views. The Crab and Winkle Way, from Canterbury to the sea through ancient woodland. Lancashire’s Forest of Bowland - heather-covered uplands and rich green lowlands in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. The Peak District - leafy footpaths, soaring heights and bracing moors. And that’s just a taste ...
On your bike for the best of town and country. Some of our favourites: the Derby Canal and Cloud Trail - superb scenery along towpaths and former railway lines. The Mendip and Dundry Loop - undulating country roads, rolling Somerset farmland and pretty villages. The Edinburgh Innertube - see the sights from the saddle but off the road, along old inner city rail routes. Thetford Forest - 11 miles on the level through East Anglian woodland.
History / Culture
London is overflowing with history, art and culture, but so is the rest of Britain. Chester’s Roman heritage, Canterbury’s majestic cathedral and mediaeval architecture, centuries of learning, literature and beautiful buildings at Oxford and Cambridge, Shakesperean character at Stratford-upon Avon ... discover the past in the comfort of the present.
It’s all around us - so you’re never too far from your favourite watersport in Britain. Sailing has been a way of life for centuries in Portsmouth and Southampton. Some of the country’s best surfing beaches are down the road from Plymouth. And you can water ski by cable - no boat! - in Yorkshire’s Rother Valley Country Park.