Summer in the City

14 June 2022

With summer in full swing and cities across the UK lining up a series of events showcasing world-class music, aromatic food market stalls and thrilling outdoor theatre as part of an enticing cultural extravaganza, our comfortable hotels offer the perfect base to recharge.

From the five-star elegance of our Bath Spa Hotel overlooking a city centre brimming with Roman and medieval architecture to Edinburgh's famous castle featuring skyline, take in iconic landmarks with your favourite travel partner or experience renowned family-friendly attractions.

Visit Bath

Renowned as a wellbeing destination since the Romans originally made the city their own, Bath continues to be a source of enticing rejuvenation for travellers far and wide. 

Find the perfect balance of traditional heritage and nostalgia alongside an independent bar, shop and restaurant scene catering for the modern-day city dweller. Easily navigable due to its compact design, exploring the city on foot, bike or water on a pleasant summer's day is a real treat. 

Avid history, architecture and period novel fans can admire the charming Georgian buildings en-route, while a sizeable collection of musuems and galleries are also on hand. With close proximity to the Somerset countryside and Stonehenge also not far, there's also plenty to do when venturing outside the city.

Bath city centre in summer

Visit Chester

With the choice of Craxton Wood Hotel & Spa near Ellesmere Port and only a 10-minute drive from the city centre, plus our New Blossoms Hotel located in the heart of the city's shopping and nightlife district, visiting Chester this summer is sure to be a delight. 

Arrive for a chance to photograph the Eastgate Clock Tower, walk ancient City Walls and spend time with an authentic Roman Centurion on a guided tour taking in an impressive amphitheatre, before staying for the palpable city buzz and host of appealing restaurants and bars. 

Need somewhere to take the kids? With Chester Zoo a short drive or bus journey away and Cheshire Oaks retail outlet close by, there's always a memorable day trip to be had as you explore the best of North West England. 

Clock Tower, Chester

Visit Edinburgh

Welcome to Scotland's capital and a destination highly regarded the world over for it's warm hospitality and fascinating landmarks. 

The city's charming Old Town is dissected by the Royal Mile, known for its tradition as a processional route for royalty walked by esteemed kings and queens for centuries. Today, these significant ancient streets are a goldmine of notable buildings, including John Knox House and the Museum of Edinburgh. 

Journey up to Edinburgh Castle from here and admire the panoramic views of the city bathed in sunshine. When night falls, daring visitors to our hotel have been known to enjoy the mysterious underground city tours as part of a series of ghostly activities you can take in. 

Explore Edinburgh

Visit Birmingham

Journey to the Midlands and Birmingham as a powerhouse of 18th-century industry that can today be appreciated as a glorious metropolitan getaway. 

When staying at our Burlington Hotel amid the stunning architecture of New Street, you're just a stone's throw away from key attractions including fantastic shopping at Bullring & Grand Central, where well-known fashion houses, shops and restaurants makes for an action-packed day out with the family. 

Beyond its appeal as a shopping mecca, there's everything from Michelin-star dining to street food on the culinary scene, while a series of independent music and sporting venues lets you take in a range of summer highlights on the event calendar. 

Birmingham Skyline