From romantic escapes to enchanting family getaways, here are 8 stunning UK destinations for an unforgettable autumnal retreat

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Leave city life behind and disappear into the picture-perfect wonderlands of rural England and Scotland with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Leave city life behind and disappear into the picture-perfect wonderlands of rural England and Scotland with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts

Mounds of golden, crunchy leaves underfoot, cooling temperatures and cosy evenings by the fire – autumn is officially here.

It’s quite arguably the UK’s most stunning season, and there’s no better way to enjoy it than with a staycay out in the sticks, far away from our jobs and responsibilities.

So, whether you’re looking for a seasonal escape with your family or a romantic getaway immersed in a rural, amber-hued wonderland, we’ve teamed up with Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, who have over 30 hotels and resorts throughout the UK, to reveal eight gorgeous destinations for autumnal relaxation.

PLUS, get up to 20% off when booking direct on stays through October until November 30th 2021!

For those in search of stunning scenery

Wake up to views of the peaks overlooking Ullswater at Macdonald Leeming House

Wake up to views of the peaks overlooking Ullswater at Macdonald Leeming House

We’re spoiled when it comes to natural beauty in the UK, but few destinations have an allure on par with the Lake District.

This scenic, peaceful area of England is bathed in an amber glow as autumn rolls in, and makes for a chilly yet magical escape for anyone in need of a little respite. It’s a pretty good place to be for taking some seasonal snaps for the socials, too.

So, where to stay? Macdonald Hotels & Resorts have not one but two properties to choose from in this idyllic region: Macdonald Leeming House and Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa in The Lakes.

Set in 22 acres of grand gardens akin to something out of a period drama, and just a stone’s throw away from the shores of Ullswater (the second largest lake in England), Macdonald Leeming House hotel is ideally situated for anyone looking to truly switch off this season.

When you’re not strolling the grounds of the 200-year-old country house or enjoying a roast lunch in its restaurant, you have the local towns of Penrith and Glenridding on your doorstep (ideal if you’re looking to get some Christmas shopping in early!).

Pretend you’re lord or lady of the manor in the Lake District in perfectly manicured gardens

Likewise, Macdonald Old England Hotel & Spa is in a similarly spectacular location, sitting on the shores of iconic Lake Windermere, the nation’s largest lake.

Wake up every morning to crisp and clear autumnal air and unrivalled views of the lawns surrounding the hotel before heading down to the spa for a massage that’ll ease all your cares and troubles away.

Plus, as with many Macdonald Hotels & Resorts, you can bring any furry friends you may have along with you. Picture it now: an early morning wander along the hills surrounding Windermere with your dog. Bliss.

For those with family

There’s nothing better than a holiday for creating those special memories with your children.

But often, finding somewhere luxurious that offers plenty of entertainment for all ages can be tricky.

However, Macdonald Aviemore Resort can offer both – all while helping you and your loved ones feel you’ve travelled far without having to get on a plane.

Nestled in the Cairngorms National Park in the Scottish Highlands, this resort offers adventure and relaxation in abundance – not to mention plenty of options for food and drink, so even the fussiest child is catered for.

Guests at Aviemore can enjoy fun-filled activities abound, with cycling and hill walking routes suitable for both beginners and seasoned hikers, while there’s also plenty of aquatic-based excitement to be had either at the large indoor heated wave pool and flume, which is brilliant for little ones.

Looking for something a little more adventurous? Head outdoors and hire a canoe out on the picturesque Loch Morlich, just minutes away from the resort, which is dappled in a golden glow from the surrounding woodlands.

You’ll find plenty to do beyond the resort too, ensuring every day stays exciting. Check out nearby Highland Wildlife Park, one of the area’s top attractions, which is home to polar bears, tigers and snow leopards, while Aviemore Zip Park provides an adrenaline-rushed vantage point as you fly through the autumnal forest canopy below.

Want a destination with more of a balance between countryside bliss and urban wonders? Try Macdonald Windsor Hotel, which neighbours Windsor Castle.

It’s only a five-minute walk from this hotel to the royal residence, and on the way you can marvel at the tree-lined walkway ablaze with oranges and reds before venturing into the castle itself and enjoying the majesty of Windsor Great Park.

Return to a warm and welcoming service at Caley’s Brasserie restaurant, where talented chefs serve up innovative dishes using the finest ingredients from around the UK, before marvelling at the classic interior room design by award-winning Amanda Rosa – expertly capturing the charm of the area with a hint of Georgian sophistication.

Who said travelling with kids couldn’t be luxurious?

For those looking for romance

Wander through Bath’s cobbled streets and independent shops before warming up in the rejuvenating hydrotherapy pool at Bath Spa Hotel

Such a beautiful season brings with it an air of romance, don’t you think?

Escape with someone you love to one of Macdonald Hotels & Resorts’ many cosmopolitan destinations, so you can relax while enjoying the magic of the UK’s most gorgeous cities as the nights get colder.

Tuck into a warming feast at Bath Spa Hotel's award-winning restaurant

Tuck into a warming feast at Bath Spa Hotel’s award-winning restaurant

Their five-star Macdonald Bath Spa Hotel, for example, is handily situated only a mile away from the main train station and numerous historic attractions. The city is a popular wellbeing retreat since Roman times and their influence is still apparent in the ancient Roman Baths and natural thermal hot springs you can bathe in, located just a short stroll or drive from the hotel.

Easily navigable through dreamy canal paths and compact streets, independent shops and eateries makes for an ideal city break. After a day of exploration, try out the heated hydrotherapy pool back at the hotel together for complete rejuvenation in any weather.

For something a little further afield, head to Loch Lomond and Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa for a spectacular countryside retreat. Overlooking the captivating waters of Loch Ard, guests can choose from self-catering ot hotel accommodation as a base, and have an array of cycling and walking trails to explore. Alternatively, swing among the trees at nearby Go Ape. 

Then, after a long day filled with activities, return to a drink in front of an open fire in the lounge or unwind with a soothing ELEMIS treatment.  

Soak in the beauty of Loch Ard in all its autumnal glory from your room in Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

Soak in the beauty of Loch Ard in all its autumnal glory from your room in Macdonald Forest Hills Hotel & Spa

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