20 Charming Hotels for UK City Breaks

20 Charming Hotels for UK City Breaks

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Wells

‘Five stars’, ‘Highly recommended’, ‘Faultless.’ ‘Frances, Tim and their lovely staff treat guests as if they are treasured members of the family.’ This year’s Guide received plentiful accolades for Tim and Frances Meeres Young’s B&B in an 18th-century coach house.
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • garden
  • value
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • romantic
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Castle House

Castle House

Hereford

Hereford Castle is long gone, but ducks bob happily on the old moat beside the terraced garden of the Watkins family’s hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Jesmond Dene House

Jesmond Dene House

Newcastle Upon Tyne

Above the dene (ravine with a stream), surrounded by ‘attractive woodland’, sits Peter Candler’s ‘impressive’ 19th-century hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Grazing Goat

The Grazing Goat

London

In one of those atmospheric London entities – a street that feels like a village in the heart of the capital – this hip pub-with-rooms assumes the role of community hub, yet has ‘a great location’, within minutes of frenetic Oxford Street.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • gastropub
  • wi-fi
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Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Number Thirty Eight Clifton

Bristol

Whichever room you choose at Adam Dorrien-Smith’s stylish B&B, you are assured of a view. The bay-fronted Georgian merchant’s house stands high on the hill, looking out over Clifton Downs to the fore, and across the city at the rear.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Grasshoppers

Grasshoppers

Glasgow

If you’re looking for a modestly priced hotel at the heart of the city, this is just the ticket – a modern B&B on the penthouse floor of a handsome, buff stone, 1900s office building, right by Central Station.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • exceptional_value
  • view
  • wi-fi
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Abbey Hotel

Abbey Hotel

Bath

Three art-filled Georgian town houses combine into this ‘quirky, modern hotel’, now part of the KE Hotels portfolio.
  • child_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • weddings
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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The Pig in the wall

The Pig in the wall

Southampton

While smaller than some of its rural siblings, the second of Robin Hutson’s Pig hotels, tucked into Southampton’s medieval city walls, is certainly not the runt of the litter.
  • child_friendly
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Duke House

Duke House

Cambridge

Once the student digs of the Duke of Gloucester, Duke House is now a family-run boutique B&B in a ‘perfect’ situation ‘in Cambridge’s parking restricted area and walking distance for the whole city including a superb pub’.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Artist Residence Brighton

Artist Residence Brighton

Brighton

Charlotte and Justin Salisbury’s eclectic hotel distils relaxed, creative Brighton into a cool Regency town house.
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • view
  • wi-fi
  • dog_friendly
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2 Blackburne Terrace

2 Blackburne Terrace

Liverpool

‘Everything perfect. A real find in this wonderful city.’ Our readers are impressed with this chic B&B, in the Georgian quarter, between the two cathedrals.
  • garden
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • b&b
  • wi-fi
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Hannah’s

Hannah’s

Winchester

A 19th-century former dancehall and livery stable in the city centre has been transformed into a lofty B&B packed with personal touches.
  • bandb
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • dog_friendly
  • wi-fi
  • historic
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The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

‘Behind the dramatic facade lies a beautiful garden,’ writes a reader in praise of this hotel and spa with its green oasis at the centre of a divine Georgian crescent.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • wine
  • wi-fi
  • romantic
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Old Parsonage Hotel

Old Parsonage Hotel

Oxford

‘We visit Oxford every year and the Old Parsonage never disappoints.’
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • historic
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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The Bonham

The Bonham

Edinburgh

‘Conveniently sited in a quiet residential neighbourhood,’ the stylish Bonham Hotel puts you ‘in walking distance’ of Edinburgh’s top sights.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • view
  • disabled
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Old Bank Hotel

Old Bank Hotel

Oxford

A former draper’s and mercer’s–turned–bank, opposite the Bodleian Library, is these days a smart bar, restaurant and hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • wifi
  • disabled
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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The Zetter

The Zetter

London

Handy for the Square Mile and the West End, this hip hotel conversion of a Victorian warehouse, in its 15th year, is on its best form yet.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • view
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
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Edgar House

Edgar House

Chester

On the broad promendade of the ancient wall of this ‘lovely city’, overlooking the River Dee, Tim Mills and Michael Stephen’s Georgian villa has been made over in a spirit of exuberance.
  • garden
  • wifi
  • parking
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • wi-fi
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The Assembly House

The Assembly House

Norwich

Dripping with chandeliers, replete with plaster mouldings, this glorious Regency confection may have served as a camouflage factory in the Second World War, but these days it positively flaunts its opulence.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • cooking_school
  • disabled
  • wi-fi
  • historic