Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

Christmas is becoming an increasingly popular time to take a UK hotel break. Perhaps you find yourself alone, or you just want to escape the extended family.
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Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

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Special offer
Hartwell House

Hartwell House - Complimentary Fourth Night Special Offer

Aylesbury

This historic house has many a compelling reason to visit during the festive season. It has a history as the periodic home of royalty and its palatial style continues to this day, and being on the edge of the Chilterns, it is in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.
From £200 per night
  • gym
  • weddings
  • golf
  • garden
  • spa
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • dog_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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The Lygon Arms

The Lygon Arms - Spring Staycations Special Offer

Broadway

Enjoy a three-night Christmas house party at this family-friendly Elizabethan coaching inn. With seasonal dining kicked off with a Christmas Eve tea.
  • dog_friendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • indoor_pool
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
  • disabled_facilities
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • spa
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Special offer
The Horn of Plenty

The Horn of Plenty - 2 night Escape to the Country Special Offer – flexible cancellation

Tavistock

At Christmas they go all out at the Horn of Plenty, with mulled wine, sophisticated seasonal cooking and festive treats for a tranquil and traditional season.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • great_breakfast
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • outdoor_dining
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Special offer
Hambleton Hall

Hambleton Hall - Summer Break Special Offer

Oakham

During the festive season, this elegant escape takes on a new level of charm. With log fires and spectacular Christmas trees, it is a magical location to spend Christmas and New Year.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • activities
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
  • romantic
  • golf
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • wheelchair_accessible
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Lewtrenchard Manor

Lewtrenchard Manor - Twixmas Break Special Offer

Okehampton

It’s little surprise that Christmas at Lewtrenchard offers a sumptuous gateway into superb food, relaxation and entertainment.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • fishing
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • bird_watching
  • great_breakfast
  • horse_riding
  • boutique
  • foodie
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Chewton Glen

Chewton Glen - Spring Staycations Special Offer

New Milton

During the festive season, the hotel goes all out with traditional details - mince pies, mulled wine and afternoon tea are all part of the joys of Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • seaside
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • cooking_school
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • disabled
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • honeymoon
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • with_cooking_school
  • babyfriendly
  • horse_riding
  • parking
  • wildlife_watching
  • great_breakfast
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Special offer
Star Castle

Star Castle - Autumn full board Special Offer

St Mary's

What could be more magical that Christmas at this unique castle overlooking the sea? The views of the sea are nothing short of exceptional, changing with the seasons, and always offering an exquisite backdrop
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • view
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • for_winelovers
  • foodie
  • tennis
  • vegetarian_friendly
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Special offer
The Priory

The Priory - Three Nights for the Price of Two Midweek Staycation Special Offer

Wareham

It is the perfect setting for a Christmas to remember, complete with a lunch filled with festive classics and Christmas eve settling into your cosy surroundings - it's all about the senses at The Priory Wareham.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • disabled_facilities
  • golf
  • mooring_available
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • walking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • adultsonly
  • boutique
  • electric_charging_point
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Middlethorpe Hall & Spa

Middlethorpe Hall & Spa - From £129 per person per night Special Offer

York

At Christmas, this magnificent property is the stuff that greetings cards are made of, and over the festive season they turn everything from their spa to their afternoon tea into a festive treat.
  • weddings
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • gourmet
  • disabled
  • romantic
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • dog_friendly
  • foodie
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Bodysgallen Hall and Spa

Llandudno

Enjoy a Welsh Christmas at this hotel and spa., looked after by the National Trust. Seasonal fare, kicked off with a champagne reception on Christmas Eve.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • dog_friendly
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Special offer
Lords of the Manor

Lords of the Manor - Overnight Stay with Dinner and Breakfast from £199 per Room per Night Special Offer

Upper Slaughter

A Cotswold Christmas would not be complete without the perfect country house to spend it in.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • gourmet
  • country_house
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • parking
  • romantic
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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The Old Bridge

The Old Bridge - 2 nights for the price of 1 100% Flexible Special Offer

Huntingdon

An ivy-swagged Georgian town house on the River Ouse, guests can enjoy the casual, cosy setting of the log fire-warmed lounge and bar areas at this charming hotel.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • conference_meeting
  • wine
  • for_winelovers
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Judges

Judges - 'Accommodation Special Rates' Special Offer

Yarm

Sumptuous dinners and Christmas fairs are just some of the features at this beautiful hotel in December. If you’re lucky, you might even get a white Christmas!
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • wifi
  • parking
  • country_house
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
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Seaham Hall

Seaham Hall - B&B Four Night 25% Discount Special Offer

Seaham

From deliciously decadent dining and spa days with added sparkle to dancing the night away at the hotel's glitzy New Year’s Eve ball, visit for a magical two or three-night Christmas mini-break by the Durham coast.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • babyfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • gourmet
  • parking
  • walking
10% discount voucher
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Special offer
The Dial House

The Dial House - Free In-Room Dining Boards Special Offer

Norwich

From hampers to wreath masterclasses, Christmas at the Dial House is as stylish as you would expect from this charming hotel.
  • child_friendly
  • wifi
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • dog_friendly
  • boutique
10% discount voucher 25% voucher
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Special offer
Cuckoo Brow Inn

Cuckoo Brow Inn - Three Night 15% Discount Special Offer

Far Sawrey

From sumptuous breakfasts to five course Christmas Day lunches, the festive season at Cuckoo Brow inn is a treat.
  • babyfriendly
  • bird_watching
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • dog_friendly
  • garden
  • good_value
  • historic
  • parking
  • pub_with_rooms
  • walking
  • wifi
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Special offer
Woolley Grange

Woolley Grange - Gourmet Two Night Break Special Offer

Bradford-on-Avon

This traditional festive country house party offers fun for the whole family at Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • country_house
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Congham Hall

Congham Hall - Summer Adventure Special Offer

King's Lynn

From spa treatments to exceptional food, Christmas at Congham Hall is always luxurious.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • electric_charging_point
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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Special offer
Montagu Arms

Montagu Arms - 'Paddle to the Pub' Special Offer

Beaulieu

Treat the family to exquisite festive dining or country pub comforts at the Montagu Arms Hotel in The New Forest.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • wifi
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • for_winelovers
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • foodie
  • wildlife_watching
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Titchwell Manor

Titchwell Manor - Free Room Upgrade Special Offer

Brancaster

A dinner of Christmas classics re-worked, Christmas is a romantic and intimate escape.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • seaside
  • view
  • disabled
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wildlife_watching
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
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Special offer
The Traddock

The Traddock - Summer Special Offer

Austwick

Few places could be more perfect for a traditional Yorkshire Christmas, than this gorgeous manor hour. Bring the dog and combine good food with brisk walks on Christmas Day.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • value
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • fishing
  • gourmet
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • country_house
  • great_breakfast
  • historic
  • vegetarian_friendly
25% voucher
22
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Shieldaig Lodge

Shieldaig Lodge - Food Lover's Package

Gairloch

A Victorian hunting lodge on the edge of Loch Gairloch, Shieldaig Lodge is enchanting and Christmas here is all about peace, tranquility, log fires and snow covered woods.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • parking
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • conference_meeting
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • country_house
  • romantic
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • honeymoon
  • bird_watching
  • seaside
  • golf
  • horse_riding
  • cycling
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
  • babyfriendly
  • foodie
  • historic
Upgrade voucher
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The Cottage in the Wood

The Cottage in the Wood - 'Stay Four Nights Get One Night Free' Special Offer

Malvern wells

At Christmas they include a range of packages to really help you celebrate the season. It includes fine dining with a five-course lunch on Christmas Day, welcome cocktails on Christmas Eve, a Bucks Fizz breakfast and lots of seasonal decorations.
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • exceptional_value
  • gourmet
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • veganfriendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
10% discount voucher Upgrade voucher

More hotels for Christmas

Best UK hotels for a Christmas holiday

1
The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa

Bath

How about Christmas in a Grade 1 listed Georgian terrace in the heart of Bath? Perhaps mulled wine in the library, skating in Victoria Park or carols by candlelight.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • parking
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • view
  • wine
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • romantic
  • babyfriendly
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • veganfriendly
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • electric_charging_point
  • outdoor_dining
10% discount voucher
2
Gravetye Manor

Gravetye Manor

East Grinstead

This historic location is what magical Christmases are made of, complete with roaring fires, private dining menus and a talent for superb mince pies.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • value
  • fishing
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • for_winelovers
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • boutique
25% voucher
3
Knockinaam Lodge

Knockinaam Lodge

Portpatrick

A Victorian hunting lodge overlooking the Irish Sea, Knockinaam Lodge celebrates Christmas complete with a traditional Christmas lunch, boardgames, Boxing Day suppers, long walks and plenty of time for a good snooze
  • weddings
  • walking
  • garden
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • gourmet
  • view
  • seaside
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • fishing
  • golf
  • for_winelovers
  • child_friendly
  • cycling
  • horse_riding
  • wildlife_watching
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • boutique
10% discount voucher
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Kinloch Lodge

Kinloch Lodge

Sleat

Christmas is more traditional, and affordable, at this former hunting lodge. With minced pies and mulled wine, roaring fires and a visit from Father Christmas.
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • honeymoon
  • fishing
  • garden
  • wifi
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • disabled_facilities
  • child_friendly
  • with_cooking_school
  • wildlife_watching
  • romantic
  • great_breakfast
  • walking
  • foodie
  • parking
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Moonfleet Manor

Moonfleet Manor

Fleet

Children will love Christmas in this 17th century manor house. With an annual Gingerbread House competition, a carol concert and a hunt for Father Christmas.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • walking
  • garden
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • tennis
  • indoor_pool
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • babyfriendly
  • parking
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • wildlife_watching
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • wheelchair_accessible
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The Scarlet

The Scarlet

Mawgan Porth

Enjoy a serene Christmas break at this adults-only hotel. With spa treatments, fine dining and perhaps a Christmas-day dip. Even breakfast in bed if you like.
  • weddings
  • walking
  • value
  • spa
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • view
  • disabled
  • hot_tub_jacuzzi
  • ecofriendly
  • parking
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • electric_charging_point
  • adultsonly
  • foodie
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The Seaside Boarding House

The Seaside Boarding House

Burton Bradstock

This laid back, sophisticated restaurant with rooms overlooking the Jurassic coast, is a warm and welcoming environment for a Christmas holiday.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • dog_friendly
  • wifi
  • seaside
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • view
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
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The Goring

The Goring

London

Its family roots and boutique size give The Goring the sense of visiting a superbly enriching home, and as such it has a real intimacy to it that’s perfect for a cosy Christmas escape.
  • gym
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • garden
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • parking
  • gourmet
  • conference_meeting
  • disabled
  • for_winelovers
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • romantic
  • honeymoon
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • foodie
9
Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle

Ballantrae

How about Christmas at a fairy-tale castle overlooking the Ayrshire coast? With roaring fires, banquets and a visit from Santa.
  • weddings
  • child_friendly
  • golf
  • walking
  • garden
  • fishing
  • dog_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • wifi
  • romantic
  • tennis
  • country_house
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • historic
  • conference_meeting
  • spa
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • outdoor_pursuits_hunting
  • wildlife_watching
  • parking
  • great_breakfast
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • babyfriendly
  • honeymoon
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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel

Eastbourne

Expect a Christmas grand in style, but nonetheless family-friendly. With seasonal lunches and tea with a festive twist.
  • babyfriendly
  • child_friendly
  • conferencemeeting_friendly
  • disabled_facilities
  • dog_friendly
  • for_winelovers
  • garden
  • gym
  • historic
  • honeymoon
  • indoor_pool
  • outdoor_pool
  • parking
  • romantic
  • rooms_with_a_view
  • seaside
  • spa
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • weddings
  • wheelchair_accessible
  • wifi
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Kerswell Farmhouse

Kerswell Farmhouse

Cornworthy

Pigs, lambs and chickens are the nearest neighbours at this small working farm between Totnes and Dartmouth - a perfect environment for a family friendly Christmas.
  • bird_watching
  • garden
  • golf
  • good_value
  • great_breakfast
  • parking
  • vegetarian_friendly
  • walking
  • wifi

Many hotels have responded to the trend by creating special menus, Christmas packages and cosy celebrations. If you decide to delay your stay, check out our selection of the best hotels at Easter

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Last updated: April 12, 2021