We all need a little indulgence now and then, a bit of luxury in our lives. We all need to step outside our normal routine and experience something different. But what does the word ‘luxury’ conjure up when thinking of holidaying in the UK? Five star hotels? Aristocratic Castles? Imposing stately homes? Quintessential country houses? Classic manor houses? Trendy boutique hotels? Relaxing Spas? Tailor made bespoke packages? Whatever you prefer, there is something for everyone if you choose to holiday in the UK.
If you are thinking of treating yourself to something a little bit special how about some of these ideas to get you in the mood?
How would you like to head north and stay in a Scottish Castle. Imagine spending the day messing about on the river, doing a spot of salmon fishing and then relaxing with a picnic lunch. Be looked after by your own personal ghillies, experts in Scottish country pursuits, who can teach you the rudiments of clay pigeon shooting. Follow this with a spot of off-roading in an ATV before heading back to the castle to change for dinner. Be entertained by jesters before a sumptuous banquet and finish the night with a little whisky tasting and some wild highland dancing.
Or maybe you would you prefer a trip to London, the capital of theatre, fashion, the arts and great restaurants. Stay in a sumptuous hotel suite, complete with Jacuzzi, in house music system, flat screen tv and wifi and of course every little extra you can think of, from complimentary upmarket toiletries to fresh flowers. Then head off to an early dinner in a fine restaurant before making your way to the theatre to take in a show. The following day head up to the West End for some serious shopping or maybe visit an art gallery or museum. Grab a bird’s eye view from the London Eye or take the cable car across the Thames.
Feeling a little stressed, then head to a chic luxury spa for a bit of pampering and indulge in a few relaxing and rejuvenating treatments. From hot stone massages to saunas, steam rooms and whirl pools, let the cares of the day disappear as you unwind and restore your equilibrium in beautifully calm surroundings. Eat delicious, meals and just relax and let the world wash over you.
For the ultimate luxury in travel, take a trip on the Royal Scotsman. With only 36 guests accommodated in private cabins, you will travel in style through the Scottish Highlands. Marvel at the towering pine clad mountains, sit on the open deck observation car and absorb the stillness of the lochs. Enjoy fine food in the dining car; this is most definitely an indulgence not to be missed.
Whetted your appetite a little?
Whenever you want a luxurious break, there is no need to jet off, the UK has all the luxury you will ever need.