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The Best Places to Stay in the UK

Country house & resort hotels

In a country that's crammed to rafters with historic buildings, it's no surprise that the UK has a fabulous choice of places to stay in beautiful  – and often beautifully situated – country houses. And with the success of Downton Abbey, who doesn't dream of being to the manor born? We have a number of favourite places around the UK where you don't have to dream – country houses, stately homes and boutique mansion retreats at which you can indulge yourself as a paid-up member of the landed gentry, even if it's only for a weekend. Of course, the country house hotel experience isn't just about the building, and you can normally also expect a restaurant serving high-end food, sumptuous grounds and gardens, and any number of activities to make you feel like you're really living the country life, from clay-pigeon shooting and horse-riding to indulging yourself in the hotel spa or the swimming pool. Basically it's all about arriving somewhere for a weekend and staying put, because everything you could possibly need is on hand. Go on, indulge yourself, you know you want to...

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