10 Unique Autumn Breaks In The UK That You've Never Thought About

Here's our favourite autumn getaway destinations in the UK with a range of things to do and see. From relaxing overnight spa breaks to extraordinary walking holidays, exploring historic landmarks, and keeping the kids entertained this half term, we have the perfect holiday getaway near you.

With the autumnal equinox approaching, we wanted to share our best-kept secrets.

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Why an autumn break in the UK?

Autumn is the perfect time to enjoy a holiday in the UK.

The weather is still good and there are plenty of events happening. Plus, the quieter holiday period means there are more breaks available and less people travelling. Whether you’re longing for a relaxing overnight spa trip, a weekend exploring a historic town or a break just outside the city, there’s an option for everyone.

So, we have compiled a list of our favourite autumn getaway destinations in the UK with a range of things to do and see.

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Glorious autumn colours

Taking a UK Autumn holiday and travelling throughout England means, with early autumn dew, you’ll find all the vivid oranges, reds and browns mixed with evergreens across the country. Water always brings another element of colour to any landscape, see our marina stays.

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Comfortable Outdoor Temperature

The temperatures are comfortable and there is a quieter atmosphere in the country. Whilst it is anything but predictable the temperatures in September to October usually sit around 10 to 15 degrees. It's warm enough through the day to head out and explore.

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A quieter holiday period

With the schools back, autumn breaks are ideal for those looking for a quiet and relaxing time away. If you have a younger family and aren’t too tied to the term times yet, it's a great chance to see all the sites without the crowds letting your little ones explore in their own time. Check the UK half term dates.

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Cheaper than the summer

Unfortunately, the school holiday also means getting away in July and August is much more expensive; by planning your perfect getaway outside of the peak holiday times you can enjoy your UK stay on more of a budget break without missing out on prime locations.

Short autumn breaks and weekend getaways in the UK

The UK is a beautiful country. And it's even better when you have a break from your busy life. There are many lodges, cabins and glamping pods offering short breaks and weekend getaways for you to enjoy yourself.

There are many places that offer family stays, which can be great for families with children. These lodges have activities for kids and facilities like swimming pools to keep them entertained. They also have restaurants where you can enjoy family time together over good food, which is always a plus!

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Short Breaks Near London

Book a stay at the Roydon Marina Village hotel, which is close enough to London to explore the city and see all the tourist spots, like the Tower of London or Spittlesfield Market. This relaxing hotel just outside London is still far enough out to be relaxing with a true sense of being in the countryside right next to a secluded 32-acre lake.

The onsite parking and easy travel routes make Roydon Marina Village perfect for an autumn city break with the best of both country and city included.

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Weekend getaways in the Yorkshire Dales

Make the most of your UK autumn getaway with a weekend in the Yorkshire Dales. If you love walking or cycling, head out and explore the hills in the picturesque Wharfdale Valley. A traditional pub with a country feel, the Gamekeeper’s Inn has been welcoming guests for over 100 years and has retained its old-fashioned charm with beams and flagstone floors.

The inn offers stunning accommodation, delicious food and drink, as well as entertainment including speciality foods and quiz nights. The additional use of facilities including a pool and Spa make staying at The Gamekeeper's Inn a must.

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Group booking, Mid-Week Breaks

If you're looking to get away and spend some time with friends, why not look at the option of renting a house for the week?

Netherside barn, just 20 minutes from Skipton, could be your prime pick. Offering three beautiful double bedrooms a large living area, a fully equipped kitchen and outstanding views over the Yorkshire Dales make this your home for the week.

Retreat to this stone-built impeccably designed upside-down house to sit amongst the tree's autumn colour descent across the valley.

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Lodges and cabins for a cosy autumn getaway

Looking for a cosy autumn getaway? Savour a little bit of luxury with your very own welcoming and homely lodge for a couple of days. The best of UK autumn breaks whether you're looking to catch up with friends or have a romantic hideaway.

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Autumn Hot Tub lodge breaks

Relax and unwind this Autumn with a hot tub lodge break, whether you're watching the sun rise or gazing under the stars on a frosty night, a holiday lodge cabin with a hot tub makes a great getaway all year round.

The Roydon Marina Village three-bedroom hot tub lodges feature two large double bedrooms and a twin room, two bathrooms, a spacious and open plan living area with a fully equipped kitchen and double doors leading out to your private deck and sunken hot tub.

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UK Lodge Breaks with a view

Cosy up with your hot chocolate and take in the views across the Yorkshire Dales from the comfort of Oak lodge. Sitting at the top of Long Ashes Park, you can see across the valley to take in the ever changing autumnal colours.

If you're planning an autumn break in the UK, this is the view you want to have breakfast lunch and dinner with. Oak Lodge is perfect for families with a double bedroom and twin room, two bathrooms and an open plan living room and kitchen. Whether you're looking for October Half Term or just an autumn getaway you'll understand why the Yorkshire Dales was Voted as the Best National Park in Europe.

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Pet-friendly Lodge breaks near London

Looking for a cosy autumn getaway? And looking to bring your dog too? The dog-friendly lodges at Roydon Marina Village are the perfect UK Autumn getaway.

The pet-friendly lodges are designed with contemporary interiors so you and your pet can relax in a truly luxurious lodge. The local area is ideal for autumn walks; you’ll love the gentle stroll around our 32-acre lake shoreline and the Hunsdon Mead Nature Reserve is a 25-minute walk along the canal side.

The lodge features two large bedrooms, with king size bed and two single beds respectively. The large open plan living space complete with a full kitchen leads out to your very own outdoor patio with a hot tub.

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UK Autumn Glamping Breaks

Glamping is the latest craze in holidays, which offers a luxurious camping experience. The most popular time for glamping is autumn because it’s the perfect time to have an outdoor adventure before the winter sets in and offers more comfort and privacy, with the opportunity to relax in style.


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Set in the middle of the Long Ashes Park, and amongst the trees, you can really see the autumn season in full swing from our Glamping Pods. If you love camping your UK Autumn break could be hugely upgraded with a stay in one of our Woodland Pods, a completely self-contained cleverly designed camping pod that includes a comfy double bed, a well-equipped bathroom, sofa, high table and kitchen.

Upgrade your camping experience this Autumn.

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Midweek Glamping stays in Cheshire

Autumn can be too cold for camping, but if you're still looking for an exciting outdoor adventure for your UK break, give glamping in Tattenhall Marina's floating pods a go. A dog friendly glamping pod is a great midweek break especially with our Sunday to Thursday deal at just £99 a night for 2 people.

The self-catering pods create a unique glamping experience whilst you sit upon the water, with views over the Cheshire countryside.

There are also loads of events happening this autumn, from special events at the onsite Boathouse Café Bar, to Pumpkin picking at Bolesworth Castle.

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Things to do on your autumn holidays

Looking for some ideas on what to do during your autumn holidays? You will find tips on where to go, what to see, and other fun activities to do around our top 10 unique autumn stay accommodations listed.

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Take in the beautiful autumn sunrise

Drinking hot tea and experiencing the first sun of the morning coming over the horizon is one of the best things to do in autumn. The later sunrise also means you can enjoy a little time in bed and not quite have to get up at the crack of dawn to enjoy them. Search the best time for sunrise to make sure you don't miss out.

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Photograph the morning mist and temperature inversions

Capturing the stillness of the morning mist, truly summing up the change of seasons, really is an art, something outdoor Photographer Tom Watkinson knows all about. The change in weather and the high pressure and weather fronts create the perfect conditions to snap these beautiful images.

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Stay Warm and live it up in a hot tub

There's nothing better on a cold and frosty evening than watching the dew freeze and the leaves turn whilst staying warm in a hot tub. Listening to the bubbles roar and the peaceful surroundings whilst spending time with loved ones. It's so good we know you just won't want to get out.

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Head out walking and explore

Exploring on foot is a great way to experience autumn. If you're heading to Roydon Marina Village, check out the RSPB Rye Mear Reserve. The reserve is made up of 58.5 hectares of protected wetlands there's some stunning wildlife to see. If the Tattenhall Floating Pods caught your eye, see the best options for walking in Chester and Cheshire with something for everyone from the historic tours around Chester to rural canals meanders.