You may not think that a tiny little Island like the UK you would be able to find somewhere unique and different to get away from it all.Yes, England boats big country manor houses and exquisite hotels, quaint b&bs and even lush camping sites.The UK certainly caters for all the traveler’s needs.But did you know that the UK has some seriously weird and wonderful places to stay, unlike anywhere else in the world?And just like the Great British weather, these quirky places may surprise you.So if you fancy uniquely wonderfully different check out these top five weird and wonderful places that the UK has to offer.
Cliff Clamping – Swanage, Dorset, UK
This one is not for the faint-hearted, and I wouldn’t recommend it for kids.
For the thrill seekers why not spend the entire night suspended in mid-air dangling over a cliff’s edge overlooking the most incredible views.
Dorset has some amazing coastlines and what better way to spend your evening than having a romantic dinner as the sun sets over the horizon while camping over the cliffs of the Jurassic coast.
Not only will you be rewarded with all that fresh sea air and relaxing views and sounds of the waves crashing beneath you but you’ll be able to experience views like no other of the dolphins and seals that regularly visit as well as the amazing birds.
Then wake up to a stunning sunset breakfast and enjoy listening to early ocean wildlife.
No Man’s Fort – Portsmouth, Hampshire, UK
Fancy staying on your very own secluded private Island in the middle of the ocean, well you can. Not only is No Man’s Fort one of England’s most unique and exquisite venues but it’s one of England’s gateways back into history.
The 150-year old fortress is one of four forts built back in the 19th century to protect the Solent and Portsmouth. The Fort is no longer there as a protector but now it’s there for you to enjoy.
Whether you want to hire the whole Island for your wedding or one big party or set foot on the Island for a weekend of cocktail making and jet skiing No Man Ford has it all and there is something for everyone.
The Bunker – Penzance, Cornwall, UK
Penzance in itself is a unique, quirky little town, with nearby white sandy beaches, palm trees and is has of the UK’s mildest climates so when visiting this historic town why not keep with the quirky and stay in an original operations world war II bunker.
Set beneath a grassy mound you can experience what is was like to stay in a fully working operations war bunker, now though you will have luxurious furnishings and all your mod cons unlike back in 1939.
Located in the rural countryside of Penzance you can get away from it and enjoy the peace and quiet after visiting the many local attractions on offer.
The RockHouse Retreat – Low Habberley, Worcester, UK
Hidden from civilization this sandstone cave is over 700 years old and just oozes prehistoric charm still with some original features but with all your home comforts including underground heating.
If you truly want a unique getaway from it all break then this is the place for you.
Get back to your cave man routes with romantic open fires, ambient lighting, and secluded woodland walks with private Brooks to discover on the outskirts of rural Worcester.
Lendal Tower – Lendal Bridge, York, UK
The medieval Lendal Tower and has stood here next to the river Ouse since roughly the 1300 and once was the protector of the city of York.
Rich in history what better way to explore and enjoy the historic town of York by staying in the very building that protected the people of York it in times of trouble.
You can hire this entire grade I listed tower for up to six people so you won’t have to share the unique views of the Medieval town from your very own roof terrace and from its riverside garden you kick back and relax overlooking the water.
The whole family can step back in time with the spiral staircase leading up to the above floors and original wooden oak beams and double high ceilings; you really will capture the medieval ambience of this unique tower.