Yorkshire Times
Voice of the North
Phil Hopkins
Arts & Travel Editor
9:00 AM 13th July 2020

Explore The Best Of Britain By Car

With Super Saturday well behind us and many still jittery at the prospect of a foreign holiday, Wyndham Hotels & Resorts have a UK offering that will appeal to those with a car, a full tank of petrol and a yearning to hit the road!

There’s still plenty to explore in your own backyard be it an outdoor adventure, a family getaway or a four legged fur-friendly road trip. Here’s a taste:

Meander along the River Wye in South Wales
Nestled in the Usk Valley in Monmouthshire, South East Wales, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Cwrt Bleddyn Hotel & Spa offers a relaxing countryside getaway surrounded by some of the region’s best drives. Take the road from Chepstow to Raglan for jaw-dropping hill views in the towns of Devauden and Llansoy, or drive the A466 through Tintern to Monmouth taking in the fairytale-like woodland scenery whilst winding along The River Wye.

Guests can enjoy a game of tennis on the outdoor courts along with many other amenities. Set in a 16th century building, the hotel offers 46 rooms, many of which feature cosy design touches including oak beds and fireplaces, providing an intimate setting in the peaceful Welsh countryside of the Usk Valley.

Room rates from £80 on a B&B basis, based on two people sharing.

Explore Cardiff with a Four-legged Furry Friend
Days Inn by Wyndham Bridgend Cardiff welcomes guests and their pets giving them the opportunity to explore the notable attractions of Cardiff and Port Talbot from its accessible location. A short drive away guests will find pet-friendly walks, the medieval Cardiff Castle and a plethora of sightseeing opportunities. This property has ample free parking, an adjacent Starbucks for morning fuel and is the ideal spot for road trippers who enjoy exploring with their four-legged friends.

Room rates from £29 on a room-only basis, based on two people sharing.

A Road Trip through the Hills of Shropshire and Worcestershire

Ramada Resort by Wyndham Park Hall Wolverhampton is ideally situated for exploring the less trodden hills of the West Midlands counties. The A449 leads to The Malvern hills, 20 minutes out of Worcester, often referred to as the Worcestershire Beacons. Guests can enjoy quiet roads in the unspoilt, peaceful countryside around the Malvern Hills Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the undiscovered Teme Valley and the beautiful Severn plain passing through picturesque towns and villages. Another option is to visit The Shropshire Hills, just over an hour from the hotel via the A545/A458, offering rolling countryside, historic houses and quaint market towns.

A luxurious Georgian mansion set in seven acres of beautiful gardens, Ramada Resort by Wyndham Park Hall Wolverhampton offers a peaceful respite after a day of exploring.

Room rates from £65 on a room-only basis, based on two people sharing.

Explore the Varied Scenery of the Durham Dales
The Durham Dales are a hidden gem of the North of England, often bypassed by those heading straight for The Lake District. Conveniently located off the A1M, Days Inn by Wyndham Durham is just over half an hour’s drive from Barnard Castle, where guests can follow the B6277 passing through varied landscapes of moors, hills, valleys and rivers, and the picturesque villages of Teesdale, all the way through to the North Pennines Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty.

With complimentary Wi-Fi and parking provided, guests need not worry about breaking their budget whilst exploring the breath-taking scenery of County Durham.

Room rates from £39 on a room-only basis, based on two people sharing.

Discover the Cotswolds on the way to historic Oxford
For easy access to Oxford, Thame, Bicester and Abington, the Ramada by Wyndham Oxford provides a comfortable stay in close proximity to the breath-taking landscapes, palaces, castles and quintessentially English villages set in the Cotswolds. Guests travelling with family are recommended to visit the stunning Blenheim Palace, set in the unspoiled and peaceful countryside. A short drive from the hotel, guests can find themselves at the historic Oxford University campus.

Room rates from £39 on a room-only basis, based on two people sharing.

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