UK hotels for Christmas breaks

These quintessential British hotels have the festive season covered

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Escape the kitchen and arguments this Christmas with a stress-free festive break at a cosy British hotel. A Christmas break in the UK comes with mulled wine in front of the fire, presents from Santa and even the Queen's speech, so you don't have to miss out on the home comforts.

Christmas dinner is prepared by a chef so you can sit back, relax or even go for a walk on the beach as you wait, and many hotels host black tie parties and afternoon teas to add a touch of glamour and style to the festive period.

Typically, guests arrive on Christmas Eve to experience the festive build-up to the big day, with classic Christmas films, Christmas carols around a twinkling tree and a visit to the local church at midnight for the spiritual.

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Whether you fancy a cosy Christmas getaway as a couple or with the whole family, there is plenty to keep everyone entertained. One seaside hotel in Suffolk includes the chance to take part in the annual Boxing Day swim. Children will love the festive fun at a top hotel in Ayrshire, which provides them with bespoke stockings, Christmas movies in the cinema room and the all-important Santa Tracker so they can keep an eye on where in the world Father Christmas is on his busiest night of the year.

Take a look at our pick of the best UK hotels to spend Christmas in the city, countryside or by the coast.

British hotels for Christmas breaks

British hotels for Christmas breaks


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