If you'd prefer to make your own way to your chosen UK holiday destination, we offer a wide range of self-drive holidays, giving you the freedom and flexibility to travel to your hotel at your convenience. Whether you choose to travel by car, rail, or even fly, simply make your own way there at your own pace and leisure before checking in and getting your holiday underway. With both Self-Drive Hotel Breaks and Self-Drive & Tour holidays in our collection, there’s a remarkable staycation waiting for every interest and budget!
Make your own way to your chosen holiday destination with our NEW Self-Drive Hotel Breaks and discover the sights and attractions at your leisure. Featuring comfortable 3-star accommodation situated in some of the most popular destinations across the UK, each break includes breakfast and evening meals, offering a great-value staycation with the freedom to explore your way. From the breathtaking beauty of Scotland to the coastal charm of Cornwall, it’s time to soak up the best of the UK.
Designed to suit your travel preferences, our Self-Drive & Tour holidays feature flexible travel so you can make your own way to your chosen destination. Once there, enjoy a remarkable programme of fully escorted excursions with included travel by coach, along with hand-picked accommodation boasting excellent facilities and fantastic locations. Your friendly Tour Manager will be with you every step of the way, and in the company of your group, you can discover the UK's wonderful sights on a great British staycation.
Enjoy a tour of Sandringham House and admire the opulent interiors and remarkable collections, chug along the beautiful Torbay coastline on the Dartmouth Steam Railway, or discover Castle Howard - one of Britain's finest historic properties - with its stunning landscaped gardens and parkland. From the mountain highs of Snowdon to the majestic beauty of the Lake District, immerse yourself in the best of our nation.View Self-Drive & Tour Holidays
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We have found 30 Self-Drive Holidays available from £149pp
Be a part of the exhilarating Italian Grand Prix at Monza and expect nothing but high-speed, high-energy action!
Staying at the charming Llandudno Bay Hotel, explore the delights of Wales with journeys on four railways and a visit to Portmeirion.
From magnificent country houses to breathtaking landscapes and quaint towns, this holiday takes in the very best of the Lake District.
Travel onboard no less than five different railways on this tour along the beautiful Somerset and Devon coasts.
Enjoy a discovery of Norwich’s finest houses and gardens including Sandringham Estate, Holkham Hall and Blickling Estate.
Discover the best of Yorkshire with three nostalgic rail journeys, an idyllic canal cruise, and visits to Ripley Castle, Ripon and Haworth.
Enjoy a journey through time as we combine visits to some of Yorkshire’s great historic homes with a spectacular steam train journey.
Discover the Peak District and Derbyshire Dales with journeys on heritage railway lines and a visit to Chatsworth House and Gardens.
Unwind in lovely Norfolk with three railway journeys, a cruise on the Norfolk Broads, and visits to Oxburgh Hall and Sandringham Estate.
Exmouth, EX8 2SW
Exmouth is the ideal coastal retreat for a relaxing escape away, and this landmark hotel occupies a truly stunning location as your base.
Located on the south-east coast of Devon, Exmouth is a picturesque port town and seaside resort boasting two miles of golden sands, dramatic cliffs and a myriad of fascinating attractions. There is a vibrant selection of shops, cafés, and restaurants offering locally sourced fish to choose from, and avid walkers and history lovers will enjoy being at the gateway to the Jurassic Coast. Other nearby attractions include the Exe Estuary Trail, World of Country Life, National Trust’s Buckland Abbey and Bicton Park Gardens. Exeter is also easily accessible, where visitors can admire the Gothic cathedral, hit the shops on Gandy Street, or head south to the fortified manor house of Powderham Castle.
St Ives, TR26 2BP
Discover the beautiful beaches and spectacular scenery of St. Ives on this self-drive break, staying at the St. Ives Bay Hotel.
The ever-popular seaside resort of St. Ives is a haven for artists, holidaymakers and anyone who appreciates just how breathtaking England’s coast can be. Boasting gorgeous sandy beaches and with the South West Coastal Path passing through, visitors can enjoy the very best of this coastal town. Other highlights to discover include the Tate St. Ives, the fascinating Barbara Hepworth Museum – which lovingly preserves the sculptor’s studio and gardens – an array of wonderfully enticing boutique and independent shops, and plenty of traditional seaside amusements. Travelling a little further, enjoy a trip to the Isles of Scilly; this tropical paradise is a fantastic day out, with sandy beaches and exotic vegetation.
Lynton, EX35 6JH
The Valley of Rocks Hotel is a superb choice to explore the breathtaking Exmoor Coast, with its attractive lounge, refurbished reception and bar.
Lynton is a small, charming town in an idyllic location on North Devon’s Exmoor Coast, providing the perfect surroundings for a relaxing and restful break away from it all. Lynton holidays are best known for the amazing water-powered cliff railway, which links Lynton with the village of Lynmouth below. Guests can ride between the two destinations via this funicular system and take in the key highlights of both of these unique twin locations. North Devon is a haven of peace and tranquillity, combining ancient woodland, stunning open moorland and breathtaking coastlines. Boat trips depart regularly from Lynmouth Quay allowing you to discover hidden coves, and there are beautiful National Trust properties to explore along the coast, including Watersmeet and the ancient Dunster Castle. Rail enthusiasts can journey back in time on the Lynton and Barnstaple Railway, which travels through spectacular countryside, and nearby Exmoor National Park is perfect for walking and cycling; this wild landscape of dark moorland has more than 1000km of paths to enjoy.
Llandudno, LL30 1AN
The Marine Hotel in Llandudno is a classic Victorian hotel that sits right on the seafront – ideal for exploring the local sights!
Set in an idyllic location on the North Wales coastline, Llandudno has been a popular seaside resort for centuries. With an abundance of shops, restaurants and must-see attractions within close proximity of each other, it’s the perfect choice for a Welsh escape. Lined with traditional amusements and delightful cafés, Llandudno’s Grade II listed pier is the longest in Wales and a must-see for any visit. One of the town’s most-famous attractions is the Great Orme; travel to the top by cable car, the Great Orme Tramway, or by foot if you are feeling active, and enjoy spectacular views over the coastline and even over to Snowdonia National Park. Snowdonia National Park is just a 40-minute drive from Llandudno – ideal if you’re looking to hike Mount Snowdon, enjoy the journey by train on the Snowdon Mountain Railway, or discover the surrounding villages such as picturesque Betws-y-coed. Other ever-popular nearby attractions include historic Conwy Castle, the beautiful Isle of Anglesey and National Trust’s Bodnant Garden.
Tenby, SA70 7HR
Built into Tenby’s ancient stone walls and sitting on the clifftop overlooking the beautiful South Beach, the Imperial Hotel is the perfect base from which to explore.
Known as one of the prettiest seaside towns in Wales, Tenby is a Victorian resort steeped in ancient history and surrounded by an imposing medieval stone wall. This small yet charming town boasts shops specialising in locally produced items, beautiful beaches, and many attractions including St Mary’s Church, St David's Cathedral, Carew Castle and Tenby Museum and Art Gallery. The colourful harbour is postcard worthy, and from here, visitors can enjoy a boat excursion to Caldey Island. Walking trails are also in abundance, with the Pembrokeshire Coast Path a firm favourite, or you can head further afield to the National Botanical Gardens of Wales and discover 400 acres of woodland, waterfalls and landscaped displays.
Recognised as one of the UK’s most stunning areas of natural beauty, the Peak District offers the perfect setting for beautiful, scenic walks.
Enjoy journeys on the Kent & East Sussex and Bluebell railways, and discover the historic homes of Kent, including Chartwell and Hever Castle.
Experience three spectacular rail journeys: two steam hauled and one on the famous West Highland Line, on this spectacular holiday in Scotland.
With a fantastic combination of memorable rail journeys and scenic countryside walks, this tour showcases the beauty of the Yorkshire Dales.
Splendidly set in a serene location just a five-minute walk from Tarbet Pier, the Tarbet Hotel offers an authentic Scottish stay.
Strathpeffer, IV14 9AN
Victorian charm meets unspoilt natural beauty in the Victorian spa resort of Strathpeffer. Discover it all on this wonderful self-drive break.
Towered over by Ben Wyvis – the quintessential Scottish backdrop – Strathpeffer is a pretty Victorian town surrounded by hills, and visitors can still enjoy the mineral rich spa water to this day, either from the village Pump Room or at a pavilion. This charming yet quiet destination boasts stunning natural scenery, with incredible mountains and scenic glens in every direction – popular with walkers. The town offers plenty of independent shops and cafés, as well as great restaurants, bars and traditional pubs. There are some world-famous attractions within easy reach, including Loch Ness, Inverness, the Cairngorms and Glen Ord Distillery.
Experience the Spectacle of Light at Sudeley Castle, explore Stratford-upon-Avon and spend a day at Cheltenham Races on this New Year break.
Staying in the delightful town of Stratford-upon-Avon, enjoy an exploration of Warwick Castle and a ride along the Severn Valley Railway.
Portpatrick, DG9 8TQ
Enjoy lovely seaside charm on Scotland’s west coast, staying at the Portpatrick Hotel with its spectacular cliff-top setting.
Portpatrick is a picturesque harbour town set on Galloway’s rugged coast – a tranquil and unspoiled corner of southern Scotland. From sightseeing and shopping to relaxing boat cruises, there is a wealth of things to do here; the local area is also a haven for lovers of sports and the outdoors, with its own nine-hole golf course. A truly picturesque backdrop, visitors can admire the pastel-coloured houses set around the bay, before sampling the finest seafood at one of the many restaurants, bars and cafés. Other highlights within close proximity include Galloway Forest Park, Stranraer, Logan Botanic Garden and Killantringan Lighthouse.
Experience the best of Britain’s West Country with nostalgic rail journeys through the area’s scenic landscapes and visits to unique attractions.
This grand scenic tour through the picturesque Scottish Islands includes the wonderful Isle of Skye and impressive ancient scenery of Lewis.
Discover the rich history, unique attractions and charming destinations of England’s beautiful North East – the birthplace of railways.
Visit the tranquil Tudor Gwydir Castle, explore the gardens at Penrhyn, Plas Cadnant and Bodnant, and take a train to Snowdon’s peak.
Pitlochry, PH16 5JH
Discover the picturesque Perthshire Highlands on this self-drive break, staying at the fantastic Pitlochry Hydro Hotel.
One of Scotland’s most beautiful and vibrant destinations to visit, Pitlochry caters for visitors all year round. Nestled at the foot of the Cairngorms among majestic pine forests, with superb loch scenery to be enjoyed across the nearby countryside, there are plenty of gentle walking trails and challenging hikes to be enjoyed. Other highlights include magnificent Blair Castle, the breathtaking vistas at Ben Vrackie – also known as Queen’s View – and Edradour Distillery, believed to be the smallest distillery in Scotland, where you can sample some of the finest local tipples. Golf, fishing and cycling are also popular activities for the area, with many eateries and traditional Scottish pubs to choose from to refuel at the end of the day.
Weymouth, DT4 7AX
With a superb location near the beaches and promenade, the Royal Hotel is a beautiful late-Victorian hotel with a stunning appearance.
Recognised as one of the top ten beach destinations in Europe – and there’s good reason why – Weymouth boasts Blue Flag winning golden sands and a mesmerising harbour. Not only is Weymouth rich in natural beauty, there are many attractions to suit all interests. A visit to the Nothe Fort and Sandsfoot Castle is a must for history lovers, and you’ll find classic seaside delights along the promenade. Feel like getting your walking boots on? The Jurassic Coast is home to many fantastic walking trails, and you’ll be rewarded with awe-inspiring views and abundant wildlife. After a long day exploring the best of Weymouth, be sure to sample local fresh seafood in one of the many award-winning restaurants.
Windermere, LA23 1AL
There's simply no better hotel to stay at in Windermere than the English heritage-listed Windermere Hotel, with period charm in abundance and modern facilities on offer.
The picturesque town of Windermere is a joy to stroll around, with streets lined with independent shops, bustling cafés, stylish restaurants and traditional pubs. Popular local attractions include The World of Beatrix Potter, Holehird Gardens, and Brockhole on Windermere. For a truly relaxing experience, uncover the sights by lake cruise and soak up the beauty of this spectacular destination from a different perspective. Lake Windermere itself is truly breathtaking, and a popular choice for holidaymakers who want to enjoy birdwatching, boating and fishing. With a number of walking and hiking trails to choose from, iconic natural features such as Scafell Pike, Helvellyn and Ullswater are within close proximity. Be sure to also explore Keswick, Grasmere and Kendal – home to the famous mint cake – all of which are within driving distance of Windermere.
Allowing you to plan your own itinerary, explore the local sights and attractions your own way with our self-drive hotel breaks, featuring comfortable accommodation in excellent locations with breakfast and evening meals included. If you’d prefer to leave the planning and organising to us, our self-drive experiences feature a full programme of excursions for the duration of your holiday whilst you’re there. Whether you choose to discover the rolling landscapes of the Scottish Highlands or soak up the best of the Cotswolds, look forward to a fantastic self-drive staycation.