Unusual Holidays and Places to Stay

Pictured above: No Man’s Fort, in between the Isle of Wight and Portsmouth

We all appreciate the good night guarantee at a Premier Inn, but sometimes we all yearn for something a little different… a unique experience with memories that will last for years.

Cue Historic UK’s directory of Britain’s weird, wonderful and totally unique places to stay! From lighthouses to old railway carriages, we’ve scoured the country for the best that eccentric Britain has to offer.

The properties listed below are a mix of bed and breakfasts, hotels and holiday cottages, and we’re always on the lookout for more. If you do have a suggestion for a unique place to stay then drop us an email via our contact us page.

Featured Places to Stay

The Shooting Lodge

The Acton Scott Estate, Acton Scott, Shropshire.

Sleeps 11. Approached by a track that winds through fields and woodland, The Shooting Lodge dates to the mid 18th century. Restored to an excellent standard, it offers a large oak framed banqueting room for relaxing and entertaining. Cottage Code: RNP.

  • Open Fire
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

The Old Toll House

Coalport, nr. Ironbridge, Shropshire.

Sleeps 4. Set in the heart of Ironbridge Gorge, birthplace of the Industrial Revolution, this former toll house offers the ideal base from which to explore this world famous Heritage Site. No less than 7 museums reveal the fascinating history of the site. Cottage Code: 30125.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pub nearby
  • Pet friendly
  • 18th Century

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Capp Mill

Painswick, nr. Stroud, Gloucestershire.

Sleeps 4. With views over a pretty trout stream, this traditional Cotswold water mill dates from the 1600s. With original Cotswold flagstones floors and spacious beamed rooms, it has been carefully converted to provide comfortable holiday accommodation. Cottage Code: NAL.

  • Wi-Fi available
  • Quirky
  • Pet friendly
  • Fishing
  • 17th Century