Most Relaxing Places To Visit in The UK

Lockdown Fatigue is real and with searches for staycations at an all time high has put together there top picks of relaxing destinations you can visit when the lockdown is over, hopefully you can enjoy some relaxing times with sun in a picturesque setting.


1. Cornwall 

Sitting at the top of the list is Cornwall, one of the most beautiful places in the country, rural and coastal settings a plenty and a friendly atmosphere. Cornwall forms a peninsula with wild moorlands and many sandy beaches. The south coast of Cornwall is dubbed the Cornish riviera due to the climate and picturesque landscapes. Cornwall has a host of picturesque villages and seaside resorts

2. Standish 

A small yet humble town in the borough of Wigan has made it onto our list due to the small population, low pollution and lack of traffic jams. The village has a population of less than 14,000 people making it a perfect place to settle.

3.The Lake District 

One of the most beautiful places in the UK, it was always going to make it onto the list. A favourite for nationals and tourists the lake district is a region of Cumbria in the northwest of England. With a low pollution level and beautiful market towns such as Keswick, Kendal, Ambleside and Derwentwater. The lake district is a wonderful place to visit and live.

4. Wales

Wales made it on to the list due to the low levels of pollution and traffic free roads (mostly). Wales is a well known part of southwest Great Britain. With rugged coastlines and famous mountains located there. The celtic culture and welsh language is a draw for tourism.

5. Scottish Highlands


Home to famous loch Ness and many other famous attractions  the Scottish Highland is a wonderful place to move to and relax, benefit from rural locations and lower house prices you can pick up a lot of real estate for a lower cost.

As you can tell the most relaxing places to live in the UK appear to be more rural locations, this goes to show that city life really does have an impact on our health and ability to de-stress. Not everyone will be able to move to the locations or may not even want to but a short visit to a rural location is proven to reduce stress and help relax. If you live in a busy area it can be a great way to relax with a rural weekend away.

King’s head inn

The King’s Head Inn, a former 16th-century cider house, is a privately owned freehouse set back off the perfect Cotswold village green with a meandering brook running by.

The pub has a heart-warming spirit conjured up by nutty ales, open fires, delicious food and comfortable bedrooms.

Ten years ago Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing bought The King’s Head Inn and have worked hard to build up its reputation. It has been described as the country pub that you always hope to find but seldom do.

The inn has twelve bedrooms all individually decorated and is immensely popular for bed and breakfast, award winning food and the kind of ambience in the bar that, sadly, is all too rare these days.

About Owners

For the past ten years Archie and Nicola Orr-Ewing have owned and run The King’s Head Inn at Bledington and have worked hard to build up its reputation. The pub is renowned for its award winning food, comfortable bedrooms and good atmosphere.

Although they continue to run The King’s Head Inn – three years ago they decided to take on The Swan Inn.

Archie and Nicola, together with their loyal and efficient staff have built a great local reputation with drinkers and diners alike.

The Bar

The bar at this village pub oozes charm and character and has all the qualities you are looking for. The high backed settles, open inglenook fireplace and well kept real ales are the perfect ingredients for a cosy and relaxing drink.

We stock three lagers from the Cotswold Brewing Company we are featured in the 2009 Good Beer Guide. The bar also stocks four real ales with Hook Norton Best as the mainstay and three revolving ales.


There are twelve bedrooms at The King’s Head Inn all of which have been individually and thoughtfully decorated by Nicola.

The six bedrooms above the pub have character and charm with mainly double beds while the six courtyard bedrooms are more spacious and have king-size beds.

All bedrooms have their own bathroom, television, wireless internet access, hairdryers, tea and coffee.

No smoking or dogs in the bedrooms please.

When booking a room please let us know if you intend to dine in our restaurant so that we can guarantee you a table.

Check in time is 2.30 pm, however, if you wish to check in before this time please let us know.

One weeks notice must be given when cancelling a booking or the deposit will have to be charged.

Single rate is only available from Sunday – Thursday. Prices vary from £60.00 – £75.00.

Local Interest

  • Beautiful Walks – along the Oxfordshire Way. You can get a sheet of walks from The King’s Head Inn or pick up the Explorer Walks leaflet from Stow Tourist Office.
  • Stratford-upon-Avon
  • Chastleton House – possibly the finest Jacobean Country House in Britain
  • Daylesford Farm Shop – the renowned farm shop and spa
  • Batsford Arboretum – excellent botanical garden and falconry display
  • Hook Norton Brewery – for the real ale enthusiasts
  • Blenheim Palace, Woodstock – 25 minute drive
  • Antiques in Burford, Stow-on-the-Wold, Tetbury
  • Hire a bike for the day
  • Four local golf courses – Burford, Naunton Downs, Chipping Norton, Wychwood
  • 24 miles from Oxford
  • 19 miles from Cheltenham
  • The picturesque Cotswold villages of Chipping Campden, The Slaughters, Bourton-on-the-Water, Stow-on-the-Wold
  • Gardens at HidcoteBicester Village – perfect retail therapy!

The Tollgate Inn

Full of charm and charisma

The Tollgate Inn is situated in the pretty village of Holt, on the B3107 between Melksham and the Georgian town of Bradford on Avon. Built in the 16th Century, it is full of charm with plenty of the original character. Alex and Alison moved to the free house in July 1999, transforming what was once a locals only bar into one of the countries top gastro haunts.

The Main bar area boasts a lovely wood burning stove, oak floor and comfy sofas to relax in whilst you peruse the daily changing menu, or try one of our real ales. We specialise in local ales from small breweries, with four changing guest ales every day.

Excellent cuisine

Menus are developed by Chef/Owner Alexander Venables who has previously won a Michelin star for his excellent cuisine. There are two dining rooms both with open fires, which are lit every day in the winter months.

Luxury en-suites rooms

The Tollgate Inn also has four luxury en-suite rooms, luxuriously furnished with antiques, fireplaces and oak beams, two have views over the White horse. Set in two acres of tranquil countryside, there is a paddock stocked with sheep and goats and a flock of chickens. We also have an outside terrace to dine in the summer months and a very pleasant, well-stocked mature garden with willow gazebos for you to relax in and enjoy.

The Bell Inn

Address: High Street
Town and County: Moreton In Marsh , Gloucestershire
Country: England
Phone 01608 651688

Welcome to The Bell Inn, a friendly and lively pub and hotel based in the beautiful town of Moreton-in-Marsh, nestled in the Cotswolds.

We hope you enjoy your visit to our new website, where you can find out more about the history of The Bell Inn and the beautiful town of Moreton-in-Marsh, and even join our team of dedicated and professional staff!

Please feel free to contact us to book a table or room at the White Hart or to provide feedback if you have dined with us before, we always love to hear your comments and suggestions and look forward to seeing you soon!

Set in the Cotswold market town of Moreton-in-Marsh, The Bell Inn has served as a coaching inn for nearly 200 years. The inn is hewn from traditional golden Cotswold stone and sits in the centre of the broad High Street, set back from the War Memorial.

There is always plenty going on at The Bell Inn to provide our customers with a fun, friendly atmosphere, including weekly live music from local bands, karaoke nights, quizzes, BBQ’s and Summer Beer Festivals. We offer superb accommodation, including a beautiful cottage available to rent. You may also want to pop in on a Tuesday to experience the lively atmosphere of Market Day.

The Bell Inn is a favourite destination for The Lord of the Rings fans. The Prancing Pony, Middle Earth’s most famous pub is based on The Bell Inn. The fictional town of Bree also shares many similarities with Moreton-in-Marsh, including a curfew tower. JRR Tolkein visited Moreton-in-Marsh many times on his regular trips from Oxford to the area and would have been very familiar with The Bell Inn. Other local links to the trilogy include the Four Shire Stones (The Lord of the Rings’ Three Farthing Stone), The Rollright Stones (Barrow Downs) and Broadway Tower (Amon Hen).

We love food at The Bell Inn and look forward to welcoming you to dine with us in a suitably relaxed and friendly atmosphere.

You are always more than welcome to enjoy a home-cooked meal in our cosy bar or perhaps out on the decking in the garden – maybe one for the summer!

We our proud of our heritage and love to use fresh, local produce wherever possible. We also want to hear any feedback at all from our customers, so let us know how your meal was!

The New Inn, Halse

The New Inn is a delightful 300 year old inn, restaurant, cafe run by dedicated staff, under whose friendly care offers warm hospitality, a great selection of wines and fine cuisine.

Nestled between the Quantock Hills & Exmoor National Park The New Inn makes the perfect base for exploring the surrounding area. This beautiful inn is positioned on the intersection of a popular walking route boasting some of England’s most natural and unspoilt scenery, whether on foot, via bicycle or on horseback or in a car. We are just seven miles from the Somerset county town of Taunton and only 15 minutes walk from the famous West Somerset Railway! The North Somerset coast is just 30 minutes away.

The New Inn serves a fantastic selection of bar meals daily from 12pm till 3pm and again from 6pm till Late in the bar or garden, as well as serving evening meals in our romantic, candle lit, al a carte restaurant seven nights a week. The restaurant has a strong local reputation as a popular venue for both lunch and dinner, serving quality cuisine, using local produce (where possible) with influences from all over the globe. The New Inn also serves Tea Espresso Coffee as well as a Devonshire Tea’s and a selection of cakes and sweets.

Why not come in and enjoy one of our excellent range of lagers, cask ales or ciders, soaking up the sun in our garden on a sunny summers afternoon, or should the weather not be so great, come have a glass of red or a nice hot liqueur coffee sitting by the log fire reading one of the many books the Inn’s small library offers.

Halse is a popular destination for garden enthusiast, often holding garden shows and fetes. The fisherman, with fantastic spots close by to throw in a line. Lovers of theatre, often holding plays in the village hall, the New Inn and other locations. Hunters, with huge annual hunting outings and competitions. Keep an eye on our events pages, as we endeavour to keep all local activity listed.