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Autumn turns our treasured woodlands into gorgeous wonderlands dripping with gold and ruby. To celebrate the beauty of the British Isles, DoubleTree by Hilton has put together a range of bespoke packages for nature-lovers who want to pamper themselves in the evening and explore the wilderness during the day.
Chester – Stay and Dine package from £120
This elegantly restored Grade II-listed manor house is secreted away on 12 acres of stunning grounds. With 140 fine bedrooms, the DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester is ideally situated to the picaresque Brook Valley -which is just a 30-minute drive away. Visitors can explore the Fords Rough, an area of ancient semi-natural woodland. There’s also the Dingle in the Woodland Trust’s Lumb Brook Valley, which has a mix of conifers and broadleaved trees.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Hotel & Spa Chester has a fabulous ‘Stay and Dine’ package, which includes an overnight stay in a King Guest room, a three-course dinner at the Hotel’s Brasserie and breakfast for two – all from just £120 per couple. Inclusive access to the spa is a nice little perk which will allow you to put up your feet and find your own inner zen after a day’s exploring. To book, call 01244 408 800.
Islington – from £159 per night, for two people
The DoubleTree by Hilton London – Islington is a new addition to the DoubleTree portfolio. It’s just a short walk away from Barnsbury Wood, which is London’s smallest nature reserve. Barnsbury Wood is a hidden woodland with a wildlife garden where you can while away a romantic evening, find peace with a good book, or enjoy watching the flora and fauna.
The hotel is also close to a number of quirky shops and boutiques, as well as restaurants and bars.
To celebrate the hotel’s opening, guests who are signed up to the hotel’s rewards programme will receive 1,000 additional HHonors points for staying for two nights or more.
To book, call 0207 282 5500.
Sheffield – from £84 per night, for two people
Situated in a leafy suburb, DoubleTree by Hilton Sheffield Park has excellent access to Sheffield city centre, nearby Chesterfield and the glorious Peak District National Park.
The hotel is within a mile of the Woodland Trust’s Nor Wood, Owler Car and Cook Spring. Cook Spring is one of Derbyshire’s most unchanged oak woodlands, and is a designated site of scientific interest.
To book, please call 0114 282 9988.
Cambridge – from £155 per night, for two people
Three miles from the beautiful Girton Wood, the DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge is perfectly located for an autumn stroll. The nearby Girton Wood is one of the Woodland Trust’s ‘Woods on Your Doorstep’ areas, and features a young broadleaf woodland, mature hedgerows and a central glade with breathtaking views.
The DoubleTree by Hilton Cambridge has a Fantastic Friday or Super Sunday offer – which includes dinner on arrival, a bottle of house wine and breakfast for two, plus access to the on-site Living Well health club.
To book, please call 01223 259 988.
For more information about DoubleTree by Hilton or to make reservations, please visit doubletree.com, call 0870 590 9090 or contact your travel agent.
For ideas of woodland walks, visit the Woodland Trust website.