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UNUSUAL CITY BREAK IDEAS IN 2023

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Unusual City Break Ideas

TURN YOUR WORLD UPSIDE-DOWN IN BOURNEMOUTH 


Many of us take a city break to escape an upside-down house, but you haven't seen nothing 
until you take a visit to the famous Upside-Down House in Bournemouth on the sunny 
English south coast! Take a different perspective on the everyday and explore the fully 
furnished home, complete with kitchen, living room, and bedrooms! The space also 
champions the work of local artists and supports various charities. If you feel the blood 
rushing to your head, the rest of Bournemouth itself is a vibrant and exciting town that still 
keeps the tradition of the Great British seaside holiday alive today. There's plenty on here 
throughout the summer such as the Shake and Stir Vintage Music Festival in June and the 
award-winning Bournemouth Air Festival. 


Where to stay: Village Hotel Bournemouth 

DANCE THE NIGHT AWAY AT A GLASTONBURY ALTERNATIVE NEAR SWINDON 

One thing that Britain does better than anywhere else is the music festival. They don't come 
much bigger than Glastonbury, but for some of us, spending your precious time off in a 
muddy tent city with a population equivalent to more than Milton Keynes might not be your 
best idea of fun. Save money and check out some smaller independent festivals like the 
Womad Festival in Charlton Park, Wiltshire. You'll have a truly international experience here 
as the Womad philosophy is to celebrate the diversity of the world's many forms of music, 
arts and dance. The headliners this year include Bombay Bicycle Club, Femi Kuti And The 
Positive Force, Kate Rusby, and Mariza. It's the perfect Glasto alternative and is easily 
accessed from Swindon this July! 


Where to stay: Village Hotel Swindon

VISIT A CITY OF THE DEAD IN THE CENTRE OF GLASGOW

Glasgow is a dynamic and historical city. It's origins can be traced to the area around the stunning Glasgow Cathedral. Here you'll find the city's oldest building: the Provand's Lordship, which dates back to 1471. Nearby, you'll find the famous Glasgow Necropolis.  While the thought of visiting a graveyard on a weekend break might seem a little morbid, the site itself is beautiful in giving unrivalled views of the city and is filled with incredible statues, mausoleums and memorials. There is a peaceful atmosphere that comes from wandering around the Necropolis - it's surrounded by the bustling city centre and offers some respite to the urban landscape and the various tombs tell stories from the past. Afterwards, the nearby Tennent's Wellpark Brewery offers the perfect opportunity bring yourself back into the world of the living where you can relax with a pint while learning more about Glasgow's favourite beer.

Where to stay: Village Hotel Glasgow


SUPPORT LOCAL, INDEPENDENT RETAILERS IN COVENTRY 

While many people opt to take a weekend city break to hit the high-street and grab a 
bargain from big name retailers, why not support local in Coventry? FarGo Village describes 
itself as an artistically re-purposed industrial space in Coventry City Centre, designed 
exclusively for creative, independent businesses and like-minded visitors. In this vibrant 
space, you'll find dozens of incredible independent retailers selling art, clothes, crafts, food, 
and much more! There is always a tangible buzz around FarGo Village as the space is also 
used for regular events such as a Vegan Festival, a Farmer's Market, plus a Beer and Beard 
Festival
! It's the perfect way to take a weekend break while supporting the independent 
retailers of Coventry. 


Where to stay: Village Hotel Coventry 
 

JOIN THE REVOLUTION

Hopefully some of the places we've mentioned above have helped to inspire your next weekend getaway. If you're ready to book your trip with Village, remember to join the booking revolution today!

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Hopefully some of the places we've mentioned above have helped to inspire your next weekend getaway. If you're ready to book your trip with Village, remember to join the booking revolution today!

All images sourced from creative commons.

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SUMMER BREAKS - 3 NIGHTS FROM £249

Summer is just around the corner and now is the time to book your mini getaway! Enjoy Summer This & Summer That at Village with a three night stay for two people from just £249 - that's with breakfast included and £50 to spend on food in our Pub & Grill! Package available to book all days of the week (subject to availability). Advertised rates are valid for stays through to 8-Sep-24.

FROM £189
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LOVE YOUR WEEKEND - 2 NIGHTS FROM £189

Book a weekend away at Village Hotels with a two night stay for two people from £189 - including £50 to spend on food in our Pub and Grill. Family room rate available from £239. Weekend packages available to book all year round (subject to availability). Advertised rates available until 30-Jun-24.  

FROM £119
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LOVE YOUR WEEKEND - 1 NIGHT FROM £119

Love weekends? You'll love them even more at Village. Book a 1 night weekend stay at any Village Hotel from only £119 for 2 people - including £50 to spend on food in our Pub and Grill. Family room rate available from £144.

FROM £79
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MAKE IT A LONG WEEKEND

Start your weekend early or end it late with a Friday or Sunday night stay from just £79 - includes £30 to spend in the Pub & Grill!  

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FROM £59
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LATE AVAILABILITY DEALS

Love a bargain? You're going to love this! This Bank Holiday week we have added more rooms to our late availability deal, so you can stay from just £59, Thursday to Sunday for stays through to 30-Jun-24! Limited time offer - book before 28-May-24.

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Take advantage of our "Saver Rate" by booking early and enjoying up to 20% discount on your Village Hotel stay when you book 90 days in advance. Choose from one of our 33 hotel locations across the UK.  

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SAVE UP TO 10% EVERY TIME YOU BOOK

As a Booking Revolution member, you get year round discounts on our everyday rates. That's up to 10% off our flexible and saver rates, with or without breakfast! Up to £25 worth of member benefits included too: Free Wi-Fi, Parking, Access to Village Health & Wellness Club, and a VWorks Hot Desk.

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2-FOR-1 ON SUMMER PARTY NIGHT TICKETS!

Two for one tickets are now available for selected events in summer 2024! From tribute acts like Robbie Williams and Abba, retro-themed discos and boogie bingo - our parties deliver a night to be remembered! 

GET A FREE TRIAL WEEK, YOUR FIRST MONTH FREE + 4 GUEST PASSES

Enjoy a free trial week at VWorks Coworking space throughout May and June. Plus when you join, get the first month free and 4 day passes.

FROM £249

TWO NIGHT B&B ASCOT PACKAGE WITH RACE TICKETS FROM £249

Giddy up! Get ready for a great weekend at Ascot! Enjoy a two night stay for two at Village Hotel Bracknell and enjoy all the racing action with tickets to the Summer Mile Racing Weekend on 13-Jul-24.

FROM £12

A DELICIOUS OFFER FOR MEETING DELEGATES

The end of the day tastes even better with a delicious appetiser and a glass of wine or beer for £12*   

REFER A FRIEND TO VWORKS & GET REWARDED!

Refer a friend or colleague to VWorks and we'll treat you to a £20 voucher & they'll get 50% off their first month's membership!

EXCLUSIVE ´BOMBAY SAPPHIRE´ OVERNIGHT STAY PACKAGE

Our ‘Bombay Sapphire’ Overnight Package gives you an amazing Discovery Experience at the world-famous Bombay Sapphire Distillery.

FROM £55

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A DAY FOR YOU OR A DAY FOR TWO?

Time to refresh, recharge or refuel? You can now book a day time room, direct with Village Hotels.

FROM £17.50

SUNDAY BEST

Our delicious Sunday lunch is back at the Pub & Grill, made from the finest ingredients!

A TASTY TREAT

Add an appetiser, bar snack or dessert to your main course in the Pub & Grill for just £6!

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