Premier Inn lists the best free outdoor attractions in the UK to make the most of the Easter holidays

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The best things in life are free and to make this Easter exciting for penny-counting visitors, a hotel chain has compiled a list of the country’s top outdoor attractions that cost nothing to visit. Premier Inn, which has over 800 hotels across the UK, has put together a selection to help people enjoy the great outdoors without breaking the bank.

The collection is likely to appeal to those who like to explore, learn and sightsee, with the three top rated free attractions revealed as the Peak District National Park, Royal Albert Dock and Valley Gardens. However, it’s not just the parks that top the list, with Brighton Beach and Botanic Gardens featuring in the top ten.

A Premier Inn spokesperson said: “What better time to highlight attractions that people can enjoy without breaking the bank this semester. With over 800 locations, Premier Inn is perfectly located near all of the UK’s favorite free attractions and is therefore an ideal place to start your Easter holiday.

There’s a huge range of attractions all within walking distance of many Premier Inn hotels, so guests don’t have to shell out extra on public transport. Many hotels also have free on-site parking.

Here are the top national and regional attractions with the nearest Premier Inn hotel.

Top 10 UK attractions (full list below)

  1. Peak District National Park (Limestone Valley, Peak District. Nearest Premier Inn: Buxton)
  2. Royal Albert Dock (Liverpool. Nearest Premier Inn: Liverpool City Centre)
  3. Valley Gardens (Harrogate. Nearest Premier Inn: Harrogate)
  4. Loch Lomond and The Trossachs National Park (Nearest Premier Inn: Dumbarton/Loch Lomond)
  5. Royal Victoria Park (Nearest Bath. Premier Inn: Bath city centre)
  6. Botanic Gardens (Belfast. Nearest Premier Inn: Belfast City Center Alfred Street)
  7. Brighton Beach (Brighton. Nearest Premier Inn: Brighton City Centre)
  8. Sherwood Forest (Nottinghamshire, donations optional. Nearest Premier Inn: Nottingham North Daybrook)
  9. Picnic in the Roman Gardens (Chester. Nearest Premier Inn: Chester city centre)
  10. Pembrokeshire National Park (Pembrokeshire. Nearest Premier Inn: Tenby town centre)

London Attractions

  1. Greenwich Park (Nearest Premier Inn: Greenwich)
  2. Kensington Gardens ( Nearest Premier Inn: Kensington Olympia)
  3. Regents Park and Primrose Hill (Nearest Premier Inn: London Euston)
  4. Olympic Park (Nearest Premier Inn: London Stratford)
  5. London Wall Walk (Nearest Premier Inn: Tower Bridge)

South West Attractions

  1. Free Bristol Bike Tour (Bristol. Nearest Premier Inn: Bristol City Centre)
  2. Birdwatching at Langford Lakes (Wiltshire. Nearest Premier Inn: Salisbury)
  3. Royal Victoria Park (Nearest Bath. Premier Inn: Bath city centre)
  4. Meadfoot Beach (Nearest Premier Inn to Torquay: Paignton Seafront)
  5. Gwithian Beach (Cornwall. Nearest Premier Inn: Hayle)


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Southeast Attractions

  1. Brighton Beach (Brighton. Nearest Premier Inn: Brighton City Centre)
  2. St Catherine’s Hill (Winchester, donations welcome. Nearest Premier Inn: Winchester)
  3. Pett Level Beach (Hastings. Nearest Premier Inn: Hastings)
  4. The White Cliffs of Dover (Dover. Nearest Premier Inn: Dover East)
  5. Bournemouth Gardens (Nearest Bournemouth Premier Inn: Bournemouth West Cliffe)

East of England Attractions

  1. Great Yarmouth Beach (Great Yarmouth. Nearest Premier Inn: Great Yarmouth (Seafront)
  2. Walks in the Broads National Park (Suffolk. Nearest Premier Inn: Lowestoft)
  3. Norwich City Center Market (Norwich. Nearest Premier Inn: Nelson City Centre)
  4. Felixstowe Beach (Felixstowe. Nearest Premier Inn: Felixstowe Town Centre)
  5. Clacton Pier (Clacton-on-Sea. Essex Nearest Premier Inn: Clacton-on-Sea Seafront)

West Midlands Attractions

  1. West Park (Wolverhampton. Nearest Premier Inn: Wolverhampton City Centre)
  2. Stafford Castle (Staffordshire. Nearest Premier Inn: Stafford North Hurricane)
  3. Malvern and Brueton Park (Solihull. Nearest Premier Inn: Solihull town centre)
  4. Walsall Arboretum (Walsall. Nearest Premier Inn: Walsall)
  5. Sutton Park National Nature Reserve (Sutton Coldfield. Nearest Premier Inn: Birmingham North)

East Midlands Attractions

  1. Sherwood Forest (Nottinghamshire, donations optional. Nearest Premier Inn: Nottingham North Daybrook)
  2. Cleethorpes Beach (Grimsby. Nearest Premier Inn: Cleethorpes)
  3. Gibraltar Point (Skegness. Nearest Premier Inn: Skegness Seafront)
  4. Leicester Cathedral (Leicester. Nearest Premier Inn: Leicester City Centre)
  5. University of Leicester Botanic Garden (Leicester. Nearest Premier Inn: Leicester South)


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North West Attractions

  1. Royal Albert Dock (Liverpool. Nearest Premier Inn: City Center Albert Dock)
  2. Peak District National Park (Limestone Valley, Peak District. Nearest Premier Inn: Matlock)
  3. Picnic in the Roman Gardens (Chester. Nearest Premier Inn: Chester city centre)
  4. Central Pier (Blackpool. Nearest Premier Inn: Blackpool Central)
  5. Lake Windermere (Windermere. Nearest Premier Inn: Premier Inn Kendal Central)

yorkshire

  1. Hackfall Wood. (Nearest Premier Inn: Hotel Thirsk)
  2. Malham Cove (Nearest Malham. Premier Inn: Skipton North Gargrave)
  3. Victoria Quays (Sheffield. Nearest Premier Inn: Sheffield City Center Angel Street)
  4. St Ives Estate (Bingley. Nearest Premier Inn: Hayle)
  5. Valley Gardens (Harrogate. Nearest Premier Inn: Harrogate)

North Ireland

  1. Crawfordsburn Country Park (Crawfordsburn. Nearest Premier Inn: Carrickfergus)
  2. St George’s Market (Belfast. Nearest Premier Inn: Belfast City Center Alfred Street)
  3. Botanic Gardens (Belfast. Nearest Premier Inn: Belfast City Center Alfred Street)
  4. Derry City Walls (Derry. Nearest Premier Inn: Londonderry)
  5. Portrush Coastal Area (Portrush. Nearest Premier Inn: Coleraine)

Wales

  1. Dyslwyn Castle (Dryslwyn. Nearest Premier Inn: Llanelli Central West)
  2. Margam Country Park (Margam. Nearest Premier Inn: Port Talbot)
  3. Llandwyn Island (Newborough Warren. Nearest Premier Inn: Caernarfon)
  4. Monmouth and Brecon Canal (Brecon Beacons. Nearest Premier Inn: Abbergavenny)
  5. Pembrokeshire National Park (Pembrokeshire. Nearest Premier Inn: Tenby town centre)

Scotland

  1. Glasgow Botanic Gardens (Nearest Premier Inn to Glasgow: City Center Charing Cross)
  2. Inverness Botanic Gardens (Nearest Premier Inn to Inverness: Center River Ness)
  3. River Ness and Ness Islands (Inverness Nearest Premier Inn: Center River Ness)
  4. Balloch Castle and Country Park (Loch Lomond. Nearest Premier Inn: Dumbarton Loch Lomond)
  5. The Kelpies (Falkirk. Nearest Premier Inn: Falkirk East)

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