5 Unusual UK Hotels and places to stay
There are various different types of places to stay in the UK - Hotels, Bed & Breakfasts, Guest Houses and Inns, however below we bring you a collection of places to stay that are unique both by their appearance as well in many cases their mantra. Many are legitimate places than anyone person can book a nights stay in.
1. Fort Clonque - Aldernay
Fort Clonque in the Channel Islands was orginally constructed as part of a naval base in 1847, however only 30 years was shut down primarily thanks to better development of steam power making mainland bases easily accessible.
It boasts roomy accommodation for 13 people, and dogs are allowed to. Alderney itself is a relatively small island and can be explored almost entirely by foot with picturesque views both inland and out onto the ocean.
2. The Pineapple, Dunmore
One of the architectural wonders of Scotland, this building was constructed on the grounds of Dunmore house in 1761. Currently owned by National Trust for Scotland, it is now leased to the Landmark trust who restored it and let it out as holiday accommodation. It comes complete with over 6 acres of gardens including woodlands, ponds and an orchard.
3. Martello Tower, Aldeburgh
Originally constructed to resist a potential invasion by Napoleon during the early 19C, this is one of the more unusal examples of a unique quadruple tower. Current owners are the Landmark Trust who let the tower out for holidays. It's official reference is Martello CC and is one of 103 originall constructed, with only a few still standing.
4. West Usk Lighthouse
This grade II listed building was refurbished in the late 1980's and overlooks the Usk and Severn estuaries. In keeping with the unusal architecture of the hotel, the owners also boast a full size Dalek, a hot tub on the roof garden and a floatation tank!
5. The Old Railway Station
Originally this was the Petworth Railway Station constructed in 1892. Now guests have a choice of whether to stay in the Old Station, or to stay on a train! Owners promise that you will relive the golden age of rail travel during your stay with each room carefully decorated with select railway memorabilia and ornaments from the time.
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