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5 of the Top Rural Getaways in the UK for Autumn

As Autumn gets into full swing, the season’s changing landscapes, beautiful colours and cool crisp air make it the perfect opportunity to take an exciting break in the tranquillity of the countryside.  Country holidays provide a pleasant contrast to the traditional coastal break, and it’s here you will discover a hive of outdoor activities and fabulous culture just waiting to be explored.

So take a look at some of the many regions from around the UK with the best countryside stays that offer you a captivating and memorable autumn family break.


This popular destination always tops the spot for a great British coastal stay but there are also plenty of rural choices too, perfect for family getaways. With the variety of heritage attractions, walking and cycling routes in stunning countryside and the spectacular landscapes of Bodmin Moor, you’ll be spoilt for choice for activities and excitement for the whole family. You’re also never more than 16 miles from Cornwall’s coastline, so you can enjoy the best of both worlds on a stay in the region.


Home to the Yorkshire Dales and the Peak District, Yorkshire boasts many Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty, perfect for outdoor adventurers.  There are endless trails to wander and if you are feeling a little more energetic, take to your bike for some fabulous cycle routes.  Staying in the Yorkshire countryside gives you ultimate peace and tranquillity whilst giving you a slice of outdoor adventure.

5 of the Top Rural Getaways in the UK for Autumn


This beautiful unspoilt rural haven is the perfect place to take a holiday in the country.  The region boasts a rich history and fascinating market towns.  As there are no motorways or cities in Shropshire, you can experience an idyllic peaceful retreat in the beauty of luscious pasturelands, secluded woodlands and unique riverside settings.


This region is an iconic picturesque English location, set right in the heart of the UK.  Steeped in history and beautiful architecture, Buckinghamshire offers colourful landscapes and stunning surroundings, perfect for a family holiday. There are also plenty of attractions that the kids will love including Woburn Safari Park, Odds Farm Park and Gullivers Land.


A beautiful blend of coastline and countryside is offered in Somerset. Here you can experience the renowned Areas of Outstanding Natural Beauty of the Mendip or Quantock Hills and discover quaint villages and magnificent surroundings.  Somerset is also home to part of Exmoor National Park, another fantastic example of fabulous countryside adventure.

The UK hosts some of the best country holidays with many regions providing a captivating yet adventurous experience for a family getaway.

NB: This is a collaborative post with Travel Chapter Ltd

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Karen Beddow founded Mini Travellers in 2014 while doing what she loves most...going on holiday!

Mini Travellers is for parents looking for holiday ideas, destination reviews, days out and things to do with the kids. We also have family travel tips, activity ideas and all other things family holiday related. Take a look at some of our latest reviews for holidays and day trips in the UK.

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