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Going it Alone: The Best Places to Stay for Solo Travellers

7 February 2020

Experiencing all the fun, originality, and excitement of somewhere new gets taken to a whole new level when you’re doing it alone.

With no travel partner to account for, you can spend your holiday time as free as a bird, seeing and doing exactly what you like. Who knows how many new friends you’ll make along the way, too?

We recommend everyone takes a solo holiday at least once in their lives, which is why we’ve combed our categories for some of the very best places to give it a try. 

Author: Nina Jervis
Main image: Canopy Lodge | Panama

The Control Tower B&B

Walsingham, Norfolk, England
A restored Control Tower B&B bursting with history, period art deco features and furnishings on a former North Norfolk airfield.
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£125 / night

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

Beachy Head, East Sussex, England
A historic Lighthouse B&B perched on the white cliffs of Beachy Head, with show-stopping panoramic views and many original features.  
Bedrooms: 6
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£155 / night

The Old Lockup

Wirksworth, Derbyshire, England
The Old Lockup is where historical tales of crime and intrigue reside in the picturesque Derbyshire Dales...imprisonment doesn't get cosier than this!
Bedrooms: 4
Sleeps: 2 per room
From
£105 / night

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Great Tey, Colchester, Essex, England
Take your pick of unforgettable group glamping in the heavenly Teybrook Orchard, tucked away in rural North Essex.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-4 per unit
From
£60 /night

Jumbostay

Stockholm, Stockholm County, Sweden
Jumbostay is a totally out-of-this-world hostel at Sweden's Stockholm Arlanda Airport, where guests can sleep in an original Boeing 747 and
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
From
£40 pppn

BaseCamp Bonn

Bonn, North Rhine-Westphalia, Germany
When it comes to BaseCamp Bonn, dispel any preconceptions about traditional campsites - this indoor campground offers some of the coolest, most creative and most extraordinary camping in the world!  
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: Varies
From
£65 / night

Brooks Rooftop Rockets

Bristol, England
Hit the heights of groovy urban glamping in a Brooks Rooftop Rocket - a supercool selection of Airstream-style caravans on the rooftop of a boutique hotel, in the heart of Bristol's old town!
Bedrooms: 1 per unit
Sleeps: 2 per unit
From
£109 /night

Canopy Lodge

El Valle de Antón, Coclé, Panama
Take a refreshing tour of the natural world, from a warmly picturesque setting in the foothills of Panama's volcanic heart.
Bedrooms: 12
Sleeps: 1-4 per room
From
£145 pppn

Railholiday

St Germans, Cornwall, England
View the best of Cornwall's unspoilt countryside from the window of your very own eco-friendly, lovingly restored railway carriage at Railholiday.
Bedrooms: Varies
Sleeps: 2-6
From
£80 / night

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