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

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Published 07/02/2020 Going it Alone: The Best Places to Stay for Solo Travellers


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

The Control Tower B&B

A restored Control Tower B&B bursting with history, period art deco features and furnishings on a former North Norfolk airfield. A former RAF control tower, lovingly restored as a B&B.  Original art deco furniture throughout, from the beds to the bathtubs.  A delicious vegetarian breakfast, all locally and ethically sourced where possible.  Oh, and a promise there won't…

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

Belle Tout Lighthouse B&B

A historic Lighthouse B&B perched on the white cliffs of Beachy Head, with show-stopping panoramic views and many original features.   Picture this - a former working lighthouse, steeped in history, which has in its time been a home, a teashop and a filming location for a cult TV classic. Standing proudly atop the stunning white cliffs of Beachy Head, it's surrounded by…

The Old Lockup

The Old Lockup

The Old Lockup is where historical tales of crime and intrigue reside in the picturesque Derbyshire Dales...imprisonment doesn't get cosier than this! The historic market town of Wirksworth, found right on the edge of the glorious Peak District National Park, is renowned for many things; rolling hills, exceptional views of rugged natural beauty...and the infamous Old Lockup. …

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Browning Bros Teybrook Orchard

Take your pick of unforgettable glamping in the heavenly Teybrook Orchard, tucked away in rural North Essex. This gorgeous glamping spot, nestled between an apple orchard and sprawling woodland on the owners' family farm, is home to a variety of very special dwellings - perfect for anyone from a single glamper to a whole family. Every dwelling in Teybrook Orchard has been specially…

Jumbostay

Jumbostay

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 experience a sky-high holiday without ever leaving the ground. Until now, sleeping on an airplane meant thin blankets, cricked necks and a lack of personal space. But all that changes at Jumbostay - undoubtedly one of the world's coolest hostels. With 33…

BaseCamp Bonn

BaseCamp Bonn

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!   Whether you're a vintage fan, an adventurous explorer or simply love a holiday served with a huge slice of fun, you'll absolutely adore BaseCamp Bonn. Found in a former storage facility just a…

Brooks Rooftop Rockets

Brooks Rooftop Rockets

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! Set atop the luxurious Brooks Guesthouse on their own Astroturf lawn, these four Rooftop Rockets give guests the chance to experience a retro caravanning holiday with all the indulgences of a boutique…

Canopy Lodge

Canopy Lodge

Take a refreshing tour of the natural world, from a warmly picturesque setting in the foothills of Panama's volcanic heart. El Valle de Antón is a truly unique and captivating village, found in the centre of an enormous crater from a (happily extinct!) volcano, set 60 miles from Panama City in the region's Coclé Province. Expect endlessly romantic scenes of mist-covered mountains - part of…

Railholiday

Railholiday

View the best of Cornwall's unspoilt countryside from the window of your very own eco-friendly, lovingly restored railway carriage at Railholiday. Award-winning, eco-friendly and regularly featured on TV, it's fair to say that a Railholiday break comes with a certain pedigree attached, whether you happen to be an avid trainspotter or not. With four charmingly restored carriages, all set at…

Urban London Yurt

Urban London Yurt

City and country beautifully combine, in a friendly and tranquil glamping experience set in the heart of London.   If you're struggling to choose between a city or a country location for your next escape, why not combine the two?   You'll find Urban London Yurt in Highgate, a refreshing London neighbourhood complete with gorgeous ancient woodland and plenty of cultural interest…

Traustholtshólmi

Traustholtshólmi

A cosy selection of yurts, secluded on a private Icelandic island filled with culture, history, and nature in its purest form. If you're looking for the perfect natural location from which to tick off that ‘bucket list' item of viewing the Northern Lights, Traustholtshólmi is it. A stunningly mesmerising private island, Traustholtshólmi measures just fifty-seven acres, and is magically…

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