If the typical shorts and sandals seaside escape is not your cup of tea, why not try something a little unusual for your holiday. The Great British Isles has an array of unusual places to stay and spend your well earned holiday. With more and more people choosing Britain as a holiday destination, there is a fantastic selection of holidays on offer. So why not leave your passports at home and see what’s just a car journey away?

Stay in a heritage property

The National Trust has a unique collection of over 370 properties in locations throughout England, Wales and Northern Ireland. You could find yourself spending the night in some of Britain's most beautiful heritage properties, all lovingly resorted for you by the National Trust. The National Trust have also teamed up with Pride of Britain Hotels, giving you access to over 40 luxury privately owned hotels across Britain.

A slice of country life

You may never have considered spending your holiday on a farm - but that is the premise behind Farm Stay UK. The organisation boasts the largest network of farm based accommodation in the UK - and extols the virtues of a warm welcome, country air and traditional farmhouse breakfast!

Get closer to wildlife

If wildlife is your thing then why not centre a holiday on one of The Wildfowl and Wetlands Trust’s several visitor centres? Here you will find a rich variety of wildfowl, and it is not uncommon to get a glimpse of some rare birds.

Get back to nature

Have you always dreamed of a magical, romantic break in a log cabin? Well a visit to Forest Holidays could give you just that. With cabins in fabulous locations in Cornwall, North Yorkshire and Scotland, this really could be the relaxing and unusual place to stay you have been waiting for.