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Summer in the UK

Summer in the City

Penta Hotels invites you for a summer in the UK

In the mood for a summer break in the UK? Get ready to make this summer your most adventurous one yet with our suggestions.

Birmingham

Enter the full summer vacation mode and stay at Penta Hotel Birmingham. One of the coolest cities in the UK, there are tons of summer activities in Birmingham. If you’re into hiking, we suggest making a trip to Cannock Chase, a jewel of the West Midlands. Expect beautiful sceneries, wildlife and a peaceful setting.

An extra special reason for you to visit the city is Digbeth – it’s only a short 15-minute walk from Penta Hotel Birmingham. Named as one of the coolest neighbourhoods in Britain and a former industrial heartland, this is the spot to visit some independent shops, cinemas and art venues. Digbeth has tons of choices for foodies, gamers and street art lovers.

While you’re in town don’t forget to stop by the Broadstreet. This is where things get wild! Famous for being a major thoroughfare and popular nightspot centre, here you can find the best clubs, bars and tempting restaurants.


Inverness

With summer on its way, it’s time to save time on your calendar for the Inverness Highland Games. An annual festival that brings everyone to the centre of Inverness and where you can taste some Scottish delicacies. Or as the Scottish would say ‘A hungersome wame haes nae lugs’. 2022 marks the 200th anniversary of the Inverness Highland Games which began in 1822. Luckily, we have just the place for you! Penta Hotel Inverness sits at the centre of the best Inverness attractions.

There's no place like the festival grounds. From traditional and Folk music – Piping Inverness – to the Tartan Heart Festival, a wide-range of musical talent performs in the city.
And while you’re there, don’t forget to visit Nessie. A short 30-minute trip will take you to Scotland’s most famous loch (lake). Home to Nessie, the Loch Ness monster and the Urquhart Castle.

Inverness Castle is another great addition to your city itinerary. The Spirit of the Highlands overlooks the city from the highest point above the river. The 19th-century Victorian building is a must-see.


Reading

Only 60 km away from London, Berkshire’s biggest town has plenty to offer during summertime.
Relax in the View Island near Caversham Lock, a natural, open space with grassy paths. Perfect for a leisurely walk and a good place for a picnic. Nothing says summer quite as much as a wicker basket packed full of fruits and sandwiches, right?

Cool down at King’s Meadow, at the site of the former Edwardian women’s swimming baths. Thames Lido opened to the public in 1902 and is believed to be the oldest surviving outdoor municipal pool of the early Edwardian era. An 25meter long outdoor swimming pool and spa facilities will make you feel fresh and energized.

A simple walk along a pleasant section of the river, the Thames Path includes former industrial areas and the historic grounds and ruins of Reading Abbey. A three-mile loop around picturesque villages and 900 years of history in the Abbey Quarter. The royal Abbey and burial place of King Henry I is one of Europe's largest royal monasteries.

Reading’s flourishing dining scene has options for every kind of culinary desire. Bar Nag’s Head, an award-winning pub situated near Reading town centre offers Craft Casks from local breweries, ciders and continental lagers. A real ale oasis, it is un-beer-leavible.

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