Enjoying the beauty of spring is something that anyone can enjoy and it won’t cost you a penny. Whether you’re in the city or the country, it’s time to chase away those winter blues with a colourful display of spring flowers that’s guaranteed to put you in a good mood.
Here’s our guide to some top spots to view spring flowers across the country. (Of course, there are no guarantees with Mother Nature, so check before you head off.)
The North of England
Allen Banks in Northumberland is an ancient woodland with a deep gorge created by the River Allen. Woodlands are typically your best place to find wildflowers at this time of year, and Allen Banks is known for its carpet of bluebells and ramson (wild garlic) in spring and summer. Since storm damage in 2016, the West Side has been closed, however the East Side remains open for walks.
The stunning wooded valley of Hardcastle Crags in Yorkshire is worth visiting any time of year with its tumbling streams, glorious waterfalls and wildlife. There’s plenty of free activities and guided walks throughout spring and summer. Stay at Travelodge Halifax hotel.
For a feast of spring colour, visit the North York Moors which come up trumps with a range of charming walks and blazes of wild daffodils and carpets of bluebells. Stay at our Travelodge Scarborough hotel.
The South of England
London has some great places to see flowers, if you know where to look. Cannizaro Park near Wimbledon Common is the perfect place to enjoy the Crocus meadow and if you’re in the city centre, why not get some temporary respite from the city’s hustle and bustle at St James Park, which is hard to beat with its stunning daffodil display. Stay at our Travelodge London Raynes Park hotel and or Travelodge London Waterloo hotel.
On the edge of Hampstead Heath in North London Kenwood House, is surrounded by tranquil landscaped gardens. Take pleasure in the dramatic flowering of the rhododendrons and the magnolia tree in full bloom. Stay at our Travelodge London Central Marylebone hotel.