Sometimes known as the gateway to Wales, the M4 passes through a holiday-perfect mix of quaint rural settings and country towns, and links up the commercial centres of Reading, Slough, Bristol, and Port Talbot, as well as providing one of the main routes to Heathrow Airport. Those looking for a trip with a difference may simply enjoy driving along this motorway and then branching off when they see an interesting signpost.

Whether you’re travelling this route for business or pleasure, you’ll be delighted with the numerous Travelodge M4 hotels that will make it easy for you to organise your road trip.

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Looking for one of the centres of the UK horse-racing industry? Then you’ll probably be making your way along the M4 to Newbury. Our Newbury London Road hotel is only 1.4 miles away from Newbury Racecourse and the surrounding countryside is home to some of the best stables in the country, many of which are open to the public by appointment. Our hotel is only 0.5 miles away from the main railway station should you wish to carry out a little exploration by train, and access to London and other towns is very good.

If you fancy exploring at a slower pace, try a very relaxing narrow boat trip on the nearby Kennet and Avon Canal.

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From the M4 you can visit the UK’s beautiful Cotswolds countryside and villages. Why not base yourself at our Burford Cotswolds hotel and explore this classically English region which is not far away at all from the ‘Dreaming Spires’ of Oxford.  From here, you could visit the old parish church in Burford where you’ll find some graffiti on the font that dates back to the English Civil War, and Oxford, with its heady mix of ancient academic architecture, wonderful shops and restaurants, is only a 50 minute drive away along the A40. 

Swindon used to be famous as a centre for the railway industry; today it’s a bustling town on the M4 as famous for its technology industry as its ancient traditions, and, if you fancy a shopping trip, pop along to the fabulous Swindon Designer Outlet. Whether you’re visiting the town for business or pleasure, our Swindon Central hotel is conveniently situated right in the middle of town, close to the Civic Centre. 

Exploring the West of England and Wales via the M4 couldn’t be easier. You can rest assured that you’ll be able to find just the right Travelodge for your trip, so all you have to do is enjoy your day.