Snap on a pair of skis, and slalom downhill like it’s the Val d’Isère, without ever leaving the Staffordshire market town of Tamworth, England. Stay the night nearby at one of the best hotels in the area, all bookable with Culture Trip.
The SnowDome is a large recreational indoor ski slope. It was the first indoor skiing slope in the UK to use real snow, perfect for brushing up on your snowploughs or learning to ski ahead of that big trip to the Alps.
The tranquil village of Snarestone is home to the traditional red-brick Globe Inn. This charming pub overlooks a calm stretch of canal that winds through the surrounding farmland, making this a lovely getaway from the urban din. Rooms have been fully refurbished using a crisp charcoal-and-white colour scheme. Breakfast is included in the room fee. The pub has a wooden Victorian-era bar, and there’s a fun play area for the kids, which includes a treehouse slide and a dragon.
Chapel House is a fine-dining establishment first and foremost, with a distinctly personal touch owing to the property retaining much of its Georgian charm. A sense of the original 1728 building remains here, while more modern touches make the bedrooms cosy and understated. The property has a lovely garden and pond. Breakfasts are a highlight, with vegetarian and standard full English available.