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Booking.com shares three fabulous stays to spoil loved ones this Mother’s Day

Findings from Booking.com show that 54%* are seeking to travel with family by their side in 2023, and with Mother’s Day approaching on the 19th March, why not give the maternal figure in your life the gift of a well-deserved break. From afternoon tea in the Lake District, to a fine dining experience in Yorkshire, Booking.com has you covered with a wide range of options to stay at for the occasion.

Windermere, Lake District 
The Lake District is a fantastic short break spot known for its glacial ribbon lakes and idyllic views. Located in the northwest of England, this location is a dream for those that enjoy culture, walks, hikes, and nature. In fact there are many outdoor opportunities for travellers to enjoy such as the Lake District Half-day Tour, which takes you to Langdale Valley and Blea Tarn, before concluding with a lake cruise adventure. This is a great experience to capture the scenic landscapes whilst you kick back and relax. Why not head to the Lake District for your next trip and surround yourself in natural beauty.

Where to stay: 
Travel Sustainable Property
Wrapped in 17 acres of secluded grounds, Storrs Hall Hotel offers sensational views overlooking the garden and Lake Windermere itself. The hotel has sumptuous interiors providing a classy, chic feel, with an award-winning terrace restaurant winning 2 AA rosettes for its food. The property offers a Mother’s Day afternoon tea serving tasty savouries, delicious cakes, and classic scones with scoops of jam and clotted cream that can be enjoyed in the lounge area or conservatory. Wherever you choose to sit, you will be able to enjoy the wonderful views over the grounds of Lake Windermere and its surrounding fells.

Lothian, Edinburgh 
The beautiful city of Edinburgh is Scotland’s capital known for its amazing landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and Carlton Hill, with rustic buildings, and a huge collection of mediaeval and classic architecture.  It is often considered one of the liveliest cities in Europe, so why not start the trip off with a grand City Highlights and Edinburgh Castle Tour where you will visit Edinburgh castle – believed to be the inspiration for Harry Potter’s Diagon Alley. To round off the tour travellers will have the chance to visit Arthur’s Seat, a scenic green area in the heart of the city.

Where to stay: 
Elder York Guest House is located in the heart of Edinburgh within new town, with gorgeous city sights and a comfortable home-like feel. The guest house offers a delectable Scottish breakfast ranging from potato scones to haggis with vegetarian or lighter options available. Landmarks such as Edinburgh Castle and Scott Monument are just a short walk away from the property, with plenty of restaurants and bars nearby. Travellers can treat their loved one to a spectacular show at Edinburgh’s festival theatre to watch exhilarating musicals like Peaky Blinders or The Buddy Holly Story. This property is perfect for an affordable getaway with your loved one, touring around the city and watching Edinburgh’s greatest shows.

York, North Yorkshire
Recognised as one of Booking.com’s top 10 most welcoming destinations in the world in 2023**, York is home to rolling hills, majestic moors, historic cities, and loveable villages. Famous for its charming coasts and vibrant coastal towns, Yorkshire is a great spot to travel to with your loved one with the chance to experience the North York Moors and Whitby Tour from York. During the tour you’ll be able to explore the stunning countryside as your guide points out where famous locations were filmed including Harry Potter and the TV series ‘Heartbeat’. This location is fantastic for those seeking a relaxed trip surrounded by greenery.

Where to stay: 
Situated just a short walk away from York Minster 23 St Mary's is a modern B&B with an antique feel. Based in the city centre, guests can walk to the river path of Ouse and enjoy the wonderful scenery and architecture of the unique city. The B&B includes a seating area to relax or guests can venture to the shared lounge area which features original artwork and antiques. Be sure to book in advance a dining experience at Roots, a Michelin awarded restaurant for a truly special and memorable evening.

*Travel Predictions 2023 research commissioned by Booking.com and conducted among a sample of adults who plan to travel for business or leisure in the next 12-24 months. In total 24,179 respondents across 32 countries and territories were polled (including 1014 from Argentina, 1006 from Australia, 505 from Austria, 504 from Belgium, 1009 from Brazil, 503 from Canada, 1009 from China, 1010 from Colombia, 505 from Croatia, 505 from Denmark, 1010 from France, 1001 from Germany, 500 from Hong Kong, 1005 from India, 504 from Ireland, 504 from Israel, 1008 from Italy, 1003 from Japan, 504 from Mexico, 502 from The Netherlands, 1007 from New Zealand, 1009 from Portugal, 507 from Singapore, 1008 from South Korea, 1001 from Spain, 505 from Sweden, 508 from Switzerland, 500 from Taiwan, 504 from Thailand, 1006 from the UK, 1009 from the US and 504 from Vietnam). Respondents completed an online survey in August 2022.

**Traveller Review Awards 2023. Note to Editors: To be recognised with an award globally, accommodation partners had to have an average review score of 8.0 (out of 10) or higher based on at least 3 reviews, as of 11:59pm (GMT) on November 30, 2022. Car rental partners had to have an average review score of 8.5 (out of 10) or higher based on at least 20 reviews, as of 11:59pm (GMT) on November 30, 2022. To be recognised with an award, taxi providers had to have an average review score of 4.5 (out of 5) or higher and completed 5,000 rides as of 11:59pm (GMT) on November 30, 2022. 

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The most welcoming destinations globally include those destinations that have a large number of awarded properties, offering a huge amount of choice to travellers from all over the world. Meanwhile, those recognised at a country level have a high proportion of awarded properties for the size of the town or city, enabling us to celebrate some more off the beaten track/smaller destinations.