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Six Attractions to See at the Seaside in Winter

The sun isn’t shining and the birds aren’t singing; the days are cold, but that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t take a break from the everyday and enjoy a little wintery sun, sand and surf on a UK seaside break.

Brighton Palace Pier
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During the winter, Britain’s crisp air and frost combine to make its beaches undeniably charming. There are so many stunning spots to choose from. Whether you head to a bustling seaside town or discover a remote coastal hideaway, choose an AccorHotels and ensure stress-free comfort from start to finish. 
1. Brighton Palace Pier, Brighton
Perhaps the most iconic seaside attraction in the UK, Brighton’s Palace Pier is open throughout the year. The structure dates back to 1823, but it’s far from stuck in the past. Visitors of all ages can enjoy exciting rides and attractions as well as seasonal shows and exhibitions.
Don’t miss: the traditional carousel.
2. Royal Pavilion, Brighton
Also in Brighton is the breathtaking Royal Pavilion, which was originally built for the pleasure of King George IV. Elaborate Indian architecture and elegant French and English interiors combine to create a truly wonderful historical attraction. 
Explore the banqueting hall, royal bedrooms, the music room and more on a tour of the Royal Pavilion, or breathe in fresh, fragrant air on a stroll through the fully restored regency gardens.
Don’t miss: the saloon.
If you’re planning a winter seaside break and you’ve settled on Brighton, you’ll need somewhere to stay. The Mercure Brighton Seafront Hotel is a Grade II listed building and landmark of the city, boasting unbeatable seafront views and a close proximity to seaside attractions.
3. National Waterfront Museum, Swansea
Discover the history of Welsh industry and innovation at The National Waterfront Museum in Swansea. The museum just a stone’s throw away from the main beach, making it a great attraction to break up a wintry day on the coast.
Don’t miss: The World War I collection.

Greenan Castle
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6. Greenan Castle, Ayr
Greenan Castle sits atop a sea cliff, just outside the centre of Ayr, on a site which has been fortified since the 16th century. Head out on a beachfront walk and stop to take in views of the historical ruin from the beach below, or view the unique and impressive sight from up on the clifftop.
Don’t miss: the view towards Arran.
If you’re looking for a seaside UK break to take you away from the hectic day-to-day, Ayr is a fantastic option. Choose the Mercure Ayr Hotel for your base and enjoy complete comfort after a refreshing winter’s day on the beach.  
There are plenty of reasons treat yourself to a UK seaside break this winter. Choose an Accor hotel to suit your needs and enjoy the best of what the nation’s coastline has to offer – just be sure to wrap up warm!

Greenan Castle
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6. Greenan Castle, Ayr
Greenan Castle sits atop a sea cliff, just outside the centre of Ayr, on a site which has been fortified since the 16th century. Head out on a beachfront walk and stop to take in views of the historical ruin from the beach below, or view the unique and impressive sight from up on the clifftop.
Don’t miss: the view towards Arran.
If you’re looking for a seaside UK break to take you away from the hectic day-to-day, Ayr is a fantastic option. Choose the Mercure Ayr Hotel for your base and enjoy complete comfort after a refreshing winter’s day on the beach.  
There are plenty of reasons treat yourself to a UK seaside break this winter. Choose an Accor hotel to suit your needs and enjoy the best of what the nation’s coastline has to offer – just be sure to wrap up warm!

mumbles Lighthouse
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4. Mumbles Lighthouse, Swansea
Mumbles Lighthouse has stood watch over Swansea Bay since 1794, guiding ships safely along the coast and to shore. Get wrapped up warm and stroll along the beach into the shadow of the lighthouse – a simple stroll is the perfect way to enjoy your winter seaside break. 
Don’t miss: a photograph beneath the lighthouse!
If you’re considering a weekend in peaceful Swansea, the Mercure Swansea Hotel is the ideal base. Conveniently located close to the city centre, yet just far enough away from the hustle and bustle, you’re sure to return home feeling relaxed.
5. Burns Cottage, Ayr
Visit the childhood home of world-renowned Scottish poet and lyricist Robert Burns, at Burns Cottage in Ayr. Fragments of the poet’s work have been hung about the cottage, so you can immerse yourself in his legacy as you stand on the very spot that he once lived. 
The cottage is close to the seaside, making it a great spot to stop at during your UK seaside break.
Don’t miss: the tiny box bed, once shared between Robert and his three siblings.

Greenan Castle
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6. Greenan Castle, Ayr
Greenan Castle sits atop a sea cliff, just outside the centre of Ayr, on a site which has been fortified since the 16th century. Head out on a beachfront walk and stop to take in views of the historical ruin from the beach below, or view the unique and impressive sight from up on the clifftop.
Don’t miss: the view towards Arran.
If you’re looking for a seaside UK break to take you away from the hectic day-to-day, Ayr is a fantastic option. Choose the Mercure Ayr Hotel for your base and enjoy complete comfort after a refreshing winter’s day on the beach.  
There are plenty of reasons treat yourself to a UK seaside break this winter. Choose an Accor hotel to suit your needs and enjoy the best of what the nation’s coastline has to offer – just be sure to wrap up warm!

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