In the sky – the top five weirdest hotels in the UK

If you are looking for a fantastic and unique weekend break in the UK, you should try some of these wacky and weird hotels. Just think of the hospitality jobs that come with such places!

The Pavilion, London

This Hyde Park venue may consider itself as a "fashion rock n' roll hotel" but when you consider that the likes of Leonardo DiCaprio and Duran Duran have stayed here, you can understand why. Each of the 30 rooms available have their own individual theme, whether it is the Honky Tonk Afro or Casablanca Nights. Rooms can start at around £60 a night.  

The Witchery by the Castle, Edinburgh

Ever thought what it would be like to stay the night in Hogwarts? There are few castles across the UK that have now been converted into hotels, but none seem to have the magical appeal that this site does. Indulge yourself in the baroque suites, while luscious dishes can be enjoyed in its critically-acclaimed restaurant. And if you really want to splash the cash, the eight suites offer Victorian baths, fireplaces and even hidden rooms if you can find them.

La Rose Gypsy Camp, Whitby

If you are looking for a truly bizarre night under the stars, aim for a gypsy caravan hotel like this one. Visitors stay in recycled lodgings such as circus tents and gypsy wagons, and only candles and fairy lights are used at night. There are even limited facilities such as showers in a converted byre and composting toilets. Being 'green' has never been more glamorous.

The Lighthouse, Llandudno

The lighthouse Hotel in Llandudno, Conwy, offers the scenery that Wales is famous for. Enjoy spectacular panoramic views of rugged cliffs over the sea, old stone structures and acres of glittering grass. The lighthouse itself was built in 1862 and was in use until 1985. If you can, be sure to stay in the Keeper's Hall, a nautical-themed room that boasts pine panelling and a captain's wheel. Utter madness.

The House in the Clouds, Suffolk

You may feel like you are in a traditional English country house, but you are actually dozens of feet up in the air. This amazing hotel was originally an old water tower but then was redesigned so it could like a normal farmhouse perched on top. With five bedrooms, three bathrooms and a room looking over the Thorpeness Golf Course, this is the perfect spot for large families or groups.

So if you want a fantastic night away with a loved one, try any of these for size. Do note, however, that many of these venues have few bedrooms, so booking far in advance is required.

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