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Four quirky places you’ve never stayed before


With confusion still amongst us all about whether we travel to Amber list countries, whether we are confident sitting on an aircraft for a period of time or just the simple fact we want to enjoy our beautiful surroundings in the UK, RoomRaccoon's UK & Ireland Country Manager, John Mullen has pulled together a collection of quirky staycation destinations you must checkout this summer.



Looking to stay somewhere completely unique – how about an RAF Control Tower?

RAF Wainfleet in Friskney, near Skegness, has a long history, being used as a military firing range in World War Two.

Following its closure in 2010, the tower was converted into accommodation for six people.

The unusual accommodation doesn’t end there – you can even spend the night in a Westland Lynx Helicopter.



Are you looking for a spectacular glamping experience?

Lough Mardal Lodge, n Donegal, Ireland, features five incredible lakeside Skydome Yurts.

These magical dwellings – originally the homes of the nomads of Central Asia – have been updated for the 21st Century, including high-tech insulation suitable for the sometimes-temperamental weather of Ireland’s west coast.

Each Yurt is luxuriously finished and includes beautiful views of the surrounding lakes and mountains.



Are you a Game of Thrones fan? Then the Fullerton Arms in Ballintoy, Northern Ireland, may be the ideal place to visit.

Ballintoy was used as a filming location on the hit HBO series. Its stunning harbour was used for exterior shots for the fictional Iron Islands.

When the trees along Northern Ireland’s famous Dark Hedges – better known as Kingsroad to Game of Thrones fans – blew over in storm Gertrude, Tourism NI looked to save that slice of history for fans.

The wood was carved into a set of 10 intricate doors, each telling the story of a season six episode.

The Fullerton Arms has ‘door six’, set in a special room dedicated to the show – including a custom-built throne.



Is fishing your passion?  Lochmaddy Hotel, the oldest hotel in North Uist, in the Outer Hebrides of Scotland, could be the place for you.

The hotel’s owner John oversees the fishing roster everyday on behalf of North Uist Estates – so guests staying in the hotel have priority for the fishing roster.

With some of the finest sea trout fishing spots in the world, North Uist is an angler’s dream.

Not only that, but the hotel is also known for its fabulous food, from local lobsters, sea bass and scallops to special desserts lovingly created by the hotel’s pastry chef.


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