The kids are back to school, there's a chill in the air and here at Hotels4U, we think it's about time you embarked on an autumn escape.
When travelling in autumn, there's plenty to look forward to visually as well as culturally. From the crisp, sunny mornings to the ever-changing colours on the trees, we've rounded up a list of the top five cities to go to for some spectacular autumnal scenery.
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Dotted with numerous green spaces from The Meadows, a 63-acre park, just south of the city centre to the Royal Botanic Gardens next to Inverleith Park and Arthur's Seat, there's plenty of places to spot the leaves change into a multitude of seasonal shades. If you're looking for hotels to stay in throughout the city, visit the Hotels4u website, and our Edinburgh travel guide is packed with suggestions of things to do.
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If you've never been to this part of the Czech Republic before, autumn is the time to go. From the Castle Quarters, which claims to be the largest ancient castle to date, to other major landmarks like Charles Bridge and Rotunda, there's nothing better than an autumnal backdrop to further capture this capital's beauty. The golden lighting and vibrant leaves is just what you need to complete your holiday snaps. Click here to see all our Prague hotels.
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This holiday spot in the South of England is often associated with summer breaks. However, some might say the city can be seen at its best during the autumn, and with this in mind, it's no surprise why political parties hold their annual conferences here in late September. From the beautiful early evening sunsets on the beach to drinking warm cider on the pier, there's loads of ways to savour the season in Sussex.
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While songwriter Cole Porter loved Paris all year-round, nothing beats the French capital ‘in the fall'. From the pleasant temperatures to the golden skyline, whether you're walking down the Champs-Élysées or in one of the 20 gardens (or jardins, as the locals call them) that surround the city centre, it's easy to see evidence of the seasonal shift. Be sure to pack a coat and umbrella if you're going after September, as the weather can be a bit temperamental during this time of year. Take a look at our Paris travel guide for more ideas and advice on visiting the city.
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If you're ever in London in the autumn, there are plenty of places to go to enjoy the scenery. Whether you're strolling along the South Bank with a cup of mulled wine at the Real Food Harvest Festival, or climbing up Parliament Hill in Hampstead, you'll have various chances to make the most of the capital's famous Indian summer. For great deals on hotels in London, browse the selection from Hotels4u.com, or have a read of our London travel guide for more information.
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