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You Can Now Stay In a King Arthur-Inspired Pop-Up Cabin Hotel

Add the Wales countryside to your must-visit list.
By Sarah Ward
June 11, 2017
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You Can Now Stay In a King Arthur-Inspired Pop-Up Cabin Hotel

Add the Wales countryside to your must-visit list.
By Sarah Ward
June 11, 2017
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Heading off on holidays should feel like an adventure, right down to the place you choose to rest your head after a fun-filled day. With this in mind, London's Miller Kendrick Architects have come up with what might be one of the most imaginative and impressive hotels possible. Created for Visit Wales's 'Year of Legends 2017' design contest, not only does it celebrate the Welsh landscape, but it is inspired by the legend of King Arthur — and the cave him and his knights allegedly stayed in.

As far as unique accommodation goes, the aptly named Arthur's Cave proves a two-for-one affair: soak in the natural surroundings in a cabin that really has been crafted to emulate a cave, and soak in a slice of British legend. It's also a case of blending the old with the new, namely all of the above with building materials and techniques.

Inside the timber and glass structure — which uses locally sourced sheep's wool insulation for thermal insulation against the elements — you'll find a cosy sleeping space with a double bed, chair and woodburner, aka everything you need for snuggling up and staring out over the landscape around you. Don't spend all of your time looking outside, though; with the cabin made from plywood rib-like shapes that expand and contract, the undulating and sinuous interior is a sight to behold too.

Sadly, Arthur's Cave is only available for a short season, taking bookings between now and mid-September in two sites: Snowdonia and Llŷn Peninsula. Stays range between £795 and £1995; however, you're not just getting somewhere to sleep — you're getting a one-of-a-kind pop-up glamping hotel that should be on everyone's travel bucket list.

Via AWOL.

Published on June 11, 2017 by Sarah Ward

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