In the Northern Region of the state of Virginia is the peaceful town of Middleburg. A Middleburg holiday rental cabin is the perfect base for those who are looking for a trip packed with outdoor activities. The town is situated away from the most popular tourist areas, allowing visitors to enjoy beautiful views in tranquil surroundings.
Due to its peaceful location Middleburg has a select few activities to be enjoyed by visitors. The town is big on equestrianism, being known as “The Nation’s Horse and Hunt Capital”, and there are several stables offering visitors the opportunity to go horse riding. Other activities available on a Middleburg holiday include golf, swimming, tennis and hunting. In the immediate area of Middleburg there are opportunities for climbing, cycling, white water rafting and hiking.
If you can leave the comfort of your Middleburg holiday rental cabin then it is worth taking the 2 hour journey south to the city of Charlottesville. The first item on your itinerary has to be the Ash-Lawn Highland, an historic house museum with a working farm set on 535 acres. The house was the home of the fifth President of the United States, James Monroe. The museum contains a lot of original items that date back as far as the early 1800s. Ash-Lawn Highland also has some stunning gardens and outbuildings to be explored.
An interesting attraction is the Michie Tavern, which has served travellers and locals for over 200 years. Once you step over the threshold of the tavern, you are transported back in time. Waiting staff are dressed in traditional 18th century costume and the tavern itself is adorned with a myriad of artefacts from the same period.
Visitors on a Middleburg holiday will be privy to a continental climate, which means that there are hot summers and cold winters. The average daytime temperature during the summer months is 23°C although it can reach as high as 31°C. During the winter months the average daytime temperature falls to a chilly -1°C. The warmest months of the year to have a Middleburg holiday are July and August. Middleburg has an average rainfall of 42 inches per year and approximately 22 inches of snow annually.
Visitors on a Middleburg holiday will arrive at Dulles International Airport (IAD) which is only 46 kilometres away from the town. Airlines offering regular, affordable flights include British Airways, United Airlines, Delta Airlines, KLM and Air France. Travellers can leave from various UK airports including Heathrow (LHR), London Gatwick (LGW), Edinburgh (EDI), Liverpool (LPL) and Birmingham (BHX).