There are many wonderful things about England, especially when it comes to heritage and history. We’re surrounded by impressive cathedrals, Roman remains, museums & galleries…we’re spoilt for choice, really. Below are my 5 ‘must do’ packages for anyone interested in a short break filled with historical wonder…my eye’s on the hotel in Bude!
Private Evening Tour of Buckingham Palace
Imagine having Buckingham Palace all to yourself….well, this is about as close to that as you’re ever likely to get! From private evening tours to Royal Day packages, you can discover the opulent beauty of the Queen’s residence – without the hordes of crowds to distract you. Did we mention you’ll also be staying in one of our most popular London hotels?
Book now for just £199pp, or if you’d rather stay out of central London then you can pay a visit to Windsor Castle for a very similar tour!
Discovering Historical York
It’s taken the news by storm of late, the battle between York and Leicester as to whom should claim Richard III’s final resting place. Of course, Leicester is where he was finally laid to rest, but York still holds a huge significance in the infamous King’s history. Renowned for The Princes in the Tower, Richard remains to this day one of the most intriguing monarchs to reign – hence York’s wonderful museum dedicated to him and his supposed wrongdoings. Short breaks in York are ever-popular, but add a visit to this one-off attraction and you’ll make it a memorable break for sure.
King Arthur at Tintagel
The impressive natural beauty of Tintagel Castle and its surroundings make for the perfect short break, regardless of its inexplicable history. Littered with Dark Age and Roman historical relevance, Tintagel continues to draw visitors in, intrigued by the part it may have played in our monarchical past. Use Bude as your base from which to explore the castle – not only is it only a short drive away, but Bude itself is a destination not to be missed. We’d recommend a stay at Hebasca… an absolutely spectacular 4* hotel with gorgeous interiors, modern added extras and incredible food.
Stonehenge with Cream Tea
I’m not sure there’s a more English combination for a short break! Settle in at the gloriously Tudor Legacy Rose & Crown Hotel for 2 nights of traditional hospitality and cuisine. You’ll have dinner on the first evening included in your stay, plus a complimentary cream tea on arrival – the perfect welcome! Just a short drive from the likes of Bath, Longleat, New Forest and of course, Stonehenge, you can indulge in a whole range or heritage-based activities during your trip.
A Walk along Hadrian’s Wall
Stretching 73 miles from sea to sea, Hadrian’s Wall is by far one of England’s most epic and extraordinary reminders of Roman occupation. During it’s time it’s been a territorial defence, a settlement boundary, a quarry for rebuilding castles, and now a World Heritage Site. Stay in nearby Carlisle for trips to The Lake District and coastal areas, just a 30 minute drive away from the wall’s main tourist points. Pack your walking boots and explore it properly… it really is worth it.
Which points or interest would you recommend for a heritage-based break? Let us know by commenting below!