With Armistice Day coming up in the second week of November there will be several events and memorials across the country to remember those who fought in the First and Second World War. This year the 11th November falls on a Friday and there will be services across the weekend into Remembrance Sunday on the 13th.
The UK is home to a number of top class attractions that explore the history of the World Wars, from Churchill’s War Rooms to the Imperial War Museum in Duxford, Manchester and London there is plenty to discover. Military history has fascinated people for years and there is a great array of memorabilia and memorials for you to visit on your short break.
Within the walls of Edinburgh Castle you can explore the fascinating National War Museum of Scotland, the Castle is also home to the Scottish War Memorial, which commemorates 150,000 Scottish casualties in the First World War and 50,000 since the Second World War.
For those planning a London break the weekend of Remembrance Sunday there are a number of events and memorials to see. From the 1st to the 11th November there is the opportunity to visit the HMS Belfast chapel, not usually open to the public. While on the 12th November the Royal Albert Hall hosts its annual Festival of Remembrance and on the 13th you can join the crowds to that gather at the Cenotaph in Whitehall for the National Service of Remembrance.