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Search and Book - Browse our History Collection of 30 hotels, castle retreats, country houses and coaching inns

Browse our History Collection of 30 hotels, castle retreats, country houses and coaching inns

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Stay in a Castle

Stay in a Castle - Experience life like royalty, stay in a medieval castle with all the modern luxuries of a 5* hotel

Experience life like royalty, stay in a medieval castle with all the modern luxuries of a 5* hotel

CASTLE HOTELS

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Exclusive Hire - Venue inspiration for your festive get-together, corporate event, wedding, birthday party or family reunion.

Venue inspiration for your festive get-together, corporate event, wedding, birthday party or family reunion.

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Old Swan & Minster Mill

Old Swan & Minster Mill - Cotswolds, England. Set alongside the river Windrush it retains the grace and allurement of a time long forgotten

Cotswolds, England. Set alongside the river Windrush it retains the grace and allurement of a time long forgotten

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Glenapp Castle

Glenapp Castle - Ayrshire, Scotland. A truly spectacular Michelin starred Scottish Baronial castle with service that is second to none.

Ayrshire, Scotland. A truly spectacular Michelin starred Scottish Baronial castle with service that is second to none.

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Nanteos

Nanteos - Aberystwyth, Wales. Exceptionally restored Georgian Mansion with first class service in one of Britain' most romantic areas

Aberystwyth, Wales. Exceptionally restored Georgian Mansion with first class service in one of Britain' most romantic areas

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HISTORICAL FIGURES AND EVENTS

Discover something new about historical figures and events in history and retrace their footsteps at one of our hotels.

Robert Burns

Robert Burns - 1759 to 1796. Robert is Scotland’s most celebrated poet and lyricist, affectionately called ‘The Bard’ in Scotland.

1759 to 1796. Robert is Scotland’s most celebrated poet and lyricist, affectionately called ‘The Bard’ in Scotland.

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Wars of the Roses

Wars of the Roses - 1455 to 1487. A series of civil wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster over the issue of succession to the English throne.

1455 to 1487. A series of civil wars between the Houses of York and Lancaster over the issue of succession to the English throne.

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Richard III

Richard III - 1452 to 1485. Despite only being King of England for two short years, Richard III is remembered as one of English history’s great villains.

1452 to 1485. Despite only being King of England for two short years, Richard III is remembered as one of English history’s great villains.

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HISTORY & TRAVEL NEWS 

Hudson's Heritage

Visiting the UK from oversees? The Hudson’s Heritage Explorer Pass is the best way to make the most of your visit. Your 3-day, 7-day, 14-day or 28-day pass will give you entry to over 200 top attractions including Shakespeare's birthplace, Blenheim Palace, Hever Castle and St Paul’s Cathedral...Read More

We are proud sponsors of the Tangent National President’s charity lunch for Breast Cancer Care on Saturday 7th February. This year's President Janice O’ Neill has enticed Peter Howarth, lead singer of The Hollies, to attend which is sure to make this an event to remember! Read More

Harrogate History Festival 23-26 October

The 2014 Harrogate History Festival celebrates the authors and genre of historical fiction and non-fiction. The three day event will be hosted at the Old Swan Hotel with special guests including Peter Snow, Bernard Cornwell, Elizabeth Chadwick, Charlotte Higgins and Alison Weir...Read More  

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Features

Historic Hotels with Access for All

Historic Hotels with Access for All

The wonderful heritage of the UK should be for everyone to enjoy. From … Read More
5 Star Hotels

5 Star Hotels

At 5 star hotels, luxury and service are a given but there should alway… Read More
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Upcoming Events

“Francis Lovell Experience” with British History Breaks

On Wednesday 29th October TV Historian Dr Robert Hutchinson OBE will take you on a journey, retracing the footsteps of Richard III’s most trusted bodyguard Lord Francis Lovell. Loc…

Halloween Tours at Abbotsford

Grey Lady Tales of Abbotsford Friday 31st October & Saturday 1st November Go on a candlelit tour of Abbotsford if you dare! Step back in time and discover the legends, the spook…

Mirabelle WinterFest at The Grand Hotel

Wednesday 26th November The Grand Hotel, the only 5* hotel on the south coast, is delighted to host the Mirabelle WinterFest, inviting Head Chef Gerald Roser to use his culinary k…

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Recent News

Postcard App set to bring back the joy of receiving mail

British History Breaks is set to revive the popular Victoria… Read More

Hello! Magazine

Afternoon tea in Kensington. Head to the Milestone Hotel for… Read More

The Travel & Leisure Magazine reviews Middlethorpe Hall, York

Step back in time with British History Breaks. Middlethorpe … Read More
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