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Historic Accommodation - Our exclusive History Collection of handpicked castle retreats, country house hotels and coaching inns

Our exclusive History Collection of handpicked castle retreats, country house hotels and coaching inns

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Tours

Tours  - Self-drive and premium guided tours. Castles, culinary, adventure and pilgrimage

Self-drive and premium guided tours. Castles, culinary, adventure and pilgrimage

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Stay in a Castle

Stay in a Castle - Magical places where medieval history meets modern luxury. Atmospheric and unique

Magical places where medieval history meets modern luxury. Atmospheric and unique

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FEATURED TOURS AND HOTELS

Thornbury Castle

Thornbury Castle - A dramatic grade I listed Tudor Castle surrounded by beautiful grounds. Gloucestershire, England.

A dramatic grade I listed Tudor Castle surrounded by beautiful grounds. Gloucestershire, England.

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The Grand Hotel

The Grand Hotel - With stunning views, an elegant interior and a passion for music. Eastbourne, South of England.

With stunning views, an elegant interior and a passion for music. Eastbourne, South of England.

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Nanteos Mansion

Nanteos Mansion - Exceptionally restored Georgian mansion in one of Britain' most romantic areas. Aberystwyth, Wales.

Exceptionally restored Georgian mansion in one of Britain' most romantic areas. Aberystwyth, Wales.

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HISTORIC PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Discover surprising facts about well-known characters and events from history and retrace their steps at one of our hotels

Elizabeth I

Elizabeth I - The last of the Tudor monarchs, Elizabeth I, ruled for 45 lively years. Find out more about her here.

The last of the Tudor monarchs, Elizabeth I, ruled for 45 lively years. Find out more about her here.

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The English Reformation

The English Reformation - Henry VIII denounces Catholicism and the Pope and makes himself Head of the Church in England

Henry VIII denounces Catholicism and the Pope and makes himself Head of the Church in England

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Thomas Cromwell

Thomas Cromwell - Henry VIII’s closest confidant who is regarded by some as the mastermind of Henry VIII’s administration

Henry VIII’s closest confidant who is regarded by some as the mastermind of Henry VIII’s administration

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TESTIMONIALS

"Behind every historic British hostelry, there is a thumpingly good story. Staying in a place with history is one thing: knowing what that story is can only enhance the visit. British History Breaks is a brilliant concept, executed well. It's website is awash with ideas" - Steve Keenan, Travel Perspective

You can now send real picture postcards from the convenience of your iPad with our British History Breaks Postcard App. Become a member for free to recieve a complimentary postcard credit. Download the postcard app from the Apple App Store or directly from iTunes...Read More

ABOUT US

The British History Breaks 'History Collection' includes hotels ranging from 14th Century modernised castles to 19th Century grand historic hotels. The group consists of 30 hotels which have authentic connections to well-known characters and events from British history...Read More

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How did Saint George become the English Patron Saint?

How did Saint George become the English Patron Saint?

“Cry, ‘God for Harry, England and Saint George!’” Shakespeare’s rousing… Read More
Luxury Castle Hotels

Luxury Castle Hotels

When it comes to our built heritage, nothing shouts ‘history!’ quite li… Read More
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Upcoming Events

Hay International Literary Festival

May 26th to June 5th - the tranquility of Llangoed Hall is only a short distance from the sleepy town of Hay-on-Wye which bursts into life every year in what former US President Bi…

Seckford Hall Beer Festival

Friday 24th and Saturday 25th of June marks the inaugural Seckford Hall Beer Festival. With real ales, ciders and international beers, Seckford Hall provides the perfect setting fo…

Medieval Feasts at Ruthin Castle

Attend Ruthin Castle for one of its famous Medieval Feasts - modelled upon the legendary feasts the Earl of Warwick (son of Henry VIII) held at the castle in the 16th century. NEW …

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Recent News

Edinburgh Food Heritage Trail

The Edinburgh World Heritage Food & Drink Trail offers a tasty way of exploring Edinburgh'… Read More

10 of the Finest Historic Hotels in Great Britain

Two castle hotels, a country house hotel and a coaching inn are among those featured in Vi… Read More

Book Review

A British History Breaks review of The Ancient Paths by Graham Robb Read More
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