Luxury historic hotels in the UK with authentic connections to characters and events from history.

Historic Accommodation

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

Nanteos Mansion

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

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

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Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. A grand and mesmerising neo-Jacobean, Grade II Listed country house

Dartmoor National Park, Devon, England. A grand and mesmerising neo-Jacobean, Grade II Listed country house

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Dalhousie Castle

Dalhousie Castle - Edinburgh, Scotland. A borders castle transformed into a majestic spa hotel

Edinburgh, Scotland. A borders castle transformed into a majestic spa hotel

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HISTORIC PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Discover surprising facts about historical figures and events and retrace their footsteps at one of our partner hotels.

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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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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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 a postcard credit. Download the postcard app from the Apple App Store or directly from iTunes...Read More

ABOUT US

British History Breaks is a handpicked collection of the finest historic hotels, coaching inns, castle retreats and country houses in the UK. The group consists of 30 members which are authentically historic, lovingly restored, and serve incredible food...Read More

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Features

Welsh Wine

Welsh Wine

When you envisage the rolling green pastures of Wales, perhaps wine is … Read More
Refreshingly Affordable Fine Dining

Refreshingly Affordable Fine Dining

Wales has five restaurants in the Michelin Guide for 2015, plus plenty … Read More
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Upcoming Events

Autumn Spa Packages

Autumn Spa Packages at Luton Hoo Hotel Spa & afternoon tea - £105 Pamper Evening - £60 Enjoy a two course dinner with coffee in the Adam’s Brasserie for an additional £30.…

Summer Open Air Cinema, 27th August - 7th September 2015

Luton Hoo's annual Open Air Cinema takes over the area surrounding its south lake on the 1,065 acre estate. With film classics such as Grease, Pulp Fiction, Chicago and When Harry …

Jazz Afternoon Tea on the Lawns, 30th August 2015

Visit Ashdown Park Hotel for an English Afternoon Tea served on the lawn with the smooth sounds of their house Jazz Band overlooking the gardens. Adults £29.50 per person, £55.0…

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Recent News

Book Review

A British History Breaks review of Thomas Cromwell: The untold story of Henry VIII's most … Read More

A Landmark Change for English Heritage

The 'new' English heritage was formed on the 1st of April 2015 from the preceding Governme… Read More

Tour features on Visit Wales

Castles of Edward I tour with Marc Morris makes news on travel trade website Read More
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