British History Breaks gives you access to the most interesting places to stay in the UK

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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

Exclusive Hire

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 Mansion

Nanteos Mansion - 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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HISTORIC PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Discover surprising facts about historical figures and events and retrace their footsteps at one of our partner 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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CHRISTMAS & NEW YEAR DEALS

Nanteos Mansion (December only!) Honeymoon Suites: was £300 now £140, Suites: was £225 now £130, Luxury Doubles: was £180 now £120. Click here to book direct

Old Swan & Minster Mill special rates between Christmas & New Year£135 on Cosy rooms and £165 on Garden rooms. Click here to book direct.

British History Breaks attempts to revive the popular Victorian sentiment of sending postcards with the launch of our new Postcard App! Now you can send real picture postcards from the convenience of your iPad. Become a member (for free) to recieve our monthly newsletter and complimentary postcard credits...Read More

ABOUT US

British History Breaks began as a labour of love between a history enthusiast from South Wales and his Hertfordshire lass. Keen to expand her grasp of knowledge Shelley researched places to stay with historical connections but found good places hard to come by. Since then, the couple have travelled the length and breadth of the UK...Read More

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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

Experience Thanksgiving at The Old Swan & Minster Mill

The wonderful events team at The Old Swan & Minster Mill have developed a three night itinerary packed with unique experiences that are sure to delight and entertain over Thanksgiv…

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…

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. Thur…

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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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