Travel inspiration in the UK & Ireland | Hotels with History

Historic Accommodation

Historic Accommodation - Luxury castle hotels, country house hotels and coaching inns with fascinating histories

Luxury castle hotels, country house hotels and coaching inns with fascinating histories

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Tours

Tours  - Self-drive tour inspiration. Castles, culinary, adventure and pilgrimage in England and Wales

Self-drive tour inspiration. Castles, culinary, adventure and pilgrimage in England and Wales

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Holiday in a Castle

Holiday 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

Ruthin Castle

Ruthin Castle - The ultimate Castle Hotel with origins steeped in legend. Located in Denbighshire, North Wales

The ultimate Castle Hotel with origins steeped in legend. Located in Denbighshire, North Wales

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Old Swan & Minster Mill

Old Swan & Minster Mill - Set alongside the river Windrush in the Cotswolds, with the grace & allurement of a time long forgotten

Set alongside the river Windrush in the Cotswolds, with the grace & allurement of a time long forgotten

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Langley Castle

Langley Castle - Warm and welcoming castle hotel in the 'Dark Sky' Northumberland national park, England

Warm and welcoming castle hotel in the 'Dark Sky' Northumberland national park, England

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HISTORIC PEOPLE AND EVENTS

Discover surprising facts about well-known characters and events from history and retrace their steps

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

British History Breaks is a travel inspiration site that features castle hotels, country house hotels, coaching inns and grand historic hotels across the UK & Ireland. Each one has an authentic connection to a well-known character or event from British history...Read More

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Features

Year of Adventure: Wales 2016

Year of Adventure: Wales 2016

Adventure awaits along the Gower coast and the gorges in Neath Valley Read More
A Weekend in Northern Ireland

A Weekend in Northern Ireland

Shelley reveals the cultural side of Northern Ireland, visiting Belfast… Read More
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Upcoming Events

Movie night at Beaumaris Castle

Friday 9 September: The 13th century fortress in North Wales promises to be the most mesmorising outdoor movie location of the year as Cadw and Ffilm Cymru Wales present the classi…

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 …

Rekindle the Romance

For couples wanting to get away for a special occasion or simply to spend some quality time together in luxurious surroundings, The Milestone Hotel has launched a Rekindle the Roma…

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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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