Tours that bring you closer to the characters and events that make the United Kingdom such an extraordinary place to visit and explore

Tours

Tours  - Heritage tours with a twist: scheduled tours, bespoke tours and self-drive

Heritage tours with a twist: scheduled tours, bespoke tours and self-drive

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Stay in a Castle

Stay in a Castle - Is it time to experience a night in a medieval castle? Where history meets modern luxury

Is it time to experience a night in a medieval castle? Where history meets modern luxury

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Historic Accommodation

Historic Accommodation - UK castle retreats, country houses and coaching inns. Be inspired and then book direct

UK castle retreats, country houses and coaching inns. Be inspired and then book direct

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FEATURED TOURS AND HOTELS

A Taste of Wales

A Taste of Wales - Cuisine provides stimulation for the senses, which makes for great memories and a deeper appreciation of an area’s sense of place

Cuisine provides stimulation for the senses, which makes for great memories and a deeper appreciation of an area’s sense of place

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Bath, Wiltshire & Somerset Tour

Bath, Wiltshire & Somerset Tour - Stay in a World Heritage city, experience British eccentricity at Longleat House and admire the logistical feat of Stonehenge

Stay in a World Heritage city, experience British eccentricity at Longleat House and admire the logistical feat of Stonehenge

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Castles of Edward I

Castles of Edward I - Hosted by historian and broadcaster Marc Morris. Accommodation at Plas Dinas Country House, North Wales. 18 - 20 September 2015

Hosted by historian and broadcaster Marc Morris. Accommodation at Plas Dinas Country House, North Wales. 18 - 20 September 2015

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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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SELF-DRIVE TOURS


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ABOUT US

The concept for British History Breaks was born in 2012 and began as collection of historic hotels, coaching inns, castle retreats and country houses. Since then the business has evolved into a tour operator, delivering scheduled and tailor-made tours with expert guides and popular TV historians....Read More

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Features

Summer Solstice

Summer Solstice

Summer solstice is just around the corner, so as 20,000 people are busy… Read More
Wedding Anniversary ideas

Wedding Anniversary ideas

Originally a way of marking seasonal changes, it was in Medieval Europe… Read More
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Upcoming Events

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…

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 …

Craft Town of Scotland, West Kilbride, nearby Glenapp Castle

Open All Year: Craft Town of Scotland, The Barony Centre, West Kilbride. Scotland’s only designated craft town, samples the wealth of craft and design talent from Scotland and the…

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Recent News

Tour features on Visit Wales

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

Chamber Chat

British History Breaks revives joy of receiving mail. Features Llangoed Hall Read More

Hello! Magazine

Spa week: top five hotel spas to visit in London. Features the Milestone Hotel Read More
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