Into history? Our hotels and tours are centred around the historic characters and events which have made the UK such a fascinating country to travel around.

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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 - Live like royalty in a medieval castle with all the modern luxuries of a 5* hotel

Live like royalty in a medieval castle with all the modern luxuries of a 5* hotel

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Tours around Wales

Tours around Wales - Explore and discover Wales with our NEW itineraries for self-drive and group travel

Explore and discover Wales with our NEW itineraries for self-drive and group travel

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Bath, Wiltshire & Somerset Tour

Bath, Wiltshire & Somerset Tour - A five day tour beginning at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath and finishing in Somerset

A five day tour beginning at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath and finishing in Somerset

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Thornbury Castle

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

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

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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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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

The Grand UNESCO Heritage Tour5 - 6 day tour beginning in Cardiff with some extraordinary places to visit along the way.

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Bath, Wiltshire & Somerset. A five day tour beginning at The Royal Crescent Hotel & Spa in Bath and finishing in Somerset.

You can now send real picture postcards from the convenience of your iPad with the 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 began as a labour of love between Lewis Stallard, a history enthusiast from South Wales and Shelley Doyle, a PR consultant from Hertfordshire. Keen to discover more about the characters from history Shelley researched places to stay with historical connections but found the links hard to come by...Read More

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Wedding Anniversary ideas

Wedding Anniversary ideas

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

Chamber Chat

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

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

The Travel & Leisure Magazine reviews Middlethorpe Hall, York

Step back in time with British History Breaks. Features Middlethorpe Hall Read More
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