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Hotels with history

Hotels with history - Discover the unique histories behind our castle hotels, country house hotels and coaching inns

Discover the unique histories behind our castle hotels, country house hotels and coaching inns

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Ideas for self-drive tours

Ideas for self-drive tours - Our itineraries include castles, culinary, adventure and pilgrimage across England and Wales

Our itineraries include castles, culinary, adventure and pilgrimage across England and Wales

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Secrets behind our Castles

Secrets behind our Castles - 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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Hello and welcome! We couldn't help but wonder about the stories hidden behind Britain's castles, country houses and coaching inns that now serve as historic hotels, so we set off in 2013 to find out. Since then, the site has grown to become a heritage travel influencer

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HOTELS AND TOURS

Wales in 7 Days

Wales in 7 Days - Immerse in culture and adventure with a week in Wales. Activities include zip-lining, cycling & horse-riding - all optional of course!

Immerse in culture and adventure with a week in Wales. Activities include zip-lining, cycling & horse-riding - all optional of course!

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Langley Castle

Langley Castle - One of our favourites! A warm and welcoming castle hotel in the 'Dark Sky' Northumberland national park. Their cream tea is a must-have.

One of our favourites! A warm and welcoming castle hotel in the 'Dark Sky' Northumberland national park. Their cream tea is a must-have.

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Discover more in North of England

Bovey Castle

Bovey Castle - A mesmerising country house built by The W.H. Smith family in Devon. Plenty of activities on-site, and even a porter to park your car.

A mesmerising country house built by The W.H. Smith family in Devon. Plenty of activities on-site, and even a porter to park your car.

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Discover more in South of England

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TESTIMONIAL

"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

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Features

Welsh Wine

Welsh Wine

When you envisage the rolling green pastures of Wales, perhaps wine is … Read More
Summer of Open Air Cinema at Historic Venues

Summer of Open Air Cinema at Historic Venues

There has been a significant upsurge in the number of open air cinema s… Read More
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Events

Jazz Afternoon Tea on the Lawns, 29th May 2017

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…

BBQ on the South Terrace, throughout July

Visit Bovey Castle any Thursday throughout July for a two course BBQ and a glass of wine on the South Terrace and in Smith's Brasserie. Dates: Thursday July 6th, Thursday 13th J…

Summer Open Air Cinema, 24th August - 9th September 2017

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 Top Gun, Shaun of the dead and Footloose and …

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In the News

The Scottish Sun review of Glenapp Castle

The staff are always on hand for a quick history lesson or to advise on the various activi… Read More

Calibre Quarterly

Guest feature in Calibre Quarterly, featuring Bovey Castle, Nanteos Mansion and The Grand … Read More

Stylist Arabia reviews The Milestone

A luxury review of The Milestone Hotel in London courtesy of British History Breaks Read More
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