The increase in 4 star hotels across Britain over the last decade is a reflection of the expectations that British travellers have of hoteliers these days. It isn’t just the British though; a growing middle class in Europe, Russia and beyond means that more travellers are looking to the luxury end of the hospitality market. Given that the prices of 4 star hotels varies so widely, it probably won’t be a surprise to learn that so does the quality. Yet the difference between the upper end of the 4 star range and 5 star hotels is often negligible.

At British History Breaks we feature some of the finest and most unique 4 star heritage hotels in Britain with histories that make for a pleasant change to the usual chain hotel that one can find in any UK city.

Take a look at the following 4 star hotels:

Nanteos Mansion – exceptionally restored Georgian mansion with first class service in one of Britain’s most romantic areas.

Hintlesham Hall – Set in 175 acres of beautiful countryside, there is a long and fascinating history behind its splendid Georgian façade.

Bodysgallen Hall – Timeless country house dating from the 13th century with views to UNESCO listed Conwy Castle.

Dalhousie Castle – A borders castle once at the centre of the Scottish wars of independence, now renowned for its hospitality.

Seckford Hall – A traditional country house set in its own private valley, in an area of outstanding natural beauty.

Middlethorpe Hall – Beautifully restored national trust hotel close to the historic city of York.

Llangoed Hall – An award winning, grade II listed, Edwardian country mansion, Llangoed Hall has a unique and colourful history.

Thornbury Castle – A dramatic grade I listed Tudor castle surrounded by beautiful grounds.

Langley Castle – Unspoilt architectural gem run by passionate people in the Northumberland National Park.

Peckforton Castle – The last fortified castle built in England and now a magnificently restored castle hotel.

Glandyfi Castle – A rare thing in Wales: a castle built out of love rather than fear, conquest and war.

Many 4 star hotels have a tedious monotony about them, given that often they are part of a hotel chain or that they are contemporary to the point where they lack character. Heritage hotels on the other hand can offer an experience that you will not soon forget with their personality and quality, shaped by the years of history preceding it. This is a heritage that thankfully, everyone can and should enjoy today.

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