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Historic Getaways

The Island of Britain has a distinct and rich history that has witnessed the rise and fall of tribes, kingdoms, empires, and nations. From stone-age cultures to the Ancient Romans, Norman conquerors to the achievements of the British Empire, The UK’s historic sites are as diverse as they are wondrous. In fact, historical places make up some of the top attractions in the UK. From Stonehenge to the Roman Baths, Edinburgh Castle to Westminster Abbey, and other countless examples of ancient sites, medieval castles, and industrial revolution monuments, no visit to Britain goes without its historical highlights. So why not stay in a pub B&B and make the most of the historical attractions on display in the UK?

Pubs and inns across the UK offer a fantastic and invigorating night’s sleep and are also ideally located for visiting historical sites. Rooms are now fitted with all the modern necessities such as flat screen TVs, Wi-Fi, tea and coffee making facilities, and en-suite bathrooms. After a great day out visiting historical attractions and UNESCO World Heritage Sites, guests can enjoy a relaxing evening in the pub, tuck into some mouth watering pub food, enjoy a few drinks, experience some great entertainment such as live music and pub quizzes, and then at the end of the night head upstairs to their room. With great food, drink, entertainment, and a place to sleep all under one roof, pubs really do offer the complete package for the perfect getaway.

Below are some of the top must see historical attractions when holidaying in the UK.

First discovered in the 19th century, the Roman Baths are one of the best preserved ancient Roman sites in the UK and form a major tourist attraction. The world famous complex in Bath, England, contains an incredible set of thermal spas and an impressive Ancient Roman bathing house. The Roman Baths offer an incredibly comprehensive insight into the lives of the ancient Romans in the town and around Britain. The site may appear quite small from the outside, but it is actually vast and a visit can last several hours.

Windsor Castle is the oldest occupied castle in the world. Covering an area of approximately 13 acres, it contains a wide range of interesting features. These include the State Apartments, Queen Mary’s dolls house, and the beautiful St George’s Chapel. During the Second World War, Windsor Castle became home to our current Queen, Elizabeth II, and it remains a favourite home of Queen Elizabeth, spending most of her weekends there. There are numerous exhibitions and tours at Windsor Castle. In fact, a typical visit can take up to three hours.

Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England, is a world renowned, magnificent site consisting of standing (and lying) stones, some transported from South Wales. The construction of Stonehenge took place between 3000 BC and 1600 BC and is considered to be one of the most impressive structures of its time, especially considering each stone weighs around four tonnes and that its founders had little by way of technological advances to assist them in moving the stones over the hundreds of miles they travelled. The purpose of Stonehenge has remained a mystery, despite extensive archaeological investigation.

A royal residence, a vital stronghold, and an iconic structure, Edinburgh Castle is one of the most famous castles in the world. Today, visitors to Edinburgh Castle can explore the castle’s history through a series of guided tours and exhibitions. Amongst its many attractions are the Scottish National War Memorial and National War Museum, the Mons Meg, a giant cannon gifted to James II in 1457, and the Great Hall, built by James VI in 1511. Edinburgh Castle is also home to the oldest building in the city, the 12th-century St Margaret’s Chapel.

Other top historical attractions in the UK include; Chatsworth House, Westminster Abbey, Beaumaris Castle, Hadrian’s Wall, Giant’s Causeway, and the Royal Botanic Gardens.

So if you’re not sure where to stay or what to do on your next holiday, then why not stay in a pub B&B and explore the rich and diverse history of Great Britain?

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