Heritage breaks in spring

In the garden of Anne Hathaway's Cottage in Stratford-upon-Avon

With heritage attractions that include awe-inspiring cathedrals, stately homes, Tudor towns and Roman ruins scattered across coast and countryside, England is one giant floating artefact. Why not while away the hours admiring the eccentric décor of a Jacobean stately home or head underneath an ancient cathedral to discover 2000 years of history before admiring ‘England’s Sistine Chapel’. Take to the seas aboard a grand battle ship or walk through a perfectly-preserved Tudor town, visiting the landmarks that shaped our greatest playwright.

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Experience life as a Victorian Mill Worker

Experience life as a Victorian Mill Worker

Be transported back to the 1800s and experience Bradford when it was the ‘Wool Capital of the World’.

Location: Bradford, West Yorkshire

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Step into the magical world of JRR Tolkien

Step into the magical world of JRR Tolkien

Celebrate this great literary mind by exploring his childhood haunts, the inspiration for literary classics Lord of the Rings and The Hobbit.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Explore the stunning medieval Bolton Castle

Explore the stunning medieval Bolton Castle

Experience the incredible atmosphere of Bolton Castle where many of its rooms give the feeling that their inhabitants have just walked out of them.

Location: North Leyburn, North Yorkshire

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Uncover Norwich’s history through bricks and mortar

Uncover Norwich’s history through bricks and mortar

Norwich is bursting with vibrant museums, national treasures and one of the best English castles; Norwich Castle Museum & Art Gallery, situated in its city centre.

Location: Norwich, Norfolk

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How did the leopard get his spots? Visit Rudyard Kipling’s home

How did the leopard get his spots? Visit Rudyard Kipling’s home

Explore Bateman's, the 17th century home of the Jungle Book and The Just So Stories author, nestled in the leafy Sussex Weald.

Location: Burwash, East Sussex

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Curious histories, famous guests and classic hotels

Curious histories, famous guests and classic hotels

A favoured destination of 18th century society, Harrogate’s grand hotels have a wealth of stories to tell and a roll call of famous guests.

Location: Harrogate, Ripon, Masham and Boroughbridge, North Yorkshire

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Feed your soul at the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey

Feed your soul at the ruins of Rievaulx Abbey

Medieval monks chose a serene valley in the North York Moors National Park to establish an abbey that became the richest and most powerful in England.

Location: Helmsley, North Yorkshire

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Uncover Old Wardour Castle's bloodthirsty past

Uncover Old Wardour Castle's bloodthirsty past

Discover a gruesome past in a castle ruin, and explore the fall of Old Wardour Castle.

Location: Wardour, Wiltshire

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Enjoy a seafaring adventure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

Enjoy a seafaring adventure at Portsmouth Historic Dockyard

With maritime attractions that span 800 years, there's plenty to pack into a short break to this historic waterfront city.

Location: Portsmouth, Hampshire

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Discover the gruesome past of Leicester's Guildhall

Discover the gruesome past of Leicester's Guildhall

One of the oldest civic buildings in the country, Leicester’s Guildhall stands beside Leicester Cathedral and has many gruesome stories to tell.

Location: Leicester

Price: Free

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Explore previously hidden treasures at Durham Cathedral

Explore previously hidden treasures at Durham Cathedral

Discover 2,000 years of history and explore previously hidden areas on a journey through Durham Cathedral’s new world-class exhibition spaces.

Location: Durham City

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Lift the lid on Birmingham's heritage

Lift the lid on Birmingham's heritage

Be transported back to the 1960s at the Newman Brothers Coffin Works.

Location: Birmingham, West Midlands

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Discover the mysteries of the Staffordshire Hoard

Discover the mysteries of the Staffordshire Hoard

Uncover the secrets of the Staffordshire Hoard at The Potteries Museum & Art Gallery in Stoke-on-Trent.

Location: Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

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Mill your own flour at Winchester City Mill

Mill your own flour at Winchester City Mill

Be thrilled by the sights and sounds of a rare surviving urban working corn mill, powered by the fast-flowing River Itchen underneath.

Location: Winchester, Hampshire

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Sabotage and subversion in the heart of the New Forest

Sabotage and subversion in the heart of the New Forest

Shhh! Your mission is to head to the Second World War Secret Army ‘finishing school’ in the serene New Forest village of Beaulieu.

Location: New Forest, Hampshire

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Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story

Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story

Titanic & Liverpool: the untold story tells Titanic’s story from unique Liverpool perspectives, including Captain Smith and the 120 crew with Merseyside links.

Location: Liverpool, Merseyside

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Discover markets, marinas and microbreweries

Discover markets, marinas and microbreweries

Explore Yorkshire’s waterfront city with its array of cafes, independent galleries, award-winning dining, pop-up venues and its own brewery.

Location: Hull, East Riding of Yorkshire

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Visit the impressive Nunney Castle

Visit the impressive Nunney Castle

Step back in time and experience life as it was at this moated, 14th-century castle.

Location: Nunney, Somerset

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Castles, keeps and country retreats

Castles, keeps and country retreats

Explore the keep and ramparts of a 12th century castle, and the ornate interiors and gardens of Houghton Hall and Sandringham House.

Location: King's Lynn, Norfolk

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Discover the majestic Warwick Castle

Discover the majestic Warwick Castle

Explore the spooky towers and frightening dungeons at Warwick Castle, and uncover its gruesome past spanning over 1100 years.

Location: Warwick, Warwickshire

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