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Our guide to the best historical sites in the UK

Posted on January 13, 2017 by Sabina

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As January comes to an end, we start to dream of our next escape and you may not believe it but you don’t actually have to leave the UK to have an amazing travel experience. We’ve got 18 years of knowledge in UK travel so let us guide you on the best places to take your next UK short break, packed full of history!

Our top five destinations to visit in 2017

1. Stonehenge, Wiltshire

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Walk in the footsteps of your Neolithic ancestors during your visit – one of the wonders of the world and the best-known prehistoric monument in Europe. It's virtually impossible to ignore the fascinating history behind this heritage site.

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We've got a great little break here for you plus why not make the most of the included English Heritage membership and see other members events here.

2. Eltham Palace and Gardens, Greenwich

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Located in Greenwich, London. This 1930s Art Deco house with a medieval great hall and ornamental gardens has us falling head over heels in love with our British heritage. The beautiful grounds are perfect for exploring on a spring afternoon, and when it's chilly in the winter, head inside and stroll around the Art Deco rooms filled with glorious mystery.

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What better way to spend a summer's day than around gardens like these? Seeing these beautiful flowers in bloom at Eltham Palace is right at the top of our bucket list this summer.

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Don't forget when booking one of our breaks with an English Heritage membership included, you'll be able to make the most of Eltham Palace and Gardens and their members events throughout the year, view members events here.

3. Bolsover Castle, Derbyshire

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Based in Derbyshire, this beautiful castle is oozing with elegance and draws us in with its character. Whether you are alone, a couple, of even a family, with the best walking routes and lavish rooms within the castle, there's no wonder why its made it onto our guide to the best historical sites in the UK.

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Book your Derbyshire break, and call us to add your English Heritage membership for just just £65 for two adults - worth £92.50!

4. Witley Court and Gardens, Worcestershire

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Based in Worcestershire, you can absorb the breath-taking views of the beautiful gardens, as well as the dramatic ruins and iconic water feature. Did you know? People once lived and partied here, we bet those were some nights to remember!

Read a little more about a day at Witley Court and Gardens here!

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Book your Worcestershire break, and call us to add your English Heritage membership for just just £65 for two adults - worth £92.50! Don't forget you can take advantage of a full 12 months of heritage membership from this booking - see more Witley Court and Gardens members events here.

5. Audley End House and Gardens, Essex

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Surrounded by unspoilt Essex countryside this Jacobean mansion house is one of Englands finest country houses, each room has been carefully designed and filled with the prettiest trinkets. Plus, the gardens which were created by 'Capability' Brown offer the chance to spend a peaceful afternoon enjoying British summertime. You can see the galloping horses in the Victorian stable yard during your visit too.

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Don't forget when booking one of our breaks with an English Heritage membership included, you'll be able to make the most of Audley End House and their members events throughout the year, view members events here.

The benefit of an English Heritage membership

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Lots of our Greatlittlebreaks include an English Heritage membership and we want you to make the most of it. In addition to the great experiences you'll have on your break, as part of your membership you also get:

  • 12 months access to 400 historical places across the UK
  • Members magazine and handbook
  • Kids go free - you can take up to six children at no extra cost!
  • Access to hundreds of historical events
  • Money off other attractions

Once you've confirmed your membership you can start ticking off your very own bucket list. Why not start with a great little break?

View our Greatlittlebreaks all including an English Heritage membership here

*Collaborative Post. Views are owned by Greatlittlebreaks, images are sourced from English Heritage*

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