Historic sites

It has to be said, England's landscape holds a rich history. From castles and historic houses, to intriguing artefacts, discover our historic experiences, from the very grand, to the hidden gems.

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Step into England's history

Walk in the footsteps of Romans, tour the castles of kings and discover centuries of heritage in historic sites that appear as if untouched.

If you’re looking for a break with a touch of history and intrigue, a visit to one of these magnificent castles and manor houses is an absolute must. While here, be sure to visit the glorious gardens that surround them and take in the histories that have shaped our five regions.

Known as the gateway to England, Kent's castles span the length and breadth of its coastline.

As a region right on the edge of London, kings, queens and statesmen have enjoyed Hertfordshire's many manors and country charms for centuries.

The Peak District & Derbyshire's rugged landscape conceals many sensational historic houses - you can even stay the night in some of them.

See and do
Planned itineraries

Whether you want to see the castles and seafood of the coast or the rugged beauty and manicured gardens of the countryside, it’s time to start your gourmet garden adventure.

History and heritage
Events and attractions

From guided tours of gardens, to five star dining and unique spots to rest your head, choose from our selection of days out and places to stay, and start planning your adventure.

Restaurants

Ashwell

Historic sites

Belmont House and Gardens

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Historic sites

Canterbury

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Historic sites

Canterbury Cathedral

Mid range
Historic sites

Colchester Castle Museum

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Historic sites

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Gardens

Emmetts Garden

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Historic sites

Explore Canterbury

Historic sites

Hedingham Castle

Mid range
Historic sites

Hever Castle & Gardens

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Historic sites

Layer Marney Tower

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Historic sites

Leeds Castle

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Historic sites

Quebec House

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Historic sites

St Albans

Historic sites

St Paul's Walden Bury

Parks and walks

The village of Dedham

Mid range

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