Historic City Breaks in the UK

Stepping into the cobbled streets of the UK's historic cities is like embarking on a journey through time. With centuries-old architecture, storied landmarks and captivating tales, these cities offer a unique opportunity to delve into our nation's rich history. Whether you are an avid history enthusiast or simply appreciate the charm of bygone eras, a visit to these cities is an experience to cherish.

We’re lucky enough to have some of the best-preserved historic ruins and architecture in the world right here in the UK. From Roman remains and medieval ruins to Georgian elegance and Victorian grandeur, you’re spoilt for choice when it comes to historic landmarks and sites in UK cities. Think world-class museums and galleries, jaw-dropping cathedrals and castles, and exceptional architecture that transports you to another world.

Whether you find yourself amidst the architectural marvels of Oxford, the medieval charm of Canterbury or the maritime heritage of Bristol, you'll be immersed in a rich tapestry of history, culture and timeless beauty. So lace up your walking shoes, grab a guidebook and embark on a journey through time as you explore these captivating cities that have witnessed the ebb and flow of history for centuries.

Durham Cathedral

Lodges in York

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Holiday parks in Lincoln

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Exploring the UK on a historic city break

Cathedrals and castles...
Each UK city has its own distinct character and allure, often centred around a towering cathedral or enchanting castle ruins. Admire the magnificent York Minster which stands as a testament to the city's ancient past, the imposing Edinburgh Castle perched on Castle Rock, or the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Durham Castle and Durham Cathedral. Explore the iconic UNESCO World Heritage Site of Canterbury Cathedral, discover the best-preserved Magna Carta at Salisbury Cathedral or unearth 2000 years of history at the impressive Cardiff Castle.

Architecture and landmarks...
One of the most remarkable aspects of cities in the UK is how history comes alive in their streets. Admire the black-and-white Tudor shops in Chester, the Georgian townhouses along the Royal Crescent in Bath or the magnificent Victorian buildings in Glasgow. In Edinburgh, explore the medieval cobbled streets of the Old Town and wander the historic stretch of the Royal Mile. In London, take a walk across the iconic Tower Bridge, listen to the chimes of Big Ben and witness the changing of the guards at Buckingham Palace.

Museums and galleries...

Apart from their historical significance, UK city breaks offer a plethora of cultural treasures. Visit world-class museums and art galleries, such as the British Museum in London or the Museum of Liverpool, to delve into the nation's artistic and cultural heritage. Visit the Fitzwilliam Museum in Cambridge, housing a multitude of artefacts from around the world and across time. Explore Oxford’s amazing range of museums, whether it’s the spectacle of the Natural History Museum or the Ashmolean Museum’s collection of art and archaeology.

Lincoln Cathedral

Historic UK cities

The UK's historic cities are perfect for creating your own adventure. Uncover the history that makes them so unique, explore the heritage sites or discover the local culture. From steaming natural baths and stunning museums to Roman amphitheatres and grand cathedrals, experience a city break with a difference.